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.

Karela Tikki Recipe - Healthy Diabetic Snack

Karela Tikkis Recipe is a wholesome diabetic friendly snack where the grated Karela is mixed with carrots, paneer and chaat masala powder to make delicious tasting tikkis. In this recipe the nutrition from the karela is kept intact by keeping its juices and the skin. Bulk of the nutrition lies in the skin and the juices. The addition of chaat masala along with paneer, brings in the taste to the tikkis. Did you know: Bitter gourd increases the uptake of glucose and improves glycemic ...

Pan Fried Broccoli Pakora Recipe

Pan Fried Broccoli Pakoras is a delicious healthy tea time snack that you can savor without any guilt. The Pakora is filled with flavours from fennel seeds, chaat masala and is made without deep-frying, hence preserving nutrition of the vegetable. A Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan is used to make the Broccoli Pakora, giving it a good taste and texture. The process of cooking pakora in a pan preserves nutrition and the addition of broccoli giving an added taste and nutrition for this classic tea time ...

Sabudana Vada Recipe - Deep Fried Sago Patties/Cutlets

Sabudana Vada is one of the most popular snacks from Maharashtra. Sago/Sabudana pearls along with potatoes are deep fried to make these crisp indulgent Vadas. Usually served as a fasting snack, these are great otherwise too, to satisfy your fried food cravings, along with a cup of hot tea! Sabudana Vada is usually served with a green, Coconut-Coriander chutney or a simple Curd based chutney. You can find the recipe for the curd based chutney below. These Vadas are best deep fried. But for those ...

Tamil Nadu Style Vellai Paniyaram Recipe - Semi Sweet Rice & Dal Fritters

Vellai Paniyaram is a dish native to Tamil Nadu. Soaked rice and urad dal is ground and made into a thick batter. Sugar and salt is added to the batter and rested. After the resting period the Vellai Paniyaram batter is made thinner in consistency by adding some milk. The key to making a good Vellai Paniyaram lies in the consistency of the batter. It should just be a little thinner than that of a dosa batter. They are then deep fried like  a poori.  Paniyaram is an easy dish ...

Goli Baje Recipe - Mangalorean Vada Recipe

Goli Baje is a Mangalorean Vada recipe is a soft and spongy vada which have a crispy outer.  They are made with a fermented batter made of all-purpose flour, chickpea flour, rice flour and yogurt. Fermentation takes about 2- 4 hours, but the wait is totally worth it. The fermented batter is mixed with ginger, chopped green chillies, curry leaves, baking powder, coconut, and asafoetida which makes these goli baje flavourful and mouthwatering.  This Karnataka coastal recipe ...

Phool Makhana Recipe - Healthy Roasted Lotus Seeds Snack

Phool Makhana is a Healthy Roasted Lotus Seeds Snack that is super simple to make. When roasted Makhanas become crunchy. Roasting the makhanas take a little time. about 10 minutes, as you need to roast them on low heat.  Makhanas are rich in calcium and protein and and minerals like zinc. So serve these wonderful homemade roasted phool makhana to your kids and family members and replace store bought chips and popcorn.  Lotus seeds contain flavonoids which are antioxidants and reverse ...

Biuli Dal Er Boda Recipe - Bengali Style Urad Dal Vada

Biuli Dal Er Boda Recipe is a Bengali Style Urad Dal Vada is a tasty crunchy pakora made of urad dal. Urad dal is soaked and ground into a coarse mixture and then mixed with sooji, chillies and onions to make these wonderful vadas. Sooji makes these urad dal vadas more crunchy.  These urad dal vadas are traditionally deep fried. we have  made them using a kuzhi paniyaram pan and hence  very less oil is used in comparison.  This snack recipe can be prepared on occasions like ...

Baked Bhakarwadi Recipe

Bhakarwadi  is a very popular Maharashtrian spicy tea time snack. The origin of the Bhakarwadi actually is in Gujrat and the Gujarati Bhakarwadi is a little different than the Maharashtrian Bhakarwadi. The filling of the Bhakarwadi is made with different seeds like poppy seeds, sesame seeds mixed along with various different spices in the right portion to get the balance of the sweet, spice and tangy which is the signature flavour of a bhakarwadi.  Traditionally the Bhakarwadi is deep ...

Ribbon Pakoda Recipe - South Indian Tea Time Snack

Ribbon Pakoda is a very popular South Indian tea time snack made from gram flour and rice flour. Typically it is prepared during Diwali and festive season.  A special equipment called "Sev Sancha" or a "Murukku Maker" typically made out of brass is required to make these. In most South Indian homes it is passed on from one generation to another and lasts a lifetime. Murukku maker can be found in most Indian Stores outside India. Each Sev Sancha has multiple press attachments and you need to ...

Farali Dhokla - Kuttu Ka Dhokla Recipe

Farali Dhokla - Kuttu Ka Dhokla Recipe is made of Buckwheat Flour or Sama Flour. Dhokla is an Indian dish popular in the state of Gujarat and it resembles a cake. It is steamed in a pressure cooker or a steamer. Kuttu Ka Dhokla is made from a blend of sama flour and buckwheat flour which is soaked in some yogurt and water. Indian spices are added to add more flavour to the dish. Traditionally Dhokla batter is fermented and steamed. It is a famous dish in Gujarati Cuisine. It is then finished ...

Whole Moong Dal Vada Recipe

Whole Moong Dal Vada Recipe, a crispy and delicious evening tea time snacks recipe made from whole moong dal and chana dal. The addition of ginger, garlic, green chilies and onions brings out the spice and taste to the Moong Dal Vada. For additional flavors, chopped curry leaves or coriander leaves can be added to the batter before frying them. Serve the Moong Dal Vada with Coconut Chutney or Green Chutney as a evening tea time snack, for a weekend breakfast or as an appetizer for ...

Thecha Paniyaram Recipe

Thecha is a very popular dry chutney from the state of Maharashtra. No meal in Maharashtra is complete without a little thecha. There are various kinds of thecha that are prepared, however the basic one consists of roasted and pounded garlic, green chillies, peanuts and coriander. Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular breakfast or snack in the SOuth and is often served with a coconut chutney or mooligai podi on the side. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and is a hit among all.  Thecha ...

Pheki Mathri Recipe - Crispy Fried Savoury Fritters

Pheki Mathri Recipe is a nostalgic one for me. It takes me back to train journeys from my childhood, which always invoke memories of two things - aloo poori and mathri-achar. The pheki (salt less) mathri crispy fried to perfection, is one of my favorite North Indian snacks especially when eaten with the Punjabi mango pickle. The texture of mathri is a classic - almost like savory flaky shortcrust. Crisp on the outside yet soft and flaky on the inside. Pheki Mathri Recipe would always be a part of ...

Gujarati Dhokla Pizza Recipe

Gujarati Dhokla Pizza Recipe is a fusion recipe. Khatta Dhokla batter is made with dahi, rice and dals, which is then fermented, and finally steamed. In this recipe I have added carrots, mint leaves and green chillies to the batter after fermentation. The result is a healthy soft spongy dhokla which makes a delicious base for a pizza. Dhokla base is topped with a pizza sauce caramelized onions, corn, olives and topped with cheese. These ingredients are the classic pizza toppings. Gujarati Dhokla ...

Healthy Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda Recipe - Spicy Tapioca Fritters

Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda recipe is a traditional healthy South Indian style bonda recipe made from tapioca root. The bonda requires very few ingredients to prepare and is made healthy by pan frying it in less oil in a kuzhi paniyaram pan. Tapioca roots are ground with ginger and garlic to make the bonda flavourful. Tapioca is a starchy tuber which is cholestrol free. It is high in dietary fiber and is easy to digest.  Serve the Maravalli Kizhangu Bonda as a delicious tea time snack along ...

Aloo Bhajia Recipe - Potato Bajji

Aloo Bhajia Recipe - Potato Bajji is a common tea time snack thoroughly enjoyed by all. It is also called as Aloogadde Bajji in South India. You can find Aloo Bajji sold in most tea stalls or snack joints across India especially in the evenings. Thin potato slices are dunked in a gram flour batter and then deep fried to get these crunchy treats.  The potatoes are not flavoured or seasoned but the batter is flavoured with  spices like red chilli powder and  cumin seeds. You can even ...

Buckwheat Cracker Recipe

Looking for some healthy tea time snacks to binge without feeling guilty? Buckwheat Cracker Recipe is a perfect dish for a guilt free snacking during anytime of the day. This can also be made for unexpected guests since the baking time is short. Or can be made at any time you want to munch some crisps. Buckwheat crackers are gluten free and diabetic friendly and full of nutrition. The best part is you can store these crackers in an airtight container up to a week.  Serve Buckwheat Crackers ...

Butter Coriander & Lemon Sweet Corn Recipe

Be it the winters or rainy season, the Butter Coriander & Lemon Sweet Corn Recipe is a delicious and easy to make snack. The creamy butter along with lemon and coriander makes the sweet corn refreshing and kids and elders love it. Other spices like red chilli powder, green chillies and chaat masala makes this Corn Recipe chatpata. When serving to kids you can skip the spices to make it more palatable to them.  Butter Coriander & Lemon Sweet Corn tastes best when served hot or warm. ...

Moong Dal Potli Recipe - With Baked Option

Moong Dal Potli Recipe or Deep Fried Green Gram dal pouch is a starter Recipe. It taste really good, and also looks very unique because of their shapes. These vegetarian potlis have a flaky crispy outer covering and is stuffed with a masaledar yellow moong dal filling. In this recipe i am using moong dal stuffings, but you can creatively stuff them with mix vegetables, dry fruits or noodles. Although i am sharing deep fried version of this recipe, but if you want a healthier alternative, then you ...

Red Beans And Oats Cutlet Recipe

Red Beans and Oats Cutlet recipe is a healthy snack idea packed with nutrients of red kidney beans and oats. Oats are great source of soluble fiber and protein but sometime mother's find it challenging to include it in kids routine diet. With this cutlet recipe not only oats and beans can become part of your daily menu but they could be packed in kids lunch box as well for snacks. These cutlets can be enjoyed with green chutney or could be filled inside pita bread with salad to make sandwiches. Serve Red ...

Crispy Oven Roasted Curried Chickpeas Recipe

Looking for a simple and nutritious snack that is less expensive and is packed with protein? So here is your dish, Crispy Oven Roasted Curried Chickpeas Recipes. The crispy texture of the chickpeas is due to roasting in an oven. It is a very healthy snack option for both kids and adults. Pack some chickpeas in your kid’s lunch box or in your own for mid-meal or tea time snack. You can snack on this healthy, tasty, high fiber and protein rich snack without any guilt. Serve Crispy Oven Roasted ...

Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe

Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti Recipe is a quick and traditional tea time snack. The biscuit rotis are generally a crispy puri stuffed in with spicy and delicious stuffing. The roti can be made and stored for at least a day or two. It might become little soft but will still taste amazing with hot cup of tea. Mangalorean Style Biscuit Roti are a sure hit among kids and makes a great after school snack as well. You can even pack these for snacks in their lunch boxes.  Serve the Mangalorean Style ...

Parmesan Corn Chili Fries Recipe

Spiced and herbed parmesan and cornmeal baked fries make Parmesan Corn Chili Fries Recipe a wonderful and guilt free snack. These finger fries taste amazing and stay fresh for a couple of days too, when kept under refrigeration in an airtight container. You can also make the sticks ahead time and store them in the freezer for a day or two. Once you have guests at home for tea party or when you have a craving for fries, just pop them in the oven and enjoy the crispy outside and soft inside delicious ...

Mosaru Kodubale Recipe - Yogurt-Rice Flour Fritters

Mosaru Kodubale recipe are yogurt-rice flour fritter rings which are one of the loved snacks of Karnataka, they are crispy and tastes great with Masala Chai. Mosaru means curd or yogurt in Kannada. Mosaru Kodubale is made with rice flour and curd. They are delicately spiced with green chillies. Mosaru Kodubale are usually shaped in small circles and then deep fried.  Mosaru Kodubale can be made quickly and can be served as a snack during festivals to your guests. They can be served ...

     
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