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दिसंबर महिना में खाना पकाने के लिए - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Foods to cook in December recipes in Hindi)
ડિસેમ્બર મહિના માં બનતી રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Foods to cook in December recipes in Gujarati)


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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Spicy Amla Pickle, Amla   Achaar Recipe recipe
This Spicy Amla Pickle is a true tongue-tickler, with the perfect masala for tangy amlas! Ideal to serve with any meal, it tastes especially great with rice and dal. It has a lingering flavour, which is both spicy and sour, thanks to the use of various spices and seeds ranging from fennel and fe ....
Yam Fritters, Suran Pakoda recipe
A mixture of yam and besan perked up with peanuts, red chillies and onions is used to make scrumptious pakodas, which have a unique crunch brought about by the yam. A teaspoon of fennel seeds along with coriander and curry leaves give the Yam Fritters a lip-smacking flavour and tantalising aro ....
Fresh Strawberry Ice -cream (  Gluten Free Recipe) recipe
Instant ice cream powders and store-bought commercial ice cream usually contain wheat gluten, so the best option is to make ice cream at home from fresh ingredients, this wonderfully creamy strawberry treat will be a hit with kids and adults alike!
Kand Aloo Pakoda ( Faraal Recipe) recipe
Crispy and flavourful pakodas made of yam, potatoes and crushed peanuts, the Kand Aloo Pakoda is good company for a cup of hot masala chai on a cold winter’s day. The peanuts not only add an exciting flavour to these yam pakodas, they also make the texture more cheery. The best part is that th ....
Sarson ka Saag, Punjabi Sarson Ka Saag Recipe recipe
This famous recipe from north India is made with a combination of greens, namely spinach and mustard leaves. Mustard leaves have a unique flavour that is mildly bitter but quite pleasing to the palate. In order to decrease the bitterness, the mustard leaves are first cooked in boiling water with the ....
Kand Ke Pakode recipe
Thin slices of purple yam coated with a gram flour batter and deep fried makes for unusual and subtle-flavoured pakodas. The crushed coriander and peppercorns sprinkled on the batter coated slices of kand impart a nice crunch and flavour as you bite into these pakodas.
Kand Tikki recipe
Kand Tikki is a perfect recipe to try when you are bored of potato-based snacks. In a smart twist, this recipe enables you to use kand instead of potatoes to make tikkis, especially in the winter, when this root vegetable is in season and you can’t skip a visit to the market without buying some! ....
Gajar ka Halwa,  Quick Gajar Halwa Recipe recipe
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Dhokla Sushi with Carrots recipe
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Baked Kand recipe
A seemingly elaborate procedure, which is actually done in minutes! the baked kand is a lip-smacking preparation of yam slices layered with a green peas mixture, topped with coconut sauce, and baked till the texture is perfect and the aroma irresistible. Indeed, your guests will shower you with prai ....
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Strawberry Praline Cake recipe
The Strawberry Praline Cake is a heavenly treat of orange-tinged Nice biscuits coated with whipped cream and layered with juicy fresh strawberries and a crunchy powder of mixed nuts chikki. The chikki must be crushed coarsely in order to get the nice crunch, which is typical of pralines. The mel ....
Yam Raita, Farali Suran Raita Recipe recipe
Think beyond the traditional cucumber when making raita. How about using boiled and mashed yam? you are sure to love this unconventional accompaniment.
Ponkh Bhajiya, Hurda Snack recipe
When ponkh is in season, it is enjoyed so much by the Gujaratis that they have it in so many forms, right from simple raw salted ponkh to crisp and crunchy bhajiyas! Ponkh is a regional, seasonal specialty. During a short time in the winter, the jowar or white millet seeds turn out to be very ju ....
Valor Papdi Nu Shak, Winter Sabzi recipe
The Valor Papdi nu Shak is a homely and tasty winter subzi, which tastes great with chapatis. Fresh and juicy valor papdi is cooked with a traditional tempering of mustard seeds, and flavoured with a mix of taste-givers like garlic paste and green chilli paste. Coconut adds to the taste of this ....
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