What better way to keep warm than to have a bowl full of yummy goodness served up on these chilly winter nights? We all hate having to get out of our blankets and cook on these cold nights. Here are our 5 favourite recipes to get you excited to cook this winter season.
- Easy 20 minutes Butter Chicken
This creamy butter chicken recipe is super easy to make and is packed full of flavours! Many of us are tired of trying to perfect the butter chicken recipe falling short of making it taste just like they serve it at the restaurants. This recipe has been extracted from gimmedelicious.com
- Pyaaz Bhaji
Locally also know as kanda bhaji, these crisp and crunchy fried fritter will surely become your perfect companions this winter! This is a simple two ingredient recipe prepared with freshly cut onions and chickpea flour (besan). Below is my mom’s recipe for Onion Bhajis perfect with rice and dal or some hot masala chai.
- In a large bowl combine besan, rice flour, turmeric, kalonji, salt and green chilies (if you don’t want the heat de-seed it)
- Slice the onions thinly and add the mixing bowl. Sprinkle some water, if needed.
- Lightly oil your hands and make small balls and flatten them into disc shapes for an even fry.
- Deep fry the discs until golden brown on each side.
- Serve hot with ketchup, chilli sauce or my favourite Kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce)
- Carrot and Lentil Soup
A healthy alternative is carrot and lentil soup. Packed with protein, vitamins, mineral and low in fat, this delicious and spicy soup can be prepared in under 30 mins. This recipe has been extracted from bbcgoodfood.com
- Dry Potato Curry
Potatoes are my go-to vegetable when I need a curry in a hurry or if I am feeling too lazy to get out of my blanket. This recipe can be made in under 30 minutes and the best part is that you can put the lid on and let it cook while you curl up in your blanket!
- Heat mustard oil in large frying pan. If you don’t like the smell of mustard oil you can substitute it with any white oil or even ghee.
- Temper dry red chilies and mustard seeds until they crackle.
- Add in finely chopped onion, turmeric, kasoori red chili powder for colour, coriander powder, jeera powder and rock salt.
- Mix well until the onions become soft and then add in the potatoes.
- Stir for a few minutes, sprinkle with about 1/2 cup of water, turn heat very low, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until potatoes are done.
- After this add some garam masala and freshly chopped coriander.
- Sri Lankan Fish Curry
Not a very common recipe but it’s something that’s sure to become a favourite amongst your house guests or if you’re just enjoying a quiet night in a desire a bowl full of goodness. It is also very healthy and one serving is less than 500 calories. The dry spices used in this recipe are sure to warm up your insides. This winter recipe has been extracted from olivemagazine.com