The monsoon is here, which means it’s that time of the year when the raindrops tap-dance on your rooftop and the earth fills the air with a delightful petrichor. And what better way to enjoy this cosy weather than with some lip-smacking snacks? Here are a few yummy treats that will definitely satisfy your rainy-day cravings.

1. Pakoras

Pakoras or fritters are the reigning champions of monsoon snacks. These deep-fried delights come in all shapes and sizes, from onion and potato to paneer and chicken. Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, pakoras are best enjoyed with a cup of steaming masala chai.

2. Bhutta

Bhutta is basically corn on the cob. You’ll find street vendors grilling these golden beauties, and the smoky aroma wafting through the air is hard to resist. Squeeze some lemon juice and sprinkle some chaat masala on top for an explosion of flavours.

3. Peanut Chaat

If you’re in the mood for something spicy, try a plate of spicy peanut chaat. These crunchy munchies are a mix of peanuts with fresh veggies and spices like chaat masala, chilli powder and tangy lemon juice. They make for a perfect companion during a cosy evening spent watching the rain.

4. Jalebi

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s nothing quite like hot jalebis. These deep-fried swirls of goodness are best served piping hot. The combination of the crispy exterior and the sugary syrup is pure bliss. Pro tip: Pair them with some rabri for an out-of-this-world experience!

5. Vada Pav

Another monsoon favourite is the iconic vada pav. You can never go wrong with a vada sandwiched between a soft pav, slathered with tangy chutneys. The burst of flavours will leave you craving for more.

6. Samosa

Don’t forget to try some piping hot samosas. These triangular pockets of joy are perfect for every occasion. Dip them in mint chutney or tamarind chutney for an extra kick.

So, whether you’re sitting by the window, watching the raindrops fall or taking a stroll through the streets, make sure to treat yourself to these delicious snacks to add an extra dose of joy to your rainy days.