Winter is all about nippy weather, warm mittens and celebrations. With picnic, parties, Christmas celebration and more, people go on a festive mode during this time of the year. And food has a major role to play in this. Winter brings along several yummy delicacies, making the season all about indulgence. Consequently, we go on a bingeing spree keeping all our weight-related thoughts at bay. If you explore in depth, you will find every region has something unique to offer during this season. And what makes it yet more fascinating is the fact that you get unrepeated dishes for every meal. For instance, winter breakfast in North India includes stuffed paratha and achar; whereas in Maharashtra, people enjoy thalipeeth with white butter. Likewise, Bengal too has unique dishes to offer for winter breakfast - one such being makkhan toast and chai (pronounced: makhon toast and doodh cha).
Let's start with what makhon toast is! It is basically toasted bread with layer of makkhan, sugar granules and milk powder on it. In some places, the milk powder is replaced with malai (that you get while boiling milk). This dish is usually accompanied by a hot glass of kadak milk tea. And some people also like to add on a boiled egg or omelette alongside. Sounds so fulfilling; isn't it?
This winter, if you too want to try the quintessential Bengali breakfast combo, then here bring the recipes for you.
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How To Make Makkhan Toast:
Step 1: Toast the bread (take the thicker ones) on stove, until one side gets a bit burnt.
Step 2: Spread a dollop of butter on the bread. Trust us, the more the yummier.
Step 3: Sprinkle sugar granules and milk powder as per taste and indulge.
Also Read: Winter Diet Tips: 5 Reasons Why Masala Chai Is Good For Your Health
How To Make Doodh Cha:
As mentioned earlier, doodh cha is basically milk tea, which we love brewing with some masala during the winter. Here's a fool-proof recipe for kadak masala chai for you. Click here for the recipe.
Here we also bring you a tea masala recipe that you can keep handy for anytime you need. Click here for the recipe.
The recipes sound super easy; right? Trust us, the recipes indeed are as easy as they sound.
So, what are you waiting for? Make it today and enjoy this classic Bengali breakfast on a cold winter morning.
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