Monsoon? Did it remind you of the smell of rainy soil or let me guess did you miss dancing in the rain? Now, your wait is over and monsoons are back where you can dance and also enjoy the long drives with your partner, or go trekking with your friends in the lush greenery and rain-drenched landscapes.
Monsoon is the season of love, romance, dance and the unmissable food we crave during rains. When it’s raining outside, you only need two things. One is romance and the other is delicious and tempting food.
Are you craving some tasty and monsoon special spicy and mouth-watering dishes?
Here we have come up with a list of a few of your favourite monsoon food items which you can’t miss and definitely can’t stop yourself from eating when it is raining outside.
1. Bhutta (Corn)
When you think of monsoon, the food that you crave the most is Bhutta also known as Corn. Bhutta and monsoon are closely related. As the rainy season is about to start you can easily spot the Bhuttewalas selling coal-roasted Bhuttas coated with tasty and spicy flavours. The smell of this Bhutta is so irresistible that you can’t stop yourself from eating one in the beautiful rainy season. Enjoying a hot Bhutta on the stove with your friends and family while it’s raining is the best feeling ever. Just make sure your Bhutta is well garnished with lemon juice and spices.
2. Pakoras (Bhaji)
What else can be a better combination than a full plate of super-hot delicious pakoras with a cup of masala chai during the monsoon? As soon as you start feeling the earthy smell of the rainy soil, you start craving pakoras. You can vary your choice by choosing from a variety of kanda bhaji, aloo bhaji, paneer bhaji or the best moong bhaji. Homemade pakoras are the best choice, topped with mint sauce and imli chutney or ketchup. Pakoras are not only a feast for the stomach but also warm the soul.
You definitely can’t miss this one in the rainy season.
3. Masala Chai
Masala Chai never fails to soothe your taste buds. Sitting at your window and enjoying the magical rain, while listening to your favourite music or reading your book with a cup of masala chai in your hand is the best part of spending your precious time in the monsoon. A cup of strong, masala chai which consists of ginger and green cardamom is the perfect stress buster for you. The combination of rain and tea is sure to make your mood better and help you come up with new and creative ideas.
Don’t wait, just grab a masala chai and enjoy the beautiful rainy weather outside.
4. Vada Pav
Vada pav, the speciality of Mumbai but now is served everywhere in the country. It is the best dish you can have in the monsoon. After having a tiring day at the office, you can buy a street-style Vada pav served with green chilli along with chutney. It is the best way to take your taste buds to seventh heaven. This is one item that you should not miss during the rainy season and should preferably be eaten on the streetside to satisfy all your monsoon cravings.
Maggi is not only a food item but for many, it is an emotion, filled with tasty spices and veggies. It is the most loved item by everyone not because it is the simplest food you can make but because it tastes the best and takes you to the gateway of heaven. Eating Maggi in the lap of nature while you are travelling in the monsoon is the best feeling ever. This food item will surely satisfy your monsoon cravings.
Walking down the memory lane, we all remember playing in the rain with paper boats spiralling in the flowing water like our imaginations. It reminds me of all of my beautiful memories in the monsoon. You crave even more of your favourite food with every drop of rainwater. How amazing it is to enjoy your favourite street food with your favourite person while it is raining? So, make sure you are trying out all these tempting and yummy food items this monsoon season.
Do share your favourite memories of the monsoon with us in the comment section below.