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20 Best Kerala Christmas Recipes

How is the Christmas planning coming along for everyone? It is almost Christmas! My kid's Christmas holidays start today and I am planning to celebrate this Christmas in a traditional Kerala style. Festivities and traditions are diverse in many countries around the world, but Christmas is all about joy and sharing!
Christmas celebration is part of Kerala's rich tradition and culture. The season of joy and is celebrated like every other festivals in India, with grandeur and with lots of yummy food. My childhood memories of Christmas are glittering lights, colorful paper stars, Christmas papa and nativity scenes of the birth of Jesus that adore almost every home in Kerala. Our Christian neighbors and friends always help us set up the nativity scenes and the decor. And the most memorable are the trays of yummy Christmas goodies from our neighbors. It was always a fun celebration.

The Christmas celebration is not complete without delicious food. Traditional Christmas dinner is a grand feast. There are many exotic recipes passed down through generations. Preparation starts several days in advance. Dried fruits are soaked in wine to make the best fruit cake. Delicious treats like halwa, achappam, neyyappam, murukku, avalose unda are made days in advance to share among family and friends. Homemade wine is also indispensable for Christmas celebrations.

Over the years I have tried to recreate and share some of the most popular Kerala Christmas delicacies. I may not have a full list of recipes, but here I am sharing with you 20 best Christmas recipes from this blog. For more options check my recipe index. I will leave a link below. I hope you can find some recipes for your Christmas menu this year. Try it, and let me know how it turned out for you :) Enjoy your holidays!

Appam or Kerala Style lacy pancakes

Karikku Appam

Duck Mappas

Duck mappas

Karimeen Molly/ Pearl spot fish stew
Karimeen Molly
Kerala Style Beef Biryani
Kerala Beef Biryani
Kappa Meen Curry/ Mashed tapioca with Fish Curry

Kappa Meen Curry

Tenga Choru/ Coconut Rice
Coconut Rice
Pepper Prawns Fry
Pepper Prawns fry

Chicken Cutlet
Chicken Cutlet
Malabar Chicken Fry
Malabar Chicken Fry
Vellarikka Manga Curry/ Cucumber Mango Curry

Vellarikka Manga Curry

Meen Manga Curry
Meen Manga Curry
Naadan Mutton Curry
Naadan Mutton Curry

Kerala Beef Fry
Kerala Beef Fry
Kerala Beef Vindaloo
Beef Vindaloo

Pineapple Tenga Aracha Curry
Pineapple Curry
Chicken Mulakittathu
Chicken Mulakittathu
Quail/ Kada Roast
Quail/Kada Roast
Bread Mango Layer Pudding

Mango Bread pudding

Coconut Pudding
Coconut Pudding
Kerala Black Halwa
Karutha Halwa

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Kada/ quail Fry
Beef Vegetable cutlet
Kerala Chicken Biryani
Chemmeen Polichathu
Chocolate Mousse

Want to try more chicken recipes check. 100 Chicken/ Meat recipes
Want to try more fish recipes check 100 Fish/ Other Seafood Recipes

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Such a wonderful collection of delicious recipes! I think they are great for more than just Christmas :-))

  2. Beautiful collection of recipes .


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