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. 

Makhana Aloo Tikki Recipe (Spiced Lotus Seed Patties Recipe) is a delicious snack made from makhana/lotus seeds which is toasted,pound and mixed with potato and flavoured with Indian spice. It is then pan fried on both the sides till it is crunchy and golden brown on both the sides. Makahana is a very unique ingredient used during fasting season of…
Sabudana Tikki ( Spiced Tapioca Pearls Patties) are a delicious snack meal which is made by combining the soaked sabudana with a starch such as potato and is flavoured with some Indian spices. The patties are then pan fried with a little bit of oil on both the sides till it is crispy and golden brown. Sabudana Tikki ( Spiced…
Potato Patties Stuffed With Bell Pepper, Coconut & Dry Fruits is a very delicious recipe with tasty coconut and dry fruit stuffing covered in a crispy layer of mashed potatoes. Its prepared widely during the festive season. Also, Potato Patties Stuffed With Bell Pepper, Coconut & Dry Fruits make for a great tea time snack and can be served with masala chai.…
Crispy Masala Peanuts are also known as Sing bhujia. This bold, savory snack is most commonly enjoyed in the evening with a cup of tea, but rest we can have it in the way we like. In this recipe peanuts coated with gram flour and spices, which is very easy to make and a most favorite snack for all age…
Thenga Manga Soya Sundal is a Navratri special sundal recipe. Soya beans is combined and cooked with raw mango, fresh coconut, chili powder and curry leaves. The dish gets a nice flavor since we temper the sundal with coconut oil and mustard. I prepared soya sundal instead of peas and it turned out to be very good with comforting taste…
Moong Bhajji is a delicious deep fried snack made using split moong dal and some spices. This sinful snack is a very popular street food all across Maharashtra. The recipe is very quick, simple and uses very few ingredients. The only advance preparation required is to soak the dal. You can also use Moong sprouts instead of dal. Serve Moong…
This Mumbai Style Masala Khichiya Churi is a very famous snack in Mumbai and in most of the Rajasthani restaurants, they serve this churi as a starter. It is a very simple and delicious recipe that is quick and easy to prepare.  Masala Khichiya Churi can be served with masala chai as an evening snack. Other tea time snacks that…
Khaman Dhokla is a simple and quick Gujarati snack loved by everyone that can be prepared with everyday ingredients easily available in our kitchens. Khaman Dhokla makes for a tasty tea time snack and can also be served for breakfast with green chutney. Other similar tea time snack recipes that might interest you Cornflakes Mixture Recipe Authentic Nimki Recipe Samosa…
Mumbai Style Spicy Murmura is one of those dishes which is spicy, tasty and healthy at the same time. It is easy to make and is perfect to have during your tea time break. Fill it with the goodness of vegetables and enjoy. Serve Mumbai Style Spicy Murmura along with Masala Chai and Hari Matar Ke Pakode as a tea…
The Gujarati Valsadi Vada Recipe is a delicious multigrain masala vada that is made from rice, wheat millets, dals and spiced with ginger and chilies. Roasted Flour Vada (Sakela lot na vada) as we know are also called "Desai Vada" made by a Gujarati Desai Community requires a slow roasting of Rice and Dal each individually and ground into a coarse flour.…
Oats Chivda Recipe (Oats Poha Mixture) is one of the healthy snack option during tea time. It has the benefit of sprouts, oats, peanuts, flax seeds etc. It is a good option for people with high cholesterol and triglycerides and also for all health conscious people. Since it is without garlic and without onion it can serve as a healthy…
Thenkuzal is a deep fried South Indian snack made using Rice flour and Urad Dal (Black Gram) flour. It is usually made during Diwali or Gokul Ashtami. The process is fairly simple but making a large batch of Thenkuzal is quite laborious and requires patience. You also need a special Thenkuzal press to make this addictive snack. You can directly…
Ragi Masala Twisters are baked savory healthy snacks recipe made with ragi and whole wheat flour and uses very less oil. These Masala Twisters are a healthy munch even for the weight watchers. It is also a nice recipe to include nutritious and beneficial ragi in daily food. Serve Ragi Masala Twisters recipe during tea time with Qahwa or Masala…
This Instant Sandwich Khaman Dhokla Recipe is very quick and easy to make! These Khaman Dhokla are so spongy, kids would really love it! Serve these Instant Sandwich Khaman Dhokla Recipe along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney or Roasted Tomato Sauce to pair up with. If you like this recipe, look into more of the tea-time snacks recipes here Oats and…
The Chettinad Style Uppu Mani Kozhukattai Recipe is a traditional south indian rice flour based dumpling that is made during festivals especially Ganesh Chaturthi. A rice flour porridge is made, which is then shaped and seasoned with mustard, asafoetida and curry leaves. Serve the Chettinad Style Uppu Mani Kozhukattai Recipe for festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and make the festival really special for…
The Baked Paneer Corn Kebab Recipe is a delicious and wholesome snack that is made from homemade paneer and fresh steamed corn and a few spices. The addition of kasuri methi also known as dried fenugreek leaves, brings out the flavors of the dish. Serve the Baked Paneer Corn Kebab along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Masala Chai for a wholesome tea…
Mixed Vegetable Curry Roll is a delicious combination of buns and vegetable stuffing. It is a very filling dish and can be packed for kid’s lunch box or picnic box. You can even cook it during weekend dinner when you want to make use of your leftover vegetables. Serve Mixed Vegetable Curry Roll along with Tomato Garlic Chutney, Capsicum Chutney…
Baked Masala Dal Vada recipe is a perfect monsoon snack and a healthy one too, since they aren’t deep fried. This is an easy version and a lovely lip-smacking baked vada recipe which is made with spiced chana dal and rice flour. You may switch off the oven after baking and leave the Masala vadas inside to serve hot till…
Keerai means greens and Vadai means fritters. Keerai Vadai or the fritters can be made using variety of greens. Spinach, dill and fenugreek being the most common. These crisp fritters are very simple to make and can be made in advance. You can even freeze them, making it easier to enjoy it whenever you desire. Serve Keerai Vadai with Dhaniya…
Apple Roses Recipe With Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets (Eggless) are the delicious baked and attractive edible roses made with apple and homemade puff pastry sheets. These delectable and wonderful apple roses are more eye-appealing with dusted sugar and cinnamon, while adding amazing taste! These Apple roses recipe are a must try for your loved one on any day you feel…
Popped Jowar Chivda or Jwarichya (Jondhalyachya) Lahyancha Chivda is a traditional Maharashtrian snack. Popped Jowar (Lahya) is flavoured with a few spices to make this quick and healthy snack. Popped Jowar is readily available at most grocery stores or specialty health stores. One can easily make it at home by dry roasting jowar seeds. If you have been stocking the…
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The Oats and Rajma Cutlet is a delicious combination of red kidney beans, potatoes, saffola masala oats and spices. The cutlet makes a high protein snack for kids or a great appetizer for parties.  Serve Rajma Cutlets with Masala Chai to make an evening snack wholesome and complete. If you like cutlets, you must try some of our favorites that…
Pizza Flavored Idli Muffins are made from Rava idli batter which is made in a muffin shape. To this idli, we will give a pizza flavor and also add some vegetables to make it healthy.These muffins can be enjoyed paired with a hot cup of tea as a rainy evening snack or pack them in your kid's lunchbox as a healthy…
Aloo Bonda is a classic deep fried snack made by batter frying small balls of a spicy potato mixture. This no garlic, no onion version is simple and makes for an appetising tea time snack. Serve Aloo Bonda with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney, Date Tamarind Chutney or any other chutney of your choice. If you like this recipe, you can also…
Aval Mixture is a snack (chivda) made using flattened rice (Poha), khara sev, boondi, groundnuts and curry leaves. This mixture is spiced with asafoetida, turmeric and chilli powder. It is simple to make, the only time consuming process is frying the Poha. Use a medium sized sieve to deep fry the Poha so that it is easier to take it…
     
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