Monsoon and chai share a special bond. Without a cup or two of this uplifting steamy beverage staple, the season loses most of its charm. That’s precisely whyFrench Crust at The Suryaa serves appetising chai and pakoras in vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties. An assortment comprising vegetable pakoras, mumbaiya vadapao, chicken tikka pakoras, kheema samosas, are all served with cutting chai. Served between 3-7p.m., these tasty snacks are available at the restaurant till 31 July.
Pankaj Jha, Sr. Executive Sous Chef, at The Suryaa says, “The inspiration for the cutting chai promotion at The Suryaa comes from an intense love of Mumbai’s monsoon culture which is enjoyed throughout India. Many would agree that the best way to enjoy monsoon is with chai. This Indian drink, when paired with pakoras and samosas, amplifies the feel of monsoon to another level. Cutting chai makes for a perfect celebration.”
A fine dine Thai restaurant located at Sangam courtyard, R.K. Puram Sector-9, has cooked up a new menu specifically for the season. With servings of sumptuously delicious corn salad in chilli lime dressing, wok-sauteed lamb in panang curry, phuket style hakka noodles, green curry infused lamb, chicken with tender bamboo shoots in sesame garlic, crispy fish dusted in cornflakes with green curry dip, one is spoiled for choice here.
The founder, Ankit Ahuluwalia, speaks to us on the concept of the monsoon menu: “As per our tagline, ‘innovative Thai kitchen’, we bring fresh asian seasonal vegetables together, discuss and create dishes and dressing based on it. After numerous food trials we have refined and finalised our dishes. Even the garnishes used are home grown. Dishes that we create depend on the demand and choices of our guests especially when the diners are regular however it should go well with the restaurant cuisine.”
Hot and steamy momos preferred by most during the rains, it is a treat when these momos are available in many variants. GoBuzzinga Momo Festival is back with its third edition in the city. Die-hard momo lovers should make a quick beeline to the DLF Mall of India, Noida as the festival is on only till July 16.
“We Indians love our fast food and munchies, fatty or not! That is why at The Flying Saucer Café we decided to take up regular Indian snacks that we love to munch on in monsoons and gave them a tangy twist. For instance, we curated the Corn Sevpuri and Chilli Chicken Samosa as new age forms of our age old popular munchies.”
So, step out and queue up to savour the varied mouth-watering delicacies at these foodie spots and try scrumptious monsoon-inspired street food to double the joyful glee of the pattering rains.