Types Of Bhajiya To Enjoy During Monsoon
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Monsoon is already here and on a grey day, how about some mouthwateringly tasty pakoras or bhajiyas? What is the first thing that springs to mind when it rains? The list is seemingly endless and includes things like those soggy streets, the scent of muck, chai ki chuski, garma garam pakodas or bhajiyas, slurpy Maggi, or even maggie na bhajiya. But let's agree that no matter the type—bhajiyas, pakodas, whatever—it will undoubtedly bring back memories and make you hungry when it rains. Pakora or bhajiya is a seasoned fritter of Indian origins. In South Asia and the UK, street vendors sell them and serve them in dining establishments. It consists of stuffing, usually vegetables like potatoes and onions, that are deep-fried after being covered with seasoned gram flour batter.

Pakoras are also known as pikora, pakoda, and pakodi, as well as local names like bhaji, bhajiya, bora, ponako, and chop. In order to make pakoras, ingredients, mostly vegetables, are covered in a seasoned batter and deep-fried. Onion, eggplant, potato, spinach, plantain, paneer, bread, cauliflower, mint, tomato, or chilli pepper are typical ingredients in pakora variants. Although gram flour is the most common ingredient, other flours, like buckwheat flour, can be used in variations.


Here are some of the most popular but delectable bhajiyas for your rainy evenings if you want to make the most of this rainy season. As you are familiar, bhaji and the monsoon are a match made in heaven.


Rainy evenings would be sorely lacking without this delectable Batata Vada, which is deep-fried in oil and topped with green chutney. This dish tastes amazing with green chutney, tamarind chutney, garlic chutney, red chilli, ketchup, and raita. It has all the goodness of nutritious dal, spices and various flavours.

Methi Na Gota

On a rainy evening, enjoy a bite of soft, spongey methi na gota along with adrakh chai! What more do you require? When it's pouring outside your window, this melt-in-your-mouth treat makes the perfect morning or evening snack! This bhajiya tastes best when paired with Besan Kadhi, Raita, Green Chilies, Red Chutney, Tamarind Chutney, and Onion Slices.

Kanda Bhajiya

For all those who yearn for rainy treats, a hot oil pan of crispy kanda bhajiya paired with tamarind and green chutney is sheer bliss. Ketchup, tamarind chutney, green chillies, hot, spicy chutney, garlic chutney, khajur chutney, and raita are some of the foods that go well with it. It has a strong sweet and sour taste of onions which is a treat.

Bharela Marcha Bhajiya

When it's raining, you should definitely eat many of those large green chilli pakoras! This garma garam, mirchi is packed with a hot stuffing, battered, and cooked in hot oil. Mirchis aren't very spicy and have a mixed flavour taste. Tamarind chutney, ketchup, Khajur chutney, green chutney, curd, chai, and coffee go well with it.

Bread Pakoras

Do you have any memories of the cycle wale bhaiya who would regularly arrive with a large dabba of mouthwatering bread pakoras and his own unique, tasty chutney? Yes, we have a lot of lovely memories from our childhood like this! These bread pakoda-style bhajiya are ready for you to eat with tomato ketchup on rainy evenings. They are packed with potato stuffing. Tastes excellent when paired with sweet, hot, red, green, and imli ki chutney.

Spinach Pakora

The wonderful spinach fritters are a gorgeous fusion of onions' tantalising crunch and spinach's brilliant colour. When it's raining outside, paalak pakoras might become your favourite evening treat. They are nutritious and delicious. Tastes perfect when paired with ketchup, tamarind, tikka, raita, and curd.

Banana Pakoras

For centuries, banana bhajiya, fritters, pakoras, or bhaji have been a favourite complement to tea and snack. We're sure that once you experience this delicious treat's fried, crunchy, and sweet banana flavour, you won't be able to stop. Tastes great when paired with Imli Ki Chutney, Mint Chutney, and Sweet and Sour Sauce.

Cheese Pakora

These delicious and quick cheese pakoras are definitely something to indulge in! The gooey, melted cheese interior and the crunchy, delectable exterior coating are really alluring. These sizzling hot cheese pakoras will go well with Ketchup, Sweet and Sour Chili Sauce, Mayonnaise, Mint Mayonnaise, Pizza Sauce, Mint Chutney, Coriander Chutney, and Tabasco Sauce.