It is that time of the year when the entire nation unites to celebrate the festival of cricket. It is that time of the year when joy can be summed up in a helicopter shot down the covers by MSD or a blazing yorker nailing the middle stump by Jaspreet Bumrah.
While you sit glued to your television screen in a desperate attempt to not miss a single moment, we want to make sure that you still get your hands on some drool-worthy snacks and dinner. Matchdays are no-cook days in our book. And we wouldn’t want you missing a crucial hat-trick while in the kitchen or on the phone with the guy who owes you a pizza. So while you stress over a run-chase or a nail-biting super-over, let us make it so that food is the least of your worries. Here are a few food ideas to help you prep for the series.
Whether your taste is desi or high-fi, we’ve got something on our list for you. Pick murukus and sev or nachos and chips, the choice is yours. The Tasties’ range of Indian flavours and desi snacks covers everything from Madhurai Mixture to Sweet Chivda, Banana Chips to Murruku, Mini Samosas to Kachoris. For the exotic bunch, there’s jalapeno, peri-peri, cheese, and sweet chilli nachos.
Like your favourite team, Tasties’ range is diverse. Spice things up with Aloo Bhujia while watching the red hot batting lineup of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Or try the well-balanced Mathri while cheering the well-managed bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad. With the Taties’ lineup, you can now knock your cravings out of the park.
Healthy & Tasty: The snack all-rounder
What if we tell you that one snack can cover health and taste both? Wouldn’t that be an ideal all-rounder performance? Well, GoodDiet is all about that. The range comprises snacks made of healthy grains such as millets, brown rice, ragi, quinoa, and more. What’s better than having the healthier versions of your favourite snacks? You’ll find Rice Chips, Tangy Tomato Multigrain Puffs, Ragi Sticks, and more on the GoodDiet list. So let’s make match-time bingeing guilt-free.
Foods of South India
If you are a supporter of the yellow, red, and orange jerseys, it is impossible to watch a match with your favourite South Indian foods. But you must be thinking that it takes a reasonable amount of time to prepare dosa, idly, parota, and the likes. Believe us when we tell you that these will be ready in a jiffy and with minimum effort, thanks to Fresho. All you need to do is open the pack, spread the batter, cook for a few minutes, and voila! Your match-time South Indian snack is ready.
Exotic & Indian DIY Meal Kits
While snacks are ideal for big game evenings, late-night matches need something more wholesome and fulfilling. But then again, cooking the main course takes a lotta time and effort, and we know you can’t afford that on match night. So to tackle your hunger, try HappyChef DIY meal kits that take only 15 minutes to prepare. Just round up the ingredients and chef up a whole meal in minutes. Get your favourite Punjabi Butter Masala or an exotic Thai Green Curry for a spectacular game-night meal. And if you’re looking for something even quicker yet delicious, go for Happychef pizzas that come loaded with veggies or overloaded with chicken.
Summer refresher: Coconut water
IPL is known for a handful of dynamic duos; be it the lethal onslaught of AB de Villiers & Virat Kohli or the in-game chemistry of MSD and Suresh Raina; one player is incomplete without the other. Similarly, your snacks are incomplete without a nice refreshing cooler. And since summer is here, what can be better than a glass of Coconut water. It’s a brilliant thirst quencher that fills you up with electrolytes, making sure your cheer never loses thunder, even under the summer sun. This holds especially true during afternoon matches when the sun beats down on your Saturday and Sunday fun. So cool off with a coconut cooler.
IPL is a nationwide celebration, and no celebration is complete without food and drinks. So whether your team wins or loses, let’s make the most of the season. Enjoy!