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.

Mushroom Pakoda
Mushroom, Pakoda

Mushroom Pakoda

This Mushroom Pakoda (Pakora) is a simple delicious evening snack. Best served warm with chutney or sauce of choice. Ingredients: Button Mushroms – 1/2 cup, washed, finely chopped Onion – 1, finely chopped Bread Slices – 3, crumbled Gram Flour – 1/2 cup Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Green Chilli […]

Thai Spring Rolls
Snacks, Thai

Thai Veg Spring Rolls

These delicious and easy to make Thai style Spring Rolls are a meal by itself or can also be served as an evening (anytime) snack. Ingredients: Spring Roll Pastry Sheets – 300 gms Glass Noodles – 25 gms Shredded Cabbage – 1 cup White Peppercorns – 1/4 tsp, ground Bean […]

Khari Puri
Snacks

Khari Puri

Khari Puri is a popular and delicious Gujarati teatime snack. Ingredients: Whole Wheat Flour – 1 1/2 cups Chickpea Flour (or Gram Flour) – 1/4 cup Coriander Powder – 1/4 cup Red Chilli Powder – 2 tblsp Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – […]

Crispy Onion Rings
Christmas, Fast Food, Onion, Snacks

Crispy Onion Rings

Light, crispy and addictive, onion rings are a very popular anytime snack and goes well with any dish. Ingredients: Onions – 500 gms, large ones Buttermilk – 500 ml Maida (Plain Flour) – 300 gms Baking Powder – 2 tsp Baking Soda – 1 tsp Oil – 500 ml Red […]

Sweet Potato Samosa
Samosa

Sweet Potato Samosa

Samosas are a popular Indian snack made with boiled potatoes and spices. This one is made with Sweet Potato and is ideal for evening/tea time snack. Ingredients: Maida (Plain Flour) – 400 gms Warm Water – 200ml Oil – 1/4 cup + some more for frying Salt – 2 tsp […]

Rajma Sundal
Navratri, Sundal

Rajma Sundal

Rajma (or Red Kidney Beans) is a popular bean variety rich in protein, fiber, iron and other essential nutrients. Here is a simple evening snack that you can enjoy throughout the year. Ingredients: Rajma (Red Kidney Beans) – 2 cups Carrot – 1 tblsp, grated (optional) Ginger – 2 tsp, […]

Peas Samosas
Peas, Samosa

Peas Samosa

Samosas are a popular deep fried Indian dish often served as a snack or as an appetizer. There are many variations of samosa available. Ingredients: Maida – 1 cup Oil – 2 tblsp Salt as per taste Oil for frying For the filling: Onions – 1 cup, chopped Peas – […]

Cashew Pakoda
Pakoda

Cashew Pakoda

Cashew Pakoda is a famous and popular snack in South India. Often made during special occasions, they are a great evening / tea time snack. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 2 cups Rice Flour – 1/3 cup Cashew Nuts – 200 gms, whole Green Chillies – 5 to 6, finely chopped […]

Nendrangai Masala Chips
Snacks

Nendrangai Masala Chips

A very popular teatime/evening snack across South India. Also served as a starter/appetizer or as an accompaniment to meals. Makes for a great anytime munch. Ingredients: Nendrangai (Kerala Plantain) – 4 Corn Flour – 1/3 cup Red Chilli Powder – 2 tblsp Asafoetida Powder – a pinch Salt as per […]

Maravalli Kizhangu (Tapioca) Chips
Snacks

Maravalli Kizhangu (Tapioca) Chips

Maravalli Kizhangu or Tapioca is a popular ingredient in South India. Boiled Tapioca is often eaten as a breakfast item. The chips made using this is also very popular and is often sold as a street food. Ingredients: Maravalli Kilangu (Tapioca) – 1 Red Chilli Powder – 2 tsp Asafoetida […]

Pepper Bonda
Bonda

Pepper Bonda

This Pepper Bonda is a South Indian delicacy. Typically made as an evening snack and served with coconut chutney. Ingredients: Whole White Urad Dal – 2 cups Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp Black Pepper Powder – 2 tsp Green Chillies – 2 Onions – 1 cup, finely chopped (optional) Coconut […]

Potato Masala Bonda
Bonda, Potato

Potato Masala Bonda

A tasty and simple South Indian snack served during tea time with chutney or sauce. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 1 cup Red Chilli Powder – 3 to 4 tblsp (adjust as required) Asafoetida Powder – a pinch Rice Flour – 1/4 cup Salt as per taste Oil as required for […]

Mint Masala Vadai
Vada

Mint Masala Vadai

Masala Vadai (or Masala Vada) is a very very popular and traditional South Indian snack. Often made during festivals or special occasions, they are also a popular street food item. Ingredients: Bengal Gram Dal – 2 cups Urad Dal – 2 tblsp Yellow Split Peas – 1/4 cup + 2 […]

Cabbage and Carrot Vadai
Cabbage, Carrot, Vada

Cabbage and Carrot Vadai

A simple, delicious and tasty evening snack, best served with chutney of choice. Ingredients: Black Urad Dal – 3 cups, broken Green Chillies – 3 to 4, depending on size Cabbage – 1 cup, chopped or shredded Carrot – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Onions – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Ginger […]

Ragi Pakoda
Health, Pakoda

Ragi Pakoda

Pakodas are a popular evening snack items across South India especially in TamilNadu. This variation made with ragi flour is delicious, tasty and healthy. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 1 cup Ragi Flour – 2 cups Green Chillies – 3 to 4, finely chopped Ginger – 2 tsp, finely chopped Onions […]

Sprouts Dhokla
Dhokla

Sprouts Dhokla

Dhoklas are a popular Gujarati snack/breakfast dish. Steam cooked, they are soft, spongy and make a great evening snack or breakfast item. Ingredients: Sprouted Green Gram – 2 cups Green Chillies – 4, ground to a paste Ginger Paste – 1 1/2 tsp Cooking Soda – a pinch Sugar Water […]

Coconut Milk Murukku
Diwali, Murukkus and Mixtures

Coconut Milk Murukku

Murukku is a popular and a crispy snack from South India made with rice and dal flour.  This variation uses Coconut Milk. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2 cups Urad Dal – 1/4 cup Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup Butter – 2 tsp, melted Salt as per taste Oil as required […]

Rava Seedai
Diwali, Janmashtami, Snacks

Rava Seedai

Seedai is a very popular South Indian snack item made during Krishna Jayanthi, Diwali and other festivals. Ingredients: Rava (Sooji) – 2 cups Rice Flour – 1 cup Butter – 1/4 cup, melted Coconut – 1 cup, grated Cumin Seeds – little Salt as per taste Oil as required for […]

Cheese Bonda
Bonda, Kids

Cheese Bonda

A delicious bonda that can be served with tea as a snack or can also be served as a starter to any occasion. Also makes a tasty afterschool snack for kids. Ingredients: Maida (or Wheat Flour) – 2 cups Rice Flour – 2 cups Butter – 1/4 cup Onions – […]

Aloo Bhujia
Diwali, Kids, Snacks

Aloo Bhujia

Aloo Bhujia or also known as Aloo Bhujia Sev is a very popular Indian snack. Made with potatoes mixed with spices and fried in hot oil, this is often served as a teatime snack or as a quick munch. It is extremely popular with children and make a good lunchbox […]

Paneer Capsicum Bajji
Capsicum, Paneer, Snacks

Paneer Capsicum Bajji

Bajji’s are a popular and delicious evening snack across Tamil Nadu. Made with paneer cubes and capsicum dipped in a batter and deep fried until golden brown. Ingredients: Capsicums – 5 to 6, big, cut into squares Paneer – 400 gms, cubed Mint Chutney – 1 cup (recipe here) Chaat […]

Diamond Biscuits
Diwali, Snacks

Diamond Biscuits

Also known as Sweet Maida Biscuits, these make a great evening teatime snack items. Made with plain flour, sugar and fried in hot oil, they stay good for 15 to 20 days if stored properly. Ingredients: Maida (Plain Flour) – 1 cup Sugar – 1/4 cup Cooking Soda – a […]