Easy munching snack recipes for monsoons

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Garam garam pakodas should take care of your monsoon blues

Monsoons bring a breath of fresh air, relieving us from the scorching heat of the sun. From getting drenched in rain to night-walks in the chilled breeze – everything about monsoon thrills us. In India, every state has its own monsoon delicacy to suit the taste buds of its people. Here, we bring you some of the very popular snack recipes, which can be made easily in your kitchen and satisfy your monsoon cravings. Grab a chair beside your window or organize a cozy table with your friends and family, along with the mandatory cup of chai and enjoy these lip-smacking snacks, while watching the splitter-splatter of the rains from your balcony.

Pakoras or fried fritters
Pakoras are the most popular snack synonymous with monsoons. The thought of having a cup of ‘adrak-wali chai’ (ginger tea) accompanied by a plate of pakoras is the first thing that crosses our minds when we think of rain. A common snack, it is made in almost every Indian household and is also popular street food. The recipe is very simple. Take a bowl and add chickpea flour or besan; add a pinch of salt, turmeric, and chili powder to it. Then add your favorite fritters like onion, potato, palak, etc., or you can even add chicken or egg if you are a die-hard non-vegetarian. Add water accordingly and make a consistent batter. Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the pakoras. Serve them hot with your favorite chutney.

Pakoras or Fried Fritters
Pakodas or fritters are the perfect companions on a rainy day

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