Monsoon and bhajiya (or pakoras) are a match made in heaven. Blame Bollywood for fueling the said craving, but monsoons now are just incomplete without these goodies. While the early rain is giving us some respite from the scorching heat, it, for sure, reminds us to be prepared with our hot cuppa and a plate full of bhajiyas. We don't know about you but Karishma Tanna is already relishing this ultimate street food snack. Karishma, who is in no mood to end her vacation spree, has shared a clip of a table that was loaded with potato and capsicum pakoras. After a Lonavala trip with her husband Varun Bangera, the actress is enjoying her stay at an Alibagh property. Sharing a clip of the crispy, crunchy, and spicy spread, she wrote, “Garam garam bhajiya.”
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Karishma Tanna has left us drooling over this delicious street snack. To fulfil the monsoon cravings, here are bhajiyas recipes that you can prepare at home and beat the Monday Blues.
Onions, Chickpea flour or besan, along with cheese and an array of basic spices is enough to prepare this lip-smacking version of the regular bhajiya. A hot cup of tea and a platter of cheese and onion bhajiya to savour, what else do you need?
To make the evening snack a bit heavier, stuff the fried bhajiyas in a pav. Throw in some sweet tamarind chutney and also a spicy chutney to trigger the taste buds.
We agree that bhajiyas are not among the healthiest snack. But we have a solution for all the health enthusiasts as well so that they can enjoy the monsoon snack without any guilt. You ask how? By giving it a healthy twist with Methi, or fenugreek leaves.
These golden crispy delights are quite popular in Indian households. Prepare the batter on one hand, and the filling on the other. Take some chillies, stuff them with the filling, dip them in the batter and fry until they are golden brown.
Fry some finely cut cubes of paneer coated with a spicy batter and voila you have an all-time favourite snack. Munch on these while sipping a cup of hot tea/coffee, and enjoy the rain. You can replace the cottage cheese with tofu as well.
Try out these recipes and let us know about your monsoon experience.