Wednesday, July 24, 2024

10 Monsoon Foods to Warm You Up

Here are 10 warm, quick-to-make food items perfect for bracing the cold during the rainy season 

  1. Tomato Soup

   – Ingredients: Tomatoes, garlic, onion, vegetable broth, salt, pepper.

   – Quick Method: Sauté garlic and onion, add chopped tomatoes and broth, simmer for 15 minutes, blend, and season.

  1. Masala Chai

   – Ingredients: Black tea leaves, ginger, cardamom, cloves, milk, sugar.

   – Quick Method: Boil water with spices, add tea leaves, simmer, add milk and sugar, strain, and serve.

  1. Hot Chocolate

   – Ingredients: Cocoa powder, sugar, milk, vanilla extract.

   – Quick Method: Heat milk, whisk in cocoa powder and sugar, add vanilla, and serve hot.

  1. Maggie Noodles

   – Ingredients: Maggie noodles, water, spice mix (comes with noodles).

   – Quick Method: Boil water, add noodles and spice mix, cook for 2-3 minutes.

  1. Grilled Cheese Sandwich

   – Ingredients: Bread, cheese, butter.

   – Quick Method: Butter bread slices, place cheese between slices, grill on a pan until golden brown.

  1. Oatmeal

   – Ingredients: Oats, milk or water, honey or sugar, fruits/nuts (optional).

   – Quick Method: Cook oats in milk or water for 5 minutes, add sweetener and toppings.

  1. Garlic Bread

   – Ingredients: Bread, butter, garlic, parsley.

   – Quick Method: Mix minced garlic and parsley with butter, spread on bread, toast until crispy.

  1. Veggie Stir-fry

   – Ingredients: Mixed vegetables, soy sauce, garlic, ginger.

   – Quick Method: Sauté garlic and ginger, add vegetables, stir-fry with soy sauce for 5-7 minutes.

  1. Egg Drop Soup

   – Ingredients: Chicken broth, eggs, cornstarch, green onions, soy sauce.

   – Quick Method: Heat broth, whisk in cornstarch, pour in beaten eggs slowly while stirring, add soy sauce and green onions.

  1. 10. Instant Poha

    – Ingredients: Poha (flattened rice), onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves, peanuts, turmeric, green chilies.

    – Quick Method: Soak poha in water for a few minutes, sauté onions, mustard seeds, curry leaves, and chilies, add poha, peanuts, turmeric, and salt, cook for 2-3 minutes.

Two Bonus Foods: 

  1. Ramen

    – Ingredients: Instant ramen noodles, water, seasoning packet.

    – Quick Method: Boil water, add noodles and seasoning, cook for 3-4 minutes.

  1. Corn on the Cob

    – Ingredients: Corn, butter, salt.

    – Quick Method: Boil corn for 5-7 minutes, spread with butter, and sprinkle with salt.

These recipes are simple, fast, and provide warmth and comfort during chilly, rainy days.

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