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Xmas Delight: Brilliant Dodol & Dry Fruit Roll and Peri-Peri Chicken by Exec Chef Dwipen Goswami

Xmas Delight with Dodol and Dry Fruit Roll and Peri-Peri Chicken and Cashew Croquette by Dwipen Goswami, Executive Chef – Vivanta Goa, Panaji

Christmas meals are a cherished holiday tradition shared by many cultures around the world. A delicious meal is an important paan important part of the festive season for most families, and often brings people together in a spirit of joy and celebration.

From traditional roasts to vegan-friendly appetizers, Xmas is a time when celebration tables are full and you are sure to find something that suits your taste buds! We share Exec Chef’s Dwipen Goswami brilliant recipes for mouth-watering dishes that will make you the toast of the town!

Xmas Delight: Dodol and Dry Fruit Roll

Here is a remarkable take on the delicious dodol, stuffed full of tasty dry fruits in a pastry roll. You can be sure that this mouth-watering treat will be well remembered by the family and you will be asked to make this tasty roll over the coming months.

Xmas Delight: Dodol and Dry Fruit Roll

Ingredients for Shortcrust pastry

  • Refined Flour – 120 g
  • Butter- 65 g
  • Castor Sugar – 20 g
  • Vanilla Essence – 5 ml
  • Chilled Water (as required)

For Stuffing

  • Dodol (cut into small cubes) – 150 g
  • Mix Fruits – 50 g
  • Cinnamon Powder – a pinch

For Glaze

  • Milk – 25 ml
  • Castor Sugar – 5 g
  Dwipen Goswami, Executive Chef – Vivanta Goa, Panaji
Dwipen Goswami, Executive Chef – Vivanta Goa, Panaji


  • Rub butter and flour together, and gradually add sugar.
  • Add vanilla essence and sufficient chilled water to form a dough.
  • Keep the aside to rest in the fridge for 3 hours.
  • For stuffing, mix all ingredients well.
  • Roll the chilled dough into the medium thickness and cut into rectangle sizes (3 inches × 5 inches).
  • Place the stuffing mixture at one edge of the sheet and roll the pastry into a cylindrical shape.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 C for 10 mins.
  • Place the rolled pastry on a greased tray.
  • Brush the rolls with milk wash for the glaze. (milk wash – dissolve the sugar with the milk gently.)
  • Bake for 20 to 25 mins at 180 C.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Xmas Delight: Peri-Peri Chicken and Cashew Croquette

Just thinking about Peri-Peri chicken has every foodie drooling. Add the Chef’s special flavours and cashew touch and you have a heavenly melt-in-your-mouth party fare.

Xmas Delight: Peri-Peri Chicken and Cashew Croquette
Xmas Delight: Peri-Peri Chicken and Cashew Croquette


  • Onion (chopped) – 100 g
  • Tomato (chopped) – 50 g
  • Ginger Garlic Paste – 20 g
  • Fresh Coriander (chopped) – 10gms
  • Chicken Mince – 200 g
  • Cashew Nut Roasted – 50 g
  • Peri-Peri Masala – 50 g
  • Boiled Potato – 60 g
  • Refined Oil – 20 ml
  • Eggs – 2 nos
  • Semolina – 100 g
  • Bread Crumbs – 50 g
  • Peri-Peri Mayonnaise – 50 g
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a pan, add onion and ginger-garlic paste and sauté till translucent.
  • Add chopped tomato and cook well.
  • In a separate bowl, add raw chicken mince, sautéed masala, chopped coriander, one whole egg, salt, peri-peri masala, mashed potato, and roasted chopped cashew nuts. Mix well.
  • Make small and equal portions of croquettes (elongated).
  • Beat the remaining egg in a separate bowl
  • Dip each croquette into the egg wash and coat with semolina and breadcrumbs.
  • Fry on medium heat until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with peri-peri mayonnaise. 
  • Garnish with thinly cut vegetables and coriander sprig.

Enjoy cooking with these recipes.

The holidays are a great time to indulge in some of your favorite foods. And what better way to do that than with these delicious recipes from Exec Chef Dwipen Goswami? With the Dodol & Dry Fruit Roll, you can enjoy a sweet and tasty treat that’s perfect for the holiday season. And the Peri-Peri Chicken is a savory dish that will have your taste buds tingling. So make sure you try out these recipes and enjoy a great Christmas dinner with your family and friends.

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