Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Experiencing the Joy of Monsoon Food!

The rainy season here in Hyderabad, is in full swing since last two days. It has been raining incessantly since yesterday afternoon. And on such wet, windy days, nothing warms your hearts and your bellies better than hot and spicy snacks and meals. Every home has its own Rainy Day Specials, coming out of their kitchens.  The list of popular Monsoon snacks is very long…Pakodi-Onion/Palak, Samosas, Bhajjis-Plain/Mirchi/Alu/Onion, Cutlets–Alu/Mixed vegetable, all these with a variety of Chutneys, Hot Puri with Curry of your choice, Barbecued corn on the cob and this list goes on and on with even foods like Grilled sandwiches, Pasta and Noodles and of course hot drinks like Tea, Coffee and a variety of Soups.
I have written few articles on popular Monsoon foods of our house and of some exotic foods we prepare during Rains and posted the details with photographs on my blog – Raghu's column! Followers of my blog are aware of this. Today evening it was another Rainy Day Special!
Today’s evening meal was a very colorful and delicious preparation. Everyone relished it. It was Steamed Vegetables with Garlic-Chili flakes-Lime Juice-grated Lime zest–Butter. The list of colorful vegetables goes as follows…Cauliflower, Broccoli, Baby Corn, Carrots, Baby Potatoes, Mushrooms and Green, Red and Yellow Capsicum.
The colorful spread is here for you to witness and appreciate through attached photographs and about the taste I must say that every one of us loved every vegetable and every bit of it!


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