A yummy curation of 20, delicious and kid-friendly recipes that are absolute musts during the Monsoon. Read on and get cooking with your kids in the kitchen!
Monsoon and snacks, can there be a better combination? When the sky is overcast and you can hear the thunder rumbling, it’s an instinct to get those Pakora’s and Samosa’s going…accompanied with a hot cup of Chai, of course! And just when you think you’ve had enough, you can feel your hand sneaking up on the plate to grab another one. Monsoon snacks are a VIBE and we all want some – kids and parents alike!
To keep in the spirit of the rainy season, we’ve put together 20, kid-friendly and super yummy recipes that are perfect for the occasion. From popular food bloggers like Archana’s Kitchen, Sinamon Tales & Hebbar’s Kitchen to famous chefs like Ranveer Brar, Sanjeev Kapoor & Tarla Dalal – these recipes have been tried and tested by some of the best chefs out there. They are cooking up a storm and inspiring us to get to the kitchen and do the same!
Here’s the list, pick your favourites and cook up these kid-friendly monsoon snack at home this Season.
1. Healthy Kabuli Chana Pakora Recipe
Crispy, crunchy Kabuli Chana pakora’s that are not deep fried! These are best enjoyed with mint chutney and chai in the company of your family and friends.
2. Corn & Paneer Baked Samosa Recipe
Healthy baked Corn and Paneer samosa’s by Archana’s Kitchen. Samosa with a twist indeed! Watch your kids relish them for a tea-time snack or an after-school snack. They are great for parties as well!
3. Aloo Bread Pakora Recipe
Aloo Bread Pakora – an all-time classic! Crisp on the outside, soft potato goodness on the inside, what more could you ask for? The filling is the key and this recipe has the perfect one. It’s a Monsoon must-have with tangy chutney and good conversation!
4. Easy & Delicious Zucchini Corn Fritters Recipe
Sinamon Tales’ Zucchini Corn fritters are delicious and healthy. They are a great way to get kids to try veggies made in a different way. They’re versatile and can be had as an accompaniment with breakfast, lunch and dinner…or as a snack by themselves!
5. Goli Idli Recipe
A breakfast recipe that can be had as a snack as well. These yummy “Idli shots” or Goli Idli is steamed till they become soft and fluffy and full of flavour. It’s easy too, as it is made with minimal ingredients that can be found readily at home. Pair it with some coconut chutney, Sambar or even curry and your good to go!
6. Hasselback Potato Recipe
Potatoes can be cooked in so many ways, and this Hasselback Potato recipe is just another winner that you should keep ready in your recipe book. It’s soft inside crispy outside and flavour all over. Try out this new recipe for Monsoon snacks this season.
7. Paneer Bread Roll Recipe
Hebbar’s Kitchen’s Paneer Bread Roll, is a reinvention of the popular bread roll and we can’t stop loving it. It’s a fun and simple recipe that you can get your kids involved in with as well.
8. Bread Pakoda
A Monsoon season favourite. This Bread Pakora recipe by chef Ranveer Brar is equal parts nostalgic, delicious and un-put-downable. Fry up these treats and enjoy the rain with your little ones.
9. Crispy Masala Cheese Toast
Cheesy goodness is always a good idea and Chef Ranveer Brar’s Crispy Masala Cheese Toast hits the spot. It’s easy and quick to whip up and even easier to chomp down upon.
10. Vrat Sabudana Patty | Crispy Sago Patties
These Crispy Sago Patties or Sabudana patties By Bharatzkitchen are ideal for rains and also for those who are keeping Vrat during auspicious occasions. They are extremely snackable and then catching the pop of each Sago pearl as you bite into them is fun as well.
11. Amaranthus & Chana Dal Wada
Snacks are delicious but when they’re healthy, it’s even better. These Amaranth and Chana Dal Vada’s are packed with protein, energy and deliciousness. They are high in fiber, Folic Acid and Vitamin A as well, making them all-round good for you and yummy. Making these Vada’s are a great way to get your kids to eat healthy and you don’t need to be on a diet to enjoy these!
12. Masala Makhana Recipe
Yet another simple, healthy and delicious snack to munch on during the Monsoons. This Masala Makhana recipe by Hebbar’s Kitchen is made with lotus seed and dry spices and the best part is you get to enjoy something that hardly takes anyingredients to make. P.S. – parents, this is another food item that is great for when you’re fasting.
13. Poha Cutlet
Poha = good. Poha Cutlets = great! A fun spin on the breakfast staple magically turns in into a crave-worthy Monsoon snack. Enjoy it with a cup or tea or coffee as you watch the rain pitter-patter outside!
14. Roadside Hare Chane Ki Chaat
The heart wants Chaat, when the heart wants Chaat…and usually it does when it’s raining outside! This Tarla Dalal recipe of roadside Hare Chane ki Chaat is so simple that it’ll take you less time to make than eat. All you need to do is toss up some boiled Chana with your favourite Chaat ingredients and you’re done. Try it with the classics – Onions, Tomatoes, Chilies and Chaat Masala with a sprinkling of coriander and a pinch of lemon juice.
15. Popcorn Bhel
Two worlds colliding to make one delicious snack. Sanjeev Kapoor’s Popcorn Bhel recipe is Chatpata as in lip-smacking good and chatpata as in super quick and easy to make. Give it a shot and get your kids involved in making them. Fun times in the kitchen with your little ones always make the food taste more delicious.
16. Cheese Broccoli Fritters Recipe
This is match made in heaven and if you’ve not tried it before, give it a go during this Monsoon season. These Cheese Broccoli Fritters are tantalizing and tasty and when the creamy, cheesy goodness comes together in one dish it’s got the power to take any gloomy day and make it great.
17. Jhal Muri
Monsoon snack OG hailing from Bengal – the Jhal Muri! Archana’s Kitchen put together this fantastic recipe of the Jhal Muri which is what everyone needs for evening tea-time. Take your puffed rice, add your spices, vegetables and masalas and get ready for a delicious explosion in your mouth. This snack is quick to make and can be innovated upon as well.
18. Steamed Sweet Corn Flavoured with Chaat Masala
Popcorn is not the only way to enjoy corn, this steamed sweet corn is a Monsoon must and it really doesn’t take much effort. All you need to do is steam the Sweet Corn and then add whatever masalas you want to it like – Butter, Black Salt, Chaat Masala, lime or whatever you feel like. It’s easy, healthy and delicious.
19. Sweet Corn Spring Onion Momo
Momo. Does this need any further explaining? Well, Momo’s are an all-time favourite, enjoyed by kids and adults alike. No matter what the occasion or the season, there’s a perfect Momo for it. This restaurant style Sweet Corn & Spring Onion Momo recipe by Archana’s Kitchen is a new twist to a classic recipe. Give it a try and enjoy the deliciousness with your kids.
20. Rasawala Dhokla Recipe
Rasawala Dhokla, the Gujrati king-of-snacks, is everyone’s favourite and now you can make this delicious treat at home by following Archana’s Kitchen’s recipe. It’s basically a Khaman Dhokla soaked in a sweet and spicy gravy that makes its taste score – an 11/10!
So, parents, there’s little to do other than…GET > SET > COOK! Snack away and have a super cozy Monsoon season with your kids and family.
Image credit: To all the chefs official websites.