A rain shower is such a relief after a scorching hot summer. It’s also a perfect time to enjoy mouth-watering snacks along with a hot cup of tea or coffee with your friends and family. So, here are some of the delicious recipes for you to enjoy this monsoon,

1. Onion Pakora :

One of the common and most savored snack onion pakoras is a delight to have during the rainy season. It’s a deep-fried snack made up of onion, gram flour, basic Indian spices and salt that can be had alongside a hot cup of aromatic masala chai.

Also, it's very easy to prepare. Have a look at the recipe,

Ingredients :

  • 2 thinly sliced onions,
  • 1-inch finely chopped ginger,
  • 2 finely chopped green chili,
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp Kashmiri red chili powder / red chili powder
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • Pinch of Hing
  • ½ tsp salt

Method to Prepare:

  • In a large mixing bowl, add 2 thinly sliced onions, ginger, green chili, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, ½ tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp ajwain and a pinch of hing. Also add 1 cup gram flour, 2 tbsp rice flour, and ½ tsp salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients well and squeeze the onions. Combine it till the dough is formed.
  • Now drop the pakora dough into the hot oil. Fry the pakora on a medium flame till it turns golden brown and crispy.

Enjoy the onion pakora with tomato ketchup or with a sip of masala chai.


2. Moong Dal Samosa :

The healthy substitute of aloo samosa has to be moong dal samosa. Unlike samosa, it's stuffed with soaked moong dal with exotic spices. Learn how to make here,

For Samosa Covering :

  • 2 cups sifted refined flour
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • cold water to knead
  • 1 tsp salt

For Filling :

  • 3 cups moong dal (soaked)
  • 2 tbsp powdered fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp mango powder
  • 3 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Method to Prepare

Covering :

  • In a mixing bowl, add flour, oil, and salt.
  • Next add water and knead into a stiff dough. Keep it aside for around 15 minutes.
  • Make smooth balls out of the dough and roll it into thin rounds. Cut it into halves.
  • Now take one half, wet the edges, and fold it to form a conical shape.

Filling :

  • Grind the moong dal coarsely into a grinder.
  • In a frying pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil, cumin seeds, and asafoetida.
  • After it begins to splutter, add moong dal and all the ingredients i.e. powdered fennel seeds, mango powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala.
  • Sauté the mixture in a low flame until fried.
  • After frying the mixture well, keep it aside and let it cool off.

Samosa :

  • To make samosa add the moong dal filling into the conical shaped covering and press the bottom of the covering to seal it completely.
  • Lastly, pour the samosa into a hot oil pan and fry it in a lower flame until brown.


3. Masala Sweet Corn Chaat :

This chaat is a tangy, flavorful, and quick snack to make. It’s an ideal light evening snack that will warm you up on a rainy day. Here’s the recipe,

Ingredients :

  • 2 cups boiled sweet corn
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1/2tsp black pepper
  • 1/2tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Pinch of garam masala
  • Salt to taste

Method for Preparation:

  • Wash the corn with water thoroughly.
  • In a frying pan, melt the butter and add sweet corn, black pepper, chili flakes, salt, and garam masala.
  • Lastly, squeeze in some lemon juice and mix all the ingredients well. Sauté if for a few minutes.
  • Serve hot.

So, relish these luscious snacks during monsoons. Whereas you can make these snacks even tastier by adding in exotic spices of Vasant Masala. Buy the high-quality and purest masala from the e-store today!