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.

Tofu Tikka
Snacks, Soya

Tofu Tikka

A simple, delicious and tasty snack for all. Serve with sauce or chutney. Ingredients: Tofu – 125 gms Curd – 1 cup Salt as per taste Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/2 tblsp Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp Oil […]

Baby Corn on a Plate
Baby Corn, Snacks

Baby Corn Masala Fry

This delicious and easy to make appetizer snack is a variation to the popular Baby Corn Fry. Serve with chutney or sauce of choice. Ideal for any party or special occasions. Ingredients: Baby Corn – 100 gms Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp Ginger […]

Cashew Murukku
Diwali, Murukkus and Mixtures

Cashew Murukku

Murukku (or Chakli) is a popular and traditional South Indian snack often made during festivals and special occasions. They are typically served as a teatime/evening snack or as an accompaniment to rice dishes. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups Cashew Nuts – 25 to 30 Ghee – 2 tsp Red […]

Pasta Chips
Pasta, Snacks

Pasta Chips

A simple and a different snack variety with pasta. Can be made a day or two ahead. A great alternative for the regular potato chips. Ideal for teatime or evening munch. Ingredients: Pasta – 2 cups, any variety Red Chilli Powder – 1 to 2 tsp Black Pepper Powder – […]

Noodles Bonda
Bonda

Noodles Bonda

Bonda is a very popular South Indian snack/appetizer. This variation uses plain noodles and is equally as tasty as the other versions. Best served with chutney or sauce. Ingredients: Plain Noodles – 500 gms, cooked as per packet instructions and lightly mashed Black Peppercorns – 2 tblsp Ginger – 2 […]

Godhuma Rava (Wheat Rava)
Khichdi

Godhuma Rava Kichadi (Wheat Rava Kichadi)

A delicious and healthy South Indian breakfast dish made with wheat rava and mixed vegetables. Ingredients: Godhuma Rava (Wheat Rava) – 2 cups Moong Dal – 1 tblsp Mixed Vegetables – 2 cups, chopped (beans, carrot, green peas, cauliflower) Onions – 2, finely chopped Dry Red Chillies – 3 to […]

Samba Rava Khichdi (Broken Rava Kichadi)
Khichdi

Samba Rava Khichdi

An easy to make, healthy and delicious comfort food, this broken wheat kichadi is ideal for a quick lunch, evening tiffen or even a light dinner. With an assortment of vegetables, it is great for kids too. Ingredients: Samba Godumai Rava (Broken Wheat Rava) – 1 cup Onion – 1, […]

Spinach Pakora
Pakoda, Spinach

Spinach Pakora

A delicious spinach pakora that can be served as a teatime snack or as an appetizer. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 225 gms Spinach – 100 gms, washed, finely chopped Water – 3/4 cup Red Chilli Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1 1/2 tsp Oil for frying Salt […]

Knol Khol Fritters (Kohlrabi Tikki)
Knol Khol, Snacks

Knol Khol Fritters (Kohlrabi Tikki)

Serve these delicious and easy to make tikkis as an appetizer or as a light teatime or evening snack. Ingredients: Potatoes – 100 gms Knol Khol (Kohlrabi) – 200 gms Onions – 3 to 4 Green Chillies – 5 to 6 Breadcrumbs – 50 gms Salt as per taste Curry […]

Fried Mushrooms
Mushroom, Snacks

Fried Mushrooms

A quick and easy to make tea time or evening snack. Ingredients: Mushrooms – 100 gms Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed Curry Leaves – few, crushed Corn Flour – 3 tsp Juice of 1/2 Lemon Dry Red Chillies – 3 Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp Oil as required Method: […]

Zucchini Tikki
Snacks, Zucchini

Zucchini Tikki

These delicious and easy to make tikkis make a perfect starter or evening snack. Made with grated zucchinis, mashed potatoes and spices, they are best served with chutney or sauce. Ingredients: Zucchini – 1, grated Potatoes – 1, small, boiled, peeled, mashed Garlic – 2 cloves, finely chopped Red Chilli […]

Vegetable Paneer Kabab
Kebabs, Paneer

Vegetable Paneer Kabab

A variation to the usual kababs (kebabs), this one is a mix of paneer cubes and vegetable kababs grilled together. Serve with chutney or sauce. Best suited for teatime or as an evening snack. Ingredients: Paneer – 1/4 cup, cut into small cubes Tomato – 1, small, chopped into small […]

Cabbage Pakoda
Cabbage, Pakoda

Cabbage Pakoda

A simple and tasty tea time / evening snack made with cabbage. Serve with a choice of chutney or sauce. Print Recipe 0 from 0 votes Cabbage Pakoda A simple and tasty tea time / evening snack made with cabbage. Serve with a choice of chutney or sauce. Total Time30 […]

Sweet Potato Chips
Snacks, Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Chips

A simple and easy to make baked sweet potato chips. Ingredients: Sweet Potato – 1 large or 2 small Salt – 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder – a pinch Garlic Powder – a pinch Red Chilli Powder – a pinch Cumin Powder – a pinch Oil – 3 tsp Method: […]

Sabudana Vada (Javvarisi Vadai)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Vada

Sabudana Vada (Javvarisi Vadai)

A delicious and tasty tea time snack, this vada made with Sabudana is popular during Ganesh Chaturthi too. Ingredients: Sabudana (Sago/Javvarisi) – 1 cup Potatoes – 4 Green Chillies – 3 to 4, chopped Ginger – 2 tsp, finely chopped Peanuts – 1/2 cup, coarsely chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, […]

Masala Thattai
Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Janmashtami, Snacks

Masala Thattai

Thattai is a crunchy, deep-fried snack popular across South India, especially in Tamil Nadu. Prepared during festivals and special occasions, they are also an ideal teatime/evening snack. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 1 cups Bengal Gram Flour (Besan) – 1/4 cup Bengal Gram – 2 tblsp, soaked in water for 15 […]

Thattai
Diwali, Janmashtami, Snacks

Thattai

Thattai is a very popular South Indian crispy and deep fried snack. A delicious anytime snack, there are many variations of this available and is often made during festive/special occasions. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 500 gms Urad Dal – 50 gms Roasted Gram – 1 tsp, powdered Bengal Gram Dal […]

Ribbon Pakoda
Diwali, Janmashtami, Snacks

Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon Pakoda is a popular South Indian savoury snack made festivals during Diwali and other festivals. It is also made during school holidays and served as a evening snack to children. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 1 cup Gram Flour – 1/2 cup Ghee – 3 tsp Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 […]

Seedai (Uppu Seedai)
Diwali, Janmashtami, Snacks

Seedai (Uppu Seedai)

Seedai (or Uppu Seedai) is a traditional and popular Krishna Janmashtami festival snack. Typically served as an evening snack, they are easy to make. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 4 cups Urad Dal – 1/2 cup Bengal Gram Dal – 2 tblsp Butter – 100 gms Salt – 1 1/2 tblsp […]

Vella Seedai
Janmashtami, Snacks

Vella Seedai

Seedais are a popular Krishna Jayanthi festival snack across Tamil Nadu. These deep fried and delicious snack balls are a favorite of almost everyone. This variation is made with jaggery. Ingredients: Rice Powder – 2 cups Jaggery – 1 1/2 cups Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated Urad Dal – 1 […]

Mullu Murukku (Muthusaram)
Diwali, Janmashtami, Murukkus and Mixtures

Mullu Murukku (Muthusaram)

Mullu Murukku (or also known as Muthusaram in brahmin households across Tamil Nadu) is a very popular South Indian savoury snack made during Diwali or Krishna Jayanthi. A very easy to make homemade murukku, this is often served as an evening coffee / tea time snack. Ingredients: Rice flour – […]

Spinach Croquettes
Snacks, Spanish, Spinach

Spinach Croquettes

A simple to make evening snack (or appetizer) dish with spinach, these croquettes is best served warm with chilli sauce or mint chutney. Ingredients: Spinach – 1 bunch, cleaned, washed Spring Onions (or Onions) – 1/4 cup, chopped Garlic – 1 clove, finely chopped Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (or Vegetable Oil) […]

Vadais on a Plate
Beans, Vada

Avarakkai Vadai

Vadai is a popular South Indian snack. Typically served as a starter or as an evening tiffen, they are quite delicious and comes in many variations. This one is made with broad beans. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 200 gms Avarakkai – 200 gms Onions – 100 gms Green Chillies […]

Mangalore Bonda
Bonda

Mangalore Bonda

Mangalore Bonda is a delicious and popular South Indian tea time /evening snack. Simple and easy to make, they can be seen in most street side shops too and is an integral part of most people’s evening tea/coffee. Ingredients: Maida (Plain Flour) – 2 cups Gram Flour – 1/2 cup […]

Chow Chow (Bangalore Brinjal)
Chow Chow (Chayote Squash), Cutlet

Chow Chow Cutlet

A healthy and different variety of cutlet made with chow chow (chayote). Chow Chow (or Chayote or Bangalore Brinjal) is a popular South Indian vegetable often used to made Chow Chow Kootu. Ingredients: Chow Chow (Chayote) – 200 gms Ragi Flour – 200 gms Onions – 100 gms Green Chillies […]

Spiced Chickpeas
Kids, Snacks

Spiced Chickpeas

A popular snack typically found in various beaches across the country, these simple to make and delicious spiced chickpeas are ideal as a teatime / evening snack or can also be packed for kids school lunchboxes. Ingredients: Chickpeas – 1 cup Cumin Powder – 3/4 tsp Coriander Powder – 1/4 […]

Drumstick Tikki
Drumstick, Potato, Snacks

Drumstick Tikki

A delicious and easy to make tea time or evening snack. Best served warm with chutney or sauce of choice. Ingredients: Potatoes – 6 to 8, depending on size Drumsticks – 3 to 4 Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp Green Chillies – 4 to […]

Ginger Medhu Pakoda
Pakoda

Ginger Medhu Pakoda

Medhu Pakoda is a popular South Indian evening/tea time snack served with chutney or sauce. This variation includes chopped and ground ginger for additional taste. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 2 cups Rice Flour – 1 cup Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp Cooking Soda – 1/8 tsp Onions – 2, finely […]