With Christmas approaching and parties coming up, Executive Sous Chef, Lokesh Jarodia at Novotel Imagica Khopoli, has dolled out some scrumptious recipes which we cannot wait to try. 

Roast Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

roast turkey


  • 1 whole turkey
  • Butter 100 gm
  • Chopped onion 100 gm
  • Chopped celery 100 gm
  • Crumbled sage, thyme 10 gm
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley 10 gm
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper
  • Garlic minced 10 gm
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Sugar 20 gm
  • Cranberry 150 gm


  • In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in onions, celery, sage, thyme and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until browned.
  • Remove giblets and neck from the turkey cavity, keep for gravy. Rinse turkey inside and out with running water.
  • Stir together butter, sage, salt and pepper; rub over turkey, inside and out.
  • Loosely pack stuffing into neck and body cavities, fold over and skewer neck flap closed over stuffing. Tie the legs together.
  • Place turkey, breast side up on a rack in roasting pan.
  • Cover with foil and roast in 325°F oven for about 1.5 hours, basting with pan juices every 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue to roast or 1 3/4 hours, basting every half hour, or until instant-read meat thermometer inserted into thickest part of the thigh reads 185°F.
  • Keep it under the lamp for carving.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, bring chicken stock turkey neck, giblets, onion and bay leaf to boil, reduce heat and simmer.
  • While cooked turkey rests, skim excess fat from roasting pan whisk in flour until well combined.
  • Gradually whisk in reserved giblet stock; Bring to boil and cook.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper. Strain and serve alongside turkey.
  • For cranberry sauce in a small saucepan, heat oil over medium heat; stir in onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened.
  • Put balsamic vinegar and boil for 5 minutes or until reduced now mix together cranberries, sugar, salt and pepper.
  • Mix into onion mixture, bring to boil and cook, until cranberries are tender and sauce is thick.

Raspberry and Balsamic Dome

balsamic dome


  • Dark chocolate 450 gm
  • Butter 450 gm
  • Sugar 225 gm
  • Water 125 gm
  • Eggs 8 
  • Egg yolk 30 
  • Caster sugar 150 gm
  • Honey 375 gm
  • Dark chocolate 2 kg
  • Whipped cream 875 gm
  • Melted butter 900 gm
  • Gelatin 80 gm
  • Egg white 20


  • First, prepare silk sponge by mixing dark chocolate, butter and mix sugar syrup and egg at last and then bake in the tray in 180 degree Celsius for 25 min.
  • Now we will make chocolate dome mixture by mixing sugar and eggs in a double boiler.
  • Now melt the chocolate and butter keep it a side.
  • Soak gelatin in cool water, and add sabayon and chocolate mix to the mixture.
  • Add soaked gelatin and fold whipped cream in mixture of chocolate and butter.
  • After that beat the egg whites and make meringue, then add the raspberry puree and balsamic in dome mixture and set it in dome mould.

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Yule Log

yule log christmas


  • Dark chocolate 100 gm
  • Fresh cream 50 gm
  • Whipped cream 70 gm
  • Nutella 100 gm
  • Milk 1 litre
  • Milkmaid 500 gm
  • Curd 500 gm
  • Castor sugar
  • Maida 1.500 gm
  • Baking powder 70 gm
  • Baking soda 30 gm
  • Cocoa powder 150 gm
  • Oil 50 ml


  • Prepare the log sponge by mixing milk, milkmaid, curd, sugar.
  • Now add all dry items in the mixture and oil at the end.
  • Now, we will make royal cream by heating cream and dark chocolate and make the ganache.
  • Add whipped cream and nutella in ganache and assemble in a log shape, serve in plate and dust icing sugar.

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