It is finally time to say good bye to the scorching heat of the summer and wait hopefully anticipating the drops of relief and coolness as the clouds get heavier. It is almost June and India shall soon be covered with thundering clouds and water clogged roads. Monsoon is always happily welcomed in the country and along with it comes tons of varied mouth-watering dishes meant to be savoured as the pitter patter raindrops hit the ground. Imagine a slight slow rain, some soothing music and delicious delicacy at your call to savour, isn’t it just the best way to enjoy monsoon? So here are some best street foods to have when it’s rainy outside.
1. Vada Pav :
People of Mumbai know Vada Pav as their staple food and can fit in between any meal or when you wish to grab just a quick bite, but the best taste is when it is had in heavy rains. A combination of a type of bread and fried potato patty, hot and steamy Vada Pav is available at mostly every nook and corner of Mumbai and is enjoyed by many likely.
2. Samosas :
With a crispy covering of flour and filling of potato and feelings of love and happiness, samosas taste best when served hot and along with some pudina chatni or khajur imli chatni. Don’t forget to try out this delicacy in monsoon as a samosa is the best love triangle you’d want to be in.
3. Pakora and Bhajiya :
This shall be declared as the national food of India during monsoons. There is no feeling that beats having hot out-of-the pan pakoras under the whopping and thunder screaming clouds. Ah! A delicious mouth watering recipe made of gram flour and the fillings may vary between onion, potato, moong and many as per their preference. It is a must-have street food during monsoons.
4. Bhutta (Corn) :
Rains are incomplete without having a zesty bhutta at a road side stall. A simple yet delightful recipe, it is nothing but corn stick roasted over the traditional coal gas to give it a burnt flavour. Garnished with a pinch of black pepper, salt and some lime juice, bhutta is simply an amazing delicacy to savour this monsoon season.
5. Pav Bhaji :
Another street delicacy that tastes best after you have enjoyed the monsoon showers. A combination of smooth buttery pav and a hot spicy bhaji, Pav Bhaji is another staple of Mumbai that is loved across the nation, especially in Mumbai. The combination is best served with some chopped onions, cut lemon and lots of butter.
6. Cutting Chai :
“Boss, ek cutting dena!” is a phrase that people love to use the most during monsoons. This is probably the best beverage to have in monsoons. It is the typical masala tea along with some ginger and elaichi that makes it soothing and warm to have during windy rains when you are shivering. Just half a cup is enough to lift you from a drowsy mood and give you a refreshing feeling.
If you still haven’t tried out these super delicious streetfoods, head right away in their direction to enjoy monsoon to its fullest.