So, what is it about monsoon that sets it apart from all the other seasons and makes one crave a different variety of food. Well, nobody really knows the reason behind it but it is perhaps thanks to the beautiful climate that it brings along with it; but what we DO know is the awesome food that you can have to satisfy your hunger during the rainy season! So with this start of monsoon season, here are the best foods to eat in rainy season.
The typical masala tea or ginger tea is a perfect thing to have in the cold rainy weather. This one drink, which can beat all the others when it comes to the monsoon, and whether you are standing on the streets or inside a building, the combination of rain and tea is sure to improve your mood and give you a very comfortable feeling.
This popular Mumbai dish is yet another food item that should be eaten in the rainy season. The hot and spicy bhaji is served with tava fried pavs which are soft and buttery. The combination of spicy bhaji, pavs and chopped onions is great, and it becomes only better when eaten while enjoying the view of rains or after getting drenched. If you have not tried eating it during the monsoon yet, then it is about time that you do!
Pakora and Bhajiya
Ah! The feeling of having sizzling hot pakoras or bhajiyas on the street side while the clouds are pouring down on the city is heavenly. The spicy fried chilies that come along with the chutneys and sauces make the overall experience great. Combine this with some ‘Cutting Chai’ to give you the complete monsoon feeling.
This typical South Indian dish is perfect for the rainy season and is also healthy at the same time. The well steamed idlies served with hot and spicy sambhar and coconut chutney, are sure to hit the spot, and go very well with the cold winds of the monsoon.
Bhutta is nothing but corn stick that is cooked over a traditional coal gas to give it a burnt flavor. It is then topped with some tangy masala made from black pepper, salt, red chili powder, and lemon juice to give you a combination of all the flavors. The feel of eating this hot bhutta in the rain is worth experiencing.
Hot aloo paratha with cold curd and some sour pickle makes up a complete meal and is one of the best food items to eat in the rainy season. The combination of hot aloo paratha and cold curd gives you satisfying yet contrasting flavor, which when combined with the cool breeze and rain droplets hitting your face is nothing short of delightful.
This typical Mumbai snack item is one of the best food items to have in the monsoon. The hot vadas stuffed in soft pavs along with spicy chutneys are served with green chilies to give you an all-round spicy feeling.
There is something about the combination of vada pav and the monsoon that makes it an all-time favorite of most people; this is one item that must not be missed during the monsoon and should preferably be eaten on the street side to get the complete feeling of satisfaction.
Yet another hot and crunchy item that one craves for during the rainy season. These spicy food pockets are sure to heighten your senses and lift your mood when eaten while getting drenched in the rains. Make sure to take lots of fried chilies and spicy chutney along with it to give you an out of the world experience.
Be it a street-side chaat corner or the comfort of your home, these spicy snack items are sure to give you an amazing experience when eaten during the rainy season. From paani puri to bhel puri, all these chaat items are sufficiently spicy and is probably why they go so well with the cold rains.