A celebrity chef recommends the healthiest winter veggies.

The winter season in India is all about relaxing inside your warm blanket and eating a platter of cuisine that is served at a blazingly hot temperature. Delicious meals that are prepared using vegetables that are in season are a hallmark of this season. 

There is a wide variety of seasonal natural products that may be used for experimentation, ranging from gooseberries to mustard leaves. One of the finest things about them is that they are packed with nutrients and may assist you in warding off the chilly weather.

Indian cuisine has traditionally been known for its seasonality; as the seasons change, so do the fruits, vegetables, and even grains that are eaten. In addition, our sweets reflect the seasonal preferences of our components. 

It's common to find local and traditional delicacies made of jaggery, instead of sugar during the winters. Case in point -- the Nolen Gur Rasgulla, a speciality made in Odisha and West Bengal between November to February.

We don't know what chemicals are put on them to keep them safe while growing. No certifying organization like the FSSAI will assist consumers identify pesticide- and germ-free produce when it enters the market. We must ensure their safety for eating. 

Purple Mogri or Radish pods are rare nationwide. They are found in northern Indian winter marketplaces where women buy them to prepare stir fries. The magnesium, calcium, and copper-rich veggie aids digestion.

Avarekalu, or hyacinth beans, is a southern winter specialty used to sambhar, saagu, rotis, etc. Bangalore's winter Averakalu mela features these beans in dosas, Pani puri, and Jalebis! A gourmand's pleasure, the culinary event draws citywide throngs.

The millennial kitchen now has room for sweet potatoes, a rediscovered favorite. The root vegetable is a great source of vitamins, fiber, and minerals, and it adds a variety of flavors to burgers, chips, and even conversation.

You may find the  gooseberry, a popular winter fruit, all around the nation. Due to its high vitamin C content, it is well-known to strengthen the immune system and provide several skin and hair benefits. 

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