The arrival of monsoon is looked forward to every year. Not only is the parched earth looking for some relief, but we its inhabitants love the pitter patter of raindrops. Doesn’t the world look super clean and glossy when it rains? And then when it rains, food cannot be far behind.
From the charcoal roasted bhutta or corn on the cob to pakoda with adrak chai, the list of monsoon delicacies is endless. It is also super delectable. Here are 10 best monsoon recipes from my arsenal:
Pakoda or fritters have to be on the top of the list of easy monsoon recipes. Batter coated veggies turn into crunchy fritters and delight even the fussiest of people.
You can try my simple onion pakora recipe and use the same batter to coat other veggies like chillies, cauliflower, potato, spinach, mushroom and whatever else catches your fancy.
2. Sweet Potato Chaat
I dig this easy chaat. Made with boiled sweet potatoes that is chopped into cubes and then spiced with chaat masala, salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice, this is simple yet so tasty. Do try it. You can make the same with boiled potatoes or plantains.
3. Pani puri
This chatpata chaat or street food is truly tasty and a treat. I always make it at home and we sometimes have it for dinner. Try my easy pani puri recipe.
4. Bhel Puri
Another one to satisfy your tangy taste buds. This bhel puri is healthy, filling and pretty nutritious. It is simple to make too. Here is my recipe of bhel puri.
Very few things can go wrong with samosa. But due to its Calories, we often resist from indulging in this delicacy. Here is my samosa recipe that is flaky and tasty which you can easily make in airfryer or bake in an oven. Enjoy it with a hot cup of chai.
6. Horsegram soup
This kollu soup or horsegram soup is light, high on protein and tasty. This is perfect to fight sniffles and is a light soup or appetizer. I generally add a bit of boiled rice and eat it as an evening snack.
7. Corn salsa
When you get fresh corn, make this lipsmacking and healthy corn salsa. It is fresh and super healthy. Works every single time when you are craving something spicy and tangy.
8. Sweet Corn Vegetable soup
I love this sweet corn veg soup for its soothing flavours and delightful taste. With sweet corn in season, this is a perfect soup to have when it rains.
9. Mirchi bhajiyas
I cannot tell how delicious these mirchi bajjis are. Straight from the streets of Hyderabad, these are truly sinful. Mirchi bhajiyas are one of my favourite monsoon recipes.
10. KFC-style Chicken Drumsticks
Everyone loves fried chicken. My kids love it. And I use my airfryer to make these KFC style chicken drumsticks. They are perfectly fried and succulent and at a fraction of calories of the fried thing. Do try this recipe.
Hope you enjoyed these easy monsoon recipes. I do hope that you will try them when it rains. Do share with me your favourite monsoon recipes.
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