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 14 Popular Indian Dry Jar Snacks

  Last Updated : Aug 19,2020

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Indian Dry Jar Snack Recipes, 14 Popular Snacks in a Jar

Indian Jar snack recipes. It is not always possible to head into the kitchen and whip up a snack every time you are hungry! This makes it essential to keep some dry snacks or farsaans handy in jars, so you can munch on something interesting like Khari Biscuit and Banana Pepper Wafers with your tea, or when you are hungry between meals.

Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits

Khari Biscuit, Puff Pastry Biscuits

Jar snacks are preferred by many as they can be made when time permits and enjoyed when hunger strikes. Most jar snacks are also crunchy and thus enjoyed. Traditional Indian jar snacks like Murukku and Bhadang Murmura described in this section can be made in bulk and stored in dry, airtight snacks for many days, ready to enjoy when you wish to!

Baked Palak Jowar MurukkuBaked Palak Jowar Murukku

Explore more jar snacks with us here…

1. Chips tops the list of jar snacks. Not only kids but adults also love them. It is very easy to finish a jar of chips while chatting with friends or watching TV. And if they are homemade like delectable Yellow Banana Chips, then the enjoyment doubles.

Yellow Banana ChipsYellow Banana Chips

2. Kids or adults everyone loves popcorn. A mix of caramel and cheese popcorn is my favourite snack to munch while watching movies at the theatres. What if I tell you, you can make the same crunchy caramel popcorns at home? Yes, check out our recipe given below and fill your house with this mesmerizing aroma of Cheese Popcorn.

Cheese Popcorn ( Finger Foods for Kids )

Cheese Popcorn ( Finger Foods for Kids )

3. Chakli is another Indian snack which has umpteen variants. From Whole Wheat Flour Chakli to Rice Flour Chakli can be made. The dough of wheat flour chakli is steamed whereas the rice flour chakli is instant. Experiment as per your choice.

Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe, Jar Snack

Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe, Jar Snack

4. Poha Chivda is a must on every Gujarati household, not just during Diwali but it’s an everyday fare for them. It is made from an assortment of ingredients ranging from poha, roasted urad dal and peanuts to cashews and curry leaves. Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this popular Indian jar snack. As a variation also try Corn Flakes Chivda – this is kids favourite.

Poha ChivdaPoha Chivda

5. Indian dry jar snacks like the Crispy Pasta Snack, are other delectable snacks which you can pack in your kid’s tiffin box for short breaks. We are sure they will return home with empty tiffins and big smiles.

Crispy Pasta Snack ( Tiffin Treats)

Crispy Pasta Snack ( Tiffin Treats)

6. Crispy puris are favourite tea time snacks. Yes, you are right we are talking about the Crispy Masala Puri, which is made with the simplest of the ingredients but doesn’t fail to please the taste buds of kids to adults.

Crispy Masala Puri, Jar Snack, Tea Time

Crispy Masala Puri, Jar Snack, Tea Time

7. For the state of Maharashtra and city of Pune originates the famous jar snack Bhakarwadi. Not very easy to make, but can be mastered with practice. Follow our step by step method and video to expertise it. We have chalked down the perfect combination of masalas to entice you. 

Mini Bhakarwadi

Mini Bhakarwadi

8. We cannot miss out on Teekha Gathiya when we discuss jar snacks. Made with besan and spiced up with only carom seeds and chilli powder, upon frying the flavour and aroma of this jar snack is irresistible. Some also love to add garlic paste to these gathiya.   

Teekha GathiyaTeekha Gathiya

9. A famous pop-up munchie is Seedai - South Indian Deep Fried Jar Snack. The right mix of urad flour and rice flour gives the Seedai an exciting crunch, while ingredients like black sesame and coconut add to the taste. In no time the jar will be found empty, this is our guarantee.

Seedai, Baked South Indian Jar SnackSeedai, Baked South Indian Jar Snack

10. Khakhra is another popular Indian jar snack. The supermarkets and even small shops in India stock up on this jar snack. It is time consuming, but rather a healthier option than other deep-fried snack. Moreover, it is satiating too.

Masala Khakhra

You can make your version at hom easily. Try Masala Khakhra and Oats Khakhra. Pack it in dabba for work or school.

Mini Oats Khakhra
Mini Oats Khakhra

11. Baking is not restricted to cakes and loaves of bread.

Almond Biscuits, Almond Butter Biscuits

Almond Biscuits, Almond Butter Biscuits

You can even bake delights like Almond Biscuits and Flax Seed Shakarpara which are not only tasty but also, healthy. Also, you can make them in large quantities in a baking tray and save a lot of time and efforts.

Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly

Flax Seed Shakarpara, Diabetic Friendly

12. Ever wondered how are the Rusk – the toasts made? Here’s the secret. Make it in your own kitchen, store them in a big dabba and then sit back and enjoy with family and friends at tea time.

13. Crisp and spicy Besan Masala Peanuts are very popular all over India. They are flavoured in different ways – in the North, they are made with a slightly tangy flavour, while in the South it is more of spice than tang, but irrespective of the seasoning, the snack itself is very famous and much-loved by Indians.

Besan Masala Peanuts, Microwave Besan Masala Groundnut

Besan Masala Peanuts, Microwave Besan Masala Groundnut

14. As a kid you must have definitely yearned for Aloo Bhujia in your dabba at least once a week. It is basically potato sev flavoured with the right mix of masalas. It is the dried mango powder and black salt along with chaat masala which gives you that tangy flavour that you enjoy. Make it, share it and wait for all the applauds.

Aloo Bhujia, Potato Sev, Jar SnackAloo Bhujia, Potato Sev, Jar Snack

14 popular indian jar snacks recipes

 by Tarla Dalal
Minimal usage of oil makes this recipe enjoyable to eat without the guilt of indulging in the original fried version of puris. These baked puris moreover provide for iron and calcium in your diet. These also make a great snack in your first trimester and can easily find place in a low calorie diabetic menu as well.
 by Tarla Dalal
For Gujaratis, Diwali is incomplete without Farsi Puri. This deep-fried dry snack has evergreen fanfare, and you will understand why if you just try it once. It is made with common ingredients and is easy to make, but it has a melt-in-the-mouth texture because of the addition of semolina and ghee to the plain flour dough, and a lingering flavour contributed by black pepper. Relish it plain or with a cup of tea or coffee.
 by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t like chivda! It does comes as a shock to diabetics that they can’t have deep-fried, oily chivda, but this recipe is sure to put the smile back on your faces. Here, we first make baked nachni sev and temper it to make tasty Baked Nachni Chivda. The use of lemon juice, garlic paste and other flavour enhancers in the nachni dough gives the sev a delectable flavour, which is further enhanced by the tempering. We have suggested a small but satisfying portion size, which is within the norms of a diabetic diet.
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp and flavourful Banana Pepper Wafers taste best when made the traditional way! Here, salt is added to the oil to ensure even coating on all the wafers. But, take care to reduce the flame and then add the salt-water mixture. Move away as soon as you add it, since the oil might splutter. Likewise, we would advice slicing the bananas directly into the oil, as done traditionally. If you are afraid to do so, you might slice them onto a thin muslin cloth or butter paper and then drop them in batches into the oil, but this will be cumbersome as the chips will stick to each other!
 by Tarla Dalal
Nothing like a bucket of Caramel Popcorn to munch on when watching a movie or chatting with friends. A crunchy treat with the delightfully rich aroma and taste of caramel, this popcorn recipe is much-loved by kids and adults. This popcorn is meant to be sweet, but just add a pinch of salt, which helps to highlight the sweetness. However, you must take care not to add too much salt. Have a go at other exciting popcorn treats like the Spiced Sesame Popcorn and Rocky Road Popcorn Balls .
Scrumptious to the core, this flavourful snack is made of puffed rice perked up with garlic, green chillies and curry leaves. The most interesting aspect of the Bhadang Murmura, however, is the use of crunchy peanuts, which contrast beautifully with the texture and flavour of the murmura, to give your taste buds an exciting ride. Maharashtrians like to carry along some of this Puffed Rice Chivda when they travel. It is also nice to keep a batch of this at home, handy to munch on when you are hungry. It can be had as it is, or with onions, tomatoes and a tangy lacing of lemon juice.
 by Tarla Dalal
A completely unique snack, prepared somewhat like crispy noodles, which is used as a garnish in Oriental recipes. To prepare the Crispy Pasta Snack, pasta is cooked and dried completely. Then, it is deep-fried and tossed with aromatic and flavourful seasonings such as mixed herbs. Allow this to cool completely and store in an air-tight jar. You can send this delightful snack to school anytime you wish, but just make sure you pack it in an air-tight tiffin box so that it remains crisp and crunchy. Also pack Bread Pizza ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas , raita , etc., here we present a very innovative way to consume this fibre, calcium and Omega-3 fatty acid rich seed in the form of crunchy shakarparas, which can be enjoyed as an evening snack .
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one snack that will be there in most South Indian houses on almost all days. Indeed, this crunchy delicacy made with rice and urad dal flours is an exciting treat that will be loved by all, especially thanks to the peppy aroma and flavour imparted by sesame and asafoetida. Before you start frying the Murukku, put a small bit of the dough into the oil. If it floats up immediately, it means the oil is hot enough. Now, you can bring down the flame level, press out the Murukku and allow it to fry slowly till completely cooked inside. When the sizzling sound of the oil stops, it means your Murukku is completely cooked and you can take it out. Make a large batch of this and store it in an air-tight container, to send as a short-eat in your kids' tiffin box, or to munch on in the evenings. Also pack Melba Toast with Creamy Cheese Dip ( Tiffin Treats) in another tiffin for a perfect short break combo.
 by Tarla Dalal
poha chivda | roasted poha chivda | thin poha chivda | maharashtrian poha chivda | with 14 images. Poha Chivda is made from an assortment of ingredients ranging from poha, roasted urad dal and peanuts to cashews and curry leaves. This gives poha chivda a range of textures, while a choice of spice powders gives it a nice savoury aroma and flavour. Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this delectable thin poha chivda snack! I always prefer to make snacks at home. Store bought or street bought snacks are cooked in inferior quality oil which causes inflammation of the body. This roasted poha chivda is not deep fried and hence a lot healthier than deep fried snacks. While it is perfect to have on a cold, rainy day, with a cup of chai , this versatile poha chivda snack is also light enough to enjoy on a hot summer’s day with a glass of juice, or to take along to school or office in a snack box! You can prepare a batch of this thin poha chivda and store it in an airtight container for a 10 to 15 days to relish it as and when you wish to. Looking for Indian travel food dry snacks, then this maharashtrian poha chivda is a perfect choice. When making roasted poha chivda, you need to take care. Dry roast the thin beaten rice on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. If you stir too much, the thin poha might break so, make use of a pan with handles and toast by shaking the pan. Enjoy maharashtrian poha chivda with detailed step by step photos and video below.
This faraali version of Potato Wafers is much, much tastier than regular wafers, because it is perked up with rock salt and black pepper. These two ingredients add a lot of zest to the Potato Wafers, making it a real treat to the palate. The irresistible crunch of Potato Wafers now comes together with a power-packed flavour too! Besides relishing these wafers with your faaral food or on days you are fasting, you can also serve these wafers as an evening tea snack or along with sandwiches and burgers .
 by Tarla Dalal
Gathiya is a classic Gujarati deep-fried savoury snack, which is made of gram flour flavoured with ajwain. This version of the ever-popular tea-time snack also uses a dash of chilli powder to make it a little more spicy. The aroma of carom seeds and the mild spiciness of chill powder are very enjoyable, and linger on your palate for some time. Teekha Gathiya is easy to make. It uses only common ingredients and takes very little time. On your first try, you will also get the hang of the right way to move the sev press while pressing it. Make a batch of Teekha Gathiya and store it in an airtight container, so you can serve it to your guests during festivals like Diwali, with a cup of Masala Chai.
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yellow banana chips | raw banana wafers | crisp banana wafers | upperi | plantain chips | with 13 amazing images. Crispy banana wafers made out of yellow bananas are an all-time favourite all over the country, especially in regions of Kerala and Tamil Nadu where yellow bananas are available all year round. You need to choose hard and raw yellow bananas to make these yellow banana chips Some people like to make it out of bananas that have just begun to ripen, in order to get a sweet and spicy flavour but this banana chips recipe gives you the procedure for proper raw bananas. Follow the procedure of adding salt, and other steps, exactly as mentioned in this recipe in order to get perfect Yellow Banana Chips. The outcome will be so fabulous that your Raw Banana Wafers will earn you many compliments! Replace salt with sendha namak if you wish to relish this crispy yellow banana chips during fasting. Do try other wafer recipes like Kand Wafers, Banana Pepper Wafers and Potato Wafers. Enjoy how to make Yellow Banana Chips recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
Ribbon sev, made of rice flour and besan is one of the most popular jar snacks in South India. We bring you this famous snack, albeit in a healthier form. Made from a dough of besan and whole wheat flour spruced up with a dash of spices, this Baked Ribbon Sev is so healthy and equally tasty! You can store it in a dry and airtight jar and enjoy it whenever you wish. You can also try other baked recipes like the Baked Puri , Baked Sev and Baked Nachni Chivda .
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