Here's a quick disclaimer before we start:
- If you dislike getting drenched in the rains, this article isn't for you.
- If you believe that 'monsoon magic' is only restricted to all those SALES announced this time of the year, this article is most certainly not for you.
- Lastly, if you think that rains are disgusting, make you and your room more attractive to creepy-crawlies and make your general surroundings messier - then you're better off doing something else right this minute!
So, now that we have the attention of all monsoon lovers let's make a couple of things clear. We're looking at 'sinful' snacks here.
Not healthy, cheap, quick-to-make or anything else. Here we go:
1. Pav-Pav/Bun-Bun No, this is not the name of ONE snack alone. The number of mouth-watering snack-time delicacies that can be derived from Pav or Bun are countless! Vada-pav, Bun-maska, Dabeli, Misal-Pav, Omelette Bun and so on. A warm bun, toasted with a little extra 'maska', filled with your favourite stuffing is just what the rain doctors ordered.
Aloo Bonda Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta3. Samosa
Aloo, Aloo-Matar, Paneer or Mutton. No matter what's filling the insides of this three-sided basket of goodness, the reaction is always the same - "SO GOOD!" Pair it with a hot cup of masala chai and you're nearly in heaven.
Aloo Samosa Recipe by Chef Kishore D Reddy4. Anda-Parantha
Okay, so this one is a perfect-partner for all those hard core nights of partying. But, it's just as good on a monsoon evening when it's been raining all day and getting out of office is still a few hours away.
5. HOT HOT Jalebi
We couldn't have done this list without a sweet-dish! And by a quick dipstick at work - the one dish that won hands down was Jalebi. Hot off the wok, dripping goodness! Others who ran - Gulab Jamuns, Mishtidoi and, of course, Malpua!
Kesari Jalebi Recipe by Chef Niru GuptaMishti Doi Recipe by Chef Kishore D Reddy6. Chowmein/Noodles
You didn't think this list would be complete without what's a hit snack anytime of the year. Age no bar. Time no bar. Clouds or sun.
Vegetable Chowmein Recipe by Niru Gupta7. Mutton Roll
Nothing soothes a rainy day hunger pang like a well-made roll. Hot and spicy with a little chutney on the side. Make mine with single egg/double mutton.
Mutton Kathi Roll Recipe by Chef Aditya BalThat's our list of a few sinful snacks to be indulged in this season. If you've not had more than 3 on this list this season - our 'foodie' meter would rate you POOR. Suggest you fix that, before the next set of showers!