What to get a vegetarian for Christmas? I mean it is really hard to prepare a vegetarian Christmas dinner menu when everybody is having delicious & mouthwatering non-vegetarian dishes. Is it not true?
You may think so but there are many awesome vegetarian food dishes what are perfect to include vegetarian Xmas dinner or lunch menu. If you are vegetarian then you will definitely admit this. Not just vegetarian people, I think there are so many yummy vegetable ideas for Christmas dinner meals what non-vegetarian people will enjoy a lot too. These are really mouthwatering but time saving easy to make dishes too.
Vegetarian Christmas dinner menu
When you think about vegetarian dinner menu then you have to think about Indian cuisines. India is a country where more than 30% people eat only vegetarian food (vegetarian population by country) whereas approx 10% of people do not eat meat or fish but they often eat eggs. Now rest are non-vegetarian but a significant number of people among those non-vegetarians eat meat once a week or only very few times in a whole month.
So as you are looking for vegetable ideas for Christmas dinner or delicious vegetarian Christmas meals then this time you should try Indian cuisines which a treasure of many delicious & mouthwatering vegetarian dishes what you will definitely like.
Vegetarian Xmas starters & snacks
You may think what to get a vegetarian for Christmas for starters & snacks. But there are plenty of options in vegetarian starters & snacks. Pick a few from this list of my favorites for this year.
It is a very popular snack in Bengal. Many street food vendors sell this awesome crispy & tasty deep fried item filled with spicy lentil based material. Though it kachori is popular in various other parts in India (Delhi, UP, Rajasthan etc) but Bengali style khasta kachori is very special and different. This item as a snack for your vegetarian Xmas dinner menu will make your Christmas night special.
If you like paneer then do not forget to include this as an item in your special vegetarian dinner menu. This is a popular North Indian Punjabi style snack. People love this snack with tea or coffee too.
Whenever you will want to add something super spicy in your meals then do not ignore Maharashtrian cuisine, particularly Kolhapuri food, haha. Masala pav is one of such special Marathi snack item. Here grated fresh coconut is added to bring little sweetness in your snack.
If you like to include anything healthy but super tasty then you should add this steamed paneer momos. Try this soft & yummy momos with special momo’s chatni.
Soup is not actually an Indian food but nowadays people it has become an inseparable starter item for many health-conscious people. This desi tamatar soup is a tomato based soup what will suit every Indian food lover.
Christmas Special Beverages
Without beverages, any dinner party is incomplete and when you are planning for something special then you will definitely need some special beverages. Is it not absolutely true? What do you think? I think everybody will admit this. So here is the list of Indian beverages for a perfect vegetarian Xmas dinner.
Another awesome global item comes in Indian style. Buttermilk is not an uncommon drink. Most food lovers have already tried this several times. But this time it is special. This is spicy & sourer in taste. Must try this along with your vegetarian Christmas meals 2018.
Irani chai (tea)? That too Hyderabadi? Is it real? You may be surprised by the name but Irani tea is very popular in Hyderabad. It is a very special creamy & spicy tea. Everybody will enjoy this during winter. I love this Irani tea with paneer pakoda. These two gonna rock your Christmas night.
Though North Indian people prefer shikanjvi masala drink during summer but after many fun activites, you will definitely enjoy this shikanjvi masala drink.
Vegetarian Christmas Side Dishes
Well, when it comes to Indian side dish then we all understand pickle, raita and salad. Though raita is good for summer days but still I love raita during winter. It is not only delicious but also it helps to digest a heavy meal.
Mango pickle (achar)
It is one of the most preferred salad and very simple too.
Fruit lover should try this for Xmas dinner party. This is delicious & healthy.
Vegetarian Christmas Main Courses
Very popular Bengali main course item. Though some Bengalis prefer this for breakfast but it is a common food item in any traditional Bengali wedding food menu. It is a deliciously stuffed flour made deep fried food. Most people love this to have with spicy potatoes or dum aloo or chholar dal.
A very common Rajasthani food. When this dal bati comes with churma then it becomes a complete meal for lunch or dinner. If you have not tried this then try this vegetarian main course item.
Do you love mushroom? Then include this mushroom masala with fried potatoes in your vegetarian Christmas dinner menu.
Yes, it is a Bengali cuisine, rather it would say it is Persian & Bengali food fusion. I love this with both plain rice or butter naan. This is a very colorful & mouthwatering dish what will make your vegetarian Xmas dinner very special.
This is another paneer based dish what comes with extra onion. Onion paste & onion slices both are used to make this main course item and that is why it is called as paneer do pyaza. Here do means two and pyaza means onion.
Matar rice/jeera rice
Enjoy mushroom masala, paneer jalfrezi and paneer do pyaza with plain rice or matar rice/jeera rice. Mushroom masala with fried potatoes with matar rice is my favorite.
Enjoy butter naan with mushroom masala or paneer jalfrezi or paneer do pyaza.
Christmas Special Desserts
This is a very special winter special Bengali dessert. Though it is not easily available any other parts of the world. In such case, you can prepare this your own or ignore this dessert for next time.
Fruit chatni is a very popular dessert in West Bengal. It is prepared on various occasions in this region.
Gulab jamun is a very famous North Indian sweet. It is an inseparable dessert item in any North Indian food party.
So are you ready for the vegetarian Christmas dinner party? What are your vegetarian meals? I hope now you got vegetable ideas for Christmas dinner.
Are you still thinking what to get a vegetarian for Christmas?