Amp up your winters with these fancy recipes

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Winter has arrived and with its arrival, comes a lot of leafy greens and vegetables which can do wonders to our body. We wait all year long for some winter special dishes like gajar halwa, sarson da saag, undhiyu and more. The list of fresh and seasonal vegetables in this mausam is unending and it’s never too late to try something new with them. Taking away the joy of enjoying these delights would be unfair, so we’ve just made it a little more interesting for you. Here are some amazing out-of-the-box ideas that’ll make you enjoy your favourite winter recipes in new and exciting avatars.

Sarson da Saag on Nachos

This North Indian dish is a must in all desi homes especially during the chilly weather. Sarson leaves, a.k.a fresh mustard leaves are loaded with essential vitamins and also have immunity boosting properties which makes it all the important for you to include it in your diet. Here’s a fabulous Indo-Mexican recipe with 2 of the favourites combined together for you to enjoy. Toh nacho fir!

Palak Patta Chaat

Spinach leaves are probably the most loved green of all times. There are infinite recipes to try with palak and each one is awesome in its own way. Here’s presenting something extraordinary – a chatpata chaat to relish fresh spinach leaves. Go on, get some spinach leaves and enjoy the mausam.

Methi Para

Fresh fenugreek leaves are in season and are loaded with nutrition. You might have enjoyed many recipes with methi but here’s something festive and fabulous for you, which is also a must at the Kapoor house every winter. Move over the usual namakpare and try this Methi Para with fresh methi. Serve it to your guests too and bag all those praises!

Gajar Halwa Mousse

The comfort of a bowl filled with garmagaram gajar halwa on a chilly winter evening is unbeatable. But, this year, along with the decadent sweet, try this fusion version and fall in love with it too. Enjoy the fluffiness of a mousse and the rich flavour of gajar halwa in just a cup.

Soya Matar Kebabs

This combination of soya chunks and fresh green peas is just splendid! Winter season has so many perks and one of them is that you don’t need to use the frozen peas anymore. Smoking hot kebabs with some onion rings and green chutney are all you need to soothe your soul and treat your taste buds. Try it ASAP!

Kand ke Pakode

In India, we get purple yam in the winter season which is another nutrient-rich tuber. And the thand ka season incomplete without indulging in garmagaram pakode with a cup of hot chai. Skip on the regular pyaaz and mirchi ones and try these with kand. Seasonal, easy, quick and totally yum!

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.