Hanukkah is a home-based Jewish holiday season that starts from the 25th day of the Hebrew month, Kislev. The eight days of religious observance is full of energy, with people lighting the Menorah, chanting Hanukkah prayers and songs. Children take immense pleasure in opening their small gifts received from the elder family members and eagerly wait for the mouth-watering Hanukkah dinner to be cooked. Throughout the season, the lip-smacking aroma of traditional Hanukkah foods fills the Jewish kitchens.
Chanukkah dinner usually consists of traditional Hanukkah dishes such
as potato latkes served with traditional applesauce and sour cream.
Chanukkah dinner is usually started with some latkes, fried savory
snacks, or fritters. This is followed by serving roast chicken or beef,
fresh green beans flavored with garlic and thyme and tossed with toasted
almonds. The Hanukkah dinner is then wound up by serving desserts such
as donuts or blintzes. Tulip-shaped molded cookies, known as "tuiles"
can also be served as the dessert.
If you want to get some more ideas about what to cook for Hanukkah
dinner, read on, here is a list of some popular Hanukkah recipes: