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In under 15 minutes, we're prepping some scrumptious desi food. Here's how
In under 15 minutes, we're prepping some scrumptious desi food. Here's how

If there's anything we absolutely love about winters, it's the warmth of our favourite food.

With our days cut short by the dry, cold spell and early sunsets, we're only staying in bed post work these days with yum snacks to keep us company.

Here are some of our favourite quick snack recipes that we feel are perfect companions to a hot cup of chai:

Pea and sweet corn fritters

What you need:

Plain flour, 1 cup

Baking powder, 1 tsp

Egg, 1

Milk, 1/2 cup

Fresh n Freeze peas, 1/4 cup

Fresh n Freeze sweet corn, 1/4 cup

Spring onions, about 2 tbsp chopped

What to do:

Sieve flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add egg and milk, and mix well.

Next, add the peas, sweet corn and spring onions, and mix again.

The batter for fritters is ready.

Now pour a spoonful of the batter in a medium-heated pan. Let brown and repeat for each fritter.

Serve hot with greek yogurt or creme fraiche!

Chinese spring rolls

What you need:

Shredded, boneless chicken, 1 cup

Chopped cabbage, half cup

Fresh n Freeze Aaloo, Matar, Gajjar (potato, peas and carrot) Mix,1 bag

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil for frying

What to do:

Toss the potato, pea and carrot mix with chopped cabbage in a wok and stir fry for a few quick minutes.

Cook the chicken in a separate pan with black pepper and salt.

Mix the two together on low heat until done.

Fill the mixture in roll wrappers and secure the corners.

Fry until golden brown.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or your favourite dip.

Mango chutney to go with parathas

What you need:

For chutney

Sugar, half a cup

Distilled white vinegar, 6 tbsp

Fresh n Freeze mangoes , 1 cup

Onion, chopped half a medium-sized bulb

Golden raisins, 1/4 cup

Chopped ginger, 1/6 cup

Minced garlic clove, 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds, whole, 1/2 tsp

Red chili pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp

For parathas:

Wheat flour, 2 cups

Oil (for kneading), 2 tsp

Water, 3/4 cup

Salt, 1/4

Oil/Ghee, 2 tbsp

What to do:

For the syrup: Combine sugar and vinegar in a 6-quart pot; bring to a quick boil and stir until sugar dissolves.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer uncovered; wait until it's thick and syrupy (should take about 45 minutes to 1 hour).

Keep stirring until done.

For parathas: Mix flour, oil and salt in a mixing bowl and knead the mixture until it turns into a non-sticky dough.

Separate in small balls and flatten with a rolling pin.

Drizzle oil/ghee on both sides of the paratha and cook until golden brown and crispy.

Serve some chutney with paratha and store the remaining in clean jars leaving some headspace.

Here's why we recommend Fresh n Freeze

1. These preserve the natural goodness of fruits and vegetables

The brand promises chemical and preservative-free produce which is instantly frozen using IQF (Individually Quick Freeze) technology.

The products are picked at the peak of their freshness, washed, cleaned and cut before being instantly frozen so their nutrients are preserved.

2. These are quick and convenient solutions for us in the kitchen

The products exempt us from daily grocery duties which is a welcome change for busy-bees like us.

Best part, these are washed, peeled, cut and ready to use, which means they can be tossed directly into the cooking pan, minus the hassle of defrosting.

3. Our favourite seasonal veggies and fruits are available all year round

Who wouldn't want to have mangoes with cream for dessert on a cold winter weekend?

We're buying most of our seasonal faves - think mangoes and strawberries - all year round with Fresh n Freeze.

To find out more about the products, head over to their official page here.


This content is produced in paid partnership with Fresh n Freeze and is not associated with or necessarily reflective of the views of Images and Dawn.com

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