Snacks

Snacks, called tiffin in the South, occupy a very special place in our cooking. Crunchy, soft, spicy, sweet and hot, they are steamed, shallow fried or deep fried. Serve them as teatime treats or along with a meal. More often than not they are a complete meal in themselves. We have a wide variety of snacks, ranging from small eats to heavy snacks which can easily be substitued for a meal. In India, any time is snack/tiffin time.

Aloo Nazakat
Paneer, Potato, Snacks

Aloo Nazakat

Aloo Nazakat is a Tandoori starter dish where crispy fried potato shells are filled with a paneer and potato mixture, marinated in a yogurt sauce and baked. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Aloo Nazakat A Tandoori starter that is quite popular in various restaurants. Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hr […]

Bread Pakora
Fast Food, Snacks

Bread Pakora

Bread Pakora is a very popular North Indian street food. They are an ideal snack all through out the year, more so during the rainy season or during cold winter. Easy to make, they can be served as a breakfast dish or as an evening snack preferably with tea.   […]

Kodbale / Kodubale
Snacks

Kodbale

Kodubale or Kodbale is a popular Karnataka spicy snack.  Made during festival times, it is typically served during tea time with a cup of hot tea. A speciality from Mysore and surrounding regions, it is a crispy and delicious snack. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Kodbale (Kodubale) A crispy, […]

Namak Para (Namak Pare)
Diwali, Snacks

Namak Para

Namak Para (also known as Namak Pare or Nimki) is a crispy, crunchy snack usually served with tea. It is also a perfect delight for Diwali, Holi and other festivals where snacks are made in plenty. Made with wheat flour, plain flour and spices, it is very simply and easy […]

Ragi Sev (Ragi Ompodi)
Diwali, Snacks

Ragi Sev (Ragi Omapodi)

Sev (Omapodi / Ompodi) is a very popular savoury snack across India made with chickpea flour, spices and then deep fried until crispy. Served as a teatime/evening snack, they also make for a great savoury during festival times. This is a variation made with Ragi Flour (Finger Millet Flour) and […]

Nankhatai
Diwali, Kids, Snacks

Nankhatai

Nankhatai is an Indian eggless cookie/shortbread popularly served during teatime or as an evening snack. They are also made during special occasions and festivals like Diwali. Unlike many other cookies, these require very minimal ingredients that are already available in your pantry. This recipe is said to originate from Surat […]

Navadhanya Sundal Recipe
Navratri, Sundal

Navadhanya Sundal

Navadhanyam means nine pulses and grains. The Navadhanya Sundal is made during Navratri festival as an offering to the deities and distributed as a prasadam to guests. This sundal is packed with protein and hence can be made as a regular tea time snack or as an evening kids snack […]

Variety Payaru Sundal (Mixed Sprouts Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Variety Payaru (Mixed Sprouts) Sundal

Mixed Sprouts Sundal is a very nutritious sundal that can be served as a school snack or as an evening snack to kids. Sprouts are a good source of protein, vitamin C and several other nutrients. This sundal brings the goodness of the various sprouts in one cup and makes […]

Karamani Sundal (Black Eyed Peas Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Karamani Sundal

Karamani Sundal (Black Eyed Peas Sundal) is a South Indian snack rich in protein and served during evening time. Served as a prasadam during Navratri time, it is made using karamani (lobia) tossed with spices, seasonings and coconut. It is very easy to make and is also very healthy. Print […]

Pattani Sundal (White Dried Peas Sundal)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Navratri, Sundal

Pattani Sundal

Pattani Sundal is a typical South Indian snack dish. Made using dried white peas, this is an anytime snack and is often made during Navratri festival. Legumes are a healthy addition to our food and this can be served as an after-school snack for children. A very simple but nutritious […]