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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 12:05 IST

Mooli paratha to meetha dalia, enjoy these Desi breakfast dishes in winter

There's a special warmth in starting the day with a hot Desi breakfast that not only pleases your taste buds but also provides you with warmth.

Mooli paratha
Mooli paratha | Image:Pexels
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Winters are for snuggling in your warm blankets and enjoying hot, delicious foods. There's a special warmth in starting the day with a hot Desi breakfast that not only pleases your taste buds but also provides the comfort needed to brave the cold. From piping hot stuffed parathas to masala oats, here are some hot and comforting breakfast dishes that you can prepare which certainly have the power to make your winter mornings better.

Meetha dalia

For a hearty and sweet option, indulge in a steaming bowl of hot porridge made of dalia. Cooked to perfection with ghee, jaggery, nuts, dry fruits and a sprinkle of cardamom powder, dalia provides a comforting and nutritious breakfast. Its wholesome goodness gives you the sustenance needed to face the crisp winter air.Add in cocoa powder if you want to add a creamy, rich touch.

Meetha dalia with nuts | Image: Unsplash

Mooli paratha

Made with grated radish, mooli parathas are especially prepared in winters. Very filling, these parathas are stuffed with a mixture of radish, spices like cumin, coriander, asafoetida and caraway seeds along with green chillies. Wake up to a buttery paratha in winter and see how the rest of your day becomes instantly cheerful.

Masala oats

Begin your day with a bowl of piping hot masala oats. Infused with basic spices like cumin, coriander, and a hint of garam masala, this nutritious and hearty dish warms you from the inside out. Load it with healthy vegetables like carrots, green peas, corns and beans.

Mini idli-sambar

Transform your winter breakfast with a little South Indian touch – mini idlis dipped in piping hot sambar. The spongy idlis soak up the flavours of the rich and spicy sambar and fluff up nicely. The added taste of curry leaves  It's a classic combination that brings you comfort, warmth and taste all at once. 

Idli with sambar | Image: Unsplash

Cutting chai with ajwain paratha

If you do not sleep dreaming about the cup of warm chai that you will have the next morning, you are not enjoying Indian winters the way you are supposed to. Cutting chai and flaky parathas are a dream winter combination. Cutting chai, brewed with ginger, cardamom, and a touch of sweetness with sugar or jaggery, complements the savoury ajwain parathas perfectly.

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 11:47 IST

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