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Desi Winter Foods

by Team SaleBhai - 27-Jan-2018 - Foods & Drinks
Grilled red snapper is the tastiest way to celebrate winter in this coastal paradise!
A hot bowl of paya at the historic Old Hyderabad will warm up winter for you!
A piping hot bowlful of pasa made with fresh raw fish that's full of herbs is just the way to thaw your bones!
A lip-smacking mix of pomelo pulp with ghost chilli and salt enjoyed under the winter sun is a must-do! Mustard oil & chopped coriander for extra zing!
Winter here is all about loads of makhana kheer - after some filling chikki and tilpatti, of course. Yummy!
Enjoying the heavenly taste of gajar ka halwa with your entire family is a must.
Moong dal halwa, stacked with loads of protein and calcium, is an immaculate winter dessert here!
A bowl of fresh ubadiyu – a delicious preparation of vegetables, beans and herbs – is the best way to pamper your taste buds!
Cozido - a unique dish made of meat and vegetables - makes winter feel special here!
Goan prawn curry - your comfort food for winter! (Image Credit: cloudinary.com)
Bhakri & garlic chutney will give you extra energy during the colder months in this part of India!
A taste of methi gajar on cold afternoons will give you enough reasons to love winter! (Image Credit: prathiruchi.com)
Enjoy the colder months with mouth-watering siddu and kangra tea! (Image Credit: vahrehvah.com)
Fight the bitter winter cold with piping hot harisa and tandoori bread! (Image Credit: recipesglobally.com)
You can't stop winter from coming, but you can always grab a plate of litti & chokha!
Avare kal korma will give the perfect taste of winter around here.
A steaming bowl of light carrot and coconut soup with coriander leaves is the tastiest way to fight winter.
Fried appal and winter are synonymous here!
Freshly prepared dal bafla dipped in ghee is the best way to welcome winters!
A plate of mutton nalli nihari and crisp roti is a must-have during the winter months. (Image Credit: vidyascooking.blogspot.in)
Eromba is the traditional must-have in these parts during winter!
You can never have enough of jadoh in winter!
Winter in the highlands is all about relishing bai with your entire family!
Smoked pork curry and steamed plain rice will make you wish for a longer winter! (Image Credit: imgur.com)
Keep your winter blues at bay by digging into freshly-made keema parathas!
Keep your winter blues at bay by digging into freshly-made keema parathas!
Enduri pitha with extracts of turmeric leaves will make winter pleasurable for you!
A steaming bowl of non-veg noodle soup is all that you need this winter!
Mooli ke garam garam parathe will make winter special for you!
Gatte ki sabzi will make you feel "winter is awesome"!
What is winter without the piping hot momos with the devil's own spicy sauce?
Steaming rice and kuzhambu makes the perfect combination for your winter lunch!
Here, winter has the smell of gongura gosht!
Shutki bhorta is the winter signal for your tongue! (Image Credit: bongappetite.com)
Here, winter is also known as the season of dubuk!
The irresistible taste of kakori kabab makes winter all the more special!
No Bong dinner is complete without korai shutir kochuri.

Warm treats for the cold months

What comes to your mind when you hear the word winter? Chapped lips, cracked heels, woollen clothes, and lazy mornings? But winter is all of that and more. Did you know that our digestive system works best during the colder months? Therefore, nutritious food is considered the best way to combat winter and boost immunity.

Winter foods of India

 

 

India is a land of diversity – different languages, cultures, and traditions. Add to that the varied experiences during the same season in different parts of the country. Each region of the sub-continent has its own version of winter. The chilly breeze of the north contrasts with the soothing temperature of the south, thus also creating a wide range of region-specific treats.

Traveller’s checklist

If you are planning to tour a certain part of India, you are probably looking for articles that suggest places to see, things to avoid, and what to buy. Add proper hotels, rental-car services, and local festivals to the list and you may feel the required home work is done. But haven’t you forgotten something? Every state in India has unique delicacies and you must include them on your list of things to try. When travelling in winter, you get a taste of food that is specifically churned out for this season.

Try only authentic dishes

Once you have identified local cuisine, the next step is to spot the place that offers the most authentic fare. Many hotels tend to change the original recipe to suit the taste of tourists. However, if you are not willing to try the original stuff, it is better not to try any version of it at all. Getting your hands on the traditional eromba of Manipur, kuzhambhu of Tamil Nadu, dubuk of Uttarakhand, and endure pitha of Odisha is an experience you will never forget.

 

Next time you visit any Indian state or Union Territory between November and February, remember to indulge in the authentic local winter dishes.

 

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