Healthy snack ideas to make your monsoon special


Snack Recipe

A sigh of relief after the sweltering heat, we are so glad that the monsoon showers are finally here. For most of us, monsoons are about cool breezes, swaying trees, dropping temperatures and soaking feet, but for many, a rainy day brings the enthralling aromas of appetizing munchies and crunchy treats. If you’ve been wondering how to make the most of a rainy day spending time indoors with your family, there is no time like now to jumpstart with these easy snack recipes, perfect for a monsoon day. 


Here are 3 quick and healthy snack ideas to help you get started

Palak Pakoras

Palak Pakoras Recipe

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of besan
  • ½ cup of rice flour
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • 2 cloves of garlic (grated)
  • 1 inch of ginger (grated)
  • ¼ tsp hing
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Salt and chaat masala as required

Method:

  • Take a large mixing bowl and combine chopped spinach, onions, besan, rice flour, green chilli, fennel seeds, ginger, hing and salt as required. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Now keep adding a little bit of water to the bowl and mix all the ingredients again until they all combine together into a smooth batter.
  • Take a spoonful of the batter in your palm and shape it into small round balls.
  • Prepare a baking tray with parchment paper on it and spray some cooking oil. Place the pakoras on the tray and bake it in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala and serve it piping hot with ketchup and mint chutney.

You will love this rainy day recipe because-

It is a great tea-time snack that goes perfectly well with adrak wali cutting chai.

Grilled Fruit Bites

Grilled Fruit Bites Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of diced apples
  • 1 cup of diced pineapple
  • 1 cup of diced pear
  • 1 cup of diced guavas
  • ½ cup of cheese cubes
  • ¼ cup mustard oil
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp anardana powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • ¼ tsp black salt and cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder and garam masala
  • Pinch of hing
  • Salt as required

Method:

  • Take a small bowl and combine mustard oil, vinegar, honey, sugar, anardana powder, red chilli powder, black pepper powder and cumin powder. Mix all the ingredients together till they combine.
  • To this mixture, add salt, black salt, hing and garam masala and mix it well.
  • Coat each of the diced fruit pieces and cheese cubes in this marinade and arrange them neatly in a toothpick.  
  • Heat a grill pan and place these arranged toothpicks. Grill both sides.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala and serve it warm.

You will love this rainy day recipe because-

It is an appetizing blend of sweet and savoury flavours, which can be easily enjoyed on-the-go.

Corn Soup

Corn Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 corn cob
  • ¾ cup of chopped onions
  • 1 tbsp melted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of vegetable stock
  • 2-3 sprigs of thyme
  • Salt and pepper as required

Method:

  • Apply a thick coat of melted butter on the corn cob and sprinkle salt and pepper on it.
  • Roast the corn cob for 10-12 minutes, after which, allow it to cool down.
  • In the meantime, heat some butter in a pan and lightly sauté onions until they turn translucent.
  • Once the corn cob has cooled down, remove the corn kernels.
  • Now add the garlic and corn kernels to the pan and toss the ingredients well.
  • Add vegetable stock and bring it to a boil
  • Add salt and pepper to the mixture and allow it to cook for another two minutes.
  • Allow it to cool down, and then blend the mixture to a fine consistency.
  • Transfer the blended mixture back to the pan and cook it on low flame for 6-8 minutes.
  • Sieve the mixture for smooth consistency or serve it as it as if you like your soup chewy.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of black pepper powder and serve it piping hot.

You will love this rainy day recipe because –

This super comforting rainy weather recipe can be enjoyed by all age groups, especially kids.

Give yourself a break from the usual rainy day snacks and try something new. A new and unusual twist to your favorite ingredients is how you can make your monsoon days more special. From freshly sourced corn cobs, exotic fruits and veggies to all varieties of spices and seasonings, find all of this and more at your favorite Easyday Club. Become a member today to avail a minimum 10% discount and other exciting grocery offers. Sit back and relax and simply order everything you need at your convenience from Easyday Club to get doorstep grocery delivery.

Happy Monsoons, everyone!

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