5 South Indian Snacks you can gorge on during the lockdown
We’re still living with the global pandemic. The second wave has been hitting us harder than the last. Many states have gone into lockdown to stop the spread of the virus and we’re locked inside our homes, yet again. Believe it or not, there are some things that can lift your spirits amidst the ongoing chaos, such as hobbies, quality time with family…and food.
Whether it’s about tackling those mini-hunger pangs while working from home, organising Zoom parties with friends and loved ones, or simply craving for something tasty, good food can make these tough times seem a little more bearable.
Here are five South Indian snacks that will stir nostalgia, cheer you up, and delight your taste buds. The best part? You can order them online and have them delivered at your doorstep even during the lockdown. More on that later, first let’s dive into the list.
- Karupatti Mysorepa
The unforgettable texture and taste of Mysorepa is legendary. But the addition of Karupatti makes it a guilt-free treat. Bursting with the flavours of ghee and cardamom, this is one dessert that will lift your mood as it melts away in your mouth.
Though Adirasam is a special occasion sweet, you really don’t need to wait for a special occasion to enjoy it. The dish takes two of the most humble ingredients in pantry — rice flower and jaggery — and turns it into something divine. The trick lies in the technique, which, to be honest, is laborious and requires skill. But that’s no reason to leave out this delicacy from your list of lockdown snacks. Order it online and let it win over your taste buds.
Deep fried, crunchy, with a sweet coconut filling inside…Somasu will make you fall in love with it, if you haven’t already.
It’s another traditional festive sweet that’s popular across the Southern states with slight variations in the stuffing.
Those who have tasted it, love it and swear by its crispy addictive taste. But if you’ve never tried Somasu before, we urge you do — it might just become your next favourite snack to munch on during the lockdown.
The savoury, crunchy Murukku needs no introduction. A tea-time favourite, this deep fried snack is one of those treats that taste so good you can’t stop at one.
The beauty of Murukku, though, is that it comes in a ton of different flavours and regional varieties, each with its own unique taste and special twist. You can sample a spicy Andhra Murukku, Chennai’s Kai Murukku (which gets its extra-crunch from being shaped by hand), or the soft-textured Chettinadu Thenkuzhal Murukku. There’s even a millet flour version called Chollam Mullu Murukku.
As you can see, there’s a world of murukku to explore. And, you can start exploring today!
5. Peanut Jaggery Laddu
If you’re looking for a tasty, healthy snack it doesn’t get any better than this. Packed with the goodness of protein from peanuts and healthy sweetness of jaggery, this dessert is perfect to munch during work breaks. But honestly, it’s just as enjoyable any time of the day.
Now that we’ve covered five absolutely delicious snacks you can enjoy during the lockdown, don’t wait to give them a try. Our global and nationwide shipping for these snacks are still going on. So place your orders now!