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.

Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe

Are you looking for an easy snack to enjoy your ‘me’ time with a cup of Chai? And are you health conscious but at the time love traditional tasty recipes? Then, this foxtail millet uppu kozhukattai is a perfect choice. Uppu Kozhukattai is savoury steamed dumplings prepared traditionally with rice flour and spices. To make it healthier for you to snack without any guilt, let’s prepare these dumplings with foxtail millet. And they are gluten free and vegan. Foxtail millet is a diabetic food ...

Cheese Stuffed Aloo Bonda Recipe

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. To make the aloo bonda mashed potatoes are sauteed with onions, green chillies, ginger and some spices. This potato mixture is then shaped into balls and dipped into a gram flour batter and deep fried.  In this recipe, we have used a Kuzhi Paniyaram Pan, to pan fry the Cheese ...

Stuffed Idli Ke Pakode Recipe

Stuffed Idli Ke Pakode Recipe is an amazing recipe that can be made with leftover idlis. It contains different kinds of vegetables that supply enough amount of nutrients to the body. Vegetable stuffing is made and stuffed between two idlis and then is dipped in a gram flour batter and fried.  They make a great after school snack for your kids as well. You can even serve it at a tea party or family get togethers.  You can serve Stuffed Idli ke Pakode Recipe with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney ...

Bakery Style Baked Nippattu Recipe

Bakery Style Baked Nippattu is spicy, crispy and full of flavours. Nippattu are from the the state of Karnataka. It is similar to thattai from Tamilnadu and Chekkalu from Andhra, but a few ingredients are different and hence there is a slight difference in taste and texture of the nippattu. Nippattu are usually made during festivals like diwali and ganesh chaturthi.  These tasty baked snacks can be stored in airtight containers for up to a week. Try this at home and we are sure you will love ...

बेकरी स्टाइल बेक्ड निपट्टू रेसिपी - Bakery Style Baked Nippattu Recipe

बेकरी स्टाइल बेक्ड निपट्टू रेसिपी एक तीखा स्नैक है जिसमें हल्की सी मिठास भी होती है और यह स्नैक फ्लेवर से भरपूर होता है. इसे घर पर बनाए और अपनी शाम के नाश्ते के लिए परोसे या फिर अपने स्नैक बॉक्स में पैक करें।  बेकरी स्टाइल बेक्ड निपट्टू रेसिपी को अपनी शाम की मसाला चाय के साथ परोसे।   

Karnataka Style Aralu Sandige Recipe - Puffed Paddy Fryums

Aralu Sandige Recipe - Puffed Paddy Fryums is a traditional age old summer special recipe from Karnataka. Now popular mostly through commercially prepared store bought sandige. During early days, Sandige were made in bulk, sun dried and stored to use regularly till the next summer. Making Karnataka Style Aralu Sandige Recipe at home is easy when you have ample sunlight. These Sandige is mildly flavoured with cumin seeds and green chili paste which makes these super tasty. You can even fry and ...

Gujarati Khatta Dhokla Recipe

Gujarati Khatta Dhokla is a healthy dal cake, made with a batter of rice and dals like - urad dal and chana dal, flavoured with ginger and green chilli which is steamed and seasoned with mustard and sesame seeds.  Being rich in proteins, Khatta Dhokla fits well into a lunch box meal or a light summer meal. Serve the Gujarati Khatta Dhokla with some Pudina Chutney for a healthy weeknight dinner or even serve it as an appetizer for parties. Here are few more Gujarati Recipe Which ...

Hari Matar Ke Pakode Recipe - Green Pea Fritters

Hari Matar Ke Pakode are the delicious crisp fritters of fresh green peas and onions seasoned with spices. Pakodas are something which almost everyone of us enjoy and theses Hari Matar ke Pakode are the ultimate makeover to the regular pakodas and can be served with any chutney or ketchup of your choice. The most amazing part is, you can make the pakoda mixture in the morning and refrigerate it, fry it at the time of serving in the evening or on the arrival of guests. In this recipe the Hari matar ...

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 ...

     
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