Come winter and all our diet plans go for a toss! The nip in the air makes us want to snuggle up in a blanket and devour all things spicy, warm and delicious. But as we find ourselves reaching for that plate of greasy noodles and fatty hot chole bhature, it is important to remind ourselves of the seasonal delicacies that winter brings with it too! High up on the list of winter healthy foods are saag, the green leafy vegetables that we often see in our pantries as the cold arrives. These veggies are as healthy as they are delicious, but, if you ask us, they've been ignored as the plain simple lunch accompaniment for too long now! These humble leafy green vegetables can do wonders for our overall health, but did you know that you could include these in your diet in many more interesting ways than just a plain old aloo methi ki sabji? Well if you didn't, you are in for a treat! Because from chaat to naan and even missi roti, here are some of the interestingly delicious ways you can include saag into your winter diet.
5 Yummy Recipes To Include Winter Veggies To Your Diet
1. Palak Patta Chaat:
Crispy and zesty chaats always manage to make us drool, but we can't imagine green leafy vegetables being a part of those street favourites right? Well if you think that is true, this palak patta chaat will make you reconsider your choices! Made with crisp palak ke paate that have been dipped in besan batter and fried, this crunchy winter item is a must-try if you like chaats or palak. Pour curd, tamarind chutney, masalas, pomegranate and sev and dig right in! Here is the recipe for you.
2. Corn Palak ki tikki:
These bite-sized tikkis are made with delicious and flavourful palak and corn. Easy to make and prepare, these are one of the perfect vegetarian starters for your winter parties or for snacking at home too! Add mashed potatoes and paneer, mix it all up, coat with a cornflour mixture and shallow fry. Serve it with cooling mint chutney or spicy hot sauce; here is the recipe for you.
3. Bajra-Methi Missi Roti:
Soft and fluffy missi rotis complete our meals like no other. This winter, you can spice up the flavours and make a delicious bajra methi missi roti instead. Both Bajra and methi are known for health benefits and you can combine both to make a nourishing and tasty addition to your winter diet. All you need to do is combine all the ingredients and make a soft dough, roll out thin rotis and serve with chutney or a curry of your choice. Click here for the recipe.
4. Paneer Methi Satay:
Paneer Satay is a popular dish amongst paneer lovers, a classic starter and party item, the juicy marinated sticks of paneer are roasted with capsicums on the skewers. The perfect addition to a winter party menu, roasted paneer satay with the flavour of methi is delicious and aromatic, try it out for yourself, here is the recipe.
5. Soya Methi Garlic Naan:
We have paired the delicious Garlic naan with a number of our favourite curries, right? But this winter season the garlic naan recipe comes with a twist of methi saag in it. Made with soya flour and maida, the soft and flaky naan can be enjoyed with any curry of your choice. Brush with a mixture of butter and milk for that restaurant like glaze on these delicious naans. Here is the recipe for you.
Try these winter veg recipes this season; tell us which one is your favourite in the comments below.