Monsoons are beautiful. They bring along scenic views, lovely weather and also give rise to your food cravings. A hot cutting chai and crispy pakodas always make the sight of rain even more beautiful. But not only these, there are several other favourite monsoon snacks such as the hot samosas and kachoris, the sizzling rich delicacies, bhuttas (corn), etc.
Jaipur is a place to satisfy all your rainy season food cravings. Do not miss these all-time favourite monsoon snacks while you are in the city of Jaipur.
During monsoons you can see a lot of roadside vendors selling buttas (corn sticks). These grilled bhuttas spiced up with a light mixture of salt, red chilli and lemon, is one of the most loved food for the rainy season in Jaipur.
Nothing could be beat hot tea or masala tea in the cold rainy weather of Jaipur monsoons. You don’t crave for lassi or juices during this time. All you need to get refreshed is garam garam chai.
Different types of fried crispy pakodas are everyone’s favourite in the city. Freshly prepared hot crispy pakodas of mix vegies, onion pakodas, bread pakodas, potato pakodas, corn pakodas to any stuffed pakodas should be served with tasty green chutney or tomato sauce. Mirchi badas are also quite loved this time of the year.
Spicy kachoris and samosas are relished all year round but having then in monsoons is even better. There are a number of vendors selling tasty samosas all across the city and you can also prepare them fresh at home, if in mood of some cooking. Serve with green and imli chutneys.
The craving for golgappas is not limited to any particular season. So no matter how much rains the city get, you can always find roadside carts selling spicy golgappas with different flavoured waters and potato-onion stuffing.
Chana Jor Garam is another appetizing Indian snack, which is loved by both kids and adults. It is a snack made out of black gram. Roadside vendors add stuff like onions, tomatoes, green chillies along with a bit of salt, red chilli powder and lemon to it. They mix it well and the spicy mouth-watering snack is ready within minutes. Do not miss enjoying chana jor garam, my personal favourite, when in the Jaipur city.
Momos is a steamed snack that comes with a filling of mixed vegetables for the vegetarians and a filling of chicken or other meat for non-veg lovers. Both veg and non-veg momos are a popular hot delicacy with minimum flavour and yummy taste. Momos are served with special chutney to add to the taste of the perfectly steamed fillings.
Jalebis, or to be more precise, doodh-jalebis are a perfect monsoon treat. A well-fried, hot, thin and crispy jalebi wrapped in sugar syrup, tastes the best when combined with hot kulhad doodh on a rainy evening. Most Jaipurites visit Saras Parlour in the evenings to relish their taste buds with the famous doodh-jalebis of Saras.