Published by Community Manager on 22 July 2022
The scent of the wet soil and delicious deep-fried kachoris fill the air during monsoons. There’s nothing more satisfying than sitting at your window with a hot cup of chai and freshly made kachoris and watching the rain pouring outside. Rains, chai, and steaming hot kachoris go hand in hand. A crispy cover with rich and delicious fillings–kachoris are an all-time-favourite monsoon food for many. Spicy, savoury, and sweet--there are varieties of kachoris to treat all kinds of taste buds.
Here are some of the best monsoon kachori dishes you can try this monsoon.
If you like spicy food, you will love masala kachori. This golden-brown deep-fried delicacy is the perfect companion for a rainy evening. It is deep-fried, which makes it crunchy on the outside, and the filling is a mixture of spices and besan. Pair this spicy treat with a sweet cup of chai for a perfect rainy evening!
Who says kachoris have to be savoury? Mawa kachori has a rich filling consisting of dry fruits, mawa, khoya, and sugar. This delicacy from Jodhpur is deep-fried in desi ghee, dipped in sugar syrup, and served hot and fresh. If you have a sweet tooth, mawa kachori will leave you wanting more!
A specialty in Delhi, Moth kachori is a popular snack throughout the year. The kachori is broken into pieces and topped with moth beans and a mixture of chutneys, masala, onions, tomatoes, coriander, and more.
Moong Dal Kachori
Another popular Rajasthani delicacy, moong dal kachori is made in 2 different ways. It can be crunchy or soft based on your liking. The kachori has spicy lentils filling and is served with potato curry. The kachori is versatile and can be served as chaat with different chutneys and masalas.
Matar ki Kachori
This savoury kachori has a spicy and flavourful filling of green peas. The kachori is served differently in each state. You can have just the kachori, pair it with some green chutney, or have it in chaat style as per your liking.
This Rajasthani specialty is a favourite for locals throughout the year. The kachori has a crunchy exterior with a soft filling of caramelized onions and aromatic spices. The kachori is punctured from the top and various chutneys, chopped onions, coriander, and other toppings are added for more flavour. The kachori goes exceptionally well with imli chutney.
A popular street food item from Uttar Pradesh and Agra, aloo kachori makes for a great monsoon snack too. This crispy, layered kachori is filled with a spicy potato mixture. The kachori tastes great with a cup of hot tea. You can also add more flavours by crushing the kachori and topping it up with chutneys and spices.
This kachori is not only one of the most flavourful but is also pleasing to the eyes. A hollow crunchy kachori is filled with yogurt, potatoes, a mixture of chutneys, and masalas, topped with onions, sev, and coriander. It’s an explosion of flavour and colours! This kachori has hints of sweetness and spice all in one and is one of the most popular monsoon kachoris of all time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Monsoons are truly incomplete without these crispy and delicious treats. There are so many options to choose from. Which one is your favourite?
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