10 amazing Indian winter foods to keep you warm

Nov 15, 2023

By: Ayush Mehrotra and Shagun Chaudhary

Makki ki Roti with Sarson ka Saag

This iconic Punjabi dish comprises maize flour flatbreads (Makki ki Roti) paired with a mustard greens-based curry (Sarson ka Saag). The robust flavors and nutritional richness make it a winter favorite.

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Hailing from Gujarat, this medley of winter vegetables like surti papdi, brinjal, and potatoes is cooked with aromatic spices. Its unique blend represents the diversity of flavors and textures.

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Mutton Rogan Josh

Originating from Kashmir, this aromatic mutton curry is infused with warming spices like cloves, cardamom, and cinnamon. Slow-cooked to perfection, it's a hearty delight for the chilly evenings.

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Pipping Hot Jalebi

Freshly fried and drenched in sugar syrup, these spiral-shaped sweets are a winter indulgence across India. Their crispiness and sweetness make them an irresistible treat.

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Methi Paratha

These fenugreek-infused flatbreads offer a delightful blend of bitter and earthy flavors. Consumed with a dollop of butter, they are a perfect companion for chilly mornings.

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Dal Baati Churma

A Rajasthani specialty, this trio consists of spicy lentils (dal), baked wheat balls (baati), and coarsely ground wheat mixed with ghee and sugar (churma). It’s a fulfilling and soul-warming meal.

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Hot Masala Chai

Winter evenings are incomplete without a steaming cup of masala chai—a blend of black tea, aromatic spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger, simmered in milk.

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Sesame Seeds Ladoo

Also known as Til Laddoos, these sweet treats are made from roasted sesame seeds and jaggery. Rich in nutrients, they provide warmth and energy during winters.

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Aloo Tikki Chaat

Crisp potato patties topped with tangy chutneys, yogurt, and spices, this street food delight is a popular winter snack across India. Its contrasting flavors and textures are a sensory delight.

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