Best snacks to eat this rainy season

Monsoons in India are christened by the vastness of the morning cerulean sky, earthiness of the land, and spell-binding showers that fill our hearts with warmth. Monsoons in India means endless chai time with snacks to relish with family and friends. From Pakodas to samosas, the kitchen is always buzzing with energy and flame. Most importantly, our hunger and craving for snacks only increase. During this lockdown, if you have been stressing over the dishes that you could make for yourself and your family, then don’t worry! We have curated a list of flavorsome dishes that you can try at home to enjoy this rainy season. Simple and easy to make, we assure you that these are some of the best snacks during the raining season that you can delish overlooking the serenity of nature.


1] Pyaz Pakoda with Red Chilli Garlic Chutney

Total Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes 
Servings  2


This classic dish is a quintessential part of chai time at every household. Isn’t it? With the crunchiness of the batter on the outside and fillings of onions inside- this is just perfect for the rainy season. This recipe is easy to make and requires minimal ingredients like salt, flour, and onions. From fussy kids to unexpected guests- this snack has got the power to please every member of the family. To add some zing, serve the dish with Red Chilli Garlic Chutney from Mother’s Recipe!


    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 Green chillies
    • 1 cup coriander leaves
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1/2 cup oil
    • 6 pieces onion, sliced
    • 2 Green chillies
    • 2 Cups besan
    • 1/2 cup rice flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp ajwain
    • 1/2 tsp ginger
    • 2 tsp red chilli powder




The first step is to take Besan in a bowl. Then, add rice flour, salt, ajwain, ginger, red chilli powder, baking soda, and green chili.

  • Now, it is time to mix all the ingredients together well and add coriander leaves.
  • Prepare a fine batter of these ingredients by pouring water and stirring it well. 
  • Keep stirring it until it turns into a thick batter.
  • Put some oil in a pan, and dip onion slices completely into the batter. 
  • Fry it well in the pan. You must deep fry until they turn crisp and golden brown.
  • You can serve it hot with Red Chilli Garlic Chutney from Mother’s Recipe 

Nutritional Value [1 cup] 

Calories 119g
Carbohydrates  21g
Fat  1g
Protein 6g


2] Masala Papad

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes 
Servings  2


Masala papad is a popular Indian snack that works well as a great starter as well. With its crunchy texture and delicious filling, this is perfect for a sit-down dinner or evening high-tea. This recipe is special because it uses Udad Papad from Mother’s Recipe. This enhances your dish by providing an enriching taste in every bite. In addition, the snack can be served with Samosa Chutney or Tamarind Date Chutney from Mother’s Recipe 


  • papad from Mother’s Recipe 
  • 1 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 2 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 small finely chopped green chili
  • 3 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Finely chop onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers. 
  • Combine the chopped tomatoes, cucumber, and onions well in a bowl. 
  • Now, add chopped green chilies, cumin powder, red chili powder, salt, and lime juice in the bowl. Mix it well. 
  • Place the papads on a plate and spread the mixture on top of each papad. 
  • Garnish the masala papads with coriander leaves.
  • Now, pair the dish with tamarind chutney or samosa chutney from Mother’s Recipe 

Nutritional Value [1 piece] 

Calories 15g
Carbohydrates 3g
Fat  0g 
Protein  11g 


3] Moong Daal Samosa with Samosa Chutney 

Who doesn’t love a good samosa, isn’t it? Especially when it is served with Samosa Chutney from Mother’s Recipe. This rainy season, try this amazing recipe for its easy to make and sumptuous to delish. We assure you that you are going to try this often during this quarantine. So, are you ready to make some sumptuous samosas at home?

Total Time 40 minutes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cooking time 30 minutes
Servings  4


For Pastry:

  • 2 cups refined flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Water

For Filling:

  • 3 cups green gram
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/8 tsp asafoetida
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 3 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds, powdered
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • To taste salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp mango powder


  • The first step is to add the salt to the flour and apply the oil.
  • Add water and knead it well into a stiff dough. Leave to rest for 15 minutes or so.
  • Shape the dough into balls. Next, roll the balls into thin rounds. Cut these into halves. 
  • Meanwhile, grind the lentils coarsely. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  • When they begin to splutter, add the lentils and the rest of the ingredients, which make up the filling.
  • Saute it well in low heat till the mixture is well fried. Now, move it away from the stove and let the mixture cool. 
  • Take one-half of the pastry, wet its edges, and fold the straight edge at the center and join by one half overlapping the other to form into a cone.
  • Press the overlapping portion, and fill the cone with the delicious mixture and press the edges together to seal. 
  • The oil should be hot when you add the samosas to it, then let cook till its brown.

Now, it is time to pair the dish with Samosa Chutney from Mother’s Recipe

Nutritional Value [1 piece] 

Calories 13g 
Protein 2.9g 
Fat  4.6g
Fiber  1.11g


4] Delhi Chaat 

Cannot visit your favorite street food stand to relish some Delhi Chaat during this monsoon? Don’t worry! Here is a quick and toothsome recipe that you can try at home! All it requires is simple ingredients to prepare an authentic Delhi Chaat. This recipe uses Delhi Chaat Chutney by Mother’s Recipe to enhance the taste, and give a wholesome feeling. So, let’s get started, shall we?

Total Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes 
Servings  2



  • 2-3 boiled potatoes 
  • Puri 
  • 2 tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Coriander for garnish
  • Cheese for garnish
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup green chutney
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 4-5 tsp tamarind chutney
  • 1/2 cup sev bhujia
  •  4-5 tsp Delhi Chaat Chutney by Mother’s Recipe


  • The first step is to arrange the puri well on a plate
  • Now, add ingredients like potatoes, onion, tomatoes on the puri
  • The third step is to place the ingredients like green chutney, tomato sauce, curd, and Delhi Chaat Chutney by Mother’s Recipe on it
  • Sprinkle chaat masala
  • Afterward, garnish with sev, coriander & cheese on it
  • Finally, your Delhi chaat is ready to serve.

Nutritional Value 

Calories 640 kcal
Carbohydrates  72g
Fat  36g
Cholesterol  0mg
Protein  10g


5] Bhelpuri 

The very name brings fun-filled memories, does it now? Now, you can try this iconic street food at the comfort of home by following this recipe. What makes this recipe special is the Bhelpuri Chutney from Mother’s Recipe. With its tangy, spicy, and sweet taste, it blends really well with the overall mixture. So, roll up your sleeves, and start mixing!

Total Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes 
Servings  2


  • 2 cups puffed rice 
  • 1/2 cup sev
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup boiled and cubed potatoes
  • 8 poories
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • Coriander leaves for garnish

For green chutney:

  • Coriander leaves
  • Garlic
  • Green chillies
  • A little lemon juice

For the Bhelpuri chutney:

  • Bhelpuri Chutney from Mother’s Recipe 


  • Begin by mixing all the ingredients together. 
  • For preparing the green chutney, you must grind the coriander leaves, garlic, and green chillies.
  • Afterward, add some lemon juice and mix it well.
  • Now, you can add the Bhelpuri Chutney from Mother’s Recipe into the mixture. 
  • Finally, the dish is ready to be served. 

Nutritional Value 

Calories 376 kcal
Carbohydrates  18.4g
Total Fat  0mg
Cholesterol  44g
Protein  11.8g

Wasn’t this curated list of recipes just mouth-watering to read? Well, now it is time for you to make them. So what are you waiting for? Next time it rains, try these delicious snacks at home and enjoy the weather. We are sure it will satisfy your hunger-pangs and leave you craving for more.