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14 Popular Jar Snacks
Last Updated : Jul 13,2018
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 with your tea , or when you are hungry between meals.
The Jar Snacks like Baked Methi Puris , Flax Seed Shakarpara and Poha Chivda 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!
14 popular snacks in a jar
Nothing to beat the kick of serving homemade biscuits with tea, especially if it is a choice as popular as Almond Biscuits! Indeed, the aroma of Almond Biscuits baking in the oven is enough to make your whole family assemble in the kitchen for their share.
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits with a mild tinge of vanilla and the exciting crunch of almonds will appeal to everybody. You can even consider serving them at parties
, with tea
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
, 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
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.
Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this delectable snack! An assortment of ingredients ranging from poha and peanuts to cashews and curry leaves gives this Poha Chivda a range of textures, while a choice of spice powders gives it a nice savoury aroma and flavour. While it is perfect to have on a cold, rainy day, with a cup of chaai, this versatile 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 chivda and store it in an airtight container for a week to relish it as and when you wish to.
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
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.
Crispy 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 wafers. 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 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!
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