Delhi in Winters

January 4, 2010 at 12:44 pm 19 comments

Being a Delhizen I have to write about our winters, though less that what it is in Punjab thanks to the pollution. Still nothing to beat a hazzy, foggy morning with no sun in sight for rest of the day.. Absolute chilly air hits you on the face but what a feeling of freshness it brings along with it! 3 days since the Sun God showed up, more than 200 hundred flights cancelled, trains in India are never on time and in the last few days they have beaten their own records!

Anyway, some ‘must haves’ to keep us warm in this sardi

  • Garam-garam Gjams with Sam on occasions like someone completing one year in office, first salary, a good client meeting, not so good report to pep up spirits. Basically If we don’t have a reason then create one to have the combo 😉


  • Umpteen cups of adrak wali chai


  • Dabbas of gajjar & moong dal ka halwa sent over by dearest mother and auntijis who think their kids ( read everyone over 25) must be missing home.. love you all!


  • Saron ka saag with dollops of butter and ghee and peanuts in between or after meals


  • Lazzing in the lawns after a lavish Sunday Brunch Punjabi ishtyle!


  • A wardrobe full of colourful mufflers, caps and sweaters not only to keep you warm but for that bright & cheerful look too! ( okay! I do think beyond food)


Must dos

  • An early morning walk or a late night drive to feel what winters actually are


  • Bonfire on January 13th!


  • Give away woollens to those who still wear clothes from summer for obvious reasons


  • Witnessing the 26th January parade.. a must see spectacular event!
    Did i miss out on anything? then add…and for those who want to experience it.. please be our guest!

PS: 10th AutoExpo begins tomorrow till Jan 11, 2010. Will try to write a post from the venue


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19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Gaurav  |  January 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I want to visit Delhi and sip that special adrak wali chai.

    • 2. delhizen  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

      come over… adrak ki chai with gjams & sams, pakka!

  • 3. Bikram  |  January 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    so i guess I will have loads to eat next time i land in delhi.
    Sarson da saag would be with MAKKI do roti…

    and also Garam garam PAKODE with that adrak wali chai..

    and offcourse the garam garm Moonfali-with Gud waali gachak.. and Reoriyaan …

    and then especially in villages Sit by a big bonfire, amd make HOLLAN, hope u know what that is if not ask… 🙂

    Happy new year

    • 4. delhizen  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm

      nahin maloom hollan ka matlab :(..

      • 5. Bikram  |  January 4, 2010 at 6:35 pm

        You know CHOLIYAA.. green peas (not mattar) they r like the chickpeas.. anyway you pull it with the whole plant.. and put it on the bonfire.. and in a few minutes its cooked.. and as you are sitting around u pop it up and Eat the peas… YUMMY its called HOLLAN in punjabi..

        and i see you love winters you need to come here then, -7 today and snowing .. it will take a couple of hours to reach home today.. let it snow– let it snow…

  • 6. Sapna  |  January 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Knowing your love for Winters this post was awaited. 🙂

    Anyway now I know why Sun is worshiped as God 🙂 Wish I was there for the AutoExpo 😦 . Happy Winters!!! 😀

    • 7. delhizen  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm

      what happened to your trip to delhi??

  • 8. Prateek  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Nice post. You have hardly missed any points. And yes, the AutoExpo is starting tomorrow. I will try to be there either tomorrow or on 8th.
    P.S. You forgot panjeeri and pinnis, gajjaks and groundnuts and a few more.

  • 9. Prateek  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    And I forgot tomorrow is Media Day and since you are in the media you will be there. Guess I will have to sweet talk you into getting me an entry on the first day next year. 😉

    • 10. delhizen  |  January 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

      yeah i am going to b there.. first day first show 🙂

      you r in the que for a pass 😉

  • 11. tangyorangesour  |  January 4, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    tandoori chicken nahi milta hain kya ? 😛

  • 12. raj  |  January 6, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Wonderfully explained !!

    I want to visit Delhi and want to have that fantastic tea.

  • 13. Mayur  |  January 6, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Every thing is great, except the foggy Delhi made the flights being stuck. Thankfully mine was an ATR. It caused a 4 hr delay and at the end of it, I was left with a soar throat and BAD headache.

    But of course, I enjoyed the winter in Bhopal too. I had loads of Makke di roti and Sarson da Saag (My favorite) at Noor us Sabha. Maja aa gaya.

    Waise you are going to the Auto Expo right? Yaar first hand photo leke bhejna jaroor. I some much wanted to attend the expo myself. 😦

    • 14. delhizen  |  January 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

      chalo at least you got to enjoy the winters, thoda toh up-down chalta hai 😉

      yeah 3 days at the Auto Expo though most of my time I was at the Vintage & Classic car pavilion. what beauties!!!

      sure, I got some cool pics from the expo will share with you soon 🙂

  • 15. chotusworld  |  January 8, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Can I have a slice of it please.. it is so hot and sweaty out here…

    • 16. delhizen  |  January 8, 2010 at 10:50 am

      why just a slice.. come and enjoy the complete thing 🙂

  • 17. nourishncherish  |  January 13, 2010 at 11:50 am

    your garma-garam description makes me want some hot chai and gajjar halwa too! Do you celebrate makara sankranti?

    • 18. delhizen  |  January 13, 2010 at 11:57 am

      We celebrate Lohri ( a day before Makar Sakranti). That means we will have a bonfire tonight with loads of nice stuff to eat with it 🙂

  • 19. Nags  |  February 4, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    how much is 200 hundred? 😛


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