You must have heard that seasonal and local foods are the best ingredients to add to your diet. In winter, carrots are a major food item that you must incorporate into your meals. Carrots keep your heart healthy. It also facilitates blood production in the body while maintaining blood pressure. Carrots are also one of the best natural products to maintain eye health due to the presence of Vitamin A. But knowing the nutritional benefits of carrots isn't enough. You also need to know the right way of eating it. It's important to peel carrots before cooking and eating them. If you are someone who wants to know how to peel carrots properly, you must refer to the latest video posted by celebrity chef Kunal Kapur.
In the video, he demonstrates the way to peel carrots. First, he takes a carrot and places it flat on the chopping board. Then, we see him removing the upper skin of the carrot gently with the help of a vegetable peeler. At first, he moves the peeler against the top of the carrot where it's thicker. He then flips it and peels the carrot to get rid of the covering in the upper part. In the next step, he moves the peeler around the tip gently. Finally, the chef removes the tip of the carrot. Before chopping, you can also dip the peeled carrots in water. The video also featured black carrots available in the markets this season.
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Now that you know how to chop carrots properly, it's time you practise the art and showcase your culinary skills. Don't you think? Well, you can take some ideas from the list of recipes we have created and prepare your carrot dish to enjoy winters to the fullest.
How can we discuss winter and not talk about the ever-comforting gajar ka halwa? It's the go-to winter sweet dish. And, we cannot waste the season without indulging in a bowl full of gajar ka halwa. Make use of your skills and cook up some ghee-laden halwa.
There's no doubt about the fact that a nice pickle takes no time to amp up your regular meals. We, in India, love to make a variety of pickles and pair it up with yummy parathas or full-fledged meals. Fresh carrots, this season, will help you prepare good carrot pickles loaded with spices.
Nothing compares to the joy of chomping on desserts. We are sure you would agree with us. So, if you are looking for a good flavourful dessert with a healthy twist, you must try baking cinnamon carrot muffins.
Are you up for creating something exotic? If yes, then you must try this recipe. Here's a quick carrot salad that you can make in mere 20 minutes. Use a good black grape dressing for this and enjoy. It's tasty and healthy.
If you thought we only have snacks or dessert ideas for carrots, you were wrong. Here we provide you with a wholesome lunch recipe that can be prepared with carrots and green peas. After all, what's better than these two in this nippy weather?
With the art of peeling carrots and these drool-worthy recipes, we hope you have a healthy food experience this winter.