Top 10 Best Foods To Eat In The Rainy Season
Monsoon is one of our favorite seasons; it is the perfect season after all, isn’t it? The climate is just right, not too hot, not too cold. The moderate temperature combined with the amazing cloud formations and cold rain droplets can heighten all your senses and please them at the same time. With such lovely weather all around, you are bound to feel like eating something that matches perfectly with the climate.
Rainy Season Special Food Items
When the heavens burst forth with a great roar, the bowels too demand some lip-smacking food with a roar of the same intensity! So, what is it about the monsoon that sets it apart from all the other seasons and makes you crave a different variety of food items? Well, nobody really knows the reason behind it but it is perhaps thanks to the beautiful climate that it brings along. But what we DO know is the awesome food that you can have to satisfy your hunger during the rainy season! Here are the best foods to eat in the rainy season.
1. Cutting Chai
The typical masala tea or ginger tea is the perfect thing to have in the cold rainy weather. This is one drink that beats all the others when it comes to the monsoon, and whether you are standing on the streets or inside a building, the combination of rain and tea is sure to improve your mood and give you a very comfortable feeling.
2. Pakora and Bhajiya
Ah! The feeling of having sizzling hot pakoras or bhajiyas on the street side while the clouds are pouring down on the city is heavenly. The spicy fried chilies that come with it along with the chutneys make the overall experience great. Combine this with some ‘Cutting Chai’ to give you the complete monsoon feeling.
Yet another hot and crunchy item that we all crave for during the rainy season. These spicy food pockets are sure to heighten your senses and lift your mood when eaten while getting drenched in the rains. Make sure to take lots of fried chilies and spicy chutney along with it to give you an out of the world experience.
4. Bhutta (Corn)
Bhutta is nothing but corn stick that is cooked over a traditional coal gas to give it a burnt flavor. It is then topped with some tangy masala made from black pepper, salt, red chili powder, and lemon juice to give you a combination of all the flavors. The feel of eating this hot bhutta in the rain is worth experiencing.
5. Aloo Paratha
Hot aloo paratha with cool curd and some sour pickle makes up a complete meal and is one of the best food items to eat in the rainy season. The combination of hot aloo paratha and cold curd gives you a satisfying yet contrasting flavor, which when combined with the cool breeze and rain droplets hitting your face is nothing short of delightful.
6. Vada Pav
This typical Mumbai snack item is one of the best food items to have in the monsoon, if not THE best. The hot vadas stuffed in soft pavs along with spicy chutneys are served with green chilies to give you an all-round spicy feeling.
There is something about the combination of vada pav and the monsoon that makes it an all-time favorite of most people; this is one item that must not be missed during the monsoon and should preferably be eaten on the street side to get the complete feeling of satisfaction.
7. Pav Bhaji
This popular Mumbai dish is yet another food item that should be eaten in the rainy season. The hot and spicy bhaji is served with tava fried pavs which are soft and buttery. The combination of spicy bhaji, pavs, and chopped onions is great, and it becomes only better when eaten while enjoying the view of rains or after getting drenched.
If you have not tried eating it during the monsoon yet, then it is about time that you do!
8. Chatpate Chaats
Be it a street-side chaat corner or the comfort of your home, these spicy snack items are sure to give you an amazing experience when eaten during the rainy season. From paani puri to bhel puri, all these chaat items are sufficiently spicy and is probably why they go so well with the cold rains.
9. Idli Sambhar
This typical South Indian dish is perfect for the rainy season and is also healthy at the same time. The well-steamed idlies served with hot and spicy sambhar are sure to hit the spot, and go very well with the cold winds of the monsoon.
Ah! The feeling of hot soup flowing down your throat when it is raining is unparalleled, and it heightens your mood. The warm feeling on the inside and the cold feeling of the rain on the outside combine to give you a perfect experience.
Apart from all this, it is very healthy to drink these boiled soups during the rainy season when the water quality might not be up to the mark.
We hope that after going through this list, you are already adding more dishes to your list of things to eat in the upcoming monsoon season. Many of you may have already tried some of the above-mentioned dishes if so, do let us know your experience in the comments below. If you haven’t tried them yet, do let us know once you do try them this year, we are sure that you will! If you think any other dish deserves to be on this list, please notify us so that we can share it with our readers.
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