31 Best Dishes For Winter in India 

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During the winter season, people start removing their warm clothes to fight the cold weather outside. Clothes can prevent you from cold winds, but what about making your inner body warm? 

If you have not thought about it yet, let’s go on a journey, and I will show you some awesome recipes that will definitely make your heart melt in this cold weather! 

So, let’s dig into the 31 best dishes for winter in India: 

1. Gajjar Ka Halwa 

Definitely the most awaited dish during winter or, I would say most wanted dish in winter. 

I mean, who doesn’t like to have some hot halwa served on a cold winter evening? I bet you feel the same, so why are you stopping yourself? Just go and buy ingredients and make one for your family! 

2. Sarson Da Sag and Makki Di Roti 

Yet another famous dish recognized for its unique yet heart-warming taste plus it’s traditionally-developed. 

Who doesn’t want to have some hot and spicy Sarson da saag curry along with Makke di roti (bread)? Most people desire it in the cold weather. 

No doubt, it is one of the most demanded cuisines during winter. 

So, what keeps you waiting? Just add it to your list and enjoy the fest. 

3. Thukpa  

Well, is it only me, or does this dish sounds so odd? 

I think most people, including me, think that this dish is basically soupy noodles but trust me, it’s not. 

It is a noodle dish served with soup, and to add some points to its uniqueness, it comes in two variations like Nepalese thukpa, which adds a spicy touch to it, and another variation comes with garam masala which makes it flavourful but not spicy. 

So, enjoy either of its variations. 

4. Gushtaba

The Gushtaba is an extremely rich mutton ball curry. It’s the best Kashmiri dish. 

It is made by following so many steps, and if you have not tried it, give it a chance. 

So, if you are craving some awesome traditional mutton curry, this dish is just for you. 

5. Undhiyu 

This dish is a Gujarat delicacy and one of the healthiest dishes on this list for sure. 

It takes a long time to prepare, but it’s definitely worth it. 

So, if you want to have a good and healthy meal, don’t forget to add this to your list; it’s worth it! 

6. Sakarkand Rabdi

Are you craving some healthy yet sweet delicacy? 

This is where this dish comes into the picture. 

It’s a healthy yet sweet recipe that will definitely satisfy your craving for sweets this winter. 

Just add Sakarkand (sweet potato) to your delicious rabdi and see the magic! 

7. Gond Ke Ladoo 

Who doesn’t want to have ladoo during winter? I think it’s the best dish which gives you enough amount of nutrition plus heat, which is needed to fight the cold winters. Gond Ke Ladoo is basically made of gum that is edible. 

It’s one of the dishes that can be made once and can last for a month if kept in air-tight containers. 

8. Beetroot Thoran 

Most people don’t even know about this dish; it sounds like a dish made up of beetroot, but what exactly is it? 

Let’s find out! 

It is a beetroot sabji made up of very small pieces of beetroot mixed with spices and curry leaves. It’s hot yet sweet. There’s sweetness coming from beetroot and spicy flavor coming from added spices. 

Sounds interesting, right?

9. Nihari 

It’s a very famous recipe/dish made up of beef, mutton, chicken, or any kind of meat. 

It’s known to be one of the best breakfasts, and who doesn’t like a curry full of meat on winter mornings? 

So, if you are a morning person and like to have a heavy breakfast, then this dish is just for you! 

10. Rogan Josh 

Who doesn’t want to have a full-fledged meal during winter? 

Everyone does but do you have a better choice than having Rogan Josh? I bet you won’t; it’s the best of all. 

So why not have your Rogan Josh with some Roti or Jeera rice? I bet your heart will say thank you for this lovely, warming meal. 

11. Bengali Sweets (Rasgulla and Rasmalai)

Well, who doesn’t know about Bengali Sweets? It is the love of every Indian.

And who can forget about Sandesh, which is also popularly named Nolen Gur Sandesh, as jaggery is found in Bengal during winter? This dish is must try during winter. 

12. Lapsi 

Well, it feels like winter is for sweet lovers because another sweet dish has been added to our list.

It is mostly consumed in Gujarat and in some parts of Rajasthan. 

It is a sweet delicacy made of roasted dry fruits and broken wheat. It is an awesome alternative for extensive sweet dishes. 

13. Chikki 

This feel like nostalgia! I bet you feel the same if you’ve ever tried Chikki. 

It’s so good in taste, and you can never stop eating it. 

14. Methi Ke Pakode

As we all know, Methi is something that has greater consumption and availability during winter, so why not try out dishes made of it? 

Methi ke Pakode is definitely worth it, and I don’t need to explain why.

15. Paya Shorba

As you can see, it’s a non-vegetarian dish for our non-vegetarian audiences. 

It’s the best dish to serve hot during the chilly winter season, no doubt. So why hesitate? Cook some for your family, and enjoy! 

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16. Baingan Ka Bharta Punjabi Style 

Baingan ka Bharta is no doubt a dish that everyone loves to eat during winter. 

It’s hot plus spicy. Pair it with some Roti or Puri, then enjoy. 

17. Bajre Ki Roti 

One of the dishes which goes well with every sabji but mostly with “kadhi.” 

The bajre ki roti is basically gluten-free and a healthier option to replace our normal roti. 

18. Gajak

It is basically a form of Chikki that is made of a combination of jaggery, til, and peanuts.

19. Bajra Khichdi 

It is known as a staple dish of Rajasthan and Haryana. 

It’s basically a khichdi made up of bajra instead of rice. It’s high in nutrition and healthy during winter. 

20. Malai Makkhan

It’s one of the popular dishes in Uttar Pradesh. 

It takes around 8 hours to prepare by concisely boiling milk and adding cream. 

21. Sku

This dish looks almost like pasta. 

It is from Ladakh and is served when the temperature is very low. 

It is high in calories, so avoid overeating it. 

22. Carrot Poriyal

It is a South Indian dish made up of carrots, and it looks like carrot salad. It is served as a side dish. 

It is basically a carrot salad made with carrots, curry leaves, and coconut chutney. 

One of the best dishes to eat during winter. 

23. Raab 

It is the best drink for winter, made up of milk, ajwain, bajra, and pearl millet. 

It is said to be ready to go meal for winter. 

24. Khajoor Wala Doodh

Khajoor ka doodh is a very good option to replace your normal plain milk. 

Khajoor, also known as dates, are good for health and provide natural sweetness to your milk during winter. 

25. Til Pitha

Til pitha is a perfect Assamese dessert made up of three ingredients jaggery, til, and rice flour. 

It looks simple yet delicious and is a must-try during winter. 

26. Til Gur Ki Roti 

This dish just needs three ingredients – wheat flour, jaggery, and til. Just combine them, and this delicious recipe is ready to serve. 

27. Sweet Potato Tikki 

Just replace your regular potato with sweet potato and prepare tikkas that are a little sweet in taste and loved by kids. 

One easy recipe to make this winter!

28. Panjiri

The recipe of this dish is very similar to gond ke laddu as it takes the same ingredients to make panjiri, excluding gond and the round shape of gond ke laddu. 

It is very warming as the ingredients used are high in nutrition. 

29. Palak Paneer 

One of the most loved dishes in Uttar Pradesh is made by boiling palak and then mixing spices with it, and finally adding paneer. 

One of the dishes which you can never miss during winter. 

30. Matar Ka Nimona

Matar ka Nimona is basically a curry made up of green peas and a very famous dish of Uttar Pradesh. 

Because of the availability of green peas during winter, it’s the best dish to make. 

31. Chi Al Meh 

It is a soup recipe also known as the king of all soups. 

It’s one of the best foods to try this winter, as it is the season of soups. 


The winter season has almost arrived and more for this season is yet to come. 

No one knows how much the temperature will fall this season, so gear up and add some awesome recipes to charge you up. 

And don’t forget to try out these dishes with your family.

Happy winters!

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