Christmas is not just limited to western countries, but it has gained much popularity in India as well. And Christmas sweets and namkeens have been a major part of Christmas celebration. Unlike any other festival, in Christmas also, we believe in sharing and gifting sweets to our neighbours, friends, and families.
There are a few classical Indian Christmas sweets you can’t do without.
The dense fruit plum cake is a basic in Christmas celebrations. In India, what makes these cakes special is the use of ghee instead of butter. You can gift this delicious plum cake or savour it at home with your family.
The light airy and melt-in-mouth texture of saon papdi makes it a delicious and popular Christmas sweet in India. It is perfect for Christmas gifting as there is no spillage and has a longer shelf life. Soan papdi can be kept in refrigerators or just outside in its box. It is made up of chickpea flour, ghee, sugar, and flavoured saffron (or keshar), and cardamom powder. It comes in cubes, packed in a box. This also comes in different flavours and variants like orange, mango, chocolate, pineapple, butterscotch, pista, cardamom, rose or kesar-pista flavour. The combinations are endless.
But these days, gulab jamuns, kala jamuns and ladoos are also gaining popularity as Christmas sweets. Whenever you visit any store or buy sweets online, you always get these sweets in combo for gifting purposes.
No celebration in India is complete without the soft and spongy rasgulla that goes into our platter. The softness of this sweet item is because of the ingredients it is made from, i.e. cottage cheese and then dipped in sugar syrup just to give you a heavenly taste in the mouth.
One of the most assorted sweets is the kaju katli that is made up of roasted kaju and almonds. These sweets are great for gifting and even kids enjoy them.