5 foods that will warm your soul in this chilly Karachi weather.

Winter may have begun a month or so ago but it has only just started to get cold in Karachi - at least as cold as it gets in Karachi. If you're also not feeling the kitchen struggle and just want a dish of instant warmth presented to you, we've got a list of places for you to try.

Winter cravings are real and we take them very seriously at Images. As the temperature drops, so does our - and our gas stove's - willingness to prepare food. No need to worry, our careful selection includes desi food like saag with makkai [cornmeal] rotis, comfort food such as mac and cheese and the more preferred broth-y foods such as pho, hot pot and, of course, soup.

Rajdhani Delights' saag and makkai rotis

For some, winter signals whipping out piping hot saag with desi ghee and makkai rotis for lunch. But just because you're craving it, that doesn't mean you want to go through the trouble of cooking it, which is where Rajdhani Delights comes in. The restaurant is better known for their delish thaalis [platters] but around this time of the year, their menu expands to include a seasonal dish - sarson ka saag with makkai ki roti.

The mouth-watering meal is a special at the restaurant that serves it with melted butter on both the saag and roti, adding a hint of saltiness to the spicy and yummy dish. The green earthy flavour of saag hits all the spots with the spice blend and their evenly cooked makkai roti. It's a meal that one must not miss.

Totoro's hot pot

Despite the objection a few have to going to a restaurant and having to cook your own food, hot pot has become very popular in Pakistan. In the months, more and more people have flocked to places serving it to enjoy it with a gathering of friends and family. Totoro at the Spring's cafe is one such place that curates a fun experience with the wide variety of sides they offer to choose from.

Oh, to fight the breeze and balance out the cold with the hot broth filled mix of carbs, protein and veggies. The name itself promises to keep you warm, what more do we...

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