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Foods to cook in December recipes


Last Updated : Aug 28,2018




Indian Foods to Cook in December

Winter is here, and with it come the best crops of bright and shiny fruits and veggies like strawberry and Carrots! It is time to enjoy the caress of the cold wind, just as we celebrated the monsoon and basked in the warm sun before that. Whatever form she takes on, Mother Nature is always resplendent and worth our love and attention!

Interestingly, many of you would have noticed that we feel happier spending more time in the kitchen in the winter, because well, the warmth of the kitchen is kind of soothing! Lots of people love to bake in the winter, not just because Christmas is around the corner, but also because the aroma of melting butter and caramelized sugar just warms your heart in the winter months.

Oh well, there is just too much to enjoy in December – and a month seems like too little time, so let’s not delay any longer. Pick up your shopping bags and head to the market. Load it with the best and brightest of the seasonal fruits and veggies – firm, red strawberries, flawlessly green surti papadi, juicy carrots; bright and fresh sarson and of course, the season’s very special kand, Purple Yam.

It’s nice to make salads with carrots and subzis with kand and surti papadi, but also do something different. Try the Clean Sweep, Carrot and Parsley Juice or the all-time favourite Gajar ka Halwa. Go for regional specialties like Lilva Rice, Oondhiya and Sarson ka Saag, and indulge in delicacies like Kand Aloo Pakoda, Kand Tikki and Kand Wafers! Strawberries, of course, are just right for dessert – make them into a mouth-watering Strawberry Mousse or Strawberry Praline Cake, or simply relish them as Strawberries in Custard Sauce.

List of Top Fruits and Vegetables in season for December in India

  List of Top Fruits and Vegetables in season for December in India
1. Strawberry
2. Surti Papadi
3. Carrots
4. Kand called Purple Yam
5. Guava called Peru
6. Sweet Lime called Mosambi
7. Orange called Narangi
8. Fresh Green Garlic
9. Amla
10. Ponkh (Hurda)
11. Chawli leaves
12. Grapefruit
13. Figs

Top Fruits and Vegetables in season for December in India

Guava (also called as Peru) They are freely available in this month and you can try these below recipes :
Guava Punch, Guava Chutney, Watermelon and Guava Juice

Sweet Lime also called as Mosambi: Mosambi’s are freely available in November and December and you will very always find them sweet in taste and very rarely sour.
Some recipes are : Sweet Lime Pomegranate and Apple Juice, Mara Mara Juice

Orange : Orange’s are freely available in November and December and you will very always find them sweet in taste and very rarely sour. Orange Kheer, Orange Tabbouleh

Fresh Green Garlic Green garlic is young garlic which is harvested before the cloves have begun to mature. The resulting vegetable resembles a scallion, with a deep green stalk and a pale white bulb. They are available in winter months and can be used to make many recipes. Garlic Rotis, Oondhiya, Green Garlic Spread

If you have tried all these and still have lots more of these seasonal produce left, head straight to our website or open our app and pick out from the endless number of recipes we have there!

Happy Cooking!

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