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6 Dishes to satisfy your stomach during winter


 

Winters are here are so is the need for warm, delicious food that not only warms your body but also your soul. Food is an important part of our lives, but it is also essential to have the right food at the right time and in the right form.

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Ayurveda, the ancient science has left us with a lot of recommendations that we can follow to ensure a healthy living. The food on our table should not only change according to our body but also according to the season. So, here is a list that we have curated for you keeping in mind the needs of your body in the winter season-

 

  1. Subji Miloni or Mixed Vegetable

Winter is a great season for vegetables and including more of these is a healthy start. A visit to your nearest vegetable hawker will show you the rich variety of vegetables you can get- capsicum, carrot, spinach, cauliflower, beans and so many more. The beauty of this dish is that is cooks all the vegetables in mustard oil and by adding some basic spices, makes it a perfect serving for any foodie.

Check out the recipe here-

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  1. Baingan Bharta

This is an all-time favourite for people who love having litti chokha. Litti chokha is a dish very popular in Bihar and goes best when paired with Baingan Bharta.

Now, the key to a perfect Bharta is to coat the brinjal with mustard oil and then roast on the fire. Onion, garlic and the spices you use should also be sautéed in mustard oil for an authentic taste.

Check out the recipe here-

 

  1. Bengali style dum aalo

Even though this is a dish you can have throughout the year, there is a different feeling of eating this during winters. The dum aalo is spicy and slightly sweet and goes best with luchi (fried puri made out of flour). Spicy food is good for winters and will help your body to generate heat and keep you warm.

Check out the recipe here-

  1. Mushroom Tikka or Tandoori Soya Chaap

 

Who says that cooking cannot be fun?

Winter bonfires are a common sight in every household and a great family bonding moment. Do you know how you can make it better? By cooking together! The best part of having mushroom tikka, paneer tikka, tandoori soya chaap is that you can roast the tikka while you sit around the bonfire and get the best results.

Soya Chaap is a collective favourite of Delhiites and rightfully so, check out the recipe here-

 

Tandoori Soya Chaap

 

Mushroom Tikka-

  1. Pickles

Pickle is an essential part of Indian meals. It is also the saviour when the food is too bland or boring. The key to make any pickle is to use mustard oil generously, not let moisture get in and store it properly. The oil acts as a preservative and helps us store it longer.

The items of which you make pickles is endless- garlic, carrot, mango, keri, channa…literally everything.

So, make sure that you add more pickles to your food in the winter as it is a great alternative to artificially preserved products and a homemade delight.

  1. Jaggery Dish

Jaggery, a by-product of sugar cane is a great addition to our food intake. It not only satisfies your sweet tooth but also has various health benefits such as- It is good for digestion, a great source of antioxidant, an immunity booster, a rich source of iron and many more.

Here are a few healthy recipes using jaggery that you can binge on this winter.

Check out the recipe here-

 

 

So, get cooking!

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.

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