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. 

Maddur Vada Recipe

Maddur Vada Recipe is a very popular savory fritter originated from a town called Maddur in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is made usually from semolina, rice flour and Maida flour and is flavored and spiced with some curry leaves, onions and green chilies. The dough is the pat on the hand and deep fried. The Maddur is found to be very famous because, the town maddur lies between Bangalore and Mysore. So therefore people travelling to Mysore relish these vada as a snack in the train or even ...

Chatpata Potato Canapes Recipe

Chatpata Potato Canapes Recipe is an Indian flavoured canape food that spice up the taste buds with flavours of samosa. Prepared in no time and served as a bite-size snack, this can be one of the top listed recipe for you when you have unexpected guests at home. This recipe get done with common ingredients in kitchen as well. Serve Chatpata Potato Canapes Recipe garnished with mint leaves during evenings with masala chai. Here are few more canape recipes that you might also want to try Awadhi ...

Thayir Idli Recipe (South Indian Idli In Tempered Curd)

Thayir Idlis Recipe is a very different and yummy recipe where the mini idlis are dunked in a seasoned curd mixture. It is light on the tummy, making it a perfect healthy snack for the evening. Serve Idli Thayir Pachadi Recipe along with masala chai as a tea time snack. Here are more recipes that can be created by idlis Idli Manchurian Recipe With Oriental Twist Stuffed Idli Ke Pakodey Recipe Idli Chaat Recipe Idli Upma Recipe 

Spring Onion Pakoda Recipe

Spring Onion Pakoda Recipe is a deep fried spring onion recipe which are crunchy and taste absolutely yum. It is an easy recipe to make during cold evenings and rainy days or even when there's an unexpected guest at home. Done in a giffy, these Spring Onion Pakoda Recipe tastes best when served with tomato ketchup or green chutney during teas time with masala chai. If you like this recipe, take a look at more snacking options Mosaru Kodubale Recipe (Yogurt-Rice Flour Fritters) Beguni Recipe ...

Gular Ki Sabzi Recipe/ Shallow Fried Cluster Fig

Gular Ki Sabzi Recipe/ Shallow Fried Cluster Fig is made from wild figs. Wild figs grow on the branch of the fig tree in clusters and hence bear their name. These figs are available and popular in Lucknow and Kanpur region. This Gular Ki Sabzi Recipe/ Shallow Fried Cluster Fig is served usually as a snack at tea time. Or it can also be served as a dish with steamed rice and Awadhi Moong Dal Ki Goli, or with phulkas. If you like this recipe, Here are a few more stir fries that you can also try Gorikayi ...

Puli Upma Recipe/ Tamarind & Rice-Rava Upma

Puli Upma Recipe/ Tamarind & Rice-Rava Upma is a traditional South Indian Snack time recipe that can also be had for breakfast, like most other upma recipes. It is a simple recipe that can be done when you have unexpected guests at home, that's how I got to know about this dish, from one of my relatives. This recipe tastes and feels like a union of puliyogare and upma. Serve Puli Upma Recipe/ Tamarind & Rice-Rava Upma along with Green Coriander and Coconut Chutney. If you like this ...

Matar Karanji Recipe (Maharashtrian Deep Fried Savoury Pastry)

Matar Karanji is an indulgent Maharashtrian snack made using seasonal fresh green peas. Green peas and fresh coconut along with a few other spices are stuffed in a crisp flour pastry and then deep fried till golden brown. Matar Karanji is usually served as a tea time snack but you can make mini, bite sized karanjis and serve them as a party appetizer or snack. Spicy Matar karanji tastes great on its own but you can serve them with Raw Mango & Coconut Chutney or any chutney of choice. If ...

Karnataka Style Aralu Sandige Recipe (Puffed Paddy Fryums)

Aralu Sandige Recipe (Puffed Paddy Fryums) is a traditional age old summer special recipe from Karnataka. Now popular mostly through commercially prepared store bought sandige, this Aralu sandige maintains makes way into the traditional meals as a side dish. During early days, Sandige were made in bulk, sun dried and stored to use regularly till the next summer. Making Karnataka Style Aralu Sandige Recipe (Puffed Paddy Fryums) at home is easy when you have ample sunlight. Serve aralu sandige ...

Moong Dal Potli Recipe (With Baked Option)

Moong Dal Potli Recipe or Deep Fried Green Gram dal pouch is a starter Recipe. These mini pouchs are inspired by the Asian Wontons, momos, dimsums and dumplings. It taste really good, and also looks very unique because of their shapes. In this recipe i am using moong dal stuffings, but you can creatively stuff them with mix vegetables, dry fruits or noodles. Although i am sharing deep fried version of this recipe, but if you want a healthier alternative, then you can also bake them. This is super ...

Oats Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe

Oats Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe or also called 'undu uruli kozhukattai' is a South Indian savoury dish. Steamed rice dumplings, usually rolled into marble sized balls, are tempered with a combination of red chillies,curry leaves, bengal gram, split black gram and grated coconut. This makes a wholesome yet healthy snack. To give the traditional recipe a little twist, I have used a combination of oats and rice flour in Oats Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe. Oats being rich in fibre and beta glucan helps to ...

Biuli Dal Er Boda Recipe (Bengali Style Urad Dal Vada)

Biuli Dal Er Boda Recipe is Bengali Style Urad Dal Vada which is traditionally deep fried, is made using kuzhi paniyaram pan here, and hence uses very less oil in comparison. Make sure you soak urad dal overnight before starting to make these boda recipe. Make this fritter and enjoy Biuli Dal Er Boda Recipe (Bengali Style Urad Dal Vada) during colder evenings or during tea parties along with masala chai. If you like this recipe, try more similar recipes like Cabbage Onion Vada Recipe Mysore ...

Khatta Meetha Pudla Recipe (Gujarati Style Sweetish Savoury Pancake)

Khatta Meetha Pudla Recipe is a Gujarati Style Sweetish Savoury Pancake. Here I have combined Meetha Pudla and a khara/khatta version of pudla to make this recipe. Handling the right consistency of batter is crucial which was taught from my grandma. Serve Khatta Meetha Pudla Recipe (Gujarati Style Sweetish Savoury Pancake) as a snack with masala chai to oomph up the flavours. Here are more Gujarati recipes to try Churma Ladoo Recipe (Atta/Whole Wheat Ladoo) Bhakri Recipe (A Multigrain ...

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 ...

Utanki Recipe - Crispy Rice Crepes

Utanki is a rice crepe recipe specific to Srikakulam region of Andhra and Odisha. It is a hand made crepe recipe and hence demands fine skill. This sweet fritter-like crepe can be served as snack. Utanki, a heirloom recipe from my Grandma, stays fresh for a week when stored in an airtight container. Here are more tea time snack recipes that you would also want to try Kerala Style Pazham Pori Recipe Kerala Style Vettu Cake Recipe Apple Roses Recipe With Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets Goan Style ...

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 ...

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