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.
Black Rice which is called Kavuni Arisi in tamil, is high in nutritional value and very good source of iron, vitamin E and antioxidants. The rice is hard, dark black in colour and turns purple when cooked. The Kavuni Arisi sweet is very famous in Chettinad region in Tamil Nadu. It is not only healthy but also very delicious. The rice needs to be soaked for long time as it is hard. Though it turns soft as cooked, we get the chewy chunks of rice while eating.
Serve Chettinad Kavuni Arisi Sweet after ...
Pumpkin Wade, also known as Dudyache wade can be made both sweet and spicy. These wadas are very similar to the Mangalore buns which are sweet in taste. These sweet wade are a great way to eat pumpkin and a twist to your regular vegetable. After making the pooris from the dough if some extra dough remains, you can store it in an airtight container in the fridge for upto 2 days and make them for breakfast or evening snacks.
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Nolen Chawal Bhog Recipe is a Rice Pudding With Nolen Jaggery. This is a signature dish of Makar Sankranti festival (South India) / Poush Parbon (West Bengal). During this period, nolen gur or date palm jaggery is a seasonal ingredient which is freshly available in winters. With just 3 ingredients, Nolen Chawal Bhog Recipe (Rice Pudding With Nolen Jaggery) tastes divine as a dessert delicacy.
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Murmura Jaggery Laddu / Pori Urundai Recipe (Puffed Rice Balls with Jaggery Recipe) Recipe is a crunchy and crispy delightful dessert made from puffed rice and roasted channa dal. These laddus are favorite among the Kids, so when you prepare them during the festival it will done in a couple of minutes.
Serve the Murmura Jaggery Laddu / Pori Urundai Recipe (Puffed Rice Balls with Jaggery Recipe) Recipe for any festival occasion as a Crunchy Snack or you can also have it as a ...
Singhal is a traditional festive recipe from Kumaon, Uttarakhand. It is a deep fried snack recipe which is very popular in that region. I happened to learn this from a friend of Kumaon. Made with semolina, yogurt and banana, Uttarakhand Style Singhal Recipe is mildly sweet fritter dish that is served with adrak chai or qahwa.
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Sakkare Pongal is a sweet pongal that is usually made using rice, moong dal and jaggery. Making it with millet not only makes it healthy but, also the sweetness in millet compliments the dish. Millet is easy to cook and the small grains brings the dish together well.
Serve Sakkare Millet Pongal on its own as a sweet dish after your delicious South Indian meal.
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Suji Manda Pitha is a recipe from Orissa which is essentially sweetened Coconut Stuffed Semolina Dumplings. Delicious and finger licking good Suji Manda Pithas are deep fried semolina dumplings stuffed with coconut and jaggery. This authentic and traditional Pitha are made during festivals and special occasions in Orissa.
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Patishapta Recipe (Rice Crepe) is a soft rice crepe folded inwards to make an envelope filled with a delicious filling made with coconut and jaggery. It is the most desired Bengal sweet delicacy made during the month of January on the auspicious occasion of Poush or Makar Sankranti. The batter used for making the fine crepes is of white flour, semolina, and rice flour. For the filling we have used jaggery.
Enjoy your Patishapta Recipe ( Rice Crepe) as a dessert after your hearty lunch.
Khaja recipe is a traditional coastal recipe that is served as a part of “Sukhila Prasad” in India’s Puri Jagannath temple. This is a sweet dish recipe, prepared from fewer ingredients, is essentially the layered fritters dunked in sugar syrup.
Try this Khaja recipe on any of the upcoming special occasions to hear praises from family members and guests. Since it is a good keeper, the Khajas can be stored in airtight containers up to 2 weeks. Enjoy Khaja, one of the “Chappan Bhoga” (56 ...
Chaler Payesh is a famous bengali recipe and is mostly eaten as a dessert after their meal. It is an integral part of all bengali ceremonies like birthday, house warming etc. It is rich in carbs (due to the rice) and calcium (due to the milk).
Serve Chaler Payesh as a sweet dish after your delicious Bengali meals.
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Instant Palkova is quick version of 'Palkova' or Palgova' which is a popular South Indian sweet. This recipe is believed to have originated in Tamil Nadu. Due to the white revolution, the excess milk was being made into Palkova. It is also served to the devotees visiting the Srivilliputur Andal Temple in which city the origin of Palkova specifically dates back to. Palkova is made from just two ingredients, milk and sugar. As easy as it may sound, making palgova requires a lot of patience.
Milk is ...
Goan Sweet Khatkhati is a simple and quick sweet, or you can say coconut candy, prepared by melting Jaggery (Panela) and adding in, fresh or dry shredded coconut, roasted sesame seeds and some crushed peanuts or cashew nuts. The jaggery used in Goa(India) for such type of dessert is called chiki god, which is a sticky kind of jaggery available in India. You can store the prepared Khatkhati pieces in an airtight container and finish it within 2 weeks.
Sometimes if you overheat the jaggery after it ...
Easy Vegan Date Roll Recipe is a sweet dessert recipe which is gluten free. There is no added sugar either. Make this easy to prepare dessert and impress your guests in your next tea party or dinner party. Serve Easy Vegan Date Roll Recipe along with other assorted desserts after dinner.
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Bhaja Pithe Recipe is a traditional sweet recipe in the region of West Bengal. This recipe is traditionally made for harvest festival. Made with nolen gur (palm jaggery), this recipe can also be substituted with normal cane jaggery. Coconut filling is stuffed in the dough made from dal, sweet potato and rice flour, and is deep fried to make Bhaja Pithe Recipe. Serve this as a dessert after meals.
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Kaacha Gola is very famous sweet from West Bengal which is made of fresh paneer or chenna and flavoured with cardamom and saffron. The sweet is not just quick but can also be made in a jiffy, specially when there are sudden guests at your home. The melt in mouth fudge tastes amazing when refrigerated for some time before serving. Kaacha Gola is usually not as sweet as compared to the other Indian sweets. The sweetness is mild and the main aroma and flavour is infused by cardamom and saffron.
Ganesha Chaturthi is just around the corner. We have started planning for the festival already. It’s not Ganesha Chathurthi for us if there is no Kozhukattai offered to Lord Ganesha. There are many ways to make kozhukattai and Paal kozhukattai is one of them. A delicacy from the Chettinad region, this kozhukattai is usually made with the leftover rice paste after making kozhukattai. These mini rice balls are cooked in milk and coconut milk mixture and jaggery is used as a sweetener. It’s creamy ...
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.
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Honeycomb Toffee | Cinder Toffee Recipe is also known as angel food, hokey pokey, sponge toffee or sea mist candy. It has a crunchy brittle crust which needs to be broken to chew. But yet this simple candy is a perfect gift recipe and worth taking bite after bite.
Make sure crystallization of sugar is totally avoided. Undercooked candy is gooey-chewy and overcooked candy is bitter. Candy thermometer is the best solution for this. This 4 ingredients honeycomb toffee needs minimal time for preparation.
Nagli/Ragi Laddu is a healthy snack especially for kids. This sweet is a delicious way to feed them the nutritious grain-Nagli as well as dates. Adjust the quantities of the dates and the other add ons to your taste. Use freshly milled Nagli flour for best results. This is also a great recipe to involve kids in the kitchen, to make the laddus themselves. Nagli Laddu makes for a scrumptious after school snack or a snack box treat.
Serve Nagli/Ragi Laddu with Scrambled Egg Sandwich with Cucumber and ...
The Pink Dragon Fruit Kesari Recipe is a delicious semolina Pudding made with Dragon fruit. The Pink flesh dragon fruit cooked in ghee along with roasted millets, sugar, cardamom ,garnished with Cashew nuts and finally flavored with rose water brings out great taste and flavor to the kesari.
Serve the Pink Dragon Fruit Kesari during festivals like diwali or when you want to make special sunday breakfast for friends and family.
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Avocado Ada Pradhaman is a wonderful twist to the original recipe of Kerala Style Ada Pradhaman by replacing milk with avocado. The natural creamy texture of avocado makes the recipe so rich that it tastes good with or without milk. Those who are sensitive to milk can have this dessert without any guilt by omitting milk. Avocado must be completely ripened. I generally put them for a day or two inside rice container so that it is ripened perfectly. You can also include nuts of your choice in this ...
Suzhiyam or Boorelu is a traditional dish made in Tamil Nadu and Andhra for many festive occasions. Not all sweets need to be made from sugar & jaggery. With the rise in numbers of diabetics all over the world, we need to start looking for alternative sweet content in our traditional dishes. This dish is made out of dry fruits & nuts dipped in black rice batter is perfect for any occasion.
Serve Dry Fruits Suzhiyam (Boorelu) With Black Rice during festivals along with other traditional sweets ...
Crunchy and salty Namak Para with a hint of carom seeds is a perfect tea time snack. This super delicious tea time snack is easy to make and requires just staple 4 ingredients. It gets ready in just 30 minutes and you can even pack in your office snack box.
Enjoy Namak Para with hot Masala Chai during your tea time break.
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Hare Chane ka Kebab, a protein rich and healthy kebab recipe to serve with your evening cup of chai. These kebab make a perfect appetizer or evening snacks. Hara Channa can be replaced by Kabuli Channa or Rajma. For more nutritional benefits, try adding vegetables like carrot, beans, peas or paneer.
Serve Hare Chane Ka Kebab with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney or Lahsun Ki Chutney for your tea time break.
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