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Fries, Fritters, Hot beverages, and Soups: Monsoon Recipes Which Never Cease To Impress
As the rain gods break the spell of scorching hot and terribly humid days, we rush to the kitchen to whip up some of our favourite monsoon recipes. The monsoon season brings along a lot of cooking, conversations, tea, coffee, soups, and more. We open our kitchen journal and bring to you some new and some old culinary gems (our best monsoon recipes) that will keep your kitchen buzzing and those around you, happy and well-fed.
Fries and Fritters – Easy monsoon recipes:
First, we reach out to the pantry staple — potatoes — peel, cut, deep fry, or air fry them and get the potato chips or finger chips, or French fries, ready. While this may be a no-brainer, why not take your potato fries a notch up and turn them into Indian flavour-packed Easy Masala Potato Chips with our simple recipe. Make the chips and add our home-made masala mix from the recipe and you’re set with super tasty Indian masala fries – a quick monsoon recipe.
Masala Chai and Pakodas is a match made in heaven and consumed on earth. And is possibly amongst the favourite monsoon recipes India wide. Take your choice of veggies — potatoes, onions, spinach, or whatever is available and turn them into pakodas with a helping of kadak chai to refresh yourself. This tea-time combination can be easily turned into a meal by adding some more substantial pakodas as mentioned below to the menu.
While, we're speaking of pakodas, how can we not mention our all-time favourite, Stuffed Paneer Pakoda? All you have to do is cut paneer into slices, slather a piquant hari chutney, coat the paneer with gram flour or besan batter, and deep fry till done. So good!
All this talk about pakodas cannot ever be complete if we do not make the big daddy of street food, the Bread Pakoda. While some like them plain, you may like to surprise your loved ones with our bread pakoda recipe which has slices of bread stuffed with a spicy aloo mash, dipped in the chickpea flour batter and deep fried. This one's more substantial than the plain unstuffed bread pakoda and keeps you satiated for longer too.
Also, try the Bengali-style Alur Chop, which is much different from your usual aloo pakoda. This recipe has a spiced and flavourful potato mash dipped in gram flour batter and deep fried. It is a Kolkata specialty and must be tried – we will not be surprised if this becomes your go-to monsoon recipe.
Monsoon Special Recipes - Snack-time favourites:
Have the kids eat their veggies and enjoy them too with our Veg Spring rolls recipe. They're easy peasy, they're delicious, and the recipe is one for keeps. We’re sure that you will keep coming back to this recipe to make it over and over again.
Or make a Mumbai special Vada Pav, which has a special place in our heart. You could make the pav at home or take a shortcut - buy some pavs, make the vada, red garlic chutney, and hari chutney with our recipe, and voila – you’re good to go! Best monsoon recipe!
When we think about monsoon recipes that are a complete meal, Indian fried Chicken tops the list. Our recipe for the Indian fried chicken calls for marinating the chicken overnight in yoghurt and spices, and dredging in maida, before deep frying. Make the meal even more substantial by serving Indian fried chicken with a side of mashed potatoes, buttered or stir-fried veggies, sourdough bread, and cheese of your choice.
If you've ‘been there done that’, and are looking for something not so common and out-of-the-box this monsoon, try our Yummefy-ed Spicy Corn fritters made with corn kernels, eggs, all-purpose flour or maida, and lots of fresh herbs. Serve them as a party snack, a tea-time dish, or to satisfy the hunger pangs of young kids or adults. This fool-proof easy recipe is sure to satiate all.
Chaat and Chutneys for the Monsoons
When making spinach pakodas, throw in a little extra effort and make our scrumptious Palak ki Chaat recipe. Batter-fried crispy spinach leaves or palak ke patte are topped with cold, cumin-flavoured yoghurt, tamarind chutney, and chaat masala. While you're at it, also try our home-made imli chutney and hari chutney recipes. These come handy while making any kind of chaat.
Soup and hot-beverage Monsoon recipes
Monsoon is also the season of colds and flu. You need to keep your immunity up and then there is also a constant craving for hot soups and beverages which can be comforting as well as indulgent. Make mugs full of Hot Chocolate at home using our recipe and serve it topped with marshmallows
Or indulge in creamy and frothy Dalgona Coffee an delicious version of phayti hui coffee as we know it in India. Both these beverages can hardly go wrong and can be made in no time.
If like us you're big on soup and are looking for healthy monsoon recipes, try making this delicious steaming bowl of Veg Soupy Noodles or thupka, a very soothing one-pot meal, ideal to slurp on while watching the rain fall from your terrace.
If Japanese flavours are close to your heart then our Noodle Soup with Egg recipe or Tsukimi Udon Noodle soup recipe prepared with oyster mushrooms, snow peas, and egg will delight you.
Staying with the healthy monsoon recipes theme, we do love making ourselves a hearty Mulligatawny Soup with red lentils, spices, vegetable stock, and coconut milk for a satiating meal that additionally clearing up nasal blockages common during the season.
Another Yummefy favourite is our rich and creamy Mushroom Soup with earthy flavours. Make a meal out of this soup by adding Greek style Grilled Chicken Pita and good crusty bread on your monsoon lunch or dinner menu.
We hope you enjoy our favourite monsoon recipes as much as we do.