You have just entered the most exotic section of the Indian cuisine - that's the Tea Time Snacks.  Snacks, sweets and street food are very synonymous to Indian cuisine. Farsans like the Gujarati’s call it are snacks that are served alongside a main meal, though many a times they are served as appetizers for dinners or kitty parties. Through this section you will learn to cook the delicacies available on the streets and homes of many homes across India.

Make your evening snack special by using 100 plus of our tea time snack recipes from Samosas, Aloo Vada, Dhokla, Bhajia, Farsans, Pakodas, Mathris, Khakras, Murukku & many more. 

Gulachi Poli Recipe (Jaggery And Poppy Seeds Stuffed Paratha)

Tilgul Poli or Gulachi poli is a traditional delicacy from Maharashtrian Cuisine. It is basically a Jaggery, Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds stuffed flat bread. In my family it is specially offered as naivedhyam (offering to God) on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranthi. A crispy preparation which can be made in advance and stored at room temperature even for a week. Serves as a healthy snacks and a great option during travelling because of its long shelf life. All the ingredients of the stuffing ...

Greek Style Bourekia Recipe (Potato and Leek Puffs Recipe)

Greek Style Bourekia Recipe (Potato and Leek Puffs Recipe) these are handheld pies that can be fried or baked in the oven. It is filled with all sorts of filling varying from sweet and savory. The traditional filling is made from ‘Ansari’ which is a sweet cheese. In this recipe we have added leek to give it an extra crunch and flavor to the dish. It is then wrapped with a pizza dough and baked. Serve the Greek Style Bourekia Recipe (Potato and Leek Puffs Recipe) as a Tea Time Snack or as a Party ...

Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fritters Recipe)

Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fritters Recipe) is a favorite relish from Kerala. The fritter is made from a ripened plantain called ‘Nendram Pazham’ which is a local fruit found in most of the region in Kerala. The banana is dipped in a sweetened flour batter and fried till it is crispy. Serve the Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe (Banana Fritters Recipe) can be served as a Tea Time Snack.  If you are looking for more Banana Recipe here are some :  Whole Wheat Pancake Recipe ...

Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankrati Mix Recipe)

Karnataka Style Ellu Bella Recipe (Sankranti Mix Recipe) a simple tradition followed by many of the Karnataka households to make this type of mixture during every festival of Sankranti. It is a custom that every family should distribute this mixture along with homemade goodies to neighbor as a way of offering. It is just a practice which has been followed for years, since bella – jaggery is being used excessively during this time of the year and sesame seeds which was traditionally used in the ...

Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake)

Vettu cake is a famous tea shop snack in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. It is called vettu cake as it forms cracks (vettu in tamil) while frying. This a heirloom recipe that my mother taught me. It is usually prepared adding eggs and using maida. I wanted to make it more healthy and hence tried the same with wheat flour and used no eggs, creating Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe (Eggless Wholewheat Tea Shop Cake). It came out too good with crispy outside and soft inside. The taste did not differ any, either. ...

Palak Puri Recipe (Crispy Spinach Puri Snack)

Puri is deep fried Indian bread, commonly available in two types of texture: either the crispy one or the smooth one like roti or paratha. In order to make crispy palak puri, simply add chopped spinach leaves along with some ordinary species into wheat floor and make puris out of it. Relish the deep fried palak puri with tea time snack and have healthy breakfast with your favourite beverages. Serve Palak Puri as a tea time snack along with a hot cup of Masala Tea. If you like this recipe, you ...

Rajasthani Mirchi Bada Recipe (Chilli Fritters)

Mirchi Bada is a famous Indian snack of chilli from the state of Rajasthan. The bigger variety of chillies are used for this recipe. The chillies are stuffed with a wonderful tangy potato mix, then dipped into the chickpea batter and then fried. It makes for a delicious snack to be had with the evening tea. Serve the Mirchi Bada Recipe along with green chutney and hot ginger/masala tea for a tea time snack over the weekend. If you like this recipe, try other fritter recipes Sabudana ...

Spinach Oats Vada Recipe

Spinach Oats Vada Recipe is a healthy twist to otherwise deep fried vada recipe. By adding the superfood "Spinach" and healthy oats, this is a simple recipe is shallow fried to avoid excess oil consumption. The taste negligibly differs in comparison to deep fried and is all healthy when shallow fried! Serve Spinach Oats Vada Recipe with Dhaniya pudina chutney or kadale chutney recipe during tea time with hot coffee or adrak tea. Take a look at more vada recipes to try during tea time Medu Vada ...

Kheel Paniyaram Recipe (Puffed Rice Paniyaram)

Paniyaram is a south Indian healthy breakfast dish. If you have leftover idli batter just add finely chopped vegetables, temper with curry leaves, mustard seeds and make them easily, serve with coconut chutney.           Paniyaram is made in a special cookware called paniyaram chitti. Traditionally paniyaram made with fermented rice batter, paniyaram can make sweet and sour. Here I gave a twist make these paniyaram with kheel which is also known as puffed rice.  Serve ...

Alu Vadi Or Patrode Recipe - Maharashtrian Snack With Colocasia Leaves

Alu vadi or Patrode is a typical Maharashtrian snack/side dish made by stuffing colocasia (Alu/Arbi) leaves with a spiced multigrain batter and then steaming them. This is a quick and healthy recipe where the steamed vadis are shallow fried instead of deep frying them.  Traditionally the leaves are stuffed with chickpea batter but this recipe uses multigrain flour to make the batter. You can use only chickpea flour (besan) too. Colocasia leaves can sometimes cause itching to the hands and throat. ...

Spicy Mixed Vegetable Lollipop Recipe

Spicy Mixed Vegetable Lollipop Recipe is a tasty and delicious way of using vegetables to make a crunchy and soft party appetizers. These are bite-sized and can be relished at any time of the day. It is very simple to make and can be served to kids. All the ingredients are bound into a mixture and then shallow fried in a paniyaram pan to give it a crispy but yet done in a healthy way. Serve the  Spicy Mixed Vegetable Lollipop Recipe as a party appetizers during a Sunday Lunch. If ...

Parmesan Corn Chili Fries Recipe

Spiced and herbed parmesan and cornmeal baked fries make Parmesan Corn Chili Fries Recipe a wonderful and guilt free snack. These finger fries taste amazing and stay fresh for a couple of days too, when kept under refrigeration in an airtight storage. You can also make the sticks ahead time and store them in the freezer for a day or two. Once you have guests at home for tea party or when you have a craving for fries, just pop them in the oven and enjoy the crispy outside and soft inside delicious ...

Goan Style Kulkuls Recipe ( Honey glazed wheat Curls Recipe)

Goan Style Kulkuls Recipe ( Honey glazed wheat Curls Recipe) is considered as one of the famous Christmas Goodies served to friends and families during the festival. This is a wonderful snack made from wheat dough which is shaped like butter curls or worms and then fried. Once it is cooled down it is then coated with honey. It is very tedious and time consuming to prepare these lovely little ones but once you get done with these then nothing like it to have it as a yummy Tea Time Snack. Serve the ...

Chicken Corn Fritters Recipe

One can prepare delicious curries, delightful appetizers and spicy skewers with chicken but at the same time, one can prepare fritters as sides and a snack option. Tender chicken breasts are chopped into tiny pieces, cooked, mashed well, mixed with corn and spicy batter to prepare crispy chicken fritters. The addition of corn adds a unique taste and crunchy flavour to the fritters. They serve as great finger food and a sure hit at a party. Prepare this protein-rich Chicken Corn Fritters with Dhaniya ...

Egg Pakora Recipe (Egg Fritters)

One cannot deny or control their love and yearning for pakoras and when it is made up of egg, you never know how many you munch on. Pakoras can be prepared as an evening snack or as a guilty pleasure to enjoy your day. Hard boiled eggs are mixed with spiced batter and fried in oil to prepare this egg pakora. Egg pakoras are a great Kids friendly option and the soft egg with crispy layer out makes it exquisite one. Prepare this spicy Egg Pakoras and serve with Tomato Garlic Chutney or any other chutney ...

Ambode Recipe (Karnataka Style Masala Vada)

Ambode is a Masala Vada prepared during any festive occasion in the region of Karnataka. Ambode is prepared using soaked chana dal with dill leaves. These spicy lentil fritters are a must have for any occasion and a famous street food served across all parts of South India. There are many variations to the masala vada. Ambode is authentically prepared with dill leaves but one can substitute with coriander leaves, mint leaves or curry leaves. They are the best companions for your cup of chai and one ...

Ratalu Pakora Recipe (Purple Yam Fritters)

Pakoras taste delicious however it is prepared with any kind of vegetables. Ratalu pakoras known as ratalu puris is prepared with purple yam. They are mostly prepared in Winter as purple yam is available during winters and it is widely prepared in Gujarat. Crushed coriander seeds, sesame seeds, and peppercorns are finally sprinkled on top of the puris. Traditionally, they are sprinkled over puris but I have skipped the step as I love to have pakoras as such. They can be prepared with either fresh ...

Oriya Kakharu Phula Bhaja Recipe (Pumpkin Flower Fritters)

Oriya Kakharu Phula Bhaja or Pumpkin Flower Fritters Recipe is a popular Odissi fritter recipe which is also famous in West Bengal. These pumpkin flower fritters is an easy and quick recipe. To use in this recipe, only male flowers that are harvested from the pumpkin plant are used to cook. This is since the female flowers of pumpkin will grow to be the edible pumpkins. These Odiya Kakharu Phula Bhaja Recipe (Pumpkin Flower Fritters) are served as an accompaniment with rice and Oriya ...

Malai Chickpea Kebab Recipe

Malai Chickpea Kebab Recipe is a soft and crispy coated dumplings made from a smooth chickpea paste that is flavored along with fresh coriander leaves, garlic and hint lemon juice. These are then shallow fried using a paniyaram pan. Chickpeas, one of the special legume which has got its popularity all over the world, it is consumed as a dip, or in a curry and even as a salad in a variety of Cuisines. The legume is known for its Key vitamins and minerals. It is also diabetic friendly and prevents ...

Fried Poha Chiwda Recipe (Flatten Rice Spicy Mixture)

During my childhood days, I do not remember consuming snacks bought from the store. My mother used to always make ‘munchies’ at home and store these for us. I remember vividly, every week she used to prepare one type of snack for us to eat in the evenings. And she used to store these in a large stainless steel ‘dabba’ (canister). These snacks were varied, like, mixture (poha chiwda), chagodilu (fired rice flour bangles), jantikulu (mesh shaped, fried besan chewda), rawa laddoos, shankarpali ...

Bread Batata Vada Recipe (Crispy Bread Bonda Stuffed With Spicy Aloo)

Bread Batata Vada Recipe is the Crispy Bread Bonda Stuffed With Spicy Aloo. Instead of using the gram flour batter, bread slices are used to secure the stuffing within. These can also be made with leftover bread and makes a yummy evening snack. Serve Crispy Bread Bonda Stuffed With Spicy Aloo (Bread Batata Vada Recipe) along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Date And Tamarind Chutney or Roasted Tomato Sauce. Here are a few more similar recipes that you might want to try Aloo Vada Recipe-Batata Vada/Deep ...

Mexican Grilled Corn Flavoured With Cheesy Garlic Mayo Recipe

The best way to eat corn is corn on cob and what’s better than a grilled corn! The perfect grilled corn on cob would need just a handful of ingredients, those which are the most important ones to make the perfect grilled corn on cob. Those ingredients – garlic, fresh lime and cheese, and of course the butter. Hmmm yummy! When all these flavours are present on one magic ingredient, who would not want to use that on to get a perfect corn on cob, right! DelMonte Cheesy Garlic Mayonnaise is that ...

Kobiche Vade Recipe (Cabbage And Multigrain Fritters)

Kobiche Vade (Cabbage fritters) is a tasty snack made using cabbage,multigrain flour and spices. The vade are shallow fried in an Appe patra/appam pan. You can alternatively use an air fryer or even deep fry them. You can use multigrain flour or thalipeeth Bhajani or just chickpea and rice flour to make these vade. Serve these addictive vade with chutney or sauce of your choice. They can also be added to a onion-tomato gravy to make kobi (cabbage) kofta curry.  Kobiche Vade makes for an appetizing ...

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