» Getahead » Food » Christmas recipes with a twist!

Christmas recipes with a twist!

By Avinash Kumar
December 19, 2019 12:00 IST
Get Rediff News in your Inbox:

Bored of the traditional plum cake? Then try making a kokum cheesecake. Executive Chef Avinash Kumar of Novotel Imagica Khopoli shares his recipe. 

Kokum Cheesecake


  • 500 gm cream cheese
  • 150 gm castor sugar                       
  • 100 gm curd
  • 50 gm Amul cream
  • 10 gm cornflour
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 50 ml kokum syrup
  • 5 ml vanilla essence                                             


  • Mix cream cheese, curd and castor sugar. Add whole eggs and egg yolk in the above mixture.
  • Add diluted cornflour, Amul cream, vanilla essence and kokum syrup. Mix it well. Place the mixture in a baking mould.
  • Use double boiling method and bake it at 150°C for 45 minutes. Cool and garnish with almond flakes and kokum.

Yule Log


  • 500 gm chocolate premix
  • 25 gm oil
  • 250 ml water
  • 300 gm whipped cream
  • 150 gm chocolate ganache
  • 100 gm sugar syrup


  • Make the chocolate sponge by mixing oil, water and premix. Bake it at 180°C for 12 minutes. Make chocolate cream by mixing chocolate ganache and whipped cream.
  • Take the sponge and soak it in sugar syrup, apply chocolate cream and roll it out and cool it for 30 minutes.
  • Take it out and apply chocolate ganache and cut it in yule log shape and decorate with Christmas goodies.

Get Rediff News in your Inbox:
Avinash Kumar