It is here now…the most awaited winter season is here. Awaited for the variety it brings in the form of fun, clothes, food and what not…
Long time people have been waiting for you,Winter. And now that you are here let us all enjoy your season in its true sense. Welcome winter. Rubbing hands repeatedly to make them feel warm and smiling all the time waiting for a hot aromatic dish to hit your nostrils is the biggest fun of winters. Of course, food plays an important role in every season, specifically winters.
Mere thought of parathas served into plate coming directly from the hot plate(tava) is a dream everyone has. Alas! Not everyone is lucky enough. Well, to add to parathas, we have those delicious sarson ka saag , methi ki bhaaji, various other green leafy vegetables, gajar ka halvas and moong dal halvas…dry fruit kheer and milk with dates. And then there is makki ki roti with gud(jaggery) and lots of ghee. All so very mouth watering…
Winter season is the time when you get to enjoy your long packed high boots and jackets, styling your dress with stoles and scarves. Dress up heavily and still feel good…Mmmm. Winter is also the time when you love to exercise as you don’t sweat and feel fresh even after an hour of work out. Plus you can eat enough and burn calories (this regime needs to be followed in summers, too…though lot of us are lazy to do so). So get those jackets out of your wardrobe and style up with boots, leave your long hair free to move with the wind, feel the breeze touching your face and enjoy the sun.
Basically, winters are here so that we can eat well. Nutrition that was so absent in summers can be pulled up in winters. Eat dry fruits, enjoy traditional meals and also get up to arrange that fire hearth for the evenings indoors.
We normally go out and have tea or coffee with friends but in winters, we need to enjoy the local soupy dishes like makki ki rab, baajre ka khich, kanji and also homemade palak soup. This is the time when you can enjoy a variety of homemade soups when the growing chill goes up the spine and makes you shiver. These soups will give the required energy and provide enough resistance to your body towards seasonal changes. Also a glass of warm milk with half a teaspoon of haldi(turmeric) powder makes you feel good at night since haldi is known for its super healing properties.
Snuggling up in blankets is one of the best feelings with friends where you keep pinching the other asking for tea and coffee and none wanting to move out. Since winter season is also the wedding season, take good care of your skin. You won’t need to rush to parlour at the last minute. Apply fresh milk cream and honey on alternate days on your skin and feel it glowing all the time. Drink carrot juice or a combination of juices made of carrot, beetroot and tomatoes. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice and see the difference. Your skin will glow even more than any parlour treatment can give. And this glow is here to stay for long.
Winter is here to make you feel more active. Go ahead and enjoy the fruits and veggies of winter before indulging into junk food at any wedding.