Winter foods can be a guiltless pleasure, as one needs more calories to keep oneself warm. So a bit of indulgence is permitted this season. Spices, nuts, ghee, are ingredients one uses abundantly. Undhiyu, Sarson Ka Saag, Kaali Gajar Ki Kanji may be typical choices, but there is more to winter foods than just this. Pumpkin Soup and Korean BBQ & pulled Jackfruit Bao can equally be a winter treat. Several restaurants in Mumbai serve delicious winter delicacies on their special menus this season. Seek comfort in some of these delightful winter menus created by chefs in Mumbai.
Treat your taste buds to an array of mouth-watering delicacies that are on offer as part of the new winter menu at all the Punjab Grill outlets in Mumbai. Jail Road Kharodey is appropriate to start your meal. The well-spiced Amritsari Macchi De Pakode will tease your taste buds. For mains, relish the Kunna Meat - meat pressed in a kunna or earthen pot along with mustard oil, onions, chillies, ginger and garlic. This braised and stewed mutton is undoubtedly the piece de resistance. You cannot relish a Punjabi meal without Sarso Da Saag and Makki Di Roti. One can also try the Hara Choliya Wadi accompanied by Jowari Missii Roti. Round off your meal with a decadent Atta Pinni, and Gur Di Kheer.
Hearty main dishes, easy sides and luscious desserts, are what the new robust winter menu at The Pantry offers. The menu consists of soups like Beetroot Sweet Potato Soup, from the healthy bowls like Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl, Strawberry Smoothie bowl, and Winter Smoothie Bowl with Hummus. Try the new activated charcoal dishes like Charcoal Avocado Waffles and Charcoal Lemonade and the gluten-free Smoked Chicken with Charcoal Linguini.
Shizusan known for its home and street style Southeast Asian food has a special winter menu focusing on fresh seasonal produce. Steaming dim sums and baos, hearty mains, festive desserts are what you can expect. Try the Singaporean Char Kway Teow, Black-Pepper Crab with chunks of crabs tossed in a pepper sauce. The Japanese Volcano Roll filled with Crab Salad, Spicy Tuna Mixture and topped with Tobiko is not-to-be-missed. Vegetarians can feast on the crunchy Avacado Roll. Mains include Burmese Bamma Curry with lemongrass and galangal and Lobster in Miso Chilli Butter Sauce. End your meal on a sweet note with classic winter desserts like the Kaffir Lime Date Pancake or Coconut Chilli Crème Brulee.
The winter menu at Indigo Deli includes a Hearty Roasted Butternut Soup with Chilli Parmesan Pannacotta, Baked Camembert With Fig and Jalapeño Jam, grandmother's special recipe Meat Loaf and Mascarpone Mousse with Cinnamon-Scented-Wine-Poached Strawberries. Signatures like the Rueben Sandwich with Pastrami, BBQ Pork Ribs and home-made Ice Creams also await you here.
Food critic, features writer and columnist, Mini Ribeiro is a qualified Journalist, from IIMC New Delhi. She specialises in the Food & Beverage and Hospitality space. As an established food & beverage writer, Mini currently contributes to several leading English publications across the country – Asian Age, Hindustan Times, Sunday Financial Express, Hotelier India, Go Getter and Vistara inflight magazines and Rediff.com. She also has her own You Tube channel called Mini’s Food Fundas. Fond of cooking, Mini enjoys experimenting in the kitchen with various cuisines, with Indian regional food, being her favourite. She has recently started, a platform for home talent, called 'Flavours from Home', an initiative which aims to make women who are passionate about cooking, entrepreneurs.
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