The season for comfort and delicious food is on . We bring to you some  healthy and delicious winter recipes that would definitely are a must-try this season.

Recipe 1

CARROT ORANGE & GINGER SOUP

Winter recipes

Ingredients 

1 OLIVE OIL- 15M
2 LEEKS-20 GM
3 CARROT-500 GM
4 GINGER-50 GM
5 FRESH ORANGE JUICE-120 ML
6 CHOPPED ORANGE-80 GM
7 VEGETABLE STOCK-500 ML

Method

  • Heat the oil in saucepan ,gently saute the leeks until cooked and transparent
  • Add chopped ginger , carrots and oranges
  • Remove it from heat and allow it cool for some time 
  • Blend together and strain it 
  • Serve Hot 

Recipe 2

ROAST PUMPKIN WITH PEARL COUSCOUS, POMAGRANATE & CRACKER

WINTER RECIPES

Ingredients

1 COUSCOUS-60 GM
2 PUMPKIN- 300 GM 
3 POMAGRANATE SEEDS-30 GM
4 ROASTED SUN FLOWER SEEDS- 5 GM 
5 CHIA SEEDS- 8 GM 
6 PEELED ROASTED PISTACCHIO-5 GM 
7 PEELED ROASTED ALMOND- 5 GM 
8 SALT-5 GM 
9 BLACK PEPPER CRUSHED-2 GM
10 SPRING ONION JULIENNE-5 GM
11 HUNG CURD-30 GM 
12 RED & YELLOW PEPPERS-10 GM 
13 ROCKET LEAVES-20 GM
14 LOLOROSSO LEAVES-20 GM 
15 FRESH CORIANDER- 5 GM 
  FOR DRESSING
16 OLIVE OIL-30 ML 
17 POMAGANATE JUICE REDUCED TO 30 ML-60 ML
18 ROASTED CUMIN CRUSHED-2GM 
  RICE CRACKERS
20 COLD RICE-40 GM 
21 WATER OR STOCK- 30 ML 
  ROASTED CHERRY TOMATO COMPOTE
22 CHERRY TOMATO-30 GM 
23 SUGAR-7 GM 
24 SALT- 2GM 
25 BLACK PEPPER CRUSHED- 2GM 
26 VINEGAR-10 ML
27 OLIVE OIL- 5 ML 

Method

  • Pre-heat oven at at 160 C
  • Cut the pumpkin into abstract chunks ,add olive oil,crushed black pepper  and salt
  • Bake in the oven until golden and cooked . Keep aside and let it cool
  • COUSCOUS -Heat 150 ml water in a pot .Add salt and olive oil
  • now add the couscous , stir , cover with a lid and remove the pot from the heat .
  • Let it rest for 15 mins
  • Break the couscous grains after it cools
  • RICE CRACKERS 
  • Take room temperature or hot rice in a blender .
  • Add hot hot stock or water along with saffron strands
  • Now add salt and pepper and blend until smooth and no limps left
  • You may have to add more water so that the batter is semi thin and a spreadable paste
  • Take an oven pan and grease it
  • Apply the paste on the pan with 2 MM thickness , sprinkle chia seeds, chilli flakes and crushed roasted cumin seeds on it
  • Bake in a pre-heated oven for 7-10 mins until crispy
  • CHERRY TOMATO COMPOTE
  • Cut tomatoes ,add olive oil,salt , black pepper , sugar
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Add vinegar and make a puree after it cools
  • DRESSING
  • Add pomegranate juice in a pan and let it reduce on minimum heat . Make sure the sides do not turn brown or black
  • Reduce to 1/3rd of the quantity and let it cool. It should look like a thick expectorant
  • Now take the reduced pomegranate juice , add cumin, black pepper, salt and vinegar
  • Now drizzle  the olive oil to create the emulsion.Adjust the seasoning
  • Make small balls of hung curd with the help of a spoon
  • Roll them in a mix of Chia seeds and red and yellow peppers
  • ASSEMBLING
  • Re-season the couscous, add a dash of roasted cumin ,and place at the bottom of the pan
  • Top it with the pumpkin pieces
  • Now sprinkle pomegranate seeds, sunflower seeds,pistacchio and almonds
  • Add dollops of tomato compote all over the couscous
  • Add rocket and loloross and spike them on the tomato compote
  • Add spring onion juliennes
  • Drizzle the pomegranate all over the salad
  • Place the hung curd balls on the salad
  • Add fresh coriander
  • Break the rice crackers and add them on the salad to serve

Recipe 3

ZUCCHINI NOODLES

winter recipes

Ingredients

1 ZUCCHINI GREEN-300 GM 
2 CHERRY TOMATO-50 GM 
3 SALAD TOMATO (JULLIENE CUT)-100 GM 
4 EX.OLIVE OIL-30 ML 
5 FRESH BASIL-12 GM 
6 CHOPPED GARLIC-5 GM
7 BLACK PEPPER CRUSHED-5 GM
8 SALT-TO TASTE
9 PARMESAN CHEESE-25GM 
10 BLACK OLIVES SLICE-5 GM 

Method 

  • Cut the zucchini lengthwise 
  • Heat olive in a pan, add garlic and saute it 
  • Add the zucchini noodles and toss them for 1 min 
  • Add tomatoes,salt & pepper and mix it well 
  • Add cherry tomatoes, olives and basil .Saute for 2-3 mins
  • Sprinkle parmesan cheese 
  • Toss well and serve 

Recipe 4

BEETROOT HALWA

winter recipes

Ingredients 

1

BEETROOT-2 CUPS

2

ORGANIC SUGAR-3TBSP

3

GREEN CARDAMOM POWDER-20 GM

4

FULL CREAM MILK-1CUP

5

GHEE-1 TBSP

6

DANEDAAR KHOYA-50 GM 

7

DRY FRUIT-50 GM 

Method

  • Wash beetroot in running water , peel and grate them 
  • Bring milk to a boil,stir and lower the flame for the milk to boil further until it thickens a bit 
  • Heat ghee in a pan, add beetroot and saute for 3-4 mins 
  • Pour the thickened milk and cook till the milk is completely absorbed .The beetroot is also cooked by then and softens
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and stir . Ensure the beetroot is cooked before adding sugar 
  • The melting of sugar add moisture ,cook till the moisture evaporates 
  • Add danedar khoya , mix well and saute for 5-6 mins 
  • Garnish with dry fruits and serve hot

These healthy recipes have been shared by our Health Partner Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram

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