Follow these quick home-made winter recipes
Winter is a great time to indulge your taste buds and satiate your desire for good food. The cold season brings with it its own fruits and vegetables one can really relish. The kitchen looks alive with the colourful winter harvest. The number of hot piping dishes that can be cooked and enjoyed in the warmth of your home is just pure bliss, provided you are a foodie or a food enthusiast. There are many dishes you can conjure up in your kitchen out of some of the basic ingredients available.
An egg is one of the most versatile ingredients. Make omelettes, scrambled eggs, egg curry, egg bhujiya, add it to any dish or just eat it boiled, an egg will always save the day when nothing is around. It is not only filling but also a healthy option. One more way how you can use eggs in a different way is to satisfy your sweet tooth. Egg halwa is one of the most delicious sweet dishes. It is a yummy dessert for a cold winter day.
- 4 eggs
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 1 cup milk
- 2-3 cardamoms crushed
- ¾ cup sugar
Combine the eggs, ghee, milk, and sugar in a heavy bottomed pan. Whisk well till everything combines and a smooth mixture is formed. Add the crushed cardamom. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, till the eggs thicken and the mixture starts turning brown. Continue for almost an hour till you feel the mixture separating from the pan.
If the smell of eggs hinders your enjoyment of this delicious fare, then add some vanilla to it. Egg halwa is best enjoyed when eaten hot. But since it is heavy, take only small servings at a time.
Maggi potato vegetable cutlets
Maggi is a household name and an all-time favorite among the young and old alike. Apart from eating it the way it is supposed to be eaten, there are many interesting ways it can be consumed and also with a more healthy twist. In Maggi potato cutlets, apart from potatoes, peas, carrot, grated beetroot can also be added. For a non-veg touch, minced meat of either chicken or mutton can be added too.
1 packet Maggi
3 boiled potatoes
Boiled peas, carrots
Beetroot boiled and grated
Finely chopped spring onions
Coriander/mint leaves finely chopped
½ cup semolina
Red chili powder according to taste
Cook Maggi, but do not let it become soggy. The cooked Maggi must be dry. Mash the boiled potatoes and add salt and a little bit of red chili powder. Make small balls out of the mashed potatoes. Now for the filling, mix the boiled vegetables, spring onions, chopped mint and coriander leaves, red chili powder and salt. Fill up the balls of mashed potatoes with the vegetable filling. Now cover the potato ball with a layer of cooked Maggi noodles. Dip it in the bowl of beaten eggs and roll it over the semolina. Deep fry till a light brown colour. Serve hot with ketchup or mint-coriander chutney.
Enjoy these two recipes and do let us know how did it turn out.