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Monsoon season is a magical time of the year. The showers make the weather cool and cosy, compelling you to go out for a long drive to enjoy the scenic natural beauty and cook up some warm and comforting food at home. If you are raised in an Indian home, you would know that every time it pours, the chai and pakora combination is a staple.  

But having the same old chai and bhajia every season may become too mundane right? So, if you are wondering if there are other quick and easy recipes that are equally appetising? Well, we have got your back. We list down a few delicious quick recipes that you can indulge during the monsoon with your friends and family while enjoying the rain. So, without any further ado, let get started with the best and quick recipes for monsoon dishes:

Corn Bhel 

There is something extremely comforting about having corn on a lazy Sunday evening while enjoying the rains outside. While most people like to have roasted corn, you can have a funkier corn dish that is drool worthy! Corn bhel is easy to make and it needs only a few ingredients, most of which are easily available in every Indian home. It is a super easy, fun and delicious monsoon recipe that you must try!

Ingredients – Boiled corn kernels, onions, tomatoes, coriander (all finely chopped) copped chilly (optional), red chilli powder, chaat masala, 1 lemon. 

How to make – Take a large bowl, put together all the ingredients and give it a good mix. Finally squeeze the lemon juice on top before serving. 

Bombay Sandwich 

Before you point it out, it's Mumbai, let us tell you, there is a sense of nostalgia about calling it a ‘Bombay’ sandwich. All those who grew up in the 90s and the 80s would agree.  

Whether you live in Mumbai or not, the maximum city is known for two things – Bollywood and street food. If you have not had the famous Bombay-style sandwich, try this monsoon food recipe at home.  

Ingredients – bread slices, onion, cumber, boiled potatoes, tomatoes (all thinly sliced), other vegetables as per your choice (you can use corn, beetroot, lettuce), salt, pepper, mint chutney, butter, cheese (optional), paneer (optional). 

How to make – Spread butter on one bread slice and the mint chutney on the other. Add slices of all the veggies, sprinkle some pepper and salt on top, you can even add chaat masala between the breads. You can have it as is or you can toast. Finally top it up with some more chutney, butter and tomato ketchup. 

Omelette in a bun/pav 

This is one of the best monsoon dishes that is loved by all. A healthy evening snack, you make it a couple of times a week and savour it with your family while it rains outside.  

Ingredients – buns, eggs, tomatoes, onions, chillies, bell peppers, (all finely chopped) and everything else you want in an omelette. Some people like to add blanched spinach, you can use that too. Salt, pepper, oregano and chilli flakes (all optional).  

How to make – Squeeze out a hole in a bun at the centre and keep it aside. In a bowl mix the chopped veggies with a bit of salt and pepper. In another bowl whisk the egg white and keep the yolk separately.  

Now, heat a pan, rub it with some butter and place the bun with a hole. Fill the hole with the veggies. Next, pour the egg white on top. Finally, gently place the yolk over it. Add cheese (if you like) and sprinkle some salt and pepper and cover the pan and let it cook for about 3-5 mins.  

Cup Pizza 

It is always hard to say no to a Pizza, right? And, Pizza in a cup, may sound intriguing and exciting. If you have been looking for monsoon special recipes that are easy to make, you may have found just what you want. The best part is you can make this pizza in less than 15 minutes. 

Ingredients – 1 TBSP all-purpose flour, half teaspoon baking powder, one-fourth TSP baking soda, pinch of salt, 1-2 TBSP milk, 1 TBSP olive oil, desired toppings and sauces.  

How to make – Take a microwavable cup, add the flour, salt, baking powder and soda, milk and olive oil. Mix them all well and your pizza base is ready.  

Now, gently spoon the sauces you want over the pizza base and sprinkle the toppings along with shredded cheese. Put the cup in a microwave for about 5-7 minutes and voila, your cup pizza is ready in minutes. 

Strawberry smoothie 

If you are a diet-conscious person and always like to eat and drink healthy food, here is a simple and fulfilling beverage that you can try making at home.  

Ingredients – one frozen banana, one scoop of plain oats, handful of dry fruits (almonds and raisins), one cup of strawberries diced into pieces.  

How to make – Put all the ingredients in a mixer or juicer and blend them all together. Your delicious cup of smoothie is ready to drink! 

So, there you have some lip-smacking monsoon recipes that would make your monsoon even more magical! Let us know which of these dishes is your favourite in the comments section. 

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