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.
Vaghareli Rotli or Roti Ka Poha is a flat bread crumble seasoned with asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves, that makes a perfect breakfast or a tea time snack. A delicious dish made from leftover Rotli’s (Phulka's, Puris, Chapati's, Tawa Paratha).
The Rotli’s are either cut into small pieces or torn by hand and then tossed in seasoning that is filled with texture and flavor. Serve this dish along with bowl of fruits and a hot cup of Cha. The dish also tastes great when topped ...
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 like letting them know.
Serve these Apple Roses With Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets (Eggless) during tea time or as an off-tradition dessert ...
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 time snack.
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Ammini Kozhukattai are ideally rice flour dumplings that are steamed, cooked and later tossed in a tempering for additional flavors. Very little oil is used in its preparation, hence it makes for a healthy and light snack.They can be made both sweet or spicy depending on your preference.
You can serve the Ammini Kozhukattai as a snack during Ganesh Chaturthi.
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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 you can try:
Authentic Nimki Recipe
Chatpati Channa Dal Recipe
Dal Fara is a traditional snack from Uttar Pradesh, it is very famous in Lucknow and Kanpur. It is made from wheat flour, by filling chana dal paste along with spices. Some times made with rice flour and urad dal as well.
Dal Fara makes for a delicious evening snack by itself, or it can also be enjoyed with green chutney or served with masala chai during those cold winter evenings.
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10 Minutes Oats Unni Appam/ Nei Appam Recipe is an interesting twist to regular unni appam recipe which are fried sweet dumplings usually made with a combination of rice flour, wheat flour, banana and jaggery. Grated coconut and cardamom is often added to bring in more flavour. These are made in a special vessel called the appa-karal/ kuzhi-paniyaram vessel / appe-pan. These 10 Minutes Oats Unni Appam/ Nei Appam Recipe are crispy on the outside and super soft on the inside. It is a kids friendly ...
Arbi Cutlet is a crispy golden brown patties made with Colocasia root and flavoured with the Indian spices. It is the perfect tea time snack for a healthy start. Arbi or Colocasia is famous among the Sindhi's and it is basically originated from the Patra leaves.
The Colocasia root that is being used in this Recipe is rich in Vitamin A, Magnesium, Potassium etc., which makes it a perfect dish to include in a healthy diet.
You can relish the Arbi Cutlet (Spiced Colocasia Patties) along with ...
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. ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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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.
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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. ...
Papdi are little crisp round shaped spiced Indian crackers made from wheat flour are baked in the oven to add to the extra nutrition. The little crispies are use in chaats like Mumbai Style Bhelpuri, Sev Papdi Chaat, and many more.
Serve the Papdis as it is along with a cup of chai or even make it into a delicious Sev Papdi Chaat.
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Shallow Fried Oysters Recipe is a delicious and easy to experiment with oysters where they are first coated with some spices and semolina-rice flour mixture and then shallow fried. Being from Goan Saraswat Brahmin family in Goa, I love all seafood and try to prepare different recipes using them. When it comes to shellfish, you just can't stop experimenting on them. Oysters are very rich in zinc and today's recipe is very simple with minimum ingredients easily available in your kitchen. These shallow ...
Papad Nachos with Salsa is a fun fusion recipe, where the Indian Papad meets the Mexican Salsa. Roasted Papad is topped with a spicy tangy Mexican Salsa and cheese, grilled just till the Cheese melts. You can use any variety of Papad like Urad, Ragi, Rice or Moong. You can also use Khakra. From a basic onion-Tomato salsa you can experiment with corn, Mango, cucumber Salsa. The Papad Nachos need to be served immediately, to avoid them from getting soggy.
Papad Nachos with Salsa can be served as a ...
Gola Kebab is made from mutton (lamb meat) that can be relished as a side dish with a vegetarian meal. This recipe is so versatile that it fits best in the category of finger food (starters) to be served in a party. Gola Kebabs or mutton meat balls are so easy to make that it hardly takes 30 minutes to serve it. As the meat balls are pan roasted with minimum oil, they don't climb the calorie meter too. Don't worry about the left overs they can be packed as a roll in paratha for lunch box.
The Mushroom 65 Recipe is one of the most popular dishes that one would find in a very atypical South Indian restaurants. The origins are are to tell, but some speculate it to be Chettinad and some from Andhra, but nevertheless, this recipe of Mushroom 65 is a must try dish if you love spice and love mushrooms.
Serve Mushroom 65 on its own as an appetiser for a house party.
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The Lobia Kebabs (Black Eyed Bean Patties) Recipe is a simple and wholesome kebabs that have added vegetables and herbs along with spices which infuse life into these bean patties. These Black Eyed Bean Kebabs also at the same time balance the carbohydrate load by means of protein and fiber they contain. These can be served as appetizers or tea time snacks. Serve the Lobia Kebabs Recipe (Black Eyed Bean Patties) hot along with a Yogurt Dip for parties or as a snack for kids ...
Masala Vada or the ambode as known is karnataka is a savoury lentil fritter generally made using channa dal. This recipe uses Black eyed peas and sweet corn and takes this vada to the next level. You can make this yummy vada guilt free by baking it in the oven or even the appe pan, it would still yield a crispy exterior with a moist interior. You can even add mustard, curry leaves , green chilli and onion tadka to yogurt and soak these vadas in it and top it off with chopped coriander, Makes for ...
Peanut Chaat With Spiced Yogurt Recipe is an interesting combination of typical chaat flavours, combined with protein-rich peanuts. Spiced with a flavoured yogurt it is a perfect option for a cold salad or appetizer for you’re a chaat party. The peanuts are earthy and aromatic from being boiled, combined with cooling yogurt, chopped cucumbers and tomato. Perfectly seasoned with a mix of chilli and other aromatic spices Peanut Chaat With Spiced Yogurt is a great mid-morning or tea-time snack too.
Tunday Kababs is a Lucknow based dish which is made out of lamb. Here we give it a vegetarian twist. In this recipe, 21 distinct spaces have been used and prepared with lot marination. You will be in need of a grill or tandoor to make this dish but even a non-stick pan can do justice to the recipe.
Veg Tunday Kababs are a starter and can be served for a party. Serve the Ve Tunday Kababs with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney.
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