The pitter-patter of rain on our window panes, the sweet smell of rain-soaked mud, the pleasant nip in the air—it’s that time of year again! Our favourite season, the monsoon, has arrived! Monsoon surprises us in every way this year, from heavy thunderstorms to light showers. Everything, from getting drenched in rain to taking night walks in a cool breeze, excites us. It’s time to satisfy our cravings and eat our favourite delicious Indian snack recipes for the rainy season.
The most exciting part is sitting beside a window with a bowl of hot, crispy snacks and a cup of tea or coffee on a rainy day.
Our cravings for pakodas and kachoris skyrocket during the monsoon season; another favourite is roasted bhutta. In other words, rainy evenings will always seem incomplete without crunchy snacks and chai. If you’re looking for some savoury vegetarian ideas to spice up your evenings, we’ve got you covered!
Here is a list of delicious Indian snack recipes for the rainy season that you should not miss!
1. Chinese Pocket Samosas
1 Cup Cabbage (shredded)
1/2 cup Capsicum (juliennes)
1/2 cup Carrot (juliennes)
2 tbsp Oil
2 tbsp. of garlic (chopped)
1 tbsp Ginger (chopped)
2-3 green chillies (chopped)
1/2 cup French beans (chopped)
1/2 cup Corn kernels
to taste Salt and pepper
1 tsp Sugar
2 tbsp Schezwan sauce
1 tbsp Red chilli sauce
1 tbsp Ketchup
1 tsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Vinegar
2 tbsp of spring onion greens (chopped)
Samosa patti (readymade)
Vegetable filling Oil for frying
4 tbsp refined flour + 4 tbsp water) Refined flour slurry
- In a bowl, add the cabbage, capsicum, carrots, and salt to taste, mix well, and rest it for 2 minutes. Later, transfer it to a muslin cloth and squeeze out excess moisture. Keep it aside to be used later.
- Set a wok on high heat, add the oil, garlic, ginger, and chillies, sauté them for a minute, add the squeezed veggies, beans, corn kernels, sugar, salt, and pepper to taste, and sauté them too for a minute.
- Add the sauces and sauté for a minute. Finish it with spring onion greens and keep it aside to be used as a filling.
- Divide the samosa patti into 4 long strips. Apply a drop of refined flour slurry in the centre of the strip and place another strip on top, making a plus sign. Add a spoonful of cooked vegetable filling and fold one side over the filling. Again, apply a drop of refined flour over the sheet, fold and seal the other one. Continue the step of spreading the refined flour slurry and sealing every strip tightly to make a square shape. If the corners are open, just dip them in the slurry to seal . Make as many as you want to.
- Set the oil for frying on medium-high heat. Fry these samosa squares in hot oil until crisp and golden brown on all sides.
2. Middle Eastern Falafel
Fresh hot falafel for your evening snack is just the kind of vibe you need this monsoon.
3. Pistachio Cookies
Nothing a fresh-from-the-oven Pistachio cookie can’t fix. This would be a great addition to your monsoon tea time sweet snacks among all your savoury snacks.
Churros, in my opinion, are one of the best desserts in the world—when made from scratch, of course. These are by far the best churros I’ve ever had, even better than the ones I bought in Mexico. They’re crispy on the outside, soft and tender on the inside, and have an irresistible flavour!
5. Bhel Puri
I can’t write a blog on snack recipes for the rainy season without mentioning a chaat recipe. It’s a crime.
- 2 cups puffed rice
- 1/2 cup sev
- 1 cup finely chopped onions
- 1 cup boiled and cubed potatoes
- 8 poories
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp salt
- Coriander leaves for garnish
For green chutney:
- Coriander leaves
- Green chillies
- A little lemon juice
For the Bhelpuri chutney:
- Bhelpuri Chutney from Mother’s Recipe
- Begin by combining all of the ingredients.
- To make the green chutney, grind the coriander leaves, garlic, and green chilies.
- After that, add some lemon juice and thoroughly mix it in.
- You can now stir in the Bhelpuri Chutney from Mother’s Recipe.
- The dish is finally ready to be served.
On a cosy and cold evening, welcome the monsoon with these lip-smacking and delicious hot snacks with friends and family. So, instead of breakfast or dinner, invite your friends over for tea and snacks in the evening. Set up a small cosy table or simply sit down on your balcony and enjoy the weather with some food and your favourite beverages. Don’t forget to bookmark the page and let us know which recipe was your favourite in the comments section. For more tea time recipes, check out my previous blog: https://blog.pankhuri.co/2022/06/16/5-recipes-for-the-ultimate-high-tea-treats/baking-baking/quick-recipes/
Bon Appetit, ladies.