Winter is a season of recovery and preparation and what better way to prepare for the winter than relaxing with friends and family, go out with bee acquaintances and trying amazing finger licking foods and cuisine that India has to offer. From teas to mouthwatering pastries and deserts you are guaranteed to have a satisfying experience.
Giani Tea Stall
The Gurnit Singh stall in Amritsar, India has been running for about 58 years and there is no possibility of the place shutting down anytime soon. If you need a cup of steaming creamy “chai” aka in fancy arena the “tea”, then you should definitely visit the place. Because what’s better than that warm delight to break the cold alongside “garam garam pakore and chutney”.
If you are a “sweet dreamer” with an enormous sweet tooth and desert crave, this is your Hogwarts for flavors’ magic. Located off Kachauri Gali in Varanasi, it is known to be one of the most popular sweet shops in the area as most locals and tourist who have patronized him, testified to how freshly made his sweets are and how finger licking each of his delicacies is. From Adadiya pak, to Kachariya, to methi ladu and peanut chikki, these are amongst the few sumptuous deserts that are not only devouring with each bite but also keep your body energized and warm during the chilly climate.
SarDar Pav Bhaji
The Pav Bhaji in this place is comparable to none other, located in Mumbai, the Pav Bhaji served here is so tasty that you can’t help but come back for more. And hey! Make it quick, the stall seems to get empty the time they open, because indeed, nothing is better than boiling hot, butter crackling bhaji with moist warm buns (pavs) to steam up your winter.
Daulat Ki Chaat
The Daulat ki Chaat, a delicacy exclusively available in the slender streets of old Delhi is an one of a kind yet not so popular desert, dating back to the Mughal era. Available only in winters this dish is a must try, which is prepared with a sly touch of morning dew. In Old Delhi aka the Chandni Chowk, Babu Ram prepares the best and most savoury Daulat Ki Chaat for over four decades now, that you’ll ever taste. In the winter you can find their stalls at Sitram Bazaar and Dariba Kalan. His preparation techniques are a beauty to watch and only available in winters at that.
Paranthe Wali Gali
It’s hard to resist the whiff of hot oil and the aroma of sputtering spices in this slander street of Chandani Chowk. The sight of stuffed parathas being dipped into a large cauldron bubbling with desi ghee and emerging deep-fried, golden and beautifully transformed, is heavenly. Served with assorted sabzis alongside, this street is the Time Square of India, with parathas and tea available 24/7, this sumptuous delicacy would leave your mouth watering and craving for super more this winter.
Winter is a beautiful season and its best you relax, eat and savour the best goods that India has to offer because there is no love sincere than the love of food.
Bhakti D MBA in HR and Finance who found her love and passion in cooking and writing. She enjoys experimenting new recipes as much as enjoy playing with her son, she also brings her expertise as a parent and a qualified professional to WSL