Winter eats you can’t resist…
Jalebi@Old Famous Jalebi Wala, Delhi
Jalebi in the making
Jalebi is a dessert that invokes nostalgia. For some, it reminds of the old Dharma oil commercial while for most, it’s a delicious treat for a yummy winter morning breakfast. Piping hot, crispy and doused in sugar syrup, jalebis at Old Famous Jalebiwala have been around for more than a century and the queue still bends at the turn.
Gajar ka Halwa@B Bhagat Tarachand, Mumbai
Gajar ka Halwa
In the densely crowded lanes at Zaveri Bazaar, Marine Lines hides a restaurant that serves some yummy treats, usually from the Gujarati cuisine. At Bhagat Tarachand, Gajar Ka Halwa comes loaded with ghee. Dense, rich and lusciously decadent; this indeed is a true celebration of winter.
Nolen Gurer Ice cream@Pabrai's Fresh and Naturelle Ice creams, Kolkata
Nolen Gurer Ice cream
Ice cream in winters, sounds crazy right? Not when it's a Nolen Gurer flavoured at Pabrai's. For the Bengali food afficionados, this dense date and jaggery duo symbolises winters when every dessert shop in Kolkata has a lingering aroma of dense date and jaggery duo.
Sarso Ka Saag and Makki Ki Roti@Pind Balluchi, New Delhi
Sarso Ka Saag & Makke Ki Roti
This winter special dish needs no introduction. A brittle roti made of corn compliments the dense sarson ka saag. This is a nostalgia-inducing dish that takes you back to the 90’s Bollywood movies and makes you feel as though you are back home no matter where you are!
Paya Shorba, Firdaus – Taj Krishna, Hyderabad
On a cold evening when the fog clouds the road, let the steam that rises from a bowl of Paya Shorba comfort you. This light and aromatic lamb soup is as comforting and nourishing as it is delicious.
Undhiyo@Agashiye – The House of MG, Ahmedabad
A typical Gujrati winter dish, it is a lovely mix of winter vegetables such as yams and aromatic spices. While the original method belonging to Surat requires hours on an end, the quicker version is just as delicious.
Barley Jowar Salad@The Bombay Canteen, Mumbai
Barley and Jowar Salad at The Bombay Canteen
A Chef Thomas creation, Barley Jowar Salad is one of the healthy ones on this list. Replete with crunchy pomegranate seeds, puffed grains and spicy hung curd, this lovely salad is a winter special because of phonk
(tender jowar) which gives it the lovely green colour we miss in winters!
Malpua@Roshan Di Kulfi, Delhi
What’s a winter without a warm Malpua drenched in sugar? Similar to a pancake, it is first deep fried to get a golden hue. With glistening sugar syrup complimenting it, this is your ticket to the overdue culinary nirvana.
Pictures for representational purposes only
With inputs from Shamayita Dutta Chaudhari
Picture credits: Cryselle D'souza
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