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Yummy Recipes To Keep Your Kids Happy And Healthy This Monsoon

Monsoon is finally here and you know what that means. It is the season when the kids start dancing to the sound of the raindrops and we enjoy sweet talks with our loved ones while sipping on that hot cup of chai. That cup of chai is never complete without some hot, crunchy snacks to go with them. Kids love those snacks too and eagerly ask you to buy them.

My only worry is that this weather can bring with it a whole range of diseases and illnesses. The water in the streetside chaat shops gets contaminated. A whole lot of mosquitoes and other monsoon bugs are on the loose.

To keep my kids safe from all of that, I decided to try and make healthy but tasty monsoon-friendly snacks at home.

So here I’m going to share some of the recipes that were a hit with my kids and their friends:

1. Aloo Bajji

Growing up, the rainy season was never complete without these scrumptious fried snacks. So I decided to give them to my kids too. It takes just 15 minutes to prepare this snack.


- 2 large potatoes - sliced

- 1 cup of gram flour

- 1 cup of Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains

- ½ cup of rice flour

- Chaat masala: 1 tbsp

- Carom seeds: ½ tsp

- Salt: taste

- Oil: frying

- Ginger-garlic paste: ½ teaspoon


1) In a bowl, mix the gram flour, atta, rice flour, chaat masala, ginger-garlic paste and carom seeds. Add about 1 tbsp of salt to this and mix well.

2) Slowly start adding water to this mixture and mix it properly. Once it reaches a thick paste-like consistency, you can stop adding water.

3) Dip the potato slices into this mixture.

4) Heat up a deep frying pan and pour oil into it.

5) Fry the batter covered potato slices in the oil. You should be able to fry 5-6 pieces at a time.

6) Serve the bajjis along with tomato sauce and a piping hot cup of tea.

2. Banana fritters

Ever tried having hot banana fritters on a rainy day? If you are a Malayalee, you surely must have. In Kerala, this dish is called ethakka appam or pazham pori. This is a classic snack in Kerala that we have along with our beloved cup of freshly brewed tea.


- Plantain banana/cooking banana (ethakka): 2-3 medium/large

- ¼ cup of all-purpose flour

- ¼ cup of Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains

- 1 tbsp of rice flour

- 1 tbsp sugar

- About ½ cup water

- Oil: for deep frying


1) Slice the banana along its length to form long strips of banana.

2) Mix the maida, atta, rice flour and sugar in a bowl. Start adding water to this mixture while mixing it continuously.

3) Once it reaches a smooth consistency, start dipping the banana strips into it.

4) Heat up a deep frying pan and pour oil into it.

5) Add the batter coated banana into the hot oil and allow it to fry until golden brown.

6) Serve the hot banana fritters along with a cup of hot milk tea.

3. Chicken Pakora

The only thing my kids love more than eating pakoras is eating chicken pakoras! When we are rushing home in the middle of a storm, we can’t help but crave for some spicy fried pakoras to warm ourselves up.


- Boneless chicken - ½ kg

- 1 cup of Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains

- 1 cup of soaked chana (chickpea)

- 1 cup soaked green gram (moong) and black gram (urad)

- Salt and Pepper to taste

- Garam masala - 1 tsp

- Chaat masala - 1 tbsp

- Carom seeds - ½ tsp

- Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tbsp

- Red chilli powder - 1 tbsp

- Turmeric powder

- Juice of two lemons

- Coriander (dhania) powder - 1 Tsp

- Cumin powder - 1 Tsp


1) Mix 1 tbsp each of red chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and salt together.

2) Marinate the chicken with this masala and leave for half an hour.

3) Grind the soaked chana, green gram and black gram into a paste and mix it in with the coriander powder, ½ tsp turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and salt to form a thick paste.

4) Heat up oil in a deep frying pan.

5) Coat the marinated chicken first with the atta (by rolling it on a wide plate filled with the atta).

6) Next, coat it with the chana paste.

7) Fry it in oil until the chicken pakora turns golden brown.

8) Serve plain or with tomato ketchup. Best had with chai.

All of these recipes are extra healthy due to the addition of Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains. This atta contains the goodness of 5 important grains - wheat, maize, oats, chickpea and soya. It also contains psyllium husk which is known to be good for the heart and the brain. So go ahead and buy Aashirvaad Atta with Multigrains so that you can enjoy these delicious snacks too!

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