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. 

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…

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Thursday, 21 July 2016 00:07

Roasted Chickpeas is a great munching snack for both kids and adults. This simple recipe is also a great alternative to the deep fried version usually available in the market. The only challenge you may face is to control the urge to pop them in your mouth while making them! You can use anything from Garam masala to mixed herbs…
Pakoda is a fried snack (fritter), Pakodas are popular across India, These Cheesy Aloo Bread Pakoda Recipe are stuffed with boiled and mashed Potato mixture. The mixture contains onions, ginger and chili paste, some spices, cheese slice and coriander leaves. You can enjoy Cheesy Aloo Bread Pakoda with Tomato ketchup, with green mint chutney or with Sweet and tangy tamarind…
Hesarukaalu upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma) is unique upma recipe is made from soaked split moong lentils. This protein rich recipe has bursting fresh lemony-zingy flavours, and a great diabetic friendly recipe as well. Enjoy Hesarukaalu upittu Recipe (Moong Dal Upma) as an evening snack with chai or an early dinner, garnished with coriander, freshly grated coconut and fried ginger…
The goodness of Bottle gourd coupled with a few other spices makes Spicy Whole Wheat Bottle Gourd Dumplings an irresistible snack. It tastes great and can be packed in your lunch box too. Serve Spicy Whole Wheat Bottle Gourd Dumplings on its own or with Gujarati Kadhi for a light meal. If you like this recipe, you can also try…

Moong Dal Vada Recipe

Thursday, 07 July 2016 00:16

I make Moong Dal Vada, when I crave for some lovely crispy vadas the way my mom made them. This is perfect for those rainy days when you want to make something hot and delicious. Serve Moong Dal Vada with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Garlic Chutney for a perfect rainy day or a tea time snack. If you like this…

Homemade Nachos Recipe

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 00:22

Homemade Nachos is a popular snack with a very simple preparation and takes less time to get prepared. Try this Mexican delight in your kitchen and you may never make it any other way. Serve Homemade Nachos with Melon Salsa, Spicy Mexican Salsa Verde or any other Salsa of your choice. If you like this recipe, you can also try…
Slider is a nothing but a small sandwich or a burger. This is a healthy burger recipe that is rich in protein from the quinoa and the tofu. They sit pretty in some entertaining party menus or while watching a good game of cricket. Serve Beet Quinoa Sliders as an appetiser with a glass of chilled beer for a house…
Fara is a typical North Indian dish which is very popular in Uttar-Pradesh and is made during special and auspicious occasion. It is an authentic dish which is known to everyone in Uttar Pradesh and each one has their own naming convention. Serve Dal Fara on its own with Tomato Garlic Chutney or as a side dish with your delicious…
It is my mom's version of super healthy protein packed Multigrain Paneer Dahi Vada. Kids do call it paneer doughnut as well. This is a cottage cheese vada immersed in delicious curd of south indian flavour. This is full of nutrients and multigrain bread crumbs adds to its healthy quotient. It is super easy to cook and great for parties…
Matar Panner Galette Recipe is a healthy recipe that can be served for a lunch. Galette is a term which is used in French cuisine to refer various types of flat round or free form crusty cakes. These tarts are not molded in a tart pan, instead, the filling is directly placed on top of the rolled out sheet and…

Kulia Fruit Chat Recipe

Sunday, 15 May 2016 00:57

Kulia is a famous street food from Delhi, it has a tangy and fruity taste that will give a new taste to your taste buds. This Kulia Fruit Chat is a great treat during summer and kids would enjoy their Kulia Fruit Chat as a snack. This Khulia Chat is made out of cucumber base and stuffed with pomegranates that…
     
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