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Recipe Collection: Traditional Indian Christmas lunch

Spice up Christmas with a little festive twist. Celebrate the festive season with these generations-old family recipes for a traditional Indian Christmas lunch in an Indian Christian home. The collection includes Pork Sorpotel (a dish with Portuguese and Goan origins, cooked with lots of Kashmiri red chillies and vinegar); Christmas Rice (with nuts, raisins and plenty of Christmassy spices and flavours); Karanji (jaggery and fresh coconut, nuts and raisins with a hint of cardamom encased in a handmade pastry pocket); Brussels Sprout Curry (yes, Brussels Sprout, and it’s delicious!); and a flavour-packed Lamb Curry that’s oh so heartwarming and satisfying.


  • Lorna’s Karanji Recipe

    Lorna’s Karanji Recipe

    Lorna’s Karanji Recipe makes for a crisp and flaky stuffed half moon-shaped pastry that’s ideal for festivals like Diwali, Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Lorna’s Christmas Rice Recipe

    Lorna’s Christmas Rice Recipe

    What’s not to love about this vegan-friendly Christmas Rice Recipe, with nuts, raisins and plenty of Christmassy spices. It might just become one of your favourite dishes this Christmas.

  • Lorna’s Brussels Sprout Curry Recipe

    Lorna’s Brussels Sprout Curry Recipe

    This festive season, banish bland Brussels sprout dishes from your dinner table with spicy and tangy sprout curry that can be prepared to suit both Indian and English taste buds.

  • Lorna’s Lamb Curry Recipe

    Lorna’s Lamb Curry Recipe

    A flavourful Punjabi Lamb Curry of locally sourced free-range lamb slow-cooked with whole spices and fresh ginger, garlic, onions & tomatoes.

  • Lorna’s Pork Sorpotel Recipe

    Lorna’s Pork Sorpotel Recipe

    Recipe for a Goan pork sorpotel (or sarapatel) – a dish of Portuguese origin that has become an essential Indian pork curry in the former Portuguese colony and the west Indian state of Goa.