The winter is at its peak and with this, the laziness increases too. Superfoods are one of the best to be consumed during winters! In India, people start including certain sweets in their diet to keep themself energetic, warm, and relaxed. Let’s have a look at a few of the winter sweets you can enjoy:
Gajar Ka Halwa – This mouth-watering dish made with “desi” carrots is best known for its taste and warmth. The sweet dessert comes packed with nutrition containing an ample amount of vitamins and low fat in it. The dish containing calcium helps in increasing the density of bones and reduces the risk of Osteoporosis. The dessert is made from a mixture of grated carrots, milk, and ghee and is one of the most favorite dishes in India.
Moong Dal Halwa – With the burst of flavors in it, the Moong Dal Halwa is also amongst the most preferred desserts in winters. The sweet dish has the goodness of ghee and moong dal, making it one of the most liked sweet dishes in the country. Although, preparing it is a little daunting task yet it’s worth having it. The fiber and protein contained in the yellow dal and milk prevent the deposition of bad cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart issues.
Gulab Jamun – Who doesn’t know about Gulab Jamun! Although Gulab Jamun can be easily enjoyed in any season, during winters they taste even better. The spongy brown balls are made of Khoya, Maida, Kesar, and cardamom and are very helpful in digestion and bowel movement. It contains Vitamin A and protein in it.
Jalebi With Rabri – The round and twisted-looking sweet is the beloved or in other words favorite of almost every Indian. The deep-fried, crispy Jalebi’s are phenomenal when tasted with thick Rabri (sweet Condensed Milk). The sweet doesn’t only go well in winters but is an all-weather treat. The dish is rich in carbohydrates, fats, and sugar. So if you are feeling stressed, lazy or tired, Jalebi’s are the best stress buster and great in providing you instant energy.
Wheat Halwa (Punjabi Kada Halwa) – The sweet delicious-looking dessert or halwa is also known as Kada Prashad especially served in Gurudwara’s (The Worship place for Sikh people). The soft, smooth, velvety-looking halwa is made up of whole wheat flour containing an ample amount of ghee in it. So if you don’t have any problem with a little bit of extra cholesterol then the sweet might be of great taste to you. The dish is a good source of Calcium, fiber, and carbohydrates which help in better digestion and act as a natural lubricant to the bone.
So why should one consider having such winter treats?
When it comes to health, for many, winters are about warmth and good immunity. So in order to reduce the risk of catching any type of flu (Common cold and Cough), one needs to stay warm.
So what are you waiting for? Roll up your sleeves, put on your pajamas, and get ready to enjoy these desserts of all times.