Enjoy Monsoon With These Lip Smacking Dishes
We as a whole love monsoons – the pristine feel, natural air, blustery days, shady skies, shades of green and the sloppy smell. The showers come bundled with enormous food cravings. We list some of the most popular food items relished during this season in India.
Hot Tea With Ginger
Nothing is more commonly storm than rain-doused hair and a warm cup of special kadak chai with extra adrak. Be it Mumbai’s celebrated ‘Cutting Chai’ or Kolkatta’s top choice ‘Kullad wali Chai’, this elixir makes a rainy day even more magical with its strong aroma and spicy cardamom flavor. It is best enjoyed with hot pakodas. For extra warmth, hold the glass close to your mouth and blow into the cup for the steam to drown your face.
There is something overpowering about fried food, particularly when its pouring outside. On that typical Mumbai rainy day, all you want is a hot plate of kanda bhaji (onion pakodas) with garlic chutney. Kothimbir wadi paneer pakoda, mirchi pakoda are for the most part awesome backups also. Bear in mind the green chilies.
Vada Pav is the undisputed king of Mumbai’s street food. If you are in or around Mumbai, you can’t have missed seeing a roadside merchant continually producing vadas and serving enormous hordes of individuals. If you haven’t had Vada Pav during monsoon, then you haven’t encountered Mumbai’s best season yet. Next time it starts pouring, forget your umbrellas and rain wear. Instead, get drenched, walk to the nearest Vada Pav stall, and ask for out-of-the-frying-pan fresh and steaming hot Vada Pav served with garlic and chili chutney.
Monsoons are incomplete without getting captured in the rain and savoring the charcoal-roasted bhutta sprinkled with spices. The warmth of the fire and bites of hot tangy corn make for a very comfortable setting on windy and rainy days.
Gracious, those divine, deep fried and enticing samosas. Crisply fried samosas and their smell are certain to give anybody food cravings. There is something about their crunchy crust joined with the sound of raindrops that make them everyone’s favorite.
Hearing the name Maggi brings bliss and grins to everybody, from babies to grandparents. The ‘Rain-wali Maggi’, a bowl of hot and steaming masala noodles, is precisely what you need when its coming down like a hurricane. Have it soupy or dry, include veggies and cheese or keep it simple – there is no wrong method to have Maggi by any means.
Don’t we as a whole simply cherish the hot steamed momos at any given day, particularly when its breezy and cold? A plate of momos with hot garlic sauce can serve as a healthy non-fried treat for satisfying hunger cravings.
Aloo Tikki Chaat
Aloo tikki is a standout amongst the most prevalent street foods in Delhi. Hot and fresh aloo tikkis and their spicy chaat can be relished right off the tava. They are sure to make your tastebuds want more.
Who would not be tempted with crunchy fluffly kachoris fresh from the stove? Kachoris are a Rajashtani speciality, made out of gram flour, additionally savored as a dahi kachori chaat. The aloo and pyaaz stuffed kachori is an unadulterated gastronomical pleasure.
Soaking up the heavy showers? Shield yourself from the sniffles by tasting on a mug of your most loved hot soup. Rich, creamy tomato soup or even simple stock with mixed veggies makes for a healthy, tasty, and nutritious option while craving warmth to complement the drizzles.
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