When it comes to cold-weather freezing winter comfort food, it’s tough to beat the Indian dishes; with dishes like chicken soups, Mutton Paya, Veggie Korma and lots of providing a tasty respite from a chilly January day. If you’re craving a taste of Old Blighty, check out these recipes that are so good, you may find yourself bursting into a spontaneous chorus of ‘God Save From Winter.’
10 Classic Mouth Watering Dishes To Keep You Warm in Winters
Fishes Fry or Roast
Fishes are the best source of the minerals like omega-3. Which is best for the winter season to keep you fit and fine. Cook your marinated fish with roasted or deep fry it in oil. Omega 3 is also good for your hairs.
Boiled Marinated Scotish Eggs
A hard-boiled egg that’s wrapped in sausage meat, then coated in breadcrumbs and deep-fried, and the basic recipe hasn’t changed much since. A favorite at pubs and picnics, this recipe from Toronto’s Feisty Jack food truck but used significantly In India.
Soups and shorba are great mates during winter. When you’re curled up on your sofa, reading a book or watching a hot movie, don’t you crave for someone to bring you a bowl of warm spinach or chicken soup? Absolute bliss.
Ginger & Clove Tea
This had to be on the list, right? Most people (read chai lovers) look forward to monsoons and winters for this very reason – ginger tea. Th flavors of the ginger soothe the throat and warm your body, and drinking this tea is an experience in itself.
Sesame And Jaggery Chikki
Both sesame and jaggery are rich sources of iron, and they help to keep the body warm during winters. The recipe is quite similar to that of Peanut-Jaggery Chikki, where roasted peanuts are replaced by roasted sesame seeds, both with and without black covers.
Roasted Chicken Legs
You may be sick of roasting birds, but we assure you this one is worth a try. Ginger, lime, fish sauce and Sriracha team up to make a powerful marinade and a zippy flavor profile.
Kashayam (Herbal Drink)
This is a herbal drink, with the star ingredient being peppercorns. There are two versions of this – one with milk and one without milk. The combination of milk brewed with pepper and a few more spices is just perfect to keep you warm during winters. The spiciness of pepper tantalizes your tongue, and you can feel it in your ears.
Spicy Fried Peas With Potatoes
One of my most favorite evening snacks of winters and is actually very simple to cook. Add cumin and fennel seeds to hot oil, followed by chopped green chilli and ginger. Dice onions, tomatoes, and carrots and fry them in the mentioned manner in the same pan. When fried properly, add peas to the mix, stir well and cover it with a lid for a while. Continue stirring in an interval of 2-3 minutes and add salt and spices like coriander powder, fresh turmeric, red chilli powder, etc. to the mix.
Kesar Badam Milk
In this warm winter flavoured milk or the milk simply added with turmeric. Irrespective of whether you choose the sweet-spicy masala milk, thick almond-flavoured milk with bites of nuts in every gulp, or the delightful saffron-flavoured milk with pistachio bits in it – it is all about warm and fuzzy-flavoured milk.
Tangy, aromatic, warm – these are just some of the ways in which you can describe rasam. This drink is just perfect for winter. The best part about this dish is that, just like any other Indian dish, it has different versions. You can suit yourself with the flavour of your choice from a wide variety – garlic, pepper, tomato, lemon, and even pineapple and orange!