During the monsoon, we are always advised to have home-cooked food. The monsoon season brings with it several illnesses from the common cold and cough to viral fever. Avoiding food from outside means not being able to eat your favourite and delicious street food such as chaat, vada pav, and momos. However, it is also true that many of us tend to crave these spicy and tangy dishes the most during the rainy season. It appears as though, just like us, actress Malaika Arora seems to crave street food as well. Malaika left us salivating with a scrumptious picture she shared of her evening snack – a wholesome bowl of spicy tangy bhel.
Bhel is a very popular chaat dish that is made using chopped onions, tomatoes, and boiled potatoes, along with puffed rice. It's tossed around in spicy mint chutney and sweet and sour tamarind chutney. Is your mouth watering at just the thought of the dish? We, then, must warn you, a glimpse at the picture shared by Malaika on her Instagram Stories will leave your tummy rumbling. Take a look:
Instagram story by Malaika Arora
Previously Malaika, who is an advocate for a fit and healthy lifestyle, shared a picture of an exotic seasonal fruit. Pomelo, which is an Asian fruit similar to grapefruit, is packed with vitamin C, and is perfect to help build immunity during the monsoon season. Read all about it here.
If Malaika's yummy snack of bhel has left you craving for some chaat recipes to whip up at home, do not fret. We got you covered with these quick and easy recipes:
Corn is available in abundance during the monsoon season. Try this delicious and healthy corn bhel recipe for a burst of freshness. This dish is made using fresh sweet corn, boiled potatoes, and tomatoes tossed in spicy coriander mint chutney, and tangy lemon juice.
2) Papdi Chaat
This popular chaat dish is made using crisp flour dough discs that are deep-fried. Topped with mashed boiled potato and delicious chutneys and sweetened curd, this dish is a must-have.
It is a common street food
Add a healthy twist to regular chaat with this recipe. This dish is made using sprouts mixed with onions and tomatoes and corn tossed in coriander chutney and topped with sweet and sour pomegranate seeds. It is a tasty way to ensure your kids eat sprouts.
Add a healthy twist to regular chaat
4) Dahi Vada
This recipe involves deliciously deep-fried vadas made using urad dal soaked in cool sweetened curd and topped with spicy chilli powder and tangy chaat masala.
This recipe involves deliciously deep-fried vadas
Crispy fried potatoes tossed in savoury sweet and spicy chutneys. Topped with masalas and served with fresh onions and coriander leaves. Yummy, isn't it?
Let us know what you thought of Malaika Arora's tasty evening snack. Also, tell us which of these chaat recipes did you enjoy the most.