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Easy Dinners You Should Try This Winter

Winter’s are those time of the year when you have your maximum concentration on warm clothes and food that makes you feel warm but is easy to make. Standing in the kitchen for long hours in the chilly weather is quite a problem.

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So here are some easy dinners you should try this winter-

Kashmiri Palak Saag-

Kashmiri Palak Saag

The best thing of the season is spinach, healthy and warm. This recipe is simple and royal to serve to your guests for dinner.

Ingredients-
  • 7Tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 3 Brown Cardamom
  • 10 Kashmiri whole chillies
  • 25 whole garlic
  • 250-gram whole spinach
  • Salt
How to Make Kashmiri Saag-
  1. Add mustard oil, brown cardamom, Kashmiri chillies, garlic, spinach and little salt and water in a pressure cooker.
  2. Let spinach cook well with the ingredients in a pressure cooker.
  3. Serve it hot.
Health Benefits-

Rich in proteins and carbohydrates. Help you to keep your body warm during winters.

Kaddu ka Shorba-

Kaddu ka Shorba

Pumpkin, potatoes, onion and apricot are the main ingredients in this recipe. Simple to make and delicious to taste.  

Ingredients
  • Masoor Dal– 1 cup
  • Chopped Onion – 1
  • Chopped Pumpkin – 1 cup
  • Chopped Tomatoes – 2
  • Chopped Garlic cloves – 2
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  • Vegetable Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt
  • Cilantro/Coriander leaves
How to Make Kaddu Ka Shorba
  1. Heat some oil in a pan and sauté onions till they turn dark brown
  2. Add garlic, turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala.
  3. Add chopped pumpkin, tomatoes and stir for almost 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer this into a pressure cooker with washed lentil.
  5. Add 4 cups of water and cook till lentils are nicely cooked.
  6. Let it cool down and blend it nicely (use a blender)
  7. Heat it in a pan and add salt to it.
  8. Serve it hot and garnish it with coriander leaves.
Health Benefits-

It helps in regulating blood pressure as it is a high source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C.

Chaulai Ka Saag-

Chaulai Ka Saag

If you are a Punjabi, this will be one of your favourite dinners once you try it. It is an authentic Indian recipe which can be easily prepared. Just follow the recipe.

Ingredients-
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • ½ cup onions grated
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp powdered red pepper
  • 1 tsp powdered coriander seeds
How to Make Chaulai Ka Saag-
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin to it.  Further add bay leaf, ginger and garlic, and sauté it till it turns light brown.
  2. Add onions and sauté it.
  3. Add chaulai, salt, garam masala, red pepper, coriander powder and stir till well.
  4. Cook it well on medium heat. Keep it uncovered, and cook it till soft and cooked through.
  5. Serve it hot.
Health Benefits-

It helps in improving digestion, metabolism. Prevents heart attack and osteoporosis.

Nimona-

Nimona

This is a recipe of Uttar Pradesh made from the seasonal harvests. It is prepared with sweet green peas, ginger, garlic, turmeric, tomato puree and desi ghee. It is a tempting winter dinner recipe.

Ingredients-
  • 1 Kg shelled green peas
  • 150 gm mangauris
  • 1 cup sliced onion, cooked brown
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 2 tsp chopped ginger  
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 5 clove
  • 5 green cardamoms
  • ¼ tsp broken small pieces of cinnamon
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
How to Make Nimona-
    1. Split the shelled peas in two lots, finely grind one half and crudely grind other.
    2. Grind the ginger, garlic, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, cardamoms and prepare a paste. Keep it aside. Add chaulai, salt, garam masala, red pepper, coriander powder and mix till well.
    3. Grind the onions and prepare a paste.
    4. In the remaining part of the oil used for frying onions, fry the mungoris on slow flame till crisp and golden brown.
    5. In a separate vessel heat pure ghee and add crushed asafetida to it.
    6. Add ground peas and sauté till the moisture evaporates and the paste starts sticking to the vessel.
    7. Now heat the oil in which the mangauris were fried again and add the bay leaves, ground onion paste, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder and salt and sauté until fat separates.
    8. Then add the onion paste and tomato puree and stir well till the ghee separates.
    9. Once done finally add the crushed peas, mungauris, 1-litre water and the garam masala paste.
    10. Cook on a dim flame till mangauris are tender and oil appears on the sides. Serve hot!
    Health Benefits-

    It has low calories but high fiber and protein content. It is beneficial for protection against stomach cancer.

    Baked Mushroom and Capsicum-

    Baked Mushroom and Capsicum

    A cheesy warm winter dish with mushroom and capsicum makes it a perfect dinner recipe.

    Ingredients-
    • Oven Temperature 325F- 160 C
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • 1 cup chopped onion
    • 1 large capsicum finely cut
    • 200 gm mushroom, sliced
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp black pepper powder
    • 3 cups cheese
    • Few Tomato slices
    How to Make Baked Mushroom and Capsicum-
      1. Heat the butter add onions and capsicum and fry till they turn golden
      2. Add the mushrooms and continue to fry till vegetables appear like they are coated with butter.
      3. Take it off the heat and add salt, pepper and white sauce to it.
      4. Transfer mixture into a serving dish that can be put in the oven.
      5. Sprinkle cheese, garnish with the tomato slices and bake in pre-heated oven for half an hour.
      6. It is ready to serve hot.
    Health Benefits-

    ow in calories and a great source of fiber and protein. Helps to support the immune system and prevents damage to cells and tissues.

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