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.

mixture
Murukkus and Mixtures

Dal Mixture

A popular South Indian snack for any occasion. Ingredients: Roasted Peanuts – 1/2 cup Cashew Nuts – 30, chopped Almonds – 35 to 40, chopped Roasted Gram – 1/2 cup Horse Gram Dal – 3/4 cup Corn Flakes – 2 cups Coconut – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Asafoetida Powder – […]

Ribbon Pakoda
Snacks

Corn Ribbon Pakoda

Ribbon Pakoda is a popular snack often made during festivals or special occasions. Ingredients: Corn Flour – 4 cups Roasted Gram Flour – 1/2 cup Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder – 2 1/2 tsp Salt as per taste Groundnut Oil as required Method: 1. Combine the gram […]

Methi Na Gota
Snacks

Methi Na Gota

Methi Na Gota (or Methi Gota) is a traditional Gujarati snack popular during monsoon and winter season and served during teatime. Ingredients: Besan (Gram Flour) – 3 cups Whole Wheat Flour – 1 cup Green Chillies – 6 to 8, depending on size, chopped Fenugreek Leaves – 2 to 3 […]

Mangalore Bun
Snacks

Mangalore Bun

Also known as Mangalore Sweet Bun, this is a popular Mangalorean tea time snack. Ingredients: Wheat Flour – 2 cups Ripe Green Bananas – 2, peeled, mashed Curd – 6 tsp Sugar – 4 tsp Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp Cooking Soda – 2 pinches Oil as required Salt – […]

Sattur Kara Sev
Diwali, Janmashtami, Snacks

Sattur Kara Sev

Kara Sev is a spicy savoury snack often made during festivals like Diwali. Sattur is a small town in Tamil Nadu and is famous for Kara Sev, which is locally called “Sattur Kara Sevu”. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups Gram Flour – 2 cups Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp […]

Chettinad Masala Paniyaram
Paniyaram

Chettinad Masala Paniyaram

Paniyarams are a popular dish in South India often served as breakfast items or evening tiffins. This is the famous Chettinad style Masala Paniyarams. Ingredients: Raw Rice – 2 cups Urad Dal – 1 1/2 cups Onions – 2, finely chopped Mustard Seeds – little Curry Leaves – few Coriander […]

Murukku
Murukkus and Mixtures

Manapparai Murukku

Murukku is a traditional savoury snack in South India. Manappari Murukku is the most popular and famous variety of them all. Manapparai is a small town in Tiruchirappalli. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 2 cups Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp Sesame Seeds – 2 tsp Asafoetida Powder – 1/2 tsp Butter […]

Curd Bonda
Bonda

Curd Bonda

Bonda is a typical South Indian snack item. Serve as a tea time snack or evening appetizer. Ingredients: Curd – 1 1/2 cups Maida – 2 cups Asafoetida Powder – 1/4 tsp Salt as per taste Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Ginger – 1 inch piece, finely chopped Green Chillies […]

Coconut Biscuit
Kids, Snacks

Coconut Biscuit

Ingredients: Maida (Plain Flour) – 150 gms Corn Flour – 1/4 cup Butter – 200 gms, unsalted, cubed Coconut – 100 gms, desiccated Icing Sugar – 1/4 cup Method: 1. Mix the corn flour, maida and icing sugar in a bowl. 2. Add the butter and rub well to form […]

Khakhra
Snacks

Khakhra

Ingredients: Wheat Flour – 2 cups Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp Cumin Powder – 1 tsp Salt as per taste Turmeric Powder – a pinch Ajwain – 1 tblsp Oil as required Method: 1. Mix all the ingredients (except oil) in a bowl. 2. Knead well to a chapati […]

Samosa Chaat
Chaat, Samosa

Samosa Chaat

Samosa Chaat is a popular street food dish across India. Cooked samosas are crumbled, mixed with spices, assortment of chutneys, garnished with coriander leaves and sev. Ingredients: Maida – 1 cup Oil – 2 tblsp Salt – a pinch Baking Powder – a pinch Cold Water as required Oil as […]

Bajra Khichdi
Health, Khichdi

Bajra Khichdi

A healthy and nutritious Rajasthani recipe that is rich protein, iron and fibre. Ingredients: Bajra (Kambu) – 1 cup, cleaned Split Green Gram – 1/2 cup CUmin Seeds – 1 tsp Cloves – 2 Ginger – 2 tsp, grated Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Green Chillies – 2 Curry Leaves […]

Stuffed Spicy Mushrooms
Mushroom, Snacks

Stuffed Spicy Mushrooms

Ingredients: Button Mushrooms – 13 to 15, cleaned, washed, stems removed Garlic – 1 tblsp, finely chopped Red Chillies – 1 tsp, finely chopped Salt as per taste Vinegar – 2 tsp Olive Oil – 2 tsp Oil – 1 tsp Cucumber – 1, finely chopped Celery – 1 tblsp, […]

Seppankizhangu Kabab
Colocasia, Snacks

Seppankizhangu Kabab

Ingredients: Seppankizhangu (Colocasia/Arbi) – 20 Cumin Seeds – 2 tsp Omam (Ajwain) – 1/2 tsp Ginger – 1 tblsp, finely chopped Green Chillies – 2 tblsp, finely chopped Mint Leaves – 10 to 12, finely chopped Salt as per taste Chaat Masala Powder – 1 tsp Black Peppercorns – 1/2 […]

Seppankizhangu Varuval
Colocasia, Side Dish, Snacks

Seppankizhangu Varuval

Ingredients: Seppankizhangu (Colocasia/Arbi) – 15 to 20 Sambar Powder – 2 tsp Salt – 1 tsp Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp Rice Flour – 2 tsp Corn Flour – 1 tsp Oil as required Method: 1. Wash the seppankizhangu well. 2. Pressure cook in 1/4 cup of water for 2 […]

Fried Baby Corn
Baby Corn, Snacks

Fried Baby Corn

A popular Indo-Chinese dish often served as evening snack. Ingredients: Baby Corn – 6, sliced into 2 or 3 pieces Corn Flour – 2 tblsp Maida – 2 tblsp Oil – 1 tsp Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp Ajinomoto – a pinch Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder as […]

Beetroot Chips
Beetroot, Microwave, Snacks

Beetroot Chips

Ingredients: Beetroots – 4, medium (or 2 big), peeled, thinly sliced Water – 2 cups Sugar – 1 cup White Wine Vinegar – 2 tsp Salt as per taste Black Pepper Powder as per taste Oil as required Method: 1. Heat water in a pan over medium flame. 2. Add […]

Crispy Balls
Snacks

Crispy Balls

A simple tea time snack. Ingredients: Rice Flour – 1 cup Buttermilk – 2 cups Onions – 4, finely chopped Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Coriander Leaves – few, chopped Oil as required Salt as per taste Method: 1. Place a pan over low flame. […]

Vegetable Omelette
Snacks

Cheese Vegetable Omelette

An eggless omelette made with plain flour, cheese and vegetables. Ingredients: Maida (Plain Flour) – 1/2 cup Paneer – 50 gms, grated Milk – 1/2 cup Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped Onion – 1, finely chopped Capsicum – 1, finely chopped Carrot – 1 tblsp, grated Cheese – 1 […]

dhoklas
Dhokla, Fast Food

Hot and Sweet Dhokla

Dhokla is a popular fast food from Gujarat. This is a variation of the regular dhoklas. Ingredients: Gram Flour – 2 cups Sugar – 2 tsp Lemon Juice – 2 tsp Cooking Soda – 1/4 tsp Green Chillies – 4, finely chopped Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Coconut – 2 […]

Green Gram Cutlet
Cutlet

Green Gram Cutlet

Ingredients: Potato – 1, boiled, mashed Sprouted Green Gram – 1/4 cup Chaat Masala Powder – 1/4 tsp Mixed Vegetables – 1 cup, chopped, boiled (beans, carrot and cabbage) Green Peas – handful, boiled Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped Green Chilli – 1, finely chopped Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp […]

Baby Corn Fry
Baby Corn, Side Dish, Snacks

Baby Corn Fry

A crispy and tasty snack. Ingredients: Baby Corn – 1 cup, sliced lengthwise Carrot – 1/4 cup, sliced lengthwise Tomato Sauce – 2 tsp Chilli Sauce – 2 tsp Garlic – 4 cloves, crushed Roasted Peanuts – 1/4 cup, coarsely powdered Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp Coriander Leaves – 2 […]

masala vadai
Vada

Urad and Toor Dal Vadai

Ingredients: White Urad Dal – 1 cup Toor Dal – 1 cup Coriander Leaves – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp Green Chillies – 2 Dry Red Chillies – 3 Asafoetida – little Curry Leaves – few Salt as per taste Oil as required Method: 1. Soak […]

Veg Cutlet Sandwich
Cutlet, Sandwich

Veg Cutlet Sandwich

Ingredients: Potatoes – 500 gms, boiled Green Peas – 1 cup, shelled, boiled Onion – 1 Green Chillies – 4 Chaat Masala Powder – 2 tsp Cheese – 1 cup, grated Salt as per taste Ginger – 1 to 2 tsp, grated Oil as required Tomato Ketchup as required Breadcrumbs […]

Paniyaram
Paniyaram

Rusk Paniyaram

Ingredients: Dosa Batter – 1 cup Rusk – 1 cup, powdered Coconut – 1 tblsp, grated Onion – 1/4 cup, chopped Green Chillies – 1 tsp, chopped Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp Coriander Leaves – few, chopped Salt as per taste Oil as required Cashewnuts […]

pakoda
Pakoda

Kambu (Pearl Millet) Pakoda

A variation of the popular Onion Pakoda, this is made with Pearl Millet flour. Ingredients: Kambu (Pearl Millet) Maavu – 1/2 cup Roasted Gram Flour – 1/2 cup Green Chillies – 2, finely chopped Onion – 1, finely chopped Ginger – 1/2 tsp, grated Salt as per taste Asafoetida as […]

Vermicelli Masala Khichdi
Khichdi

Ragi Vermicelli Masala Khichdi

Ingredients: Ragi Vermicelli – 200 gms (available in major stores) Carrot – 1/4 cup, chopped Beans – 1/4 cup, chopped Cabbage – 1/4 cup, chopped Green Peas – 1/4 cup Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp Onion – 1 Tomato – 1 Mint Leaves – few Coriander Leaves – few […]