5 must-have monsoon snacks
After all that scorching heat and sun, the rains seem like such a welcome change. The chilly breeze and the little drops of rain make it the coziest time of the year. The best thing to do would be to curl up on a chair with a good book or movie, a hot cup of tea and a plate full of monsoon snacks. With the rains dropping in almost every day, here’s a list of mouthwatering monsoon snacks you have to try.
1. Mixed Vegetable Pakora
It’s a quick, easy snack and is impossible to go wrong with. All you need is some besan, corn kernels, vegetables of your choice, and Gold Winner Sunflower oil for deep frying. Imagine munching on these crunchy pakoras on a rainy evening, curled up on your sofa, watching your favorite TV show. Ah, bliss!
2. Mirchi Pakodi
This is a popular street snack but nothing beats the joy of making it your own way at home. Get some of the big green chilies and stuff them with a paste made with tamarind and jaggery. Soak the stuffed chilies in some batter and deep fry it using Gold Winner oil. It’s a sure way to pump up the evening chai.
3. Idli Manchurian
Someone decided to give the humble idly a makeover and made this. Marinate the idlies in Gold Winner Refined Sunflower oil along with salt and spices. Toss it in a pan with sautéed vegetables and you have a mouthwatering snack to end the day with.
4. Vegetable Bajjis
This is a staple in most households, given how easy it is to make and how yummy it tastes. Dip a thin slice of raw vegetable (almost any vegetable) in some gram flour batter. Deep fry the coated slices in Gold Winner oil until they turn golden brown. This is the most versatile snacking option for monsoon season.
5. Moong Dal Vada
A crisp and delicious snack for the evening, the moong dal vada is made with moong dal (obviously) and channa dal (surprise!). To add a typical, tangy punch to this, mix ginger, garlic, green chilies, and onions with the batter. Roll them into little balls and deep fry them in Gold Winner Refined Sunflower oil. It’s exactly the kind of treat the tummy deserves.
If this got you drooling and daydreaming, it’s about time you grabbed yourself a ladle. After all, what could possibly beat the joy of munching on a crisp snack and some hot chai on a rainy evening?