All About The Spicy Monsoon Food And Chaats
It’s a dull, gloomy day and I’m propped up on my sofa, working on my projects. I hear thunder in the distance and I know it is time for a downpour. I can smell the wet earth, a smell that I love. The first few drops splash on my window pane. The only thing I can think of is food.
I trailer plays in my head, featuring Pav Bhaji, Samosa, Masala Puri, Spicy gobi and what not! I’m drooling, just thinking about my favourite Monsoon chaats. I know how you feel, I’ve been there.
Monsoon is here. Let us explore some spicy, hot food that one shouldn’t miss during this rainy season.
As the name suggests, this spicy hot chaat is a combination of Vada (not exactly, it’s a spicy patty made of fried potato) that is sandwiched in a pav. It is served with raw onions and chillies. It is also served with mint or coriander chutney.
This chaat has been around forever but there is something alluring about relishing this chaat during the rains. Hot and spicy, the bhaji is prepared from boiled and mashed potatoes with other vegetables. The gravy is tomato puree based, and hot and spicy. The few drops of lime, the generous sprinkle of coriander and a large blog of butter are just too yummy to resist.
Having been around from time immemorial, this chaat has millions of fans. There isn’t a street in India where you can’t find this street chaat. Famous for its tangy taste, this snack is filled with spices and veggies. The fried puri adds to the crunch factor. With its generous quantity of masalas, lime juice, coriander and gravy, this veggie-filled snack is definitely worth a bite. I wouldn’t stop at one plate, would you?
The simplest, yet the best among chaats, especially during the monsoon, this snack is loved by all, the 5-year-olds to the 95 odd-year-olds. The fried puri is stuffed with cooked potato mash with loads of spices. This sukha puri is served dipped in a spicy watery gravy. The sukha puri (without the gravy) is equally famous for its sev and coriander garnishing.
Just imagine this: There is a downpour out on the street and you are standing on the sidewalks, a spicy and hot sandwich in hand, that too with your favourite filling. Did I forget to mention the generous cheese and butter in it? Now, this is what a foodie like me calls “heaven”. Sandwiches are one of the oldest snacks that have undergone various transformations and variations. Today you will find all kinds of sandwiches, from fruit sandwich to chocolate sandwich. Don’t miss out on this snack this monsoon!
99 Varieties of Dosa
The new and happening trend in the street food world! Personally, one of the best option that I recommend. These stalls are found in almost every street corner. They prepare all kinds of dosas, right from cheesy masala dosa to Schezwan noodles dosa to even pizza dosa! These are a must try.
Make the most of this monsoon by exploring all the hot and spicy street food. Now that I’ve written this article, I’m heading out with my umbrella to have my dose of chaats in the rain. You can opt for the monsoon home delivery while you read this article!