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. 

Spinach Egg Muffins Recipe

Spinach Egg Muffin is a healthy, low calorie breakfast recipe prepared baking eggs and spinach. This also makes a perfect evening snack box for kids. It is loaded with goodness of fresh spinach and eggs. Easy to make and delicious to eat, this cupcake gets ready in no time. so next time when you are hungry, do give this lip smacking muffin a try! Serve Spinach Egg Muffins for breakfast with Orange Juice or for tea time snacks with a cup of Adrak Chai.  If you like this recipe, you can ...

Baked Samosa Pinwheels Recipe

Samosa is a fried or baked dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas or minced meat. But here to make it Jain, I am using raw bananas instead of potatoes. Samosa Pinwheels is a slight alternation to the traditional Samosa and is as delicious as the traditional samosas and yet they are quite easy than the samosa as the outer cover making is not hard as samosas. The stuffing looks like pinwheel and also the each pinwheel is bite size and hence the name. Samosa Pinwheels are ...

Chettinad Sweet Paniyaram Recipe

Chettinad Sweet Paniyaram is a healthy, tasty south Indian snack recipe prepared with idli batter. This can also be had as breakfast or as festive recipe. It is prepared with idli batter, coconut and jaggery as main ingredients. Perfect to serve with that hot cup of tea.  Serve Chettinad Sweet Paniyaram along with a hot cup of Filter coffee for your tea time break. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Paniyram recipes such as Quinoa Sweet Paniyaram Recipe Millet and Jowar ...

Cheesy Potato Peas Potli Recipe

Kids and adults are equally fond of eating cheese. When the cheese is artfully mixed with tangy peas and potato stuffing in these potlis, then the combination ought to be delicious. Along with the taste the interesting shape of these potlis make them a favorite amongst kids. These cheesy potlis are an ideal snack with tea and coffee. They can even be served as starters for house parties. Serve Cheesy Potato Peas Potli Recipe along with tomato ketchup and Peanut Chilli Dipping Sauce Recipe. If ...

Gluten Free Samosa Recipe

Typically Samosas are a fried or baked dish with a savory filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, lentils etc. But often diet conscious & gluten intolerant people have to stay away from this tasty dish due to dietary constraints. But this gluten-free version uses rice flour instead of all purpose flour and it is baked instead of frying. Serve Gluten Free Samosa along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Masala Chai or your tea break. If you like this recipe, you can also try ...

Baked Cauliflower Samosa Recipe

Samosa is a savory snack that is loved by all age groups. Baked cauliflower stuffed samosa is a version of healthy snack from traditional oil fried samosas. I used whole wheat flour to make this samosas more healthy, if desired, the whole wheat flour can halved by replacing the other half with maida. Whole wheat flour gives a crunchy and soft texture of this samosas after baking. Other than baking, the process of making this samosa is similar to traditional samosas, but with a delicious spiced cauliflower ...

Surati Jowar Vada Recipe

Surati Jowar Vada Recipe is a delicious crunchy snack that is gluten free. The batter is made from a mixture of jowar flour and besan flour.  The batter is fermented using yogurt and spiced with ginger and garlic. The batter is then fried in a kuzhi paniyaram pan till golden brown on either side. Jowar is a part of millet family which is highly used in regions like Rajasthan and Gujarat. It can be added to your diet once in a while to increase the fiber and protein content. Serve the Surati ...

Instant Baked Aloo Tikki Recipe

Make this Instant Baked Aloo Tikki Recipe when unexpected guests come over or as a snack for kids. This recipe is really easy to make and is healthier than the traditionally deep fried ones since these are baked in oven. Most tikki recipes call for boiled ingredients to be mashed and then be shallow fried. But this recipe uses the grated potatoes directly without blanching or boiling them and hence makes the process faster.  Serve Instant Baked Aloo Tikki Recipe along with Dhaniya ...

Tamatar Chaat Banarasi Style Recipe

Tamatar chaat is a popular street food from Varanasi. This is basically a mish-mash of boiled potatoes, tomatoes, spices and topped with chopped onions, green chillies & some fresh coriander leaves. Take a break from the regular tradition of overindulgence in sweets & instead treat yourself and your guests with this mouthwatering spicy chaat. Serve Tamatar Chaat Banarasi Style along with Masala Tea and Poha Chivda for your tea time break. If you like this recipe, you can also try other ...

Masala Pohe Recipe

Masala Pohe Recipe (flattened rice), is a quick, simple and healthy dish prepared by my grandmother especially on the first day of Diwali. It is a breakfast dish from the NKGSB cuisine of KARWAR. Smoking method imparts a unique smoky and earthy flavour to the pohe. This recipe doesn’t require cooking and is very easy to prepare. The smoke (called dhuvan in konkani language) given to it with a hot coal makes it very delicious! One more option was given to me by a friend of mine and that is to temper ...

Phool Mathri Recipe

Mathri is all time favourite savory especially during festivals. Phool Mathri is just like simple mathri with a different and beautiful design. It is really so tasty, crispy and very easy to make. You can make these mathris ahead of time and serve to the guest when they come to visit you. Serve Phool Mathri along with Poha Chivda and Masala Tea for your tea time break. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Mathri recipes such as Mithi Mathri Recipe Pheki Mathri Recipe Baked ...

Mahunada Khaja Recipe (Andhra Style Gulabi Puvvulu)

Mahunada Khaja Recipe is also the Andhra Style Gulabi Puvvulu as the rose cookies are called. This is an eggless recipe of the crunchy sweet snack that is popular during christmas. I reside outside India and got all excited when I came across a Chancha (rose cookie mould) and hence prepared this in delicious batches. I experimented this recipe without eggs and my family loved it. This can even be done for snacking during diwali. Many Indian sweets need ghee or butter but this recipe does not need ...

Elo Jhelo Nimki Recipe

Elo Jhelo Nimki is a popular Bengali style Savoury snack.This is mainly prepared during Vijayadashmi and Diwali. It is a crispy and crunchy snack and can be stored in airtight container for 3 to 4 days. This a simple to prepare snack. Only skill involved is while shaping these nimkis. You can serve these Elo Jhelo Nimki Recipe along with Baked Mathri Recipe (Non Fried Tea Time Snack) and Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe for your guests during this festival season ...

Bengali Style Kucho Nimki Recipe (Diamond Shaped Salty Snacks)

Bengali Style Kucho Nimki is a diamond shape fried snacks which is obvious in time of Durga Puja. Kucho means small and nimki means salty snacks. It serves best with sweets in the time of Bijoya Dashami /dussera, after immersion of Goddess Durga in holy river. This nimkis are very easy to make but it is very tasty. All purpose flour or maida kneaded in oil, salt, kalonji/ kalo jeera and water to make a dough. Then the dough rested for 20 minutes. Small balls are made out of dough flatten like parathas ...

Chilli Roasted Black Eyed Peas Recipe

Chili Roasted Black Eyed Peas Recipe is a quick snack to munch on as your evening snack. It is the most nutritious way to add a healthy element to your everyday diet. This can be packed and stored for a few weeks. You can also pack them as snack box while you are travelling. Black eyed helps in digestion and prevents anemia, it also helps is lowering the blood pressure. The black eyed peas are soaked and cooked till soft then roasted well till it crisps up along with dried herbs and smoky tobacco ...

Thotakura Undalu Recipe (Crispy Amaranth Leaves Balls)

Thotakura Undalu Recipe (Crispy Amaranth Leaves Balls) is an innovative recipe that is tried at our test kitchen. Amarnath leaves are usually used in a dry poriyal or subzi. But in this dish we have created a crispy fried amaranth balls and then tossed with some tempered spices. Amarnath leaves is a powerhouse of Iron, minerals and vitamins. It is considered as one of the super food and Ayurvedic friendly as well. Serve the Thotakura Undalu Recipe along with Thakkali Rasam Recipe , steamed rice ...

Rava Chakli Recipe (Karnataka Style Chakli With Rava & Rice Flour)

Rava Chakkuli Recipe (Karnataka Style Chakli With Rava & Rice Flour) is a tea time snack during rainy season and a good deep fried festive savory dish. It is very easy to prepare. I learnt this recipe from my friend. It is the easiest chakli I have ever made in recent times and a keep up recipe which can never go wrong. It needs very few ingredients like rice flour, fine rava, butter resulting in crispy chakli. Serve Rava Chakkuli Recipe (Karnataka Style Chakli With Rava & Rice Flour) ...

मुंग चीज कचौड़ी - Moong Cheese Kachori (Recipe In Hindi)

अंकुरित मुंग की कचौरी स्वादिष्ट और स्वास्थ्य वर्धक नाश्ता है। चीज डालकर बनी हुई ये कचौड़ी बच्चो को टिफिन बॉक्स मे भी दे सकते है। आप इसे बारिश के दिनों के लिए भी बना सकते है.  मुंग चीज कचौड़ी को धनिया पुदीना चटनी और मीठी इमली की चटनी के साथ परोसे।   

Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe

Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe is a recipe that you can try for your evening time snacks. All you need are the basic ingredients that will be available at your kitchen. Makahana in other words called as lotus seed is a popular ingredient in north India. The lotus seeds are rich in phosphorus, protein, potassium and magnesium. The pakodas are also made healthy by frying them in a Kuzi Paniyaram Pan that uses less oil. Serve the Puffed Lotus Seed Pakoras Recipe along with hot chai with a dipping ...

Goan Sweet Churmo Recipe

Churmo is one of the Goan Sweet where thin crispy rotis are prepared out of whole wheat dough and then deep fried. These rotis are then crushed and mixed with jaggery syrup that is prepared separately. This is a nice and traditional Goan Recipe that the whole family will cherish. Prepare this Goan Sweet Churmo Recipe and serve it as a crunchy addition with Masala Chai Recipe for evening. If you like this recipe, take a look at more recipes like Baked Chevdo Recipe (Chivda Mixture -Tea ...

Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe

Paneer Broccoli Soya Ghee Roast Pockets Recipe is a fusion recipe that is similar to paratha pockets. Ghee roast recipes in Mangalore are famous and traditional. Here I have followed the ghee roast cooking but have included a wonderful and nutritional twist of including healthy broccoli, soy chunks and paneer as a filling. Mangalorean Ghee roast recipes with chicken and prawns are quite common. Also is the plain paneer paratha. Thought of adding something healthy and which kids generally refuse ...

बिहारी हरे मटर का भरभरा - Bihari Green Peas Bharbhara (Recipe In Hindi)

भभरा या भरभरा बेसन और मटर का चीला है जिसे बिहार मे भभरा कहते है। जब सर्दी के मौसम मे मटर ज्यादा मिलते है तब शाम के वक्त यह चीला बनाकर आप खा सकते है.  बिहारी हरे मटर का भरभरा को आप धनिया पुदीना चटनी और मसाला चाय के साथ परोसे। 

काम्बू मूरूकू - Kambu Murukku (Recipe In Hindi)

काम्बू मूरूकू साउथ इन्डियन स्नेक्स है। जिसे आप चाय और कोफी के साथ ले सकते है। आप दिवाली के त्यौहार के लिए भी बना सकते है। बाजरा आटा से बना यह मूरूकू क्लौंजी और लहसून के स्वाद से भरपूर है.  काम्बू मूरूकू को मसाला चाय के साथ शाम मे परोसे और अपने परिवार वालो के साथ इसका मजा ले.   

Savoury Baked Arbi Chips Recipe

Savoury Baked Arbi Chips Recipe is a delightful and a healthy way to indulge in chips since this recipe uses oven baking, instead of deep frying them. This is a great alternatively that can avoid the bags of ready to eat deep fried chips. Simple baking of the thin sliced arbi with olive oil and seasoning will yield a crunchy batch of chips to munch during a movie night with family or during evenings. Make the slices in Mandolin slicer since you need the slices to be of same and even. You can use ...

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