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    Best Home made Food in Winter for Foodies


    Are you a foodie by any chance? Looking out for the best home made foods specially for the winters? Here, on this page our experts shall provide you detailed recipes of many delicacies for triggering your tastebuds.

    Winter season is the best entertaining period for most of us in the fields of Travelling and Foods. Due to Covid-19 virus threat travelling is now almost a rare one. Nobody is taking risk. But sitting on the dining table various testy food items are being taken by all of us with out any threat but resulting a remarkable threat on health. Hence, it is very much essential to know the really healthy and also testy foods which should be taken by the Middle and old age Foodies in this season. Please share your knowledge with details.
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  • There are lots of green veggies and other vegetables available in winters. These vegetables are used to make some delicious dishes and some of them are mostly eaten I winter season only. These food dishes keep warms in winters. Some of the popular winter dishes are:

    1. Sarson ka saag: It is winter speciality. In winters season sarson and other green vegetable leaves like methi or palak ( spinach), and chana leaves are easily available and used to make a different kind if saag. Sarson ka saag or any kind of saag is eaten with makka ki roti and with butter on top. Which make it full of nutrition.

    2. Methi/ palak ke pakore: Due to the easy availability of green vegetable leaves in winters methi and palak pakora is also very popular and served as evening snacks with hot tea.

    3. Gajar ka halwa: Carrots are also eaten in almost every household in North India in winters. Carrots are grated and halwa is prepared by using khoya and ghee and lots of dry fruits and really taste delicious.

    4. Til (seasame) patti or laddu: Til has hot characteristics and hence eaten in winters and they help to reduce problems of cold and cough in winters. They also give some relief in joint pain. Sesame laddo dishes are prepared on the occasion of makar sankranti.

    5. Khichadi: in winters khichadi is also loved by many people because it requires fewer efforts in preparation but it gives a great taste. In winters mostly moong dal khichadi, bajra or jowar millets khichadi is prepared. Khichadi is eaten with butter or ghee on top, pickle, papad and curd. This makes it a complete food.

    6. Panjiri: Panjiri is also prepared mainly in winters due to its hot characteristics. It is prepared by wheat flour, sugar, ghee and dry fruits etc. It is delicious and nutritive and keep the body warm and fit in winters.

    7. Gond ke laddoo: Gond ke laddoo are prepared in winters from Gond ( edible Gum) which is a plant product. It is prepared by Gond, sugar, dry fruits and ghee. It is full of nutritional values. It can be kept and consumed for longer duration also.

    8. Peanut gur chiki: Chiki is consumed in winters. However, they are available throughout the year. They are made of jaggery and peanuts.

    9. Oondhiyu: it is a Gujarati dish and mainly prepared on the occasion of makar Sankranti. It is prepared by stuffing vegetables with lots of spices.

    10. Winter vegetable soup: The soup is prepared from seasonal vegetables.

    There are several other dishes available which especially made and consumed in winters like Bajra rotla with baigan bharata, bhajra garlic roti, different types of chutneys, badaam ka halwa, ginger tea and tulsi tea etc.

  • Winter season is considered as best season for different fresh green vegetables and fruits. A lot of healthy fruit and vegetable are grown in winter season only. That can be eaten raw which is healthier for our body. Moreover, different dish can be prepared in this season due to availability of fresh green vegetables. Some of the winter special food item are as follows:-
    1. Gajar ka Halwa - Fresh carrot is easily available in this season. So, halwa can be prepared adding sugar, ghee and khoya. Dry-fruits can also be added to make more healthy and delicious. It is very common dessert during the winter in every household.
    2. Sarson ka Saag - lt is prepared with green sarson leaves, best served with Makke ki roti is a much-awaited delicious Punjabi delicacy. This traditional winter dish is incomplete without a dollop of white butter on top. The saag is known for providing more nutrition. It is a convenient breakfast food. It provides nutrients that are essential during winter. Some people make soup with these leaves which is also healthier for our body.
    3. Vegetable soup- Root vegetables like beets, carrots and turnips can withstand the cold. Roast carrots for a boost of beta-carotene, or boil turnips for vitamins C and A. All root vegetable are used for making soup which keeps our body healthy in winter season.
    4. Sakarkand or sweet potato rabdi - It is a winter special dish. It has significant nutritional contents given the generous amounts of milk, sweet potato, saffron and cardamom that go into it. Sweet potato is a perfect substitute for the health-conscious.
    5. Panjiri - It is a delicious wheat mixture of ghee, sugar, and lots of almonds. The mixing of ghee and nuts will keep you fit and glowing during the winter.
    Apart from these, you should use garlic, ginger and tulsi. These all are known best for keeping healthy body during winter season.

  • Winter is the great time for foodies to enjoy and relish various tasty and nutritious dishes. If the family members know as how to prepare them it is well and good but if they do not know I would suggest to go to some good food and recipe channel and take help from there and learn the subtleties of the cooking methods to prepare delicious dishes. Some of the tasty and delicious dishes which can be consumed during the winter season are -

    1. Pudding prepared with flour and jaggery - This is a common items prepared in rural as well urban areas and commonly known as Haluwa. Some people mix a little quantity of milk also in it.

    2. Snack prepared with sesame (til) seeds, dry fruits and jaggery - This is commonly known as Chikki and is a very healthy and nutritious winter eatable item.

    3. Thick mix vegetable soup - There is nothing like a hot bowl of soup in the winters and one can prepare it by boiling a number of vegetables like tomato, cabbage, beans, carrot, cauliflower, mushrooms, green leaves etc and then grinding them and seasoning with the spices of ones liking or simply taking with a tinge of pepper powder and salt.

    4. Thickened milk - Thickened milk or Rabri is one of the most favourite items of the foodies and it is prepared by boiling down the milk to a thick ending and is really very delicious. It can be flavoured in the desired taste and can be sweetened with sugar as per ones taste.

    5. Hot Samosa - This is one very common item across the length and breadth of our country and has a standard method of preparing it. It is a bit oily in nature as the item is to be deep fried. Anyway it is very much liked by people of all ages.

    6. Hot Biryani - It is a variation of common rice Pulav only but uses special spices and employs slow cooking. It is so nice and pleasant in its flavour that it is a very famous item everywhere. It is worth trying in winter season.

    7. Dry fruit laddoo - This is one item that mentions special merit during winters. It is prepared mainly using the dry fruits, Ghee, and some adhesive flour. This is very energetic item during the winter season.

    8. Mix Chapati - Winter is the ideal time to relish the coarse grain chapatis which are good for our health and are very nutritious. There are many variations in it and people use different ingredients by mixing wheat flour, ragi flour, bajra flour etc in different proportion and the thick chapatis prepared with this combined dough are really very tasty and delicious and are to be relished with side vegetables or curries.

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  • There are a lot of food which you can include in your daily diet which will help you in winters.
    1.Jaggery: Jaggery is a portion of hot food and also contains many minerals and vitamins. Jaggery and sesame laddus should be eaten in the winter season. Apart from this, a little jaggery should also be eaten after meals. Turmeric and jaggery can also be taken together.
    2.Maize Bread - preferred in winter, has many benefits and is very useful in maintaining warmth in the body. Combination of maize bread with mustard vegetable is both popular and profitable.
    3.Ginger: Ginger has many benefits in which it can cure cold-cough, fever, etc. Therefore, putting ginger in green tea or normal tea in the cold keeps your body warm.
    4.Turmeric: Turmeric has properties that keep the body warm from the inside. Therefore, a pinch of turmeric should be drunk daily in milk.
    5.Honey: Honey is important for keeping the body healthy, healthy, and energetic. The use of honey is very beneficial in winter. These days, definitely include honey in your food.
    6.Garlic: Garlic is very good for health, it is very good for health. It cures a cold and cough. Garlic produces heat in the body, so it is perfect for the cold. You can also add garlic to chutney and vegetable dal.
    7.Fenugreek leaf: Fenugreek contains high in folic acid, vitamin K. It produces red blood cells in the body. It helps to keep the body warm.
    8.Millet: Some grains give the body the most heat. Millet is one such grain. Make and eat millet bread in winter. Millet has the highest protein content as compared to other cereals.
    9.Sesame: The body gets energy by eating sesame in the winter season. Massaging sesame oil prevents cold. Many types of nutrients are found in sesame, such as protein, calcium, B complex, etc. Since ancient times, sesame has been used to maintain beauty.

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