It increases health risks:

With heavy rainfall, moisture level in the air rises up, making the weather humid and damp. This leads to the growth of germs and pests, which further increases the risks of food contamination. And if not taken extra care of what you eat, you might end up with indigestion, lose motion and other gut-related problems. According to experts, the water for golgappa becomes the breeding ground for bacteria, making it hazardous for health. Likewise, the dahi, onion etc at the chaat centre, if kept open for long, attracts moisture from the air, along with various types of germs. You accept it or not, most of the street foods are kept outside, which makes it more exposed to contamination; and hence, experts and the elders at home advise avoiding them during this time of the year.

It loses the flavours and texture of a dish:

You will find people complaining of soggy papdi in the chaat. It’s the weather that needs to be blamed. As mentioned earlier, monsoon increases the moisture level in air, and it directly affects the food we eat. The damp weather, makes food soggy and cold much before time, affecting both the taste and texture of the dish. And no one likes a soft pakoda, cold samosa and moist golgappa.

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