10 food items we simply love to have when it rains
While many people associate monsoon with traffic jams and potholes, foodies cannot stop thinking about the food they can indulge in to enjoy the weather a little more. Many people prefer to stay indoors and enjoy the long, lazy hours while the sky opens up— foodies only need some drizzle to hop out and enjoy some lip-smacking desi food, which tastes even better in the rain. Here are 10 easy-on-the-pocket food items we can’t get off our minds when it rains!
Masala chai: Urban India might like to begin their day with a cup of coffee but nothing beats the comfort of a cup of piping hot, kadak masala chai on a rainy day.
Filter coffee: If you’re not a tea person, go for the traditional filter kaapi people have in South India. A cup of this frothy delight will warm you up inside.
Pakodas: From aloo bhajiya in the west to mixed veggie pakoras in the North, noon bariya in the east to onion bhaji in the south, pakodas, or fried fritters is synonymous with comfort food in the monsoon.
Corn: Butta, or corn cob rubbed with some lemon, salt and chili is synonymous with the rain. Come monsoon and you will find corn cob stands sprouting up in every nook and corner of the city.
Samosa: Samosas win hands down as the favorite snack of people in India – whether it is served with the afternoon tea, or had in big numbers at a party. Have a couple of garma-garam samosas served with tangy imli chutney, or mix your samosas with some chhole and spicy mint chutney, and you will fall in love with the weather a bit more!
Kachori: We all crave fried food when it rains. A plate of hot kachori with a spicy lentil and onion filling, with at least three varieties of chutney and dahi is going to transport you to heaven!
Momos: Any monsoon list is incomplete without these small, steamed and fried rounds of veggies/chicken, served with a spicy chili-garlic sauce that will make your mouth and eyes water.
Khichdi: Khichdi can make the perfect snack or even a full meal in this season, especially if you are fighting off a cold. Easy and quick to make, khichdi is one of the most comforting, home-cooked items you can eat with some curd or with your choice of pickle.
Soup: If you are the one who prefers to stay at home when it is pouring outside, make yourself a mug of hot and spicy soup before you curl up on the sofa and watch your favorite movie.
Instant noodles: Grab a bowl of your favorite instant noodles and add some extra masala to it!Our mouths are watering already!
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