I’m back with my favorite holiday recipe picks!


I know it has been quite a while since I was last here – a total of 12 days to be specific. That is kind of the longest I have ever been away from IndiaSimmer and trust me I missed it every day! You might know I tried to steal a little time to get away and see some of my close friends and after one full week of a carefree and fun time when I came back home, things were not exactly the way they should’ve been. So it took me another few days to bring everything back on track but now everything is up and running and I’m here to say a hello to you too!


I’m sure everyone must be in holiday mood already, I mean its almost Christmas eve and as the day gets closer the countdown gets even more interesting! And I’m also sure that if not all then most of you must have picked your favorite recipes and must be working to put the whole menu together. I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and recipe testing myself and a lot of recipes are from some of my favorite people and food bloggers from all around. So today, instead of sharing my own, I am bringing you recipes that really made me take an immediate trip to the kitchen! So people here’s a list of some holiday recipes which I thought were SO good that I just had to give them credit for their “awesomeness”!

Holiday Gift Ideas:
I don’t think there is any gift better than something made by someone personally with all the love and best wishes wrapped around it and if its food then I’m sold! These are some great recipes which I thought would be perfect if you want to give that personal touch.

The Sweeter side!
If we are talking about holiday recipes then they are never complete without something sweet! I don’t consider myself a good baker or a dessert maker AT ALL so recipes like these make me wanna keep trying until I become a good one! As I am writing this, I realized that all my favorite and easy dessert recipes for the season involve chocolate. Hey, what can I do? I LOVE chocolate and if you are not a chocolate fan, I’m sorry!

Some Indian Flavors:
IndianSimmer’s posts should involve Indian flavors in some or the other way, right? Here’s some recipes I’m so glad to share with you guys and I promise you’ll love them if you like the flavors that come out of IndianSimmer!

Some other links I found interesting!

 These are some of the recipes that caught my eye and really made me wanna try them this holiday season. If you have any such great recipe you wanna share here please feel free to attach a link of your holiday recipe in the comments section and I will try to list them all whenever I get a chance!

Happy Holidays everyone! 




  1. Thanks for adding the celery root puree to your list! That is a wicked list of holiday gift ideas – these are definitely desserts that are meant to be shared. I also bookmarked FSK’s mutton biryani, I can’t wait to try that one!

  2. I hope that you are enjoying the holidays. I’ve checked out a few of the links, and plan on checking out more. Especially the tiramisu….so unappreciated these days.

  3. Dear Prerna,

    Thank you so much for the mention of my recipe! I am honored! You are a sweetheart & I’m so glad we met! :)

    Happy Holidays & A very Happy New Year!

  4. Merry Christmas to you! Fabulous gift ideas, and beautiful photos.

    btw, If you are interested in submitting a photo for my Wordless Wednesday post, I would love to host you.


  5. A very happy holiday season to you and your family! I am thrilled and proud to be part of such a fabulous round up and this is a great idea for a post! I have seen a few of the recipes you have listed and they are all wonderful and now I can’t wait to discover the others. Perfect post and proud to be a part of it!

    xo Jamie

  6. Welcome back darling. Missed ya. But i know u had a good time with friends. Thanks a bunch for including mine.

    has A been to the Santa? or if she terrified of him?

    Happy Holidays to all of you Prerna!

  7. Welcome back Prerna. Thanks for sharing your holiday favorites, so much great inspiration. I’m all over the Rugetella! And you know I love my chocolate, so I’ll be checking those recipes out as well. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday.