6 Staple Foods Of December

December and winters help us explore some of the best and traditional food options to devour.

Start exploring the staple foods of December in this article. December is one of the best months when it comes to food. Winters are always perfect for some hot steamy foods and grilled foods. Undoubtedly, it is a crazy month for people who enjoy cooking and eating. December is also a month for meat delicacies like turkeys and chicken. Furthermore, vegetables like beetroot, turnip, carrot, and cauliflower also grow well during this season. Here, let’s look at some staple foods of December. Also, let’s explore some unique Christmas dishes for this month.

Christmas Turkey

Generally, turkey is served as a Christmas dish during December. Roasted turkeys are the main course meals for most festivals. They are deliciously flavourful food and are a perfect holiday dish that everyone enjoys. Mostly, stuffed turkeys are popular across the globe. First, steam your turkey with the aromatics and veggies of your choice. Then roast it until the skin becomes golden brown. This flavorsome golden delight is an absolute family treat.

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Roasted Chicken

Roasted chicken is the perfect December food across all cuisines. Here, the chicken is typically exposed and cooked under high heat or fire. Generally, it is roasted in its own fat and juices in an oven/grill. Though this might look a bit gourmet, this is an easy dish that can be prepared with just a few kitchen ingredients. Marinate your chicken with canola oil, paprika, salt, oregano, lemon zest, and spices of your choice. Now roast them in the oven till the skin becomes crisp. Moreover, it tastes best when accompanied by mashed potatoes and some tossed vegetables.

Roasted Cauliflower Traybake

December is also a season for vegetarians, as it is a month of winter greens like cauliflowers. The following recipe is a one-tray miracle dish, loaded with veggies. It is also an excellent option for a quick and delicious meal. For this, you will need a large baking tray. In that, add your cauliflowers, red onion, chickpeas, and other vegetables of your choice. Coat them with spices and oil. Now you can place them in the oven for a good roast. This shouldn’t take more than 15 to 20 minutes. Finally, garnish this traybake with some cilantro and hummus or tahini sauce.


The term gingerbread refers to a large group of baked foods though. It can be bread, cakes, or cookies. During Christmas, it is common to make gingerbread cookies in households. Often, gingerbreads are sweetened with molasses, honey, or sugar, and spiced with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Mix all these ingredients with your multi-purpose flour. Additionally, add some eggs and vanilla extract for texture and flavor respectively. Finally, add some baking soda and bake your cookies.

Allahabadi Cake

This is an ancient rum-fruit cake from India. It is a common food among the Christian populations of Pakistan and India during the month of December. The procedure is like baking any other cake. But what makes it more unique is the rum flavor. Here, the nuts and dry fruits are well-soaked in quality rum and then added. The primary ingredients are maida, eggs, sugar, clarified butter, petha, ginger, and fennel. The cake also has marmalade for an extra citrus punch. Now you can guess how many flavors are loaded in this cake.

Gajar Halwa

Gajar halwa is an Indian sweet for all festivals. But December being the season for carrots make it more special. This carrot-based sweet is a traditional Indian dessert. For this grate some carrots and cook them in a pot containing milk, sugar, ghee, and cardamom. Slowly cook them and stir occasionally to achieve that perfect consistency. Finally, roast some cashews and raisins in ghee and garnish the halwa.

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