Indians are very fond of snacks & tiffins and very often sweets is a dish that gets added into every meal. Tea time snacks and Indian Street food varies from region to region, but predominantly each regions has its own share of fun foods that are spicy and tangy go perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.
In this section you will find over 1000+ recipes in Sweet, Tea Time Snacks, Breakfast Tiffins & Indian Sweets that are made healthy and yet keeping the traditions and authenticity.
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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Tapenade is a popular food in the south of France which is usually a spread that is eaten with bread. The base ingredient of Tapenade is Olive. Olives and capers are finely chopped, crushed or blended to make a spread. To give it an Indian twist, we are using moong with olives to make this recipe.
Serve Indian Style Tapenade with hot Masala Chai for your tea time break or you can also serve it for breakfast.
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Potato Puff Pastry is a very light pastry made in layers that expand when cooked, leaving large air pockets inside. Many people think that it is difficult to make Puff pastry, but here we bring you a simple and fast way to make a quick puff pastry. It tastes delicious and is perfect to serve as a tea time snack.
Serve Potato Puff Pastry as a tea time snack with Hot masala chai or you can even pack this in your kid’s snack box.
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Vada is a common term for many different types of savory fritter type snacks from South India with a set of common ingredients. Vada can vary in shape and size, but are usually donut disc-shaped. It is also a popular street food in South India which is served with chutneys. They are eaten throughout the day but most commonly as a part of breakfast or as a tea time snack.
Serve Andhra Style Corn Vada with South Indian Coconut Chutney, Dhaniya Pudina Chutney or any other chutney of your choice.
Bihari Dal Pitha Recipe (Traditional Bihari Delicacy) is a popular rice flour dumplings in Bihari Cuisine. Pithas are either stuffed with sweet or spicy filling. There are different varieties of Pithas. Bihari Dal Pitha is prepared using fresh rice flour and spicy masala lentil filling. The speciality of this dish is that it is vegan, gluten free and steamed. High in proteins, this is an anytime snack, loved by all age groups. Pithas served along with Hari Dhaniya ki Chutney, Tomato Chutney or Mint ...
Puffed Rice Bars are made by combining puffed rice and jaggery with other few ingredients to make a perfect tea-time snack. These rice bars do well for packing kids’ snack boxes. Since they are loaded with mixed nuts, they provide nutrition alongside yumminess. It is an all-time favourite snack and as a kid, I used to love these homemade snack crunchy Puffed Rice Bars when my mother used to hand them with a smile.
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Ambode is a Masala Vada prepared during any festive occasion in the region of Karnataka. Ambode is prepared using soaked chana dal with dill leaves. These spicy lentil fritters are a must have for any occasion and a famous street food served across all parts of South India. There are many variations to the masala vada. Ambode is authentically prepared with dill leaves but one can substitute with coriander leaves, mint leaves or curry leaves. They are the best companions for your cup of chai and one ...
Fara is a typical North Indian dish which is very popular in Uttar-Pradesh and is made during special and auspicious occasion. It is an authentic dish which is known to everyone in Uttar Pradesh and each one has their own naming convention.
Serve Dal Fara on its own with Tomato Garlic Chutney or as a side dish with your delicious North Indian meal.
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The Gujarati Fafda Recipe is a traditional crunchy snack that is synonymous with Gujarati cuisine. Made of gram flour and other spices, Gujarati Fafda Recipe is a convenient and quick snacking option that can be had at anytime of the day or mixed with other dry snacks like puffed rice.
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Kobbari Kudumulu also called as Undrallu is a traditional dish that is prepared in Andhra Pradesh during Vinayaka Chaturthi which is Indian Spiced Steamed Rice Balls. Each family has their own set of neivedhyam dishes to offer to Lord Ganesha during the chavithi pooja. Kudumulu are the most common ones that are prepared in most families. This kobbari kudumulu recipe is the salted version that used rice rava and coconut.
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Soya Beans Paniyaram is a delicious and healthy snack made from soy granules and a can of mixed beans. It makes a perfect tea time snack or even a lunch box snack for kids. The soya beans paniyaram recipe is protein packed dish and nutritious at the same time flavorful and perfect when served along with some ginger tea.
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Keerai means greens and Vadai means fritters. Keerai Vadai or the fritters can be made using variety of greens. Spinach, dill and fenugreek being the most common. These crispy fritters are very simple to make and can be made in advance. You can even freeze them, making it easier to enjoy it whenever you desire.
Serve Keerai Vadai with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney, Tomato Garlic Chutney or any other chutney of your choice. It makes a great rainy season snack.
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Potato cutlets is a delicious and easy to make starter dish. It is perfect as a party starter or an evening snacks. It’s made using mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, coriander leaves, oregano, and spices. To make cutlet even more amazing for kids and adults alike, I stuffed in Del Monte’s Mint Mayo along with some cheese and turned out to be very delicious. This mouth watering snack can be served with green coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.
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Spicy Crunchy Masala Idly recipe is an easy dish made from left over idlis flavored with bell peppers, mint leaves and coriander. They can be eaten either as an evening snack or for morning breakfast or even as an appetizer for the party.
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Kothimbir vadi is a crispy fritter made from coriander leaves and chickpea flour. It’s a favorite Maharashtrian snack which is served as a side dish during meals. It is also a perfect tea time snack. at home we love to eat Kothimbir vadi with hot tea during monsoon season. Serve Kothimbir vadi along with date tamarind chutney or green chutney during teatime.
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Apple Roses Recipe With Homemade Puff Pastry Sheets (Eggless) are the delicious baked and attractive edible roses made with apple and homemade puff pastry sheets.
These delectable and wonderful apple roses are more eye-appealing with dusted sugar and cinnamon, while adding amazing taste! These Apple roses recipe are a must try for your loved one on any day you feel like letting them know.
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Mumbai Style Spicy Murmura is one of those dishes which is spicy, tasty and healthy at the same time. It is easy to make and is perfect to have during your tea time break. Fill it with the goodness of vegetables and enjoy.
Serve Mumbai Style Spicy Murmura along with Masala Chai and Hari Matar Ke Pakode as a tea time snack.
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Ammini Kozhukattai are ideally rice flour dumplings that are steamed, cooked and later tossed in a tempering for additional flavors. Very little oil is used in its preparation, hence it makes for a healthy and light snack.They can be made both sweet or spicy depending on your preference.
You can serve the Ammini Kozhukattai as a snack during Ganesh Chaturthi.
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This Mumbai Style Masala Khichiya Churi is a very famous snack in Mumbai and in most of the Rajasthani restaurants, they serve this churi as a starter. It is a very simple and delicious recipe that is quick and easy to prepare.
Masala Khichiya Churi can be served with masala chai as an evening snack.
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Dal Fara is a traditional snack from Uttar Pradesh, it is very famous in Lucknow and Kanpur. It is made from wheat flour, by filling chana dal paste along with spices. Some times made with rice flour and urad dal as well.
Dal Fara makes for a delicious evening snack by itself, or it can also be enjoyed with green chutney or served with masala chai during those cold winter evenings.
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10 Minutes Oats Unni Appam/ Nei Appam Recipe is an interesting twist to regular unni appam recipe which are fried sweet dumplings usually made with a combination of rice flour, wheat flour, banana and jaggery. Grated coconut and cardamom is often added to bring in more flavour. These are made in a special vessel called the appa-karal/ kuzhi-paniyaram vessel / appe-pan. These 10 Minutes Oats Unni Appam/ Nei Appam Recipe are crispy on the outside and super soft on the inside. It is a kids friendly ...
Arbi Cutlet is a crispy golden brown patties made with Colocasia root and flavoured with the Indian spices. It is the perfect tea time snack for a healthy start. Arbi or Colocasia is famous among the Sindhi's and it is basically originated from the Patra leaves.
The Colocasia root that is being used in this Recipe is rich in Vitamin A, Magnesium, Potassium etc., which makes it a perfect dish to include in a healthy diet.
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