It’s not too hot. It’s not too cold. Monsoons are simply perfect. When the season hits, our bellies roar with the same intensity as the clouds. No one knows what it is about monsoons that sets the season apart from others and makes us crave a different variety of food items but what we do know are the lip-smacking foods you can have to satisfy the hunger when it rains.
2. Cutting Chai
Cutting Chai: Let’s start with the love of our life. Cutting chai from the roadside stand on a rainy evening is what we live for. It not only improves your mood but also gives an extremely comfortable feeling.
3. Pakora and Bhajiya
Pakora and Bhajiya: When the clouds are pouring down on the city, there’s nothing more we want than Pakoras and Bhajiya. That, plus chutneys and cutting chai. Oh my god, heavenly!
Samosas: Even though we can have Samosas in every season, there’s something about monsoons that make these pockets of happiness extremely special. Accompany them with chillies and spicy chutneys for the best experience.
Maggi: Whether you go for the boiled version or the elaborate one seasoned with green veggies, the sinful bowl of maggi is the real bae when it comes to watching web series during rainy season.
Bhuttas: Bhuttas can literally be found at every nook and corner during the season. Corn is overcooked and then topped with black pepper, salt, red chilli powder and lemon juice for flavour. Surely, this is worth experiencing.
7. Chicken Tikka
Chicken Tikka: Marinated in thick paste of hung curd, spices and some green veggies, the tender chicken pieces roasted on grill taste best with chilled beer.
8. Chicken Momos
Chicken Momos: Nothing is more satisfying than a plate full of street-side chicken momos dipped in creamy mayonnaise and spicy chilli sauce during the monsoon season after a tiring day at work.
9. Vada Pav
Vada Pav: Mumbaikars, this one is for you! This is a must-have during monsoons and is sold almost everywhere. The hot vada inside the soft pav is served with chutneys and chillies. Delicious, to say the least!
10. Aloo Paratha
Aloo Paratha: Who doesn’t love Aloo Paratha? Combine it with cool curd and spicy pickle for contrasting flavours, sit in the balcony and eat away while enjoying the rain and feeling the water droplets fall on your skin.
Jalebi: Piping hot bright orange beauties soaked in sugar syrup go really well with spicy samosas. If you haven’t tried the combo yet, try it this monsoon.
12. Bread Pakora
Bread Pakora: Soft bread triangles dipper in a thick gram flour batter and then deep fried in refined oil makes this savoury snack a must-have with green chutney in the rainy season.
13. Medu Vada
Medu Vada: When it comes to monsoon, South Indian delight is something that we love to relish. Top in the list include Medu Vada, that is best served with tomato-garlic chutney.
Soup: Let’s get over the myth that soup is meant to be consumed by the sick. The feeling of spicy, hot soup going down the throat when it’s raining outside – it’s simply magical.
15. Pav Bhaji
Pav Bhaji: Our favourite Pav Bhaji is something we can have all the time. Spicy bhaji is served with tava fried pav which is extremely soft and buttery. Served with onions, this dish is surely something you can enjoy in the rains.
Chaat: What’s better than Dilli ki roadside chaat? Dilli ki roadside chaat in the rainy season is no less than ambrosia! Chats are spicy, making them perfect for the monsoons. From paani puri to bhel puri, these dishes deserve your attention and bite.