Indians are very fond of snacks & tiffins and very often sweets is a dish that gets added into every meal. Tea time snacks and Indian Street food varies from region to region, but predominantly each regions has its own share of fun foods that are spicy and tangy go perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
In this section you will find over 1000+ recipes in Sweet, Tea Time Snacks, Breakfast Tiffins & Indian Sweets that are made healthy and yet keeping the traditions and authenticity.
Parsi Lagan Nu Custard is a traditional Parsi Dessert recipe made specially during Parsi weddings. It is a rich Custard with flavours of Nutmeg and Cardamom, and serves as dessert.
Serve Parsi Lagan Nu Custard Recipe after a meal of Amrood Ni kari Recipe and phulka.
Here are a few Parsi recipes
Parsi Mawa Cake Recipe
Vegetable Dhansak Recipe
Ringan Ravaiya Recipe
Haalbai Recipe is a traditional recipe from Karnataka cuisine which is prepared on special occasions. It is authentically made with coconut milk and rice flour. One can also try the same recipe by substituting rice flour with whole wheat flour or ragi flour. You can serve the Haalbai recipe warm or chilled, as a dessert after festive lunch or during evenings with tea.
Here are more Karnataka Style recipes for you to try and relish
Karjikai (Karnataka Style Deep Fried Sweet Pastry Recipe)
Gulkand Kala Jamun is a dessert recipe that hails from Rajasthan. Khoya balls stuffed with rose petal jam (gulkand) and dry fruits are deep fried to get that blackish color is then dunked into saffron and rose scented sugar syrup. One of the finest recipe i got to learn from my Grandma when she was alive. Gulkand Kala Jamun is certainly a show stopper in your festival spreads.
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Kheer Puli Pitha | Bengali Pitha Recipe is the rice dumplings filled with coconut and palm jaggery filling which is cooked in milk, either plain or flavored with palm jaggery. Nolen Gur or fresh palm jaggery is a very loved jaggery in Bengal and Orissa which only comes to market only during winter months. I have grown up witnessing my mom preparing amazing delicacies with Nolen Gur/ Patali Gur. One such recipe which I got from her is Kheer Puli Pitha.
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Odiya Kancha Kadali Bara Recipe are Raw Banana Cutlets from Odissi cuisine that are subtly spicy and are apt replacement for fritters during snack time. These Raw Banana Cutlets that have no onion and no garlic in them. Hence they are ideal to be prepared during most festivals where onion and garlic are forbidden, like Navratri. Remember to replace salt with rock salt, besa/sooji with chestnut/rajgira flour and chat masala with dry mango powder while making these raw banana cutlet during vrat. These ...
KhiraSaku (Odiya Style Rice Pan Cake) Recipe, is an Odia dessert that is served during festivals or family get to gather. This Odia dish resemble more like pan cakes but are made up of rice. It is an Odia delicacy which has healthy dry fruits in them.
You can serve KhiraSaku (Odiya Style Rice Pan Cake) Recipe with some Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream or any other Ice Cream of your choice.
You might also like to try other Odia Recipes and serve them to your family.
Oriya Special Dalma Recipe
Shakkarkandi ke Laddu recipe is prepared with Sweet Potato. Sweet potato is the finest source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. My mother used to make these laddus in winter. These Sweet potato laddus make fine accompaniment with a cup of tea and sev.
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Microwave Dhokla Recipe
Potato Puff Pastry Recipe
Whole Wheat Flour Murukku Recipe
Methi Namak Pare Recipe
Kara Kadubu Recipe is a popular breakfast and tea time snack recipe from the Malanad region of Karnataka. Kadubu is a steamed dumpling made of rava or coarsely ground down rice. A handful of spices are used to give it a touch of flavour, but it is a humble, simple everyday breakfast in most homes of the region. You can serve the Kara Kadubu along with Uchellu Chutney for a typical Malnad-styled breakfast or evening snack with Huchellu Chutney.
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Quinoa Sweet Paniyaram Recipe is a unique sweet take on the popular breakfast and tea time tiffin item - paniyaram. A traditional dish from Chettinad, paniyaram is normally made with left over idli or dosa batter, and savoury in nature with the addition of onions, green chilies and coriander leaves mixed into it and cooked in a paniyaram pan. Some other variations include adding grated carrots, cabbage and even paneer to the paniyaram. Sweet paniyarams are equally popular like the savory ones, not ...
Paneer Stuffed Bread Fritters Recipe is a delicious party appetiser and tea time snack. Super crisp, deep fried fritters stuffed with paneer bhurji, they’re perfect for entertaining a crowd over a cup of chai or to kick off a party. Easy to throw together and they taste best when eaten freshly made, serve these Paneer Stuffed Bread Fritters with Pudina Chutney as an appetiser or with Ginger Cardamom Chai to perk up your tea time.
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Every region in India has it’s own famous street food and Vegetable Chops is one of the popular street food from Bengal which has a perfect blend of Bengal’s culture and tradition. Vegetable Chops are from the Patty family and is made using different vegetables and masalas. This recipe are commonly served in most of the Bengali households along with tea for tea time snacks.
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Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe
Raw Banana Cutlet Recipe
Treat your valentine with this heart friendly recipe of This recipe for 'Multi-Grain Crackers With Sesame Seeds, Chives And Chili Flakes' is perfect for Valentines Day. These Multi-Grain Crackers With Sesame Seeds, Chives And Chili Flakes are delicious quick bites which stay well for a couple of weeks if stored in air-tight container. Tasty and healthy, these crackers are the best gift you can give your loved ones this Valentine's Day!
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Masala Ulundu Vadai is a South Indian urad dal fritter recipe, that makes for a great South Indian breakfast or can also be had as a snack during evening tea. It is quite simple to prepare and tastes delicious.
Make the Masala Ulundu Vadai and serve along with Spicy Coconut Chutney as a tea time snack or for breakfast along with Methi Leaves Sambar Recipe and Thonnai Idli Recipe.
Other South Indian Breakfast recipes that you can try are:
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These Baked Mini Bread Cups Recipe are a perfect pick-me-ups for kids and adults alike. They are quick and easy to make and are packed with vegetables making them wholesome and nutritious too. These Cheese baked cups would be the star of any party / potluck at your home.
Serve the Baked Mini Bread Cups either for breakfast, an after school snack or even as an appetizer for parties.
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Pineapple And Semolina Sheera Recipe can be served for dessert. Pineapple is the finest source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, fat and protein. It has a tangy taste because of pineapple but the sweet matches the tangy flavor. It can also be prepared for a festival or for some get to gather.
You may also try other Sheera/Kesari Recipes at your home and serve it to your family.
Mango Kesari Sheera Recipe
Akhrot Ka Sheera/Halwa Recipe
Gehun Ka Sheera/Halwa Recipe
Fruit-Chia Rice paper rolls in a Mango-Tahini Dipping sauce is a special recipe packed with fruits. We need to have some portion of fruits every day. This is an idea of a fruit parcel. Fresh and healthy, fruit and chia pudding packed in a rice paper roll with an interesting and a healthy fruity dipping sauce. This is ideal for evenings when kids come home after playtime. It will be a sure hit among health-conscious adults and youth alike.
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Leftover Roti Cutlet is a delicious way of using your leftover rotis. Usually, we throw it or use it to make leftover roti poha and similar dishes. But if you want to try something different with your leftover rotis, you should try these cutlets. Not only this, you can also make Cutlet sandwiches with them. All you need is some bread and lettuce and you will have a yummy sandwich to pack in your kids lunch box.
Serve Leftover Roti Cutlet with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney or Tomato Ketchup and ...
Ammani Kozhukattai is a popular south Indian recipe which is usually made with Kozhukattai (modak) dough which is left after making the sweet modaks on festival days especially on Ganesh Chathurthi. Serve Ammani Kozhukattai with South Indian Coconut Chutney and Masala chai.
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Paneer Palak Roll
Goan Style Kulkuls Recipe
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Surti Obbattu is a delicious sweet recipe that sits pretty on festive menus. It is a traditional sweet dish with a twist. Richly filled with all the dried fruit and nuts, indulging occasionally calms your sweet tooth. Tuck into this Surti Obbattu Recipe - Fruit & Nut Pooris In Saffron Milk this coming Festive season for a royal feel.
Here are a few other rich Indian sweets:
Kheer Puli Pitha | Bengali Pitha Recipe
Badam Elaichi Kulfi (Almond Cardamom Kulfi) Recipe
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Besan Laddu are sweet balls made from chickpeas flour, sugar, clarified butter and nuts. It is very easy to make and taste delicious. They are specially made during special occasions and festivals.
Serve Besan Ke Laddu as a sweet dish after your delicious meal.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other similar recipes such as
Til Ke Ladoo
North East Khapse Recipe (Deep Fried Biscuits From Arunachal) is a sweet tea-time snack which is enjoyed by the entire family. It is a very unique and mouthwatering recipe from North-East Indian cuisine. This recipe is light on the stomach and tastes delicious at the same time.
Serve Khapse with hot Masala Chai and Grilled Spicy Potato Sandwich for a perfect tea party with your family.
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This Guilt-Free Coconut Barfi is a quick and easy recipe which combines dates and desiccated coconut into a sweet barfi. Being an Indian, I always keep some barfi, pedhas or rasgulla in my kitchen to enjoy sweets after spicy Indian food. But being a cautious mother and a wife, I keep a tab on how much sugar my family consumes every day and try to substitute sugar with alternatives. I try to make use of dates in most of my desserts, because of its beneficial properties. This coconut dates barfi is ...
Til Ke Laddu Recipe (Sesame Seeds Laddu Recipe) is a festival dessert made to be relished by kids and shared among friends. The laddu is made from roasted sesame seeds, jaggery, dry fruits and coconut which make it the perfect sweet to bite into and chew the crunchy seeds.
Serve the Til Ke Laddu Recipe (Sesame Seeds Laddu Recipe) as a Party Dessert for any festival occasion.
If you are looking for more Laddu Recipes here are some :
Churma Laddu With Coconut Recipe
Shakkarkandi ke ...