Author : Shabana Mughal
In our region the most celebrated and welcomed whether monsoon is here, yes it has finally arrived, drizzling rains, lazy and windy days brings with it our desire to gorge on to food which can warm our heart and appetite. Every household have their own special menus for the rainy season. Here are some lip smacking monsoon treats which helps us enjoys rains.
Delicious aloo paratha filled with mashed potatoes and spices is something no one can resist it gives a joyful treat to your taste buds. This classic charm snacking perfection is a worth try in monsoon.
Chai is the oldest beverage of our subcontinent. Our never ending romance with chai highlights the essence of warmth associated with it which has become an essential part of our lifestyle. A hot cup of tea on a rainy day is all we need to enjoy the magic of monsoon.
The first thing comes in our mind on a rainy day is none other than desi fritters “Pakoray”. Rains and pakoras are inseparable. This crispy snack pair with hot tea is unparalleled among other snacks on a rainy day. Scrumptious pakoras filled with variety of vegetables in rains is high on a foodie meter.
Maal puras are one of the famous sweet delicacies of our desi cuisine. A perfect alternate of pancakes, maal puras are made of flour, eggs and sugar and they are amazingly delicious and easy to make. If you have a sweet tooth this tempting sweet snack has it all to fill your sweet cravings on a rainy day.
Besan Ki Roti
Nothing can beat the fresh minty aroma of “besan ki roti” filled with small amount of onions, coriander, mint and anar daana. It’s a pure home cooked traditional treat slightly on a spicier side. Almost every house hold has their unique recipe of preparing it and it offers everything a chilehead can ask for during rains.
“Bhutta”. The roasted corn is one of the most popular and liked roadside snack gives you a tempting charcoal aroma. It’s a super healthy and affordable snack packed with very little calories. If you are a weight watcher and don’t want to indulge into food high in calorie then roasted corn is definitely a perfect pick for you to enjoy rain.
Samosas are also associated with rains, monsoon menu is incomplete without spicy samosas available in different variations stuffed with potatoes or mince and are served with variety of homemade chutnis. Munching on this flavorsome snack on a rainy day will surely fills your foodie heart with pleasure.
A deep fried sweet “Jalebi” is one of the popular traditional sweets of our region. The crystal sugar coated jalebis are mostly associated with festivity and celebrations, since monsoon is also been celebrated by us this rich sweet crunchy treat served hot will definitely helps you to make most of the monsoon.
A frozen milky pop “Kulfi” is another famous dessert of our conventional cuisine. This smooth and delicious desi feast covered with almonds and pistachios can sweeten up a rainy day like no other dessert.
Coffee Only a coffee drinker or a coffee geek can understand the pleasure its elegant aroma brings with it which refreshes your mind, heart & soul. From classic cappuccino to espresso or milky latte or a plain black coffee all are equally enjoyable with a different touch of flavor. Curling up with a hot coffee mug is a blessing on a warm and cozy rainy day.
So the next time when rain is pouring outside give your appetite the feast of any these snacks to enjoy and experience the beauty of monsoon.