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It’s that time of year when the rain has strewn a green carpet across the land, providing a welcome respite from the scorching heat. You appreciate foods that keep you warm and allow you to relax in the pleasant weather.
The hungry pangs demand a lip-smacking meal with a huge roar of their own when the heavens explode in a mighty roar! So, what is it about the monsoon that sets it apart from the rest of the seasons and makes you crave a variety of foods? Nobody knows why, yet it could be due to the beautiful climate it provides. However, we do know what delectable foods you can prepare to keep yourself nourished during the rainy season!
Monsoon is one of our favorite seasons; after all, isn’t it the ideal season? The mild temperature, along with magnificent cloud formations and cool raindrops, can both heighten and satisfy all of your senses.
Here’s the list of best foods to eat in the monsoon season:
Bhajiyas or Pakoras have to be the most popular tea-time food during the rains in practically every family. The batter can be filled with a variety of ingredients, including onion rings, potato slices, paneer, cauliflower, mirchi, chicken, and prawns, to name a few. Tomato ketchup or spicy and sweet sauce are served alongside this dish. This is ideally served with mint or coriander chutneys. On a cold, wet day, bhajiyas with a hot cup of chai are simply ideal.
Mumbai’s signature food is this delicious vegetarian snack. A deep-fried potato dumpling is placed inside a bread bun or Pav that has been split practically in half across the middle. To give you an all-around spicy feeling, the hot vadas are stuffed with soft pavs and served with dry red chili powder, green chillies (occasionally fried and salted), chopped onions and garlic, or coconut chutney. During the monsoon, this hot Indian burger is quite popular.
Corn on the cob, as it is commonly known, is a popular monsoon treat. To give the corn stick a charred appearance and flavor, it is roasted over a coal fire. The charred corn is served hot, garnished with a generous amount of black pepper, salt, red chili powder, and lemon juice for a flavor explosion. Keep an eye out for the nearest ‘Bhutta wala bhaiya.’ The experience of eating this on a rainy day is unquestionably worthwhile.
In the cold, wet weather, a traditional masala tea or ginger tea is ideal. When it comes to the monsoon, this is one drink that outperforms all others, and whether you’re standing on the streets or inside a building, the combination of rain and tea is guaranteed to lift your spirits and make you feel at ease.
This traditional South Indian dish is not only delicious but also nutritious during the rainy season. The hot and spicy sambar served with the well-steamed idlis is sure to strike the spot, and it goes great with the monsoon’s chilling winds.
Samosa is one of the most mouthwatering monsoon treats. Perfect, right? The smell of coolness in the air, the wet outdoors, and the atmosphere of raindrops outside. It’s a winning mix. Its warm, crisp flavor will undoubtedly please you. When enjoyed while drenched in the rain, these spicy food pockets will awaken your senses and improve your spirits. Take plenty of fried chilies and spicy chutney to complete the experience.
Another food item to eat during the rainy season is this famous Mumbai dish. The spicy bhaji is paired with soft and buttery tava cooked pavs. The combination of spicy bhaji, pavs, and chopped onions is fantastic, and it’s even better when eaten while watching rain fall or after being soaked.
These spicy snack products are sure to provide a great experience when eaten during the rainy season, whether at a street-side chaat corner or in the comfort of your own home. These chaat products, from paani puri to bhel puri, are adequately spicy, which is presumably why they go so well with the cold rains.
Every slacker has learned the knack of preparing a Maggi plate. When the weather is this lovely, this dish tastes even better. Maggi tastes so much better when paired with a wet afternoon, and the rainy season screams for some Maggi time. In the monsoon, instant noodles are one of the most comforting foods to consume.
This delicious vegetarian snack is perfect for eating when it’s raining outside. Roasted gramme flour, coconut, clove powder, cinnamon powder, peanut, cumin, and cardamom are among the components used in the stuffing for kachoris.
The Kolhapuri misal pav, a popular street meal from Maharashtra that is packed with spices and proteins from mung sprouts, is the ideal food to enjoy during the monsoon season. Serve warm with onion and sev for crunch.
Someone with a sweet craving doesn’t need an excuse to eat twisted jalebis. However, if you have a legitimate cause to enjoy this delectable treat, you should not pass it up. This rainy season, the hot fried jalebis with rabdi are a must-try.
Rabdi Jalebi is a sweetened thickened milk (whole fat milk decreased by slow boiling) garnished with almonds, pistachios, saffron, and crispy round jalebis deep fried in ghee and coated in sugar syrup.
The chilly rabdi and the hot, crispy jalebis are a fantastic match. This dish will offer you a rush of flavor with every bite.
So, these are the top foods you should try in the rainy season to have an incredible experience. Since the rainy season is just around the corner, try these dishes in the monsoon and enjoy this fantastic season with some delectable dishes to have a unique experience this monsoon.
After reading this list, we hope you’ve already started adding more meals to your list of things to eat during the monsoon season. Many of you may have already tried some of the recipes listed above; if so, please share your thoughts in the comments section below. If you haven’t tried them yet, please do so this year and let us know how you liked them.