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.

Tikha Gathiya (Teekha Gathiya)
Diwali, Holi, Janmashtami, Snacks

Tikha Gathiya

Tikha Gathiya (Teekha Gathiya) is a popular gujarati tea time snack. Gathiya is a spicy and crunchy deep fried savoury. It is an excellent snack for kids lunch box and during travel. Ingredients: Gram flour – 1 cup Ajwain – 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Baking soda […]

Peanut Balls
Kids, Snacks

Peanut Balls

Peanut Balls is a very popular Indian snack. They can be served as part of a meal, given as a teatime snack or even as a school lunch box snacks. Very simple and easy to make, kids would love this. Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts – 50 gms, shelled Honey – 3 […]

Ragi Thenkuzhal
Diwali, Murukkus and Mixtures

Ragi Thenkuzhal

Thenkuzhal is a very popular South Indian Diwali snack and also during other festivals. Similar to a murukku, it is a crispy, crunchy and tasty snack. This variation is made with Ragi flour. Ingredients: Raw Rice Flour – 2 cups Ragi Flour – 2 cups Urad Dal Flour – 1 […]

Broccoli Bonda (Broccoli Pakora)
Bonda, Broccoli

Broccoli Bonda

Crispy and delicious bondas with broccolis, the perfect teatime or evening snack. Serve with ketchup or chutney of choice. Ingredients: Broccoli – 200 gms Gram Flour – 200 gms Raw Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Carrot – 2, medium Potatoes – 4 Green Chillies – 4 Onions – 2, large […]

Potato Spinach Cutlet
Cutlet, Potato, Spinach

Spinach and Potato Cutlet

A perfect starter or a great evening tea time snack, this cutlet easy to make and delicious. Ingredients: Potatoes – 4 Spinach Leaves – 200 gms Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Wheat Flour – 100 gms Black Pepper Powder – 1 tsp Cumin Powder – 1 tsp Onions – […]

Chola Puri (Chola Poori)
Fast Food, Poori, Snacks

Bhature (Chola Poori)

Bhature (Chola Poori) is a very popular dish served anytime across India. Bhature is different from the regular poori in terms of the its size and the ingredients used. A typical poori at home is made using regular wheat flour, salt and water. But Bhature is made using Maida, ghee, […]

Paneer Kabab (Paneer Kebab)
Paneer, Snacks

Paneer Kabab

Paneer Kabab (or Paneer Kebab) is a very delicious and easy to make appetizer snack for any occasion. Ingredients: Paneer – 125 gms, cubed Plain Yogurt – 1/2 cup Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp Chaat Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder – 3/4 tsp Chilli Powder – […]

Kanda Poha (Kande Poha)
Health, Snacks

Kanda Poha (Kande Poha)

Kanda Poha (Kande Poha) is a very popular Maharashtrian breakfast dish. It is also served as an evening snack or even as a light dinner. Ingredients: Poha – 1 cup Onion – 1, finely chopped Potato – 1, small, boiled Green Chillies – 2, small, chopped Lemon Juice – 1/2 […]

Soya Lollipops
Snacks, Soya

Soya Lollipops

A protein rich, delicious and nutritious snack. Perfect for after-school snacks for kids or even can be served as a starter to a meal. Ingredients: Sprouted Soy Beans – 2 cups Breadcrumbs – 2 cups Potatoes – 4, boiled, peeled Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tblsp Red Chilli Powder – […]

Chocolate Pancake
Chocolate, Pancakes

Chocolate Pancake

A must for chocolate lovers, this delicious and easy to make Chocolate Pancake is a great way to begin your day. Ingredients: Milk – 2 cups Maida – 1 1/2 cups Sugar – 1/4 cup Plain Chocolate Bar- 2, grated Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp Cream – little (optional) Icing […]

Thinai Oats Paniyaram
Oats, Paniyaram

Thinai Oats Paniyaram

A simple, delicious and easy to make paniyaram with oats and thinai (foxtail millet). Ingredients: Thinai Flour (Foxtail Millet Flour) – 2 cups Oats – 2 cups, crushed Milk – 1/2 cup Seedless Dates – 1 cup, chopped Cardamom Powder – 2 tsp Bananas – 4, chopped Ghee as required […]

Vegetable Rice Cutlet
Cutlet

Vegetable Rice Cutlet

A great way to use up any leftover rice, this cutlet made with vegetables and rice is a delicious variation and make a tasty evening snack or an appetizer starter to any meal. Ingredients: Rice – 2 cups, cooked, mashed Mixed Vegetables – 1 cup, finely chopped Carrots – 2, […]

Bread Peas Masala
Snacks

Bread Peas Masala

A simple, easy to make lunch box or evening snack. Kids would love this tasty dish. Ingredients: Bread Slices – 2 Ghee – 3 tsp Whole Green Gram – 1/4 cup, soaked Asafoetida Powder – a pinch Onion – 1, small, finely chopped Tomato – 1, small, finely chopped Potato […]

Veg Paniyaram
Paniyaram

Veg Paniyaram

A simple and tasty breakfast recipe, paniyaram is a popular South Indian dish. Ingredients: Idli Batter – 1 cup Onion – 2 tblsp, finely chopped Carrot – 2 tblsp, grated Cabbage – 2 tblsp, grated Coriander Leaves – few, chopped Mint Leaves – few, chopped Ginger – 1/2 inch piece, […]

Spinach Rice Balls
Snacks, Spinach

Spinach Rice Balls

A delicious and easy to make teatime or evening snack. They make a great after school snack for kids. Serve with tomato ketchup or chutney of choice. Ingredients: Cooked Rice – 2 cups Spinach – 2 bunches Potatoes – 2 Onions – 2, finely chopped Garlic – 6 to 8 […]

Peanut Masala Vadai
Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Peanut Vadai (Groundnut Vadai)

Vadai (or Vada) is a popular South Indian deep fried teatime/evening snack served with a choice of chutney. They are also served as part of a meal as starter snack. This variation is made with peanuts and is tasty and easy to make. Ingredients: Peanuts – 2 cups, roasted and […]

Thayir Vadai / Curd Vadai
Banana, Vada

Vazhakkai Thayir Vadai (Raw Banana Curd Vadai)

Curd Vadai (or Thayir Vadai) is a very popular dish across South India. Typically served as a snack, they are also served as part of a meal especially during weddings or special occasions. This variation uses raw banana and is equally delicious as the original. Ingredients: Plain Curd – 1/2 […]

Idly 65 (Idli 65)
Idli, Snacks

Idly 65

Idly 65 (or Idli 65) is a great way to use up any leftover idlis. Make them into a simple, easy to make, tasty snack that kids and adults will love. Ingredients: Leftover Idlis – 8 to 10 Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp Corn Flour – 1/4 cup Ginger […]

Orange Biscuits
Dessert, Snacks

Orange Biscuit

A simple to make orange flavoured biscuits for tea or evening snack. Ingredients: Plain Flour (Maida) – 1/2 cup Butter – 2 1/2 tblsp Sugar – 2 tblsp Orange Essence – 1 tsp Baking Powder – 1/8 tsp Orange Juice – 2 tblsp Method: 1. Sieve together the baking powder […]

Mysore Bonda
Bonda

Mysore Bonda

A popular and tasty South Indian evening snack and often served as an appetizer starter in weddings, the Mysore Bonda is best served with a chutney of choice. Ingredients: Urad Dal – 1/2 cup Black Peppercorns – 3, crushed Coconut – 2 tblsp, chopped Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp Green […]

Potato Cheese Balls
Potato, Snacks

Potato Cheese Balls

A delicious and super simple tea time or evening snack. Serve with tomato ketchup or any spicy chutney of choice. Ingredients: Mozzarella Cheese – 150 to 200 gms Potaoes – 6 to 8 Onions – 2, big, finely chopped Green Chillies – 5 to 6, finely chopped Breadcrumbs – 100 […]

Eggplant Chips
Brinjal, Kids, Snacks

Eggplant Chips

A simple and great snack for any occasion. These make a super easy evening snack or a late-night movie munchies. Ingredients: Eggplants (Aubergines/Brinjals) – 4, medium Oil – 1/4 cup Red Chilli Flakes – 1 tblsp Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp (Substitute with 1 tsp Black Pepper Powder if […]

Handvo / Handwa
Snacks

Handvo

Handvo (or Handwa) is a popular Gujarati savoury dish made with semolina and yogurt. Ingredients: Coarse Semolina – 1 cup Plain Yogurt – 1/2 cup Cucumber (or Zucchini or Bottle Gourd) – 1, small, grated Carrot – 1, grated Green Peas – 1/4 cup, shelled Onion – 1, chopped Ginger […]

Peas Kachori
Kachori, Peas

Peas Kachori

A delicious and popular Gujarati snack made with green peas and served with chutney or sauce. Ideal for any parties or family get-together, they also make a great evening/teatime snack. Ingredients: Green Peas – 250 gms, shelled Ginger – 1 inch piece, peeled Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Mustard […]

Nacho Popcorn
Fast Food, Kids, Snacks

Nacho Popcorn

A simple, easy to make snack for evenings or for any weekend parties. Kids would love it too. Ingredients: Popping Corn Kernels – 2 to 3 tblsp Vegetable Oil – 3 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder – 1/4 tsp Onion Powder – 1/4 tsp Coarse Salt […]

Homemade Graham Crackers
Kids, Snacks

Homemade Graham Crackers

Graham Crackers are a popular American snack similar to a biscuit. Loved by kids, these homemade snacks are easy to make and healthy too. Ingredients: Maida (Plain Flour) – 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour – 4 tblsp Brown Sugar – 1/2 cup Baking Soda – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1/4 […]

Pakoda
Pakoda

Chickpeas Mint Pakoda

Pakoda (or Pakora) is a popular South Indian tea time or evening snack. This variation is made using mint leaves and chickpeas. Onions can be added if desired. Ingredients: White Chickpeas – 1 cup, soaked overnight or for 8 hours Mint Leaves – 1/2 cup, finely chopped or grated Onions […]

Spring Onion Vadai
Vada

Spring Onion Vadai

A delicious and easy to make tea time or evening snack, these vadais are made with spring onions. Best served with sauce or chutney. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 1 cup Urad Dal – 1 cup Rice Flour – 100 gms Spring Onions – 2 bunches Green Chillies – 4 […]