Winter is almost here. Soon, we'll be curled up on our couch during nippy evenings to relish a good cup of tea with a book in hand or a family gathering. Winter evenings have an essence of their own. We crave some warmth during these evenings. Winters are also a time when we crave snacks, especially during tea time. Having said that, we do not need to stuff ourselves with the same bhajis or potato chips throughout the season.
Here are seven snacks recipes that will make our winter tea time more delicious.
Moong Dal Samosa
Steaming samosas are one of the most popular tea time snacks, especially during winter. Make these samosa fillings with moong dal, onions, turmeric and chaat masala. It's indeed a filling and nutritious snack for cold days.
The age-old peanut chikki is a welcome addition to our plates every winter. The snack is not only delicious but also provides the body with protein and essential nutrients.
Kebabs are delightful evening snacks for winter. Make this vegetarian onion kebab with lemongrass ginger, chillies and herbs. Have it with a sauce made of jaggery, lemon juice and crushed walnuts.
Want a healthy snack for your winter tea time? Fry spinach leaves in a wok with onions, garlic and seasonings. Fry them until the smoky flavour blends with the ingredients. Serve hot.
It is a delight for paneer lovers. Marinated paneer cubes dipped in maida mixture, coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried is a pleasing tea time snack. It is so well spiced, that it needs no other accompaniment than a cup of tea. The enticing aroma of chaat masala, the spicy twang of garam masala, and lots more interesting shades can be noted in every bite of this snack.
Til Gur Roti
As a sweet note, Til Gur ki Roti is very famous in the western states of India. A dough made with wheat flour, ghee, grated jaggery and sesame seeds - all ingredients which are perfectly winter-friendly.
Enjoy your winter with these snacks.