Snacks Recipes

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.

Simple Snacks Recipes

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Ribbon Pakoda is a delicious South Indian variation of the Murukku. Crispy and crunchy, they are an anytime snack. Malabar Pakoda is a variation of the original and is equally …

  • Soya Beans are a powerhouse of protein, especially for vegetarians. It prevents the risk of heart diseases, aids in lowering cholesterol, helps in weight loss, regulates metabolism amongst several others. …

  • Sundal is a popular & healthy protein-rich South Indian snack. During navratri festival time, every household makes one sundal variety a day. These are offered as prasadam to god and …

  • Kuzhi Paniyaram is a delicious South Indian snack often served for breakfast or evening tiffen. It is a staple of Chettinad cuisine. This beetroot variation is a refreshing twist to …

  • Paneer Finger Fry is a perfect appetizer snack for any occasion – whether it is a snack for evening time, weekend parties, sunday brunch or any get together, these paneer …

  • An easy way to get kids to eat vegetables is to make them into a delicious, crispy and crunchy snack. These fritters are like pakodas and are ideal for evening …

  • Paneer Popcorn is a super quick, crunchy snack for kids. Perfect during the summer holidays when kids will be bored and restless, this is an ideal anytime snack for them. …

  • Odappalu is a crispy and crunchy dish made with rice flour. Typically made during festival times they are ideal for breakfast or as an evening snack. Ingredients: Rice Flour – …

  • Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular South Indian breakfast / evening tiffen dish that both kids and adults will love. Staple of the Chettinad cuisine, this dish is best served with …

  • Ridge Gourd Bajji (Heerekai bajji / Peerkangai bajji) is a very popular South Indian tea time / evening snack. Ideally suited for monsoon or winter times, they are a delicacy …

  • Paatra or Gujarati Patra is nothing but Fried Colocasia Leaf Rolls. Popular in Surat and other parts of Gujarat, it is either steam cooked, deep-fried or shallow fried and served …

  • Deep fried brinjal slices or Baingan Kachri is a popular North Indian tea time snack. This can also be served as a starter to any meal, especially with dinner. Ingredients: …

  • An easy Navratri sundal recipe, this is different from the usual sundals made during the festival. Ingredients: Sabudana (Javvarisi) – 2 cups Sprouted Green Gram (or Moong Dal) – 1 …

  • Pattani Masala Sundal is a simple but tasty sundal variety to make during Navratri. It can also be served as an evening snack to kids. Ingredients: Dried White Peas – …

  • A sweeter version of the Karamani Sundal, this is easy to make and is a favorite with kids. This sundal is also a regular during Navratri celebrations and is given …

  • Soya Nuggets (Soya Chunks) is one of the best alternatives for meat dishes and is a nutrition powerhouse. It is rich in protein, iron, calcium and several other nutrients. This …

  • Dahi Tikka (or Aloo Dahi Tikka) is a popular North Indian street food / evening snack item. Very easy and simple to make, it is best served with a chutney …

  • Kanji Vada is a popular and easy to make Rajasthani dish typically made during summer and during any fasting time. This is typically served with a liquid made of a …

  • Mawa Kachori is a popular and traditional Rajasthani dessert. A deep fried snack filled with dry fruits, they are served as a dessert to any meal or even as a …

  • A crispy, delicious and tasty vadai made with Thinai Arisi (Foxtail Millet). A variation from the usual masala vadai, this is equally tasty and easy to make. Thinai is rich …

  • Paneer Vadai (or Paneer Vada) is a simple, easy to make and tasty snack for any occasion. Ingredients: Paneer – 1 cup, grated Mushrooms – 1 cup, finely chopped Green …