Sweets that will keep you warm
Winter is often associated with cozy comfort foods, and there are several sweets that can help keep you warm during the colder months. There are some Indian Desserts which will blossom your winter.
1.Gajrela / Gajar ka halwa
Gajar Halwa, also known as Carrot Halwa or Gajrela, is a popular Indian sweet dish that is especially enjoyed during the winter months. It’s made with grated carrots, milk, sugar, and ghee, and is often flavoured with cardamom and garnished with nuts. It has various names according to different states such as gajorer halua, gajrela, gajar pak. This dessert is traditionally made on all the festivals and special occasion. Gajar Halwa is not only a delightful winter treat but also a festive dessert often made during celebrations like Diwali or family gatherings. The combination of sweet carrots, creamy milk, and aromatic spices makes it a comforting and delicious dessert.
2.Moong Dal Halwa
Moong Dal Halwa is a rich and indulgent Indian dessert made from yellow split moong dal, ghee, sugar, and milk. It’s a popular sweet dish, often prepared during festivals and special occasions. It is a traditional recipe which contains high amount of ghee and that’s why it is very helpful to deal with Winter. It is popular in Rajasthan and other parts of North India. It contains a lot of hardwork to prepare this as there are very high chances of it, getting burned. Moong Dal Halwa is a labor-intensive but extremely rewarding dessert, known for its rich taste and smooth texture. It’s a delightful way to indulge in the sweet flavours of Indian cuisine.
Panjiri is a traditional North Indian sweet dish that is often associated with religious and festive occasions. It’s considered a nutritious treat and is particularly popular during the winter season. Panjiri is made with a combination of whole wheat flour, ghee (clarified butter), sugar, and various nuts and seeds. It is basically and Ayurvedic sweet dish which is mostly prepared for Krishna Janmashtami. Panjiri is believed to provide warmth to the body and is often prepared for new mothers or during the winter months for its perceived health benefits.
Gajak is a traditional Indian sweet that is especially popular during the winter months. It is made primarily from sesame seeds (til) or peanuts (moongphali) and jaggery (gur). Gajak has a distinct crunch and a rich, sweet flavour. There are various regional variations of gajak, and it’s enjoyed as a sweet snack, especially during festivals like Makar Sankranti in northern India.
Coconut Barfi, also known as Nariyal Barfi, is a popular Indian sweet made with grated coconut, sugar, and often flavoured with cardamom. It’s a delicious treat enjoyed during festivals and special occasions. It is a milk based sweet with a fudge based consistency. It is known by different names such as Kobbari Barfi, Copra Pak, Tengai Barfi and many more.
So make these delicious sweets at home and enjoy the winter with your family and friends!