Piping-hot bhajiyas and pakodas of any variety, be it kanda bhajiyas, paneer pakodas or other types are best when had with some tea or coffee as it pours cats and dogs outside. So, indulge in a delicious plate of these goodies and sip on some tea while watching the rain from your window.
Poha: This is a popular Maharashtrian snack, which most Mumbaikars swear. It is also the city's favourite breakfast menu. Again, poha is a perfect snack for rainy days. Savour kanda poha at the comfort of home while it pours outside. You can be adventurous by garnishing it with sev and give the dish an extra kick.
Jalebi: Try teaming up the poha with steaming-hot jalebis. This orange wonder sweet is the perfect companion for the savoury dish and can help you get over the monsoon blues.
Samosa: Don't forget the ever-popular samosa! This favourite snack has been a staple in many Indian homes when it comes to snacking indoors as it pours outside. Teaming up samosa with tomato sauce or tamarind chutney or indulging with its variations like Chinese samosa, Punjabi samosa among others is a sure-fire way to have a fun snack-time on a rainy day.
Sandwich: Mumbai is synonymous with sandwich. Be it anything, the humble vegetable sandwich, is what most Mumbaikars swear by. You might see people frequenting sandwich stalls across the city throughout the year. With the arrival of monsoon, the frequenting just increases. Among the variety of sandwiches, the most favourable ones include - cheese toast sandwich, samosa sandwich, grilled vegetable cheese sandwich, the innovative schezhwan noodles sandwich among many others.
Roasted corn: One can't think monsoon or rains without the image of a beautiful slice of roasted corn flashing in their minds. Garnish it with some black salt and lemon juice and you have a fun rainy day snack ready!
Bhelpuri: For those wet, rainy afternoons and evenings, as you kick back and relax by watching TV or curling up with a book, having tasty chaat dishes like bhelpuri, topped and garnished with farsans, coriander leaves, and chutneys, is a good bet. They are delicious and light on the stomach, so you don't have to worry about skipping dinner.
And finally, the star of the show - a cup of hot tea or 'Garam Chai'. You can have it with any of the aforementioned snacks. Have a cuppa as you spending a relaxing day indoors as it rains. Ginger tea is generally a rainy-day favourite of many Mumbaikars.
Methi Bajiya: Spice up your evening snack plate with hot, fresh and crispy Methi bajiya during monsoon in Mumbai. though originated in Gujarat, Methi Bhajiya has won the hearts of Mumbaikars. So, if you are in Mumbai, you must experience the fantabulous monsoon with delicious snacks like Methi Bhajiya.
Mixed Pakoda: A plate of assorted pakodas looks more tempting during the rainy days. Mirchi Pakoda, Moong Daal Pakoda, Batata Pakoda, are some of the crunchy delicacies that are worth slurping during monsoon. Also, the pakodas are easy to make at home.
Batata Puri: Like sev puri, this is another tangy spicy chaat that Mumbaikars love to savour. The chaat is nothing but small fried flattened puff-pastry balls topped with mashed potato, onion and tomato slices, farsan, curd and tamarind chutney. It feels amazing to bite the tangy and crunchy flat balls inside the room when the raindrops crawl outside the window glass.
Piping-hot kanda bhajiyas turn out to be one of the best snacks when had with tea or while it pours cats and dogs outside. So, indulge in a delicious plate of kanda bhajiyas and sip on some tea while watching the rain from your window