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The arrival of the rainy season is something that we all look forward to after a long and hot spell of summer. The season is also the time to try different delicacies, especially for kids. While there are numerous monsoon snacks to try out, you can start with the following three snacks that you can easily prepare at home without any hassle.

  • Spinach Soup

Spinach contains Vitamin- A and C, calcium, iron, and Folate. Apart from keeping your eyes and bones healthy, spinach also improves your haemoglobin count. So, a hot soup made from this green leafy vegetable is not only one of the delicious monsoon snacks for children but also a healthy alternative to fast foods.

Steps to Prepare

  1. Take about 350-400 gms of spinach and wash them well. 
  2. Chop the spinach, boil it and make a puree of it.
  3. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a cooking pan by heating it on a low flame. 
  4. Add the spinach puree, a quarter teaspoon of nutmeg powder, pepper, a pinch of sugar, and salt. 
  5. Add a cup of milk and boil the mixture.
  6. Remove from the heat when the soup is thick.
  7. You can garnish the soup with milk cream.

  • Bread Pakoda

While Bread Pakoda is one of the hot favourites of street food lovers, you can’t risk your children’s health by eating outside during the Monsoons. But, you can prepare this delicious rainy season food for kids at home. 

Steps to Prepare

  1. Boil or steam three to four potatoes of medium size. Peel the skin after they cool off a bit. 
  2. Use a masher or your hands to mash the potatoes.
  3. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add a teaspoon of ginger paste and two chopped green chills to the heated oil.
  4. Saute them until they release the aroma. 
  5. Add the mashed potato to the mixture with salts and coriander leaves and fry them.
  6. You can add more vegetables and spices to the potato stuffing as per your kid’s preference.
  7. Now apply the potato stuffings over a bread slice and cover it with another slice. Repeat the process with other bread slices as well.
  8. Make a separate batter of besan/maida, salt, and water. You can enrich the batter by adding cornstarch, turmeric and chilli powder.
  9. Add oil to a pan and heat it. The quantity of oil should be enough to shallow fry the stuffed bread.
  10. Once the oil is at the right temperature, dip the stuffed bread in the batter and drop in the hot oil.
  11. Fry until both sides are crisp and golden brown.
  12. Serve with sauce or green chutney.

  • Jhaal Muri

Jhaal Muri is a famous snack from Bengal. Jhaal means spicy, and muri mean puffed rice in Bengali. It predominantly consists of puffed rice with various vegetables and spices. The best thing about this recipe is that you can customise it according to your kid's taste by experimenting with different vegetables.

Preparing Jhaal Muri

Take a serving of puffed rice appropriate for your kid. Add chopped onion, cucumber, and salt to it. Add five to six drops of mustard oil and mix with a tablespoon. Sprinkle a few chopped chilly over the spread, and your Jhaal muri dish is ready.

You can add pieces of boiled potato, carrots, green peas, chickpeas, and other spices like chat masala to make the dish more wholesome and spicy for your kid. 

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