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5 Quick & Healthy Indian Food Recipes – Monsoon Snacks

July 10, 2015 9:58 pm Published by 2 Comments
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Indian cuisine is renowned the world over for its unusual spices and preference for an eclectic range of vegetables.

Is your mouth watering for some tempting food in this sexy weather? Are your taste buds asking for a royal treatment these days? Then mouse over the delicious and healthy Indian food recipes we have brought that every Indian craves for in rainy season.

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We strongly believe in the famous quote by Marcel Boulestin – “Cookery is not chemistry. It’s an art that requires instinct & taste, rather than exact measurements.”

So, to enjoy your cookery and food specialty, just keep an eye on Ezyshine’s all time collection of Healthy Indian Food Recipes, Monsoon Recipes, Summer Breakfast Recipes, and other delicious food & health related articles. These health-conscious recipes defined by Ezyshine are made for every season. (Read: 5 Easy Indian Starters Recipes – Healthy Snacks & Appetizers)

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The people of India welcome & enjoy monsoon like a festival. The time when you love to sit with your friends and family having ‘Garam Chai’ or a ‘hot tea’ along with ‘pyaaz ka pakora’. Seriously, a rainy day feels to be incomplete without this combo.

So, the monsoon is already here my friends and it’s time to highly indulge you in some lip licking and the fingerlicious world of healthy Indian food recipes. These recipes are best explored in the rainy season. Hot samosas, pakoras with chutney, and butta with salt & lemon rubbed on its surface leaves your day bite s filled with pleasure of ‘solid desi wala taste’. (Read: 5 Healthy Brain Food Breakfast Recipes for Brain Boosting)

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Jokes apart! You should seriously avoid fried foods and the also the food items that has been exposed to air for a long time in this rainy season.

Adding on to it, the combination of protein rich soya granules and green vegetables gives perfect 10 in regards to health measure. Plus, you can prepare a curry in a rainy night meal which will also prove to be a healthy and delicious recipe. Spice up the royalty of these recipes by using fresh vegetables, grains, yogurt and legumes to jazz up the dining table with nutritious food. (Read: 5 Easy Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Will Make Your Day)

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Here is the refined guide to healthy Indian food recipes (monsoon special) that tracks a perfect food for health conscious people. I can assure you that you will find these monsoon recipes full of traditional flavours and tastes that you wish for.

1. Hara Bhara Kabab

It’s a good alternative for those who are vegetarian but fond of eating kababs. Hara bhara kabab is easy to make & healthy Indian food recipes that has a goodness of green peas, potatoes, spinach and spices.

I assure you that your guests will leave back to their homes happily after having the delicious foodie. The healthy green spinach in it gives this name to the yummy dish. You can see this dish in menu cards of most of the North Indian restaurants. (Read: 5 Healthy Navratri Fasting Recipes | Navratri Special Recipes)

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  • Spinach chopped and boiled  –  2 bowl
  • Potatoes boiled and grated –  2
  • Green peas boiled   –  1 bowl
  • Green chillies  –  1/4 bowl
  • Ginger garlic  –  1 tbsp
  • Chaat masala  –  1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Corn flour  –  2 tbsp
  • Oil to fry


  • Boil potatoes and peas and put them aside.
  • Now boil the water adding some salt in it. Put the chopped spinach in it and keep it for 8-10 min.
  • Drain the excess water and refresh it in cold water to preserve its nutrition.
  • Squeeze it and drain the remaining water.
  • Now take a bowl. Add spinach, boiled & grated potatoes and peas. Mash it properly with the potato masher.
  • Add grated ginger, garlic and chopped green chillies.
  • Mix chaat masala, salt and cornflour well so that it can bind finely.
  • The mixture is ready. It’s the time to make kababs.
  • Take some mixture in the hand and make Tikki or cutlet shape.
  • Convert all whole mixture into the round tikkis.
  • Shallow or deep fry it for crispy crunchy texture.
  • Healthy Indian monsoon snack is ready to enjoy. (Read: Eid Ul Fitr Recipes | Ramadan Special Iftar Recipes)

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2. Cauliflower Fritters

The cauliflower fritter (Gobi Tikki) recipe is an Anglo-Indian recipe which is served as a snack. This crunchy Gobi tikki is actually a delicious way to eat cauliflower. It takes very less time to be prepared without delay. In South India, the north Indian fried cauliflower tikkis are known as Bhajji. Cheese enhance its flavour and texture. (Read: Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipes with Cheese & Vegetables)

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  • Roughly cut cauliflower florets  –  5-6 bowl
  • Minced garlic  –  1 tbsp
  • Finely chopped onions  –  1/2 bowl
  • Wheat flour  –  2 tbsp
  • Eggs, beaten  –  2
  • Parsley leaves chopped  –  1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Pepper  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Grated parmesan cheese  –  1 cup
  • Oil to fry


  • Boil or steam the cauliflower so that they become soft and mashable.
  • Now chop the boiled cauliflower into small pieces and keep them aside.
  • Take a pan. Pour some oil in it and add onions and garlic.
  • Stir them for a minute.
  • Now take a bowl. Add boiled cauliflower florets, onions, garlic and beaten eggs.
  • Stir them well. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper and shredded cheese and mix it.
  • Add wheat flour too to make the patties.
  • Now make 7-8 patties.
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low flame. Pour some oil in it.
  • Roast the patties till they turn golden brown.
  • Serve this yummy monsoon snack hot with chutney or sauce.

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3. Papdi Chaat

It’s the common street food recipe and people also say that it’s the every Indian girl’s favourite snack! Anyways, this fact can only be clarified by you, girls! It comes mainly from north Indian region & in Mumbai, it is commonly known as sev puri. This crunchy, hot and tangy flavoured recipe is deliciously prepared with curd, green & imli chutney & potatoes as add-ons to it.

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  • Large size papdi  –  10-12
  • Boiled sprouts/ chickpeas –  1/2 cup
  • Boiled and chopped potato  –  1/2 cup
  • Coloured bell pepper, finely chopped  –  1/2 cup
  • Finely chopped onion  –  1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Mint coriander chutney  –  2 tbsp
  • Khajur Imli chutney  –  2 tbsp
  • Curd lightly beaten  –  1/2 cup
  • Chaat masala  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves
  • Sev  –  1/2 cup


  • Boil the sprouts/ chickpeas and potatoes.
  • Drain the excess water and take out the sprouts or chickpeas in a bowl.
  • Peel the potatoes and chop it finely.
  • Take a big bowl. Add boiled sprouts, chopped potato, onion and coloured bell peppers.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala, lemon juice and salt on it & stir well.
  • Now arrange the papdis in the serving plate.
  • Top each papdi with the sprouts mixture.
  • Now pour green and imli chutney on each papdi.
  • Add some smooth curd on each papdi and garnish it with sev and coriander leaves.
  • Yummy and tangy papdi chaat is ready to tickle your taste buds.

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4. Idli Manchurian

Yo China it is! Idli Manchurian is quite an innovative recipe as it’s made up of leftover Idlis. This Indo-Chinese food recipe is a unique fusion of Indian and Chinese tastes where, tangy sauces and bell peppers leave behind a BIG smile on your face.

I personally recommend this Indian food recipe as I got a huge round of applause from my family members when I served them this dish. Go for it ladies & you will love the rainy weather much more with its taste. (Read: 5 Healthy Vegetarian Salad Recipes | Indian Salad Recipes)

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For Frying Idli:

  • Maida – 2 tbsp
  • Cornflour – 2 tbsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 3/4 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil to fry

For Gravy:

  • Finely chopped spring onions  –  1/4 cup
  • Minced ginger and garlic  –  1 tbsp
  • Soya sauce  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Chilli sauce  – 1/2 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce  –  1 tbsp
  • Vinegar  –  1 tbsp
  • Sliced capsicum  –  1/2 bowl
  • Chopped green chillies  –  1/4 bowl
  • Pepper  –  1/4 tbsp


  • Cut the idlis into square pieces.
  • Now take a bowl. Add maida, cornflour, ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder and salt. Use water and make the thin paste.
  • Now wrap the idli cubes in the paste.
  • Put some oil in a frying pan and fry the idli cubes. Keep them aside.
  • Now it’s time to make the Manchurian gravy.
  • Take the a frying pan. Add chopped onions, minced ginger & garlic and saute them well for 2 min.
  • Now add sliced capsicum, and green chillies and cook for 2 min.
  • Pour tomato sauce, soya sauce, vinegar and chilli sauce & mix well.
  • Add fried idli and mix it.
  • Garnish it with remaining spring onions.
  • Enjoy the monsoon with this tangy idli Manchurian.

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5. Aloo Paneer Kofta

Aloo paneer kofta is a delicious vegetarian recipe that completes the monsoon.I have made Aloo Paneer Kofta and it was simply awesome I must say. The remaining was served as curry in the morning with chapati. It is a Punjabi recipe with crispy koftas. They are like some snacks dipped in chutneys. (Read: Samosa recipe… An Indian snack)

This recipe is also for people who do fast at special festivals like Navratri or Shri Krishna Janamasthami. All these variety of healthy Indian food recipes are a proper fit to walk you through the positive health effects in this monsoon season.

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  • Crumbled paneer  –  1 cup
  • Potato, peeled and boiled  –  1 cup
  • Minced ginger and garlic  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped green chillies  –  1 tbsp
  • Hing  –  a pinch
  • Cashew nuts  –  7-8 pieces
  • Cornflour  –  1/4 cup
  • Red chilli powder  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil to fry
  • Chaat masala (optional)  –  1/2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves  –  10-12 leaves


  • Boil the potatoes and mash it. Keep it aside.
  • Take a big bowl. Add crumbled paneer and mashed potatoes.
  • Mash them and mix ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  • Add all the spices (hing, red chilli powder, salt, chaat masala), cashew nuts and coriander leaves.
  • Make a thick dough.
  • Now make round koftas from this mixture and wrap them in the cornflour.
  • Heat oil in the frying pan. Make sure it is not too hot nor cool.
  • Deep fry the aloo paneer koftas till they become golden brown.
  • Serve them with sauce or chutney & enjoy the rainy season.

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