Sirajum Munira |
1 January 2022 13:15:50
Although the winter afternoons are short, the cold weather and the setting sun require a cup of tea and some snacks.
There are people who do not need winter for the cabbage pakora or the cauliflower dish. With a variety of available vegetables, the color is added to the regular noodles. Typical, monotonous instant noodles seem extraordinary with slightly ripe tomatoes, coriander leaves, green peas, carrots.
Matka tea or Tandoori tea has recently become the new point of interest among tea lovers. And there are few people who do not get thirsty for tea in the winter frosty weather.
Whether it is a clay pot or a porcelain cup, an afternoon snack or any leisure in the winter requires the warmth of a cup of tea.
The tea recipe naturally varies from person to person. Some people want a lighter blend with more lemon juice; others want more milk and sugar with a strong tea blend.
In addition to this there is Malai tea, Horlicks tea, Malta tea, Aparajita tea, spice tea, chili tea, coffee tea. In addition to relaxation, spices or lemon tea also have medicinal benefits in winter.
Another appealing name on the list of winter snacks is called vegetable pakora. With potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, coriander leaves, onion sprouts, etc., delicious pakoras can be made with a combination of all vegetables and flour or grammel.
But those who love vegetable pakora eat it more or less all year round. But the food itself touches another level of taste with varieties of winter vegetables.
Since pitha has a connection to winter, a variety of delicious pitha, made with winter vegetables, can also find their place in afternoon snacks; for example – vegetable patishapta, vegetable fried puli, etc.
Vegetable cakes coated with crispy rice flour-made layers can be another delicious addition to your evening snacks.
A warm bowl of winter vegetable soup, which is also unique in its nutritional value, can be a snack solution for those who eat less fried food. Tomato sauce will enhance the taste of both, whether they are fried or soup.
You can make tomato sauce at home, and the advantage is that you can customize the salty, sweet, sour tastes of your choice.
It will be difficult to find people who do not suffer from colds or coughs once or twice after the start of the winter season. If you have a runny nose, the food that can give you the most comfort in tongue and nose is a spicy mustard dip with chitoi-pitha and hot chili-chutney or shutki-bhorta.
Although not everyone has the same spice tolerance, these spicy fillings provide plenty of comfort to the taste buds and the stuffy nose.
In addition to tomato sauce, coriander chutney is used to enhance food flavors with rice curry, bread paratha or fun snacks.
Since fresh coriander leaves are available in the winter, the presence of this coriander chutney with snacks can make it even better.
A cup of smoked hot tea with a bowl of ‘muri-makha’ with mustard oil, onion, chili or spicy egg chop or Beguni-Piyaju or vegetable pakora with coriander chutney; what else does it take to make a winter afternoon beautiful?