As the winter season is in full swing in Pakistan, let’s get cozy with some warm, steamy, sugary sweets. Even on the coldest of days, these delicious desserts are guaranteed to bring comfort to your life. The gloomy winter days will feel more like a magical winter wonderland. From warm desserts right out of the oven to slow-cooked desserts, these are perfect for chilly nights. Here’s a list of desi and western desserts that you can pair with a hot cup of tea. This is a perfect food combination for an ultimate cozy night in with your loved ones.
1. Gajar Ka Halwa
Gajar ka Halwa is that one delicious dessert that is constant in every household of Pakistan during the winter season. This sweet and simple dish is loved by everyone. The traditional Gajar Ka Halwa is made with carrots (of course), whole-fat milk, ghee, cardamom powder, and sugar. As for the garnishing, nuts, almonds, pistachios, etc are used. Other than being easy to make, it has a long shelf life. So depending on the amount you make, you can always have something sweet to eat after dinner.
2. Gulab Jamun
When it comes to Gulab Jamun, nothing beats its deliciousness. Popular among people of all ages, gulab jamun is a dessert known for its sweet taste and soft texture. While these divine sugary balls are popular throughout the year, they taste even better during winters. Warm, spongy, melt-in-the-mouth gulab jamun is a sweet treat to indulge in during cold days. These round sugary delights are made with maida, khoya, Kesar, and cardamom. Gulab Jamun dipped in its sugary syrup adds more flavor and pleasure. It can be garnished with almonds and pistachios. Moreover, you can serve these delicious desserts warm or at room temperature.
3. Chocolate Cookies
These hot, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies taste just like a comforting mug of hot cocoa. Cookies are fairly easy to make. You can either use a box of cake mix or a few common pantry ingredients. Whisk the ingredients together till you have a smooth batter and then scoop it out onto a baking tray. The chocolate cookies taste incredible by themselves. However, if you are in for the full hot cocoa effect, then top these cookies with fluffy marshmallows before popping them into the oven. Viola! You have warm desserts cum snacks to munch on.
4. Molten Lava Cake
Chocolate Molten Lava Cake is an addictive, divine, decadent, and absolutely scrumptious dessert. You will find this amazing dessert on every restaurant’s menu. But you don’t always have to leave the comfort of your house every time you crave this cake. Molten Lava Cake requires a technique to make it but once you get the hang of that, it becomes easy. It requires 6 simple ingredients and a preparation time of 25-30 minutes. The supremely rich and chocolatey-centered cake is irresistible, tasty, and indulgent. Serve this super moist cake warm along with vanilla ice cream and enjoy.
5. Suji Ka Halwa
Suji Ka Halwa is a popular breakfast item, served with naan or puri. This traditional sweet dessert is made with suji, milk, sugar, and ghee garnished with dry fruits. Other than it being absolutely delicious, Suji Ka Halwa has a high nutritional value as well. Moreover, this finger-licking good dessert is quick and easy to make. It has a soft and smooth texture, the kind that just melts in your mouth. Also, halwa tastes best when served warm. Thus, there is nothing like a warm, nutritious Suji Ka Halwa on a cold winter day. This tastes even better with a hot cup of tea.
There are a plethora of desserts out there, which includes cakes, biscuits, pastries, pudding, custards, halwa, sweets, and so on. Among the many, these are our top picks for warm, sweet, and delicious desserts that are a must-have for the winter season. What are your favorite winter desserts? Do comment and share your thoughts and preferences.