6 Timeless Winter Recipes For Better Health
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Winter calls for eating hot and crispy food to deal with the harsh cold outside. Most of the food that is consumed during the winter season is high in calories and deep-fried. Although these recipes are tasty, they can be harmful to our health in the long run. Let's look at some winter recipes from our grandmother's kitchens that are delicious and also not harmful to health. These recipes also help in dealing with winter-specific problems like dandruff, constipation and lower energy levels. We all can agree that it is impossible to replicate the flavours of food made by your grandmothers but we can surely try making these recipes at home to impress our family members with our cooking skills. 

* Til Laddoo

Til refers to sesame seeds that are extremely rich in fibre and are also very beneficial in keeping the body warm. It helps in lowering the cholesterol levels in the body along with improving digestion. It is a great source of protein and extremely beneficial for strengthening bones in our body. It is also a quick breakfast and snack recipe, and you can also have it as a sweet dish after your meals. Instead of using sugar, you can use jaggery to avoid artificial sugar. You can also add a lot of nuts and dry fruits to make it more nutritious and filling.

* Kali Gajar Ki Kanji

This recipe is rich in probiotics and it is made after fermentation of carrots. This recipe is rich in vitamin C and helps in boosting immunity along with protecting your body from the seasonal flu during the winter season. It helps in building the immunity of the body and it is also diabetic-friendly. It is also good for the heart and you get to use the seasonal vegetable carrot in a very interesting way. This is made by dipping carrots in a mixture of vinegar, water and spices. The carrots become extremely crunchy and flavourful. It can be a great snacking option and salad for you.

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* Shalgam Gobhi Achaar

Shalgam and Gobhi are both very nutritious vegetables. Eating aachar is very beneficial for health and can promote digestion if it is made properly by using the exact amount of ingredients. It also helps in having a healthy liver and can boost a higher metabolic system in the body. High levels of vitamins C and A can improve your eyesight as well. This is a very easy pickle recipe and gets prepared in under 15 minutes. You can prepare this pickle by using some vegetable oil, vinegar, spices, and sugar along with properly peeled shalgam and gobhi. It is the perfect achaar to have with crispy parathas and even khichadi.

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* Bajra Roti

Bajra is a rich source of iron, protein, fibre and folic acid. It also helps in curing problems like anaemia and constipation. It has very few calories and is a great option for people who are trying to reduce their calorie counts for better health. It also helps in naturally flushing out toxins from the body and facilitates better digestion. You can have this for breakfast or lunch along with homemade white butter. White butter is also an unprocessed alternative to yellow butter and is rich in calcium and vitamin D along with vitamin D. It boosts the immunity of the body and can help in enhancing the metabolism. Also making white butter at home ensures that you are not eating any unhealthy processed butter bought from the market. It is also very creamy and has a richer texture than what is available in the market.

* Jaggery With Ghee

This is not a recipe but a combination of two very healthy ingredients that you can eat in winter to detoxify the liver and also get an instant boost of energy. It is also helpful in preventing any kind of respiratory problems during the winter season due to excessive fog and pollution. You can start having a small portion of jaggery along with some ghee after all your meals. Jaggery is very rich in antioxidants and when combined with ghee, it gives the perfect level of warmth and nourishment to the body.

* Gajak

Gajak is rich in sesamolin and helps in controlling blood pressure during the winter season. Other than being sweet and crunchy, it gives instant energy to the body and keeps the skin very healthy. You can have it as a sweet after completing your meals or even as a quick snack when you cannot find anything else to eat. This is primarily made from jaggery and peanuts, but you can find a lot of other variations depending on the region.

These are some healthy sweet recipes from the grandmother's kitchen that you can try making at home, especially during the winter seasons. All of these recipes have specific health benefits, and you will surely not regret trying them.