It’s peak monsoon season and once again we find ourselves in a love-hate relationship with the heavy downpour. While the rain brings a much-needed relief from the scorching summer heat, along with it also comes a sudden insatiable appetite.
There’s just something about monsoon that initiates hot, rich and indulgent binging. Well, if that’s what the heart wants, so be it. Here’s our list of super indulgent monsoon comfort foods to help you deal with those cravings and eat your way to happiness.
Some cities have such a strong association with certain food items that the two become somewhat inseparable. The same can be said for Mumbai and its celebrated roadside snack, the humble but delicious vada pao. It’s convenient grab-and-go nature makes it the perfect food for the fast-paced life that the people in this city lead.
Order it from: Goli Vada Pav
This may be the era of nuggets and fries but sometimes the good ol’ Indian heart just craves a taste of its age-old ancestral heritage. Pakodas have been a celebrated snack in every Indian household for generations so spend this weekend bonding with buddies or the fam-jam over a plate of mixed pakodas.
Order them from: Punjabi Tadka by Crystal
When the rains come crashing down, it’s the perfect time to order the old-school favourite—some garma garam samosey. Especially if you’ve got friends who’ve decided to stop over at your place till the rains calm down, make an evening out of it with some chai and samosey, we say!
Order it from: Gurukripa
Be it street food or homemade—pav bhaji has owned one of the top snack spots since as long as we can remember! It’s interesting how all cooks have their own take on this dish because no matter where you have it, there’s always something distinctly different about the taste.
Order it from: Amar Juice Center
When it comes to street food, there’s nothing like a good aaloo chaat to overcome the gloomy monsoon blues. There’s no one perfect place to dive into a plate full of so much yummy—you can have it from any place at any time of the day. However, since monsoons are a breeding ground for diseases, make sure to order in from a place that serves clean and healthy food.
Order it from: The Spare Kitchen
This Asian delicacy is a hot favourite at any point in time. However, the joy of enjoying this spicy decadence on a rainy day is something else! Spend this rainy day catching up with your besties as you binge on spicy momos and juicy goss!
Order it from: The Momo House
Be it a quick and easy whip up or served with a beautiful curry, ramen is enjoyable in every form. If you're among the unfortunate few who are stuck working late on a rainy day, you can take comfort in a bowl of ramen to make your day a little better.
Order it from: Mamagoto
If you're dying to have a hearty indulgent meal but still want to keep away from unhealthy binging, then this one’s for you. There’s nothing like a bowl of warm soup to satisfy your monsoon cravings and warm the cockles of your heart.
Order it from: Light House Café
Rain and tea is just a match made in heaven. And while we love our matcha and chamomile from time to time, kadak masala chai is our go-to on any rainy day. It’s the perfect accompaniment for when you just want to stay home, sit on that windowsill with a good book and sip away.
Order it from: Chaayos
If you’re looking to spend this rainy day home with your partner, there’s nothing better than an indulgent cup of hot chocolate to share the love. After all both chocolate and love make you feel warm and fuzzy, so imagine how perfect they’d be together.
P.S.: Don’t forget the marshmallows!
Order it from: Belgian Waffle
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