Monsoon comes with various surprises The best part is the piping hot soups that you get to enjoy looking at the rain. It is a match made in heaven. Looking at the cold rain and gulping some piping hot soup is all together a different feeling. Being a chennaite, let me list down the must have soups and snacks around the city. Especially during rains, one must definitely try them out. So once you land in Chennai during monsoon, either on a personal or official trip or if you’re here for the famous music festival or marghazhi kutchery in Chennai these are must try before you take leave.
Wisconsin Cheese soup and Tomato basil soup:
Melt in the mouth cheddar mixed in farm fresh veggies makes the Wisconsin cheese soup.
A tangy tomato soup with tingling flavor of basil makes the tomato basil another must try.
Where: Haven’s sampoorna, Velachery and Besant Nagar.
Tom yum soup and Tofu Satay
You must be wondering why did I mention tofu Satay. Every soup has its perfect companion and yes the tofu satay is for the tom yum. Tom yum is the classic thai sour soup flavored with lemon grass and chillies.
Where : Benjarong, Alwarpet.
Lemon coriander soup
Addictive thick soup with freshly garnished coriander and a generous squeeze of lime makes this soup a big hit.
Where: Mainland China
Broccoli soup and Lasagna
The cream of broccoli soup(subject to the day’s special) and the lasagna is a match made in heaven,
Where: That madras Place, Adyar
Minestrone and Mozarella ricotta fingers
A flavourful minestrone soup made from tomato flavored vegetable stock with generously used parmesan and beans complimented with flavoursome crumbled ricotta and mozzarella deep fried fingers is the next competitive match.
Where: The pasta bar Veneto, Vadapalani.
Sundal and vada
This is a classic combo of chickpea masala with pieces of gram flour patties dunked in it. Garnished with generous sprinkle of raw onion and coriander.
Where: any roadside shop
Deep fried mushroom soaked in masala broth. The combo of the crisp mushroom in the equally mouthwatering spicy gravy makes this the most soughed rainy day meal.
Where: Any roadside shop
Bhajjis and pakodas:
Who doesn’t enjoy rain with piping hot bhajjis and ginger teas. That sizzling sound of bhajjis being dropped into the hot oil wok will make anyone stop and have a bite. Equally complimented with ginger tea this evergreen combo is selling as hot cakes when it starts getting cloudy.
These are what you get to eat out. But at home the piping hot
bhisi bhela bath & potato fry
Garlic pepper rasam and potato chips
Poori and potato
Pongal and gotsu.
These are some of the common food items we love at home. Doesn’t matter even you aren’t in Chennai, do browse above recipes and relish them.Enjoying these delicacies looking at the rain from your window is really great. So just sit back and enjoy your meal. Happy monsoon.
This blog is a part of a #BirthdayBlogTrain hosted by Gunjan Upadhyay Tuggu n mommy and Neha Sharma , Growing with nemit.. I would like to thank Ghazala Naseem from Indian beauty blooms for introducing me to this blog train and would further like to introduce Anoushka Goel from bookishthings to share her take on the prompts.Picture credits : pixabay