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.

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 […]

Rajma Masala Sundal
Kids, Navratri, Sundal

Rajma Masala Sundal

Rajma Masala Sundal (or Red Kidney Beans Masala Sundal) is a healthy and delicious North Indian evening snack. Sundal is one of the most popular dishes made during Navratri festival. This sundal can also be packed for kids school snack box. You can also serve this as a side dish […]

Peanut Sundal
Kids, Navratri, Sundal

Peanut Sundal

Peanut Sundal (or Groundnut Sundal or Verkadalai Sundal) is a popular and traditional South Indian sundal variety. Typically made as an evening snack for kids, it is also made during Navratri festival and over the years has become an integral part of the Navratri sundal menu. The verkadalai sundal is […]

Sprouted Green Gram Sundal (Pachai Payaru Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Sprouted Green Gram Sundal (Pachai Payaru Sundal)

Sprouted Green Grams (Mulaikattiya Pachai Payaru) is rich in proteins, fiber and vitamins. A traditional South Indian sundal variety, this is made during navratri festival and also as an evening snack for kids and adults alike. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Sprouted Green Gram Sundal (Pachai Payaru Sundal) A […]

Sweet Corn Sundal
Navratri, Sundal

Sweet Corn Sundal

Sweet Corn Sundal is a very easy and quick to make sundal snack for kids. Also called as stir fried sweet corn, this is a great snack during Navratri festival when guests come home to see the golus. These can be made any time – be it festivals or just […]

Green Gram Sweet Sundal (Pachai Payaru Vella Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Green Gram Sweet Sundal

Green Gram Sweet Sundal (Pachai Payaru Vella Sundal) is a traditional South Indian sundal variety made during Navratri festival. This sundal is made with only 4 ingredients, so it can be made easily. It is healthy and nutritious as Green Gram is a rich source of protein and other nutrients. […]

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal (Beach Sundal)
Navratri, Sundal

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal (Beach Sundal)

Thenga Manga Pattani Sundal is also known as Madras Beach Sundal. Going to the marina beach is not complete without having a bite of the sundal that is sold by numerous vendors. Infact a lot of people just go to the beach only for this sundal. This recipe allows you […]

Moong Dal Sundal (Pasi Paruppu Sundal) Recipe
Navratri, Sundal

Pasi Paruppu Sundal (Moong Dal Sundal)

Rich in protein, the Moong Dal Sundal (or also known as Pasi Paruppu Sundal in Tamil) is healthy and simple evening snack to make for kids. It is also a popular recipe for Navratri festival and is distributed as a prasadam to guests. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Pasi […]

Kollu Sundal Recipe (Horsegram Sundal Recipe)
Diabetic, Navratri, Sundal

Kollu Sundal (Horsegram Sundal)

Kollu (or Horsegram) is the most protein-rich grain in the world. It is rich in iron, calcium and protein. It is also low in fat and high in carbohydrate. People who are diabetic or want to reduce their weight should include kollu in their diet. Print Recipe 0 from 0 […]

Vella Kondakadalai (White Chickpeas) Sundal
Navratri, Sundal

Vella Kondakadalai Sundal

Vella Kondakadalai (White Chickpeas) sundal is a very popular and easy to make sundal variety. The festival of Navratri is not complete without sundals and if you are short of time, then this sundal is the best option for you. Very easy to make, it can be made in a […]

Spinach Bhajia (Palak Bhajia)
Snacks, Spinach

Spinach Bhajia (Palak Bhajia)

Spinach Bhajia is a crispy and delicious Indian snack recipe that is easy to make. Bhajias are a perfect tea time snack for the cold and rainy days and is popular across the country in different forms. Serve these delicious anytime snack with a chutney of choice. Print Recipe 0 […]

Tali Bhindi
Bhindi, Snacks

Tali Bhindi

Tali Bhindi is a delicious snack where bhindi (okra) is dipped in a seasoned flour mixture and crispy fried to perfection. They are then seasoned with a spice mixture and served alongside a meal or as a snack.     Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Tali Bhindi A delicious […]

Vazhaipoo Vadai
Banana, Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Vazhaipoo Vadai

The banana plant is maybe the only one where all of its parts are put to use. Apart from the common fruit, the raw version, stem, leaves and even the flower is used in Indian cooking. Banana flower or Vazhaipoo (as it is known in Tamil) is extremely nutritious. Cleaning […]

Smiley Face Potatoes (Homemade Potato Smiley)
Kids, Potato, Snacks

Smiley Face Potatoes (Homemade Potato Smiley)

Potato smileys (Smiley Face Potatoes) are loved by both kids and adults. The simple yet lip-smacking flavor of these crispy fries are an instant mood changer and taste the best when paired with tomato sauce. Smiley Face Potatoes are ideal for brunch or evening snacks and are good enough to […]

Cheese_Paneer_Roll
Paneer, Snacks

Cheese Paneer Roll

Cheese Paneer Roll is paneer stuffed with cheese along with a few more added ingredients which makes it creamy and delicious. Moreover, it proves to be a great mood changer and is a popular street food in India as well. The history of cheese rolls dates way back in the […]

Cheese Corn Balls
Corn, Fast Food, Snacks

Cheese Corn Balls

Cheese corn balls are a combination of unique flavors of cheese and corn. A sumptuous cheese cornball is the one which is crunchy from outside but soft and creamy from the inside. You can either fry the cheese corn balls or bake them as per your wish. Fried ones are […]

Noodles cutlet
Cutlet, Fast Food, Kids, Potato, Snacks

Noodles Cutlet

What would you do when there is leftover noodles? It’s a shame that most times, it get thrown away. This Noodles Cutlet recipe not only finishes off the leftovers, but also brings more life to snack time! Moreover, cutlets are all time favourites! Crispy on the outside and soft on […]

Ragi Paniyaram
Health, Paniyaram

Ragi Paniyaram

Ragi Paniyaram or Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram are small idli like spheres made with the combination of Ragi and dosa batter. Ragi, otherwise also known as Finger Millet, Kezhveragu (Tamil), Naachini (Marathi) is a lesser popular millet, but a powerhouse of nutrition – especially calcium and iron. Traditionally, in many homes, […]

Broccoli Cutlet
Broccoli, Cutlet, Diabetic, Ketogenic Diet, Snacks

Keto Broccoli Cutlet

Keto Broccoli cutlet is a healthy meal in itself. One of the most common woes of a Keto/ Paleo lifestyle is the lack in variety. Happily, many regular recipes just need a bit of tweaking to “ketofy” them. It’s just a matter of innovation and patience & viola a keto-fied […]

Thekua_2
Cookies, Kids, Snacks

Thekua

Thekua or Thekariis is a biscuit like sweet made across regions of Bihar, UP, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. It is also known as Khajuria in many other parts of the country. For centuries, this style of Indian biscuit has been a favourite and usually consumed along with tea. Crispy, crunchy […]