Be it a mid-evening hunger pang or a midnight craving, the foodie in us never stops to rest. Cold winter nights are perfect for some steaming hot beverages, but do you know what will be better? Some quick bites or delish dishes that can accompany you for the cold winter nights. Check these top 12 food that you can warm up and feast on once the sun goes down and the chill sets in.
- Paneer Naan with a gravy dip:
Thinking of what to eat for dinner? Winter foods are meant to be served pipping hot with bursting flavors in your mouth making you relish every bite. That is exactly what you can expect with our paneer Naan accompanied by a wholesome gravy dip recipe.
- Moong Dal Sambar with Idli:
A dal is much like a soup with the lentils being an integral staple diet amongst Indians. Now imagine a chilly winter night where you open the fridge to a pot of moong dal seasoned and sauteed in spices. A quick microwave warm-up will leave you with a steaming bowl of flavored moong dal. You can enjoy this recipe with some warm rice or idli as the main course.
- Malai Chaap Tikka:
Craving a light yet nutritious snack to munch on this chilly night? Make some delicious malai chaap tikka at home and wow your family members with mouth-watering flavors creating the perfect winter recipe to snack on. The recipe is extremely easy to make and can be enjoyed with a side of green homemade chutney.
- Hariyali Paneer Tikka:
Here’s another tikka recipe for the winter snacker in you. A warm plate of aesthetically paced paneer tikka served with a side of green design chutney can really make the evening so much better. The best part is you can whip up this recipe within a mere 20 minutes provided you prep your ingredients well beforehand.
- Red Sauce Pasta:
Let’s try something a tad bit continental this winter with your very own homemade red sauce pasta. If you’re looking for a shift in taste buds, all you need is some pasta dough or store bought pasta, oregano and spices to season and you’re all good to go. Just remember, the real key is the red sauce that can make or break this recipe.
- Masala Aloo Pakode:
A cold winter recipe will always come with something steamy, something hot and we’ve got just the right warm-up snack for you. Aloo Pakode, fried in golden flavored batter is the best thing ever. You can make the ‘bhaji’ and store it in the fridge for a re-run later in the night, but do remember to fry the pakodes lightly to remove oily residue when you heat it up.
- 2-minute garlic bread:
Here’s quick winter snack that never loses its flavor no matter how many times you warm it up. The best part is, you would just need 2 minutes, some butter, oregano, chopped garlic and bread thrown together in a microwave and this recipe would be ready to munch in a jiffy.
- Grilled Tandoori Sandwich (veg):
What’s the best ‘chai’ time snack for both adults and children. A warm toasted grilled sandwich with a tandoori twist on a cold winter night. You would need tandoori sauce and mayo for this recipe and a griller or frying pan to warm it up for a quick late night snack.
- Chilly mushroom:
A side dish to die for- the chilly mushroom recipe mixes the perfect aura of continental and Indian flavors which remains as bubbly as ever, even when you warm it up. The chilly to the mushroom, however, needs to be prepared carefully so that the hot intense flavors stay packed in even while you’re warming it up later in the night.
- Tangy Onion Poha:
If healthy is your way to go but you can’t say no to delicious snacks- help yourself to some tangy zesty onion poha. Poha is a type of flattened rice that rose to popularity as a healthy breakfast or quick snack. Keep some lime or lemon juice handy. Warm up your onion sautéed poha and squeeze a lime on top to finish it off.
- Indian style french toast:
French toast is a classic snack that can be whipped up within 5 minutes and would still taste heavenly every time you bite into it. The key to add an Indian zing to it lies on the batter which you can spice up using some of your favorite spices. Store the French toasts in a tissue to blot out the excess oil and warm it up later for a perfect winter snack.
- Malpua (with a side of kheer):
We’ll end the list to our winter savories with a sweet tooth and a desert. Warm sweets are simply to die for and we are adding one more to your to-do list. The malpua dipped in syrup warmed and fluffed up would be one of the best treats to end the night with.