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. Kids and Adults love snacks and serving a healthy, filling and energetic snacks whether you are at home, at office or at school is important.
Homemade snacks are healthy and fresh and give you an opportunity to eat healthy and when you are on a weight loss plan.
These snacks can be served either at tea time or served alongside a main meals. You can also serve these these snacks as an appetizer or starter for indian party dinners or kitty parties.
In this section you can discover a 100+ evening snack recipes, indian street food recipes, party starter recipes from Samosa, Aloo Vada, Dhokla, Bhajia, Pakoda, Mathri, Khakhra, Chivda, Spicy Mixture & more. Learn to cook these delicious evening snack recipes from across various cuisines in india that are made healthy & tasty.
You will also find pakora recipes that are not deep fried and are made either using the air fryer or using the paniyaram pan for healthy cooking. I really hope you like the evening snack recipes and you can enjoy them for your tea parties or even dinner parties when you have friend and family over.
Andhra Style Saggubiyyam Punugulu Recipe (Crispy Tapioca Snack) is soft and gooey inside and is crispy on the outside. In Telugu, Saggubiyyam means the tapioca pearls and “Punugulu” is a very common word used in Vijayawada for a street snack that is deep fried in the shape of a ball. These are often served with coconut chutney and toor dal chutney.
Serve the Andhra Style Saggubiyyam Punugulu along with spicy coconut chutney or toor dal chutney to enjoy evening chai with a delicious snack.
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.
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Maddur Vada Recipe is a very popular savory fritter originated from a town called Maddur in the Mandya district of Karnataka. It is made usually from semolina, rice flour and whole wheat flour and is flavored and spiced with some curry leaves, onions and green chilies. The dough is the pat on the hand and deep fried.
The Maddur is found to be very famous because, the town maddur lies between Bangalore and Mysore. So therefore people travelling to Mysore relish these vada as a snack in the train ...
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 ...
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
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 ...
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.
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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 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 ...
Moong Sprouts And Sweet Potato Cutlet Recipe is a healthy and protein-rich tea time snack. The goodness of sprouted green gram and sweet potatoes, it can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. To make it healthier, you can shallow fry or bake the cutlets and they will still taste just as delicious. The recipe also allows for the addition of peanuts or crisp vegetables like carrots and beans for extra crunch. Serve the Moong Sprouts And Sweet potato Cutlet with Green Chutney and tomato ketchup for a ...
सिंघाड़े की यह तीखी, मीठी स्वाद वाली कचौड़ी लखनऊ शहर की मशहूर चाट है। जो सिंघाड़े के आटे से बनी है और इसमें आलू की चटाकेदार स्टफिंग की गई है। आप यह कचौड़ी प्याज का इस्तेमाल करे बिना व्रत के दौरान भी बना सकते है।
लखनऊ सिंघाड़े की कचौडी को हरी चटनी और मीठी इमली की चटनी के साथ परोसे।
Baked Beans & Potatoes Chaat is wholesome and healthy recipe where toasted bread is topped with homemade baked beans and mashed potatoes This recipe is made with an Indian twist to the classic British recipe of baked beans. There are multiple variations that you can make with the baked beans, but this chaat style recipe is a classic favourite that you can serve as an appetiser for your parties.
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Fried Poha Chiwda Recipe (Flatten Rice Spicy Mixture)
Samosas are crusty deep fried cones filled with spiced potatoes that are eaten as a tea time snack with Khajur Amli Ni Chutney or Dhania Phudina Ni Chutney or plain old tomato ketchup. They look complicated and difficult to make, but once you get the knack, these are quick to make and even more quick to eat. My mother-in-law loves to store the half fried Samosas in the freezer and fry them fresh to crispness and serve them for the afternoon Chai.
Serve the Samosas with Mint Chutney and Date ...
Makhana Aloo Tikki Recipe (Spiced Lotus Seed Patties Recipe) is a delicious snack made from makhana/lotus seeds which is toasted,pound and mixed with potato and flavoured with Indian spice. It is then pan fried on both the sides till it is crunchy and golden brown on both the sides.
Makhana is a very unique ingredient used during fasting season of Navratri. The lotus seeds are a good nutrition to the heart and Kidney thus providing a healthy dish.
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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 try other Pakora recipes such as
Non Fried Broccoli Pakora
Vegetable Dal Pakora
Pan Fried Onion Pakora
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 chutney. Perfect teatime and monsoon snack to enjoy in this rainy season!!
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The Cheese Stuffed Aloo Bonda Recipe is a twist to the traditional Aloo Bonda recipe. Aloo Bonda is a very traditional South Indian tea time evening snack, that is made most often during festivals and special occasions. This delicious snack is usually deep fried, but in this recipe, we have used a Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan, the taste is absolutely the same as the deep fried ones. Serve the Cheese Stuffed Aloo Bonda along with a spicy Coconut Chutney along with a cup of steaming coffee.
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Phool Makhana is a Healthy Roasted Lotus Seeds Snack that is considered a super healthy snack. Lotus seeds contain flavonoids which are antioxidants and reverse the adverse effects of free radicals in the body. These seeds are low in saturated fats, sodium and cholesterol and are high in magnesium potassium and phosphorus making it a perfect snack for the children and their snack boxes.
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The Nariyal Ki Kachori Recipe is a pan fried version of Farali Aloo Vadas that are made during fasts for festivals in India. These vadas from made from mashed potato and are stuffed with fresh coconut, cashew nuts and fresh herbs making it a sweet and spicy appetizer or a tea time snack. Th Nariyal Ki Kachori (Farali Aloo Vada) tastes great when served along with Coconut Chutney or Green Chutney for Navratri festival or any other special occasion in the family. They made ...
The Aloo Chaat Recipe With Baked Beans is delicious recipe made with bread and potatoes tossed in a spicy baked bean sauce along with the crunch of sev, onions and chutneys. Serve this Bread Aloo Chaat as a tea time snack along with a cup of chai or even for your parties.
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Bread Batata Vada Recipe (Crispy Bread Bonda Stuffed With Spicy Aloo)
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Aloo bonda is a very traditional South Indian snack served during special occasions or made during the monsoons. If you walk by the street of south india, almost all tiffin centers serving idli and dosa will have the quintessential aloo bonda served along with coconut and mint chutney.
Serve the aloo bonda with mint chutney and a cup of filter coffee as a tea time snack.
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Macaroni chaat is a simple, easy and one of the most super hit kid friendly dish. It's as simple as tossing together few ingredients and voila, you are left with a lip smacking Macroni chaat. Pretty to look at, easy to eat, yummy to taste. this macaroni chaat recipe is a perfect appetizer for any occasion. It can’t get better than this! Not only for kids, you can even make this fusion recipe for your tea parties and believe us the guests will be surprised to taste this dish.
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These Makki ki Mathri made from Corn meal are baked and are healthy. It tastes good instead of frying them. It is a healthy snack to enjoy with tea or with coffee.
Serve Makki Ki Baked Mathri along with hot masala chai for your tea time break.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Tea time snacks such as
Thenga Manga Soya Sundal Recipe
Mumbai Style Spicy Murmura Recipe
Baked Palak Ki Mathri Recipe is a healthy take on Mathri - one of the favorite Indian tea-time snacks. It’s a crumbly, salty and savory Indian fritter or biscuit that has a flaky texture and is perfect served alongside a hot cup of tea. Typically, mathris are deep fried and made with all-purpose flour, as a result many health conscious people avoid it. But this recipe uses the traditional savoury snacks but with healthy twist, where they are fortified with spinach leaves and baked, rather than ...