One thing I love most about winters is the plethora of fresh vegetables available in the market. Winter food just gets better with the colours and flavours of these veggies. The ideal winter food should be warm, comforting and replete with flavours and colours.

Here are a few recipes of winter food you can try out this season:

Corn on the Cob

There is something about nibbling on a cob of corn that takes you back to your childhood. Take one bite and suddenly you are walking on a rain soaked street with your parents, happily munching on the cob. While the roasted version is available on the roadsides, the boiled version makes it to the top of my winter food favourites.. Even better if it is made with sweet corn. Garnish with some butter and pepper, or go the desi way with lime and salt. If you are up for some culinary experiments, try this recipe.

Vietnamese Chicken Pho

Nothing says winter food better than a bowl of hot soup. A popular street food in Vietnam, this mouth-watering soup is the best way to rejuvenate you after a hectic day. Apart from chicken, this dish consists of rice noodles, broth, fresh herbs and spices. You can try variations of this dish by adding different herb and spice combinations. Top it up with a hint of savoury fish sauce and a dash of lime. Click here for recipe.

Fusilli Arrabiata

This recipe is for those who like their food a little spicy. The tomato based sauce is packed with the tang, the zing and the hot. To make the dish more filling, you can add meat and vegetables of your choice. Click here for recipe.

Seafood Tom Yum Soup

Originating from Central Thailand, this soup is characterized by its sharp hot and tangy flavours, and the soothing fragrance of lemongrass. The aroma is further heightened by using kaffir lime leaves and galangal. Make sure you don’t overcook the shrimps or any other seafood that you are using for the soup. Try this recipe.