“Rain clouds come floating in, not to muddy the days ahead, but to make us calm, happy and hopeful.” Yes! That’s what monsoons are all about, they bring a breath of fresh air and a sigh of relief after days spent in the scorching heat. Sailing with this feeling along, the monsoons signify the brightest shades of sky, irresistible aroma around and chatpata food cravings. Here’s to getting ready for the upcoming showers with vibrant umbrellas and colourful flip flops amidst the mundane lockdown.
Did you know that the health experts attach scientific reasons behind our fried food cravings during rainy days? It’s very similar to feeling extremely relaxed after a hot shower. The logic says it’s when our body is exposed to a hot shower, it takes time to cool down and get back to normal. This aforementioned process of cooling down gives a soothing effect to the body. Similarly, after a prolonged spell of summer, monsoons bring a comforting environment. This acts psychologically and we tend to indulge in munching to our heart’s content.
So, wouldn’t you want to gear up for this awesome mausam with some of the most crunchiest munchies? Grab the most comfortable corner of your home, sip on some garmagaram chai and get into the monsoon mood. We truly deserve to celebrate this season with a splash of these yummy hatke delights.
Chana Jor Garam Tikki
This is a perfect gateway to welcome the rains and indulge in the sinfulness. These tikkis are very different from the usual ones and are coupled with the favourite chana jor garam. It will instantly become your partner in this monsoon season.
Pindi Chole Samosa
You must’ve had samosas dunked in hari and meethi chutney. However, did you ever imagine drenching the samosa in the goodness of masaledar pindi chole. This didn’t come across your mind? Then you surely got to try this combination out to make your monsoon feeling all the more exuberant.
Chicken Spring Rolls
While we rush in the thoughts of taking the bites of pakodas as a monsoon tradition, it’s a good time to ditch the usual and divert to these spring rolls. After all, these are not an ordinary kind but, are loaded with chicken to treat you with all the awesomeness.
Paneer Corn Bread Pakoda
Wondering what’s so special about this one? Well, bread pakoda is one such delight that everyone loves and craves every once a while. This craving grows stronger in such an endearing weather. So, we are turning it all the more a win-win situation for you. This pakoda is utterly delicious with the luscious paneer and juicy corn, making it a celebration for your taste buds!
Bharwan Mirch Fry
Bharwan sabzis is what we all love, but when we think of snacks we quite relate to lovely mirchi vadas made with Bhavnagri chillies. However, to make it more exquisite for you, we’ve got this stuffed vada¸ especially for you. Iska swaad chai ke chuski ke saath lijyega, maza aa jayega!
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.