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.
Chettinad Podalangai Vadai Recipe, is a spicy and delicious Vada recipes. It has a mix of freshly pounded Chettinad spices that makes it quite flavourful. Snake gourd is considered to be a healthy vegetable, which is beneficial for diabetics. The addition of snake gourd gives it a nice texture as well. These vadas are crunchy on the outside and soft inside making it a delectable snack.
Serve this Chettinad Podalangai Vadai (Chettinad Style Snake Gourd Fritters) recipe during Navratri or include ...
Stuffed Dahi Vada is a low fat version of dahi wada prepared using Paniyaram pan. These guilt-free vadas are not only healthy but also makes a great appetizer for a party or special occasions. If you do not wish to add mochai beans, then you can adjust the quantity of whole urad dal accordingly.
Serve Stuffed Dahi Vada as a side dish with Rajasthani Dal Baati Churma for a delicious lunch.
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Seepu Seedai is a popular South Indian Snack that resembles pebbles and is very popularly prepared during the festive seasons. This gluten free fried snack just melts in the mouth, and is made widely during Janmashtami. There are so many different varieties of seedai and this recipe of Classic Chettinad Seepu Seedai is a Chettinadu recipe where the seedai dough is made using freshly extracted coconut milk. Special Seepu Seedai press is used to shape the seedai. Seepu in Tamil language means comb. ...
Carrot Pudina Masala Vadai, is a twisted delicious recipe of our regular masala vadai, prepared using chana dal. We have made it a little more healthier by the addition of grated carrots and freshly chopped mint leaves. The carrots adds an amazing crunch and mint leaves give a refreshing flavor. Since, it has no onion or garlic it can even be prepared as prasad during the Navrathri's. Vadas and sundal dishes are usually served during this time in the households which celebrate the festival of dolls(Gollu). ...
Tamil Nadu Style Milagu Thattai Recipe is the Peppered dal-rice fritter recipe. Milagu Thattai is a flat savoury fried traditional snack that is a part of the Krishna Janmashtami festival menu. This popular crispy snack can be made in different flavours. Adding soaked channa dal and sesame seeds brings extra crunch and texture to this savoury snack. This Milagu Thattai recipe keeps good in an airtight container for 4-5 days. Tamil Nadu Style Milagu Thattai Recipe (Peppered dal-rice fritters) is a ...
The goodness of fresh Methi leaves coupled with a few other spices makes Methi Muthiyas an irresistible snack. This traditional Gujarati snack can be steamed or fried depending on your taste or dietary preference; the steamed muthiyas are good for health while the fried ones for the soul! You can also use Appe/Appam Patra for shallow frying the dumplings. For a predominant Methi flavour and taste, do not add too much flour while making the dough. The dumplings need not be perfectly shaped. Also, ...
Bengali Beetroot And Raw Banana Chop Recipe (Spiced Cutlet Recipe) is a typical Bengali starter made with variation, by using vegetables. In this recipe, we have created the chop by a unique combination of beetroot and raw banana.
Bengali chops are very famous and are sold as Kolkata street food with various accompaniments. The roasted peanut combined in the mixture gives a crunchy element to the crispy patties.
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Andhra Style Multi Lentil Garelu is a vada recipe made of urad dal, chana dal and moong dal. It is a traditional Telangana recipe made on the eve of Sankranti/Pongal. This wholesome dish can be had along with sambar for breakfast or as a snack during tea time.
Traditionally, Andhra Style Multi Lentil Garelu (Vada Recipe) is served to be dunk in Kheer along with other traditional dishes during lunch.
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Avalakki Bella Usuli is usually prepared across Karnataka on the days when people observe fasting for their God. Usuli is prepared using poha/flattened rice as it is high in starch content and filling the stomach. This can be prepared using red poha or white one, either thick or thin. The only difference between thick and thin variety is in their soaking time. It is such a simple one that you can stir up in five minutes and it’s kids friendly too. One can substitute sugar in the place of Jaggery. ...
Mysore Bonda Recipe is a very traditional vada made from urad dal, that is spiced up with coconut, black pepper,, curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. The Mysore Bonda is typically deep fried, but in this recipe, I have shown you how to pan fry them using the Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan. You can serve these Mysore Bonda’s as a tea time snack along with a hot cup of coffee or Ginger Cardamom Chai.
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Malida is a traditional Afghan Sweet, made with whole wheat flour dough crumbled, sweetened and flavored with cardamom and dry fruits. Malida can also be made from leftover or fresh whole wheat Rotis or flat breads. The addition of Jaggery and dates to the Malida recipe, not only adds to the sweetness but also to the nutrition content of this wholesome sweet. Jaggery has the ability to cleanse your body, helps in digestion and also contains minerals that can be easily absorbed by the body to ...
The Whole Wheat Methi Puri Recipe also known as Kadak Puri or Mathri is a healthy and wholesome snack that is not deep fried. These kadak puris are baked in the oven and is packed with flavors from Methi (fenugreek leaves) and kalonji. And what more, I made these Puris, from my favorite Whole Wheat Chakki Atta (Vivatta) instead of using the traditional maida, making them healthy as well. Now you can indulge in these Crisp Baked Mathris (Puris) along with a cup of chai or even pack it into ...
Vazhaipoo Vada Recipe (Banana Flower Fried Savoury Snack Recipe) is a fried savoury lentil snack made with a twist by adding chopped banana flower for a unique taste. The vada is made by a combination of two different flower which is the chana dal and toor dal. The fried fritters are then infused with strong Indian spices like the roasted fennel seeds, asafoetida, garlic and ginger.
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Potato Patties Stuffed With Bell Pepper, Coconut & Dry Fruits is a very delicious recipe with tasty coconut and dry fruit stuffing covered in a crispy layer of mashed potatoes. Its prepared widely during the festive season.
Also, Potato Patties Stuffed With Bell Pepper, Coconut & Dry Fruits make for a great tea time snack and can be served with masala chai.
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Mint and Coriander Spicy Multigrain Cracker Recipe
Sabudana Tikki ( Spiced Tapioca Pearls Patties) are a delicious snack meal which is made by combining the soaked sabudana with a starch such as potato and is flavoured with some Indian spices. The patties are then pan fried with a little bit of oil on both the sides till it is crispy and golden brown.
Sabudana Tikki ( Spiced Tapioca Pearls Patties) is a popular dish during the Navaratri season since it does not contain no onion and no garlic in the recipe.Sabudana are basically originated from tapioca ...
Utanki is a rice crepe recipe specific to Srikakulam region of Andhra and Odisha. It is a hand made crepe recipe and hence demands fine skill. This sweet fritter-like crepe can be served as snack. Utanki, a heirloom recipe from my Grandma, stays fresh for a week when stored in an airtight container.
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Oats Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe or also called 'undu uruli kozhukattai' is a South Indian savoury dish. Steamed rice dumplings, usually rolled into marble sized balls, are tempered with a combination of red chillies,curry leaves, bengal gram, split black gram and grated coconut. This makes a wholesome yet healthy snack. To give the traditional recipe a little twist, I have used a combination of oats and rice flour in Oats Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe. Oats being rich in fibre and beta glucan helps to ...
Bhaji Vada or lentil and vegetable fritters is a popular snack in the Northern part of India. Bhaji Vada fritter recipe is prepared using chana dal and amaranth greens and makes a perfect snack for the monsoon season. If amaranth greens are not easily available during the season then you could use any other green leafy vegetable like spinach, fenugreek or beetroot leaves. Serve Bhaji Vada with the Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and a hot cup of Masala Chai on a rainy afternoon or evening time.
The Iyengar Bakery Style Masala Bread Recipe is delicious and spicy open sandwich that is very popular dish in Bangalore. This recipe is a take on the Iyengar bakery bread from my hometown, Bangalore! In the midst of the well worn, yet bustling lane of our very own 'DVG Road' in 'Gandhi Bazaar' in Basavangudi, Bangalore, lies this hub of nostalgic delicious goodies, Iyengar Bakery. I remember very clearly how it would open at 4 in the afternoon promptly every single day without fail, ...
The Goan Kelyachyo Fodi Recipe is a very traditional, recipe from goa that is made from raw banana (plaintain). In Goa, whenever we have any festival or religious function, we make fried dishes made from rava. Fodi also means semolina coated fried vegetables. This Kelyachyo Fodi Recipe is a traditional Konkani recipe that you can serve as a tea time snack or as an appetizer for parties.
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The Green Spinach & Oats Cutlet Recipe is a simple, easy to make cutlet, that is packed with nutrition from oats, spinach and peas and flavored with green chillies, ginger and oregano. If you have all the ingredients handy, these cutlets will take you less than 30 minutes to make and serve. The Green Spinach & Oats Cutlet can be served along with a evening snacks.
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Thenga Vada Recipe is a traditional preparation for Spicy Coconut Fritters that are bound by rice flour and freshly grated coconut. It is usually made on the occasion of tea party.
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The Kara Vegetable Pidi Kozhukattai is a twist to the savory version of the traditional kozhukattai that is made for Ganesh Chaturthi. Adding vegetables to the Kozhukattai makes it even more nutritious and delicious too. Serve the Kara Kozhukattai warm as it is or along with a spicy chutney or sauce of our choice.
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Foxtail Millet Nippattu are crunchy millet and lentil snacks that will melt in your mouth. They are spicy discs fried to a crispy golden brown and are great to have with your evening tea or coffee. You can even serve it, when you have sudden guests at home!
Serve Foxtail Millet Nippattu with hot Masala Chai during your tea time break.
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