In the winter season, we tend to feel more hungry and gorge on unhealthy food. So to make it healthier, filling and more nutritious, here are a few recipes that will be fun and easy to make. 

Dal Paratha

dal paratha one


  • 1/4 Cup Cooked Toor Dal
  • 1/2 Cup Flour Of Your Choice
  • 1/4 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/8 Tsp Ajwain
  • 1/8 Tsp Haldi
  • Red Chilli Powder As Per Taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt To Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Kasuri Methi
  • Some Oil For Cooking
  • Water For Kneading The Dough


  • Mix together the dal, flour, kasuri methi, cumin seeds, ajwain, red chilli powder, garam masala, haldi, salt, amchur powder in a bow. 
  • To make the dough, add little water slowly to avoid stickiness and keep kneading. Once the dough is tight enough, let it rest for 15 minutes. 
  • Now, all you have to do is make small balls from the dough to make 3 balls or depending upon how many parathas you want. 
  • Roll the parathas in the desired shape and apply a little oil with a spoon on the paratha and fold into a triangle or two. 
  • Again sprinkle a few drops of water and spread little oil and fold to make a square. All folds are basically supposed to a  light smear of oil to make a perfect paratha. 
  • Now heat the tawa on medium flame and let the paratha cook. 
  • Once the bubbles are visible. flip the side and smear a little ghee on it and similarly check for bubbles. Cook until golden brown on both sides.
  • Serve with curd or chutney. 

Overnight Oatmeal

winter bowl


  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Any Plain Chocolate
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Curd 
  • Honey As Per Taste
  • 1/8 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Kosher Salt
  • Seeds, Fruits, Nuts For Toppings


  • In a bowl, stir in all the ingredients, cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  • Stir before eating in the morning. 

Methi Paratha

methi paratha three


  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Methi Leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Atta
  • Green Chilli As Per Taste
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Pinch Of Ajwain
  • 2 Pinches Of Garam Masala
  • 1 Tsp Oil
  • Water To Knead The Dough
  • Some Oil For Cooking The Parathas


  • Mix together the methi, atta, salt, chillies, little oil, ajwain and garam masala. 
  • Add water little by little to start the dough making process and apply little oil on top of the dough if needed.
  • Divide the dough into 2 parts to make the parathas and make the paratha circles. 
  • Meanwhile, heat the tawa on medium flame and once hot, place the rotis on the tawa and flip sides once you see some bubbles coming up. 
  • Do apply oil on both sides while cooking the paratha. 
  • Once you see brown spots on both sides, serve with some pickle or curd.

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Spinach Shakshouka

shakshouka four


  • 1/2 Large Onion
  • 2 Chopped Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt To Taste
  • 150 Gms Spinach
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 3 Eggs
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Cheese For Sprinkling- Optional

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  • Heal some oil in a non-stick pan and cook the onions until they soften. 
  • Add the cinnamon, coriander, garlic, salt and cook until fragrant. 
  • Add the lemon juice and spinach and lower the heal. Cover and cook but keep tossing the spinach from time to time until it wilts. 
  • Spread and press the spinach on the base with a few gaps for the egg to take a grasp. 
  • Now break the eggs and slide them gently into the pan where you made the few gaps. Cover and let the egg white cook but the yolk can be a bit runny or not hard-boiled white. 
  • Drizzle a little olive oil over it and sprinkle the seasonings, serve hot.

Bread Poha

bread poha five


  • 3 Bread Squares
  • Chopped Vegetables As Per Liking
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Oil To Cook
  • Peanuts As Per Liking
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Red Chilli As Per Taste

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  • Cut the bread into small squares and toast them a little for crispiness. 
  • In a pan, heat some oil and when hot enough, add the seeds. Let them splutter. 
  • Once the spluttering stops, add the roasted peanuts and then the vegetables.
  • Add the salt and chilli powder and mix well. 
  • When the vegetables are done, add the bread and toss around to combine well. 
  • Serve hot. 

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