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.

Raw Banana Cutlet
Banana, Cutlet

Raw Banana Cutlet

A simple and light snack, this cutlet is made with mashed raw bananas. Best served with sauce or chutney of choice. Ideal for teatime/evening snack or as a starter/appetizer to any meal. Ingredients: Raw Bananas – 5 to 6 Red Chilli Powder – 1 tblsp Saunf Powder – 2 tsp […]

Broccoli Tikkis
Broccoli, Snacks

Broccoli Tikki

A crispy and delicious teatime/evening snack or can also be served as a starter/appetizer to any meal. Best served warm with chutney or sauce of choice. Ingredients: Broccoli – 200 gms, finely chopped Potatoes – 125 gms Plain Flour (Maida) – 100 gms Corn Flour – 1/4 cup Butter – […]

Chilli Mushrooms
Mushroom, Snacks

Chilli Mushroom

A classic Indo-Chinese dish, this dry Chilli Mushroom is served as a starter/appetizer or as a snack with sauce or chutney of choice. This dish is made without onions in some parts of India. Ingredients: Mushrooms – 100 gms, chopped Onion – 1, chopped (optional) Garlic – 1 to 2 […]

Mushroom Fry
Mushroom, Snacks

Mushroom Fry

This delicious and easy to make Andhra style Mushroom Fry is a great starter/appetizer to any meal. Can also be served as an evening snack with chutney or sauce of choice. Ingredients: Mushrooms – 100 gms, chopped Ginger Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp Ginger – 1/2 tsp, finely chopped Garlic […]

Ginger Garlic Paneer
Paneer, Snacks

Ginger Garlic Paneer

Paneer dishes are always popular and delicious. Whatever the occasion might be, there is always a dish made with paneer. This is a simple to make, tasty snack with pieces of paneer marinated in a ginger garlic sauce. Serve with ketchup or mint chutney. Ingredients: Paneer – 100 gms Ginger […]

Crusty Garlic Bread
Breads, Fast Food, Garlic, Kids, Snacks

Crusty Garlic Bread

Crusty, flavorful, delicious and easy to make garlic bread. Ideal as a snack or as a starter to any meal. Ingredients: Baguette – 1 large (You can also use regular bread slices if preferred) Butter – 125 gms Garlic – 4 cloves, minced Mint Leaves (or Mixed Herbs) – small […]

Ellu Vadai (Sesame Vada)
Vada

Ellu Vadai (Sesame Vada)

A delicious South Indian snack made during special occasions or festivals. Can also be served as a side to rice dishes. Ingredients: Raw Rice Flour – 125 gms Urad Dal Flour – 2 tblsp Black Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp Onion – 1, small, finely chopped Curry Leaves – few […]

Cashew Mint Pakoda
Pakoda

Cashew Mint Pakoda

Pakodas (or Pakoras) are a great teatime/evening snack dish across India. With numerious regional variations and options,  they are easy to make. Ingredients: Cashew Nuts – 100 gms, chopped Gram Flour – 200 gms Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Mint Leaves – 1 cup, chopped Oil as required Salt as […]

Garlic French Fries
Fast Food, Potato, Snacks

Garlic French Fries

Classic french fries with a hint of garlic. Easy to make and a favorite snack for anytime, any occasion. Ingredients: Potatoes – 450 gms, peeled, cut into 1/2 inch sticks Butter – 3 tsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 3 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp Garlic Paste – 1/2 […]

Hash Browns
International, Potato, Snacks

Hash Browns

Delicious, crispy yet fluffy inside, these hash browns are great for breakfast, late night dinner or even as an evening snack. Ingredients: Potatoes – 450 gms Ghee – 1/4 cup Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder as per taste Method: 1. Peel and […]

Bitter Gourd Pakoda
Bitter Gourd, Pakoda

Bitter Gourd Pakoda

This might not be the regular pakoda (pakora) that we are so often used to, but this still packs a punch. Simple to make and tasty (especially for those who love bitter gourds), this is an ideal teatime/evening snack. Ingredients: Bitter Gourd – 3 to 4, depending on size Red […]

Raw Banana Tikki
Banana, Snacks

Raw Banana Tikki

A simple to make and tasty evening teatime snack. Ingredients: Raw Banana (Vazhaikkai) – 1 Bread Slices – 1 to 2 Cauliflower (or Spinach) – 1/4 cup, grated Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder as per taste Oil as required Salt as per taste Method: 1. Peel and […]

Vendakkai Pakoda (Bhindi Pakora)
Bhindi, Pakoda

Vendakkai Pakoda (Bhindi Pakora)

Vendakkai Pakoda (or Okra Pakora/Bhindi Pakora) is a tasty and easy to make evening teatime snack. They make a tasty snack for kids and can also be served as an appetizer to any meal. Ingredients: Vendakkai (Okra/Bhindi) – 20 to 25 Corn Flour – 1/4 cup Rice Flour – 1/4 […]

Pudalangai Bajji
Snacks, Snake Gourd

Pudalangai Bajji

Pudalangai Bajji (or Snake Gourd Fritters) is a popular teatime snack across South India. Simple and easy to make, the snake gourd pieces are dipped in a batter and deep fried until crispy and golden brown. Best served with a chutney of choice. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 1 cup Gram […]

Mozzarella Sticks
Fast Food, Kids, Snacks

Mozzarella Sticks

Mozzarella Sticks are a classic appetizer to any meal. Often served as a party snack, they make a great after-school snack for the kids or an evening teatime snack. This is the eggless variation of mozzarella sticks. Ingredients: Mozzarella Cheese – 350 gms Maida (Plain Flour) – 1/2 cup Besan […]

Radish Pakoda
Pakoda, Radish

Radish Pakoda

Pakoda or Pakora is a popular evening/teatime snack. Simple and easy to make, there are many variations to this snack. Ingredients: Radish – 2 cups, grated Bengal Gram Dal – 2 cups Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Paneer – 1/2 cup, grated Onions – 2, finely chopped Garam Masala Powder […]

Homemade Caramel Popcorn
Fast Food, Kids, Snacks

Caramel Popcorn

This easy to make homemade caramel popcorn is the perfect treat for any occasion – party, weekends or evening teatime snacks. Ingredients: Unpopped Popcorn – 150 gms (available in most major supermarkets) Coconut oil – 2 tblsp Sugar – 2 cups Salt – 1 tsp Golden Syrup – 2 tblsp […]

Homemade Wheat Crackers
Kids, Snacks

Homemade Wheat Crackers

These thin homemade wheat crackers are a great teatime snack. They also make for a perfect after-school snack for kids. Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 2 1/2 to 3 cups Olive Oil – 1/4 cup + extra Golden Syrup – 2 tsp (available in supermarkets or speciality stores) Water – […]

Spicy Masala Popcorn
Fast Food, Kids, Snacks

Spicy Masala Popcorn

A variation to the plain, regular popcorns, this is a must have for any weekend party, get-togethers or can also be served as a teatime snack or after-school snack to kids. Enjoy this homemade masala popcorn. Ingredients: Unpopped Popcorn – 2 cups (there are plenty of readily available options in […]

Schezwan Paneer Fingers
Fast Food, Kids, Paneer, Snacks

Schezwan Paneer Fingers

A lip-smacking and easy to make snack, these crispy Schezwan Paneer Fingers are perfect for any parties, occasions or evening lite bites. Ingredients: Paneer – 200 gms, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces Maida (Plain Flour) – 100 gms Corn Flour – 100 gms Ginger Garlic Paste – 3 tblsp Onions […]

Spinach and Cheese Muffins
Muffins, Snacks, Spinach

Spinach and Cheese Muffins

A delicious, easy to make savoury muffin ideal for breakfast, brunch or evening snack. Ingredients: Milk – 1/4 cup Cream Cheese – 400 gms Salt – 2 tsp For the batter: Plain Flour – 1 kg Parmesan Cheese – 150 gms, grated Baking Powder – 1 tblsp Cheddar Cheese – […]

Cheeselings
Kids, Snacks

Cheeselings

Cheeselings are a popular teatime snack. These homemade cheeselings at easy to make and crunchy, they are popular with kids and can be served as an evening afterschool snack. Ingredients: Maida – 1 1/2 cups Gram Flour – 1/2 cup Cheese – 50 gms, grated Red Chilli Powder – 1 […]

Honey Chilli Potatoes
Kids, Potato, Snacks

Honey Chilli Potatoes

A crispy, tasty snack ideal as a snack or as an appetizer. Make this Honey Chilli Potatoes at home and kids would love this delicious snack. Ingredients: Potatoes – 200 gms Garlic – 1 clove, finely chopped Red Chillies – 1, very finely chopped (or 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes) […]

Vazhaipoo Cutlet (Banana Flower Cutlet)
Cutlet

Vazhaipoo Cutlet (Banana Flower Cutlet)

Cutlet is a popular and easy to make snack item typically served as a starter/appetizer or as an evening snack. Ingredients: Vazhaipoo (Banana Flower) – 200 gms, chopped Potatoes – 100 gms, boiled, mashed Maida (Plain Flour) – 1/4 cup, mixed with 1 cup of water (optional) Onions – 100 […]

Tomato Rava Khichadi
Khichdi, Tomato

Tomato Rava Kichadi

Tomato Rava Kichadi (or Tomato Semolina/Sooji Khichdi) is a popular & filling South Indian breakfast/evening tiffen dish. Serve this Tomato Rava Khichadi as it is or with coconut chutney. Ingredients: Tomato – 1 large or 2 medium White Rava (Sooji) – 100 gms Green Chilli – 1 Green Peas – […]

Paatwadi (Kolhapur Patwadi)
Ganesh Chaturthi, Snacks

Paatwadi

Paatwadi (or Patwadi) is a Kolhapuri savoury snack made using gram flour. Popular during Ganesh Chaturthi and other festivals, they are a great evening/teatime snack. Best served with mint chutney. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 2 cups Green Chillies – 8 to 10 Cumin Seeds – 2 tblsp Turmeric Powder – […]

Coriander Vada
Vada

Coriander Vada

A delicious accompaniment to evening tea, these Coriander Vadai’s are simple and quick to make. Ingredients: Coriander Leaves – 1 1/2 to 2 cups, chopped Gram Flour – 1 cup Green Chillies – 4 to 5, chopped Garlic – 3 cloves, chopped Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder […]

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Fast Food, Kids, Snacks, Sweet Potato

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

A simple, crunchy, salty and spicy fries with sweet potatoes. Ideal as a snack for any occasion/meal. Ingredients: Sweet Potatoes – 2, large (or 5 medium) Olive Oil – 2 1/2 tblsp + extra Salt as per taste Red Chilli Powder as per taste (optional) Black Pepper Powder as per […]