Category Archives: Snacks
Butter murukku is a very easy and quick to make snack recipe made with rice flour, besan and fried gram dal powder. It is also a traditional Indian snack prepared especially during festivals like Diwali and Krishna Jayanthi. Do try this simple and delicious snack and enjoy it as a tea time or any time snack.
Uppu cheedai or seedai is a very traditional and common snack made during Krishna Jayanthi festival also called as Gokulashtami or Janmashtami and offered as naivedyam or prasad to Lord Krishna. Cheedai is made in both salt and sweet versions. Uppu cheedai means salted crispy rice marbles.
Spicy shakarpara or shankarpali is a very delicious and flavourful snack perfect for tea time. It is a popular snack in Maharashtra and Gujarat and traditionally enjoyed as a treat during Diwali. Spicy diamond pieces or shankarpalli is rich in carbohydrates and has a long shelf life. Do try this spicy snack and enjoy during tea time.
Aloo methi paratha is a very delicious and healthy paratha made with fenugreek leaves and potatoes and mildly spiced with red chillies, coriander powder and chaat masala. It is very easy and quick to make and good menu for lunch box. Aloo methi paratha is another popular paratha in North Indian cuisine and is best had hot with curd or pickle.
Bread masala is a very quick and easy to make breakfast or snack recipe. This snack is a welcome and good change from the normal snacks made with bread like sandwich or bread upma. Bread masala can be made with white bread or brown bread. Bread is lightly stir fried and then cooked with onions, tomatoes and mild spices.
Coconut sevai or coconut idiyappam is a very delicious snack or dish made with plain idiyappam (prepared with rice flour), grated coconut, red chillies and cashewnuts. It is a very healthy and light snack which can be had at breakfast time or as a snack. Coconut sevai or idiyappam is very easy to prepare too and very common in South Indian households.
Medu vada is a very popular and favourite dish in South India. Medu means soft and hence the name as medu vada means soft vadas. Medu vadas are made with urad dal batter which is spiced with green chillies, ginger, coriander leaves, black pepper and salt. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside and a hole in the centre is the important highlight of medu vadas. Medu vadas are a tradional South Indian dish which can be served as a side dish or snack with sambar or coconut chutney as an accompaniment. Urad dal is soaked for 4-5 hrs and ground to a smooth paste. There is no need for fermentation as the batter can be used for making vadas immediately.
Chilli paneer is a very popular and delicious starter made with paneer, capsicum and onions and mixed with sauces. It can be served an appetizer or a starter and tastes best when it is served hot. This is dry version of chilli paneer and it also goes well with fried rice.
Pizza sandwich is a very easy and quick sandwich recipe which is healthy too with all vegetables added to it. It is a perfect evening snack or perfect lunchbox recipe for kids as they will surely love this sandwich.
Paneer sandwich is a very healthy and simple sandwich made with paneer as the main stuffing. It makes up for a great evening snack or also can be had as a breakfast dish.