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Easy, Simple Indian Snacks recipes


Last Updated : Jul 03,2020



आसान / सरल नाश्ता - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Easy, Simple Indian Snacks recipes in Hindi)
આસાન / સરળ નાસ્તા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Easy, Simple Indian Snacks recipes in Gujarati)

Easy, Simple Indian Snacks | Tea time snacks | healthy snacks |

50 Easy, Yummy Snacks

Easy, Simple Indian Snacks | Tea time snacks | healthy snacks | Wouldn’t the world be a boring place, if we had no snacks to inject some fun and excitement into our days?

Spiced Sesame PopcornSpiced Sesame Popcorn

If you look at snacks purely from the perspective of appeasing sudden hunger pangs, then yes, an apple or a banana would serve the purpose.

7 reasons to make Easy and Simple Snacks?

1. Made within minutes using easily available ingredients
2. No-fuss, no-sweat, saves time
3. Can be fixed instantly when hunger strikes
4. No worries when guests arrive suddenly
5. Helps avoid binging on packed foods
6. Enjoyed by adults and kids
7. Tasty, filling and often healthy too

Peanut Ladoo, Quick Peanut LaddooPeanut Ladoo, Quick Peanut Laddoo

6 Easy Kids Indian snacks

But, for many, especially in India, a snack served in the evening with tea adds more josh to the day and reboots our worn-out minds! When kids come back from school, they are equally eager to know what you have prepared for them.

Quick Mini Soya Dosas Or How To Make Soya Dosa RecipeQuick Mini Soya Dosas Or How To Make Soya Dosa Recipe

1. Give them Chutney Cheese Toast which is a popular Mumbai street food.

 Chutney Cheese Toast Sandwich , Mumbai Roadside Recipe
 Chutney Cheese Toast Sandwich , Mumbai Roadside Recipe

2. This simple Khakhra Chivda Snack can be made in a jiffy with readymade khakhra, and is a smart way to outwit sudden hunger pangs without reaching out for junk food!

 Healthy Khakhra Chivda, Healthy Jar Snack
 Healthy Khakhra Chivda, Healthy Jar Snack

3. Quick Rice Dosa is super quick and easy to make. If you have left over rice BINGO!! As, this dosa batter requires cooked rice and no fermentation. 

Quick Rice Dosa
Quick Rice Dosa

4. Since Quick Rava Idli is steamed, it is easier to digest than upma, has a convenient form factor for serving as well as packing. suji idli for tiffin box or packed evening snack stays soft and humid for longer.

Quick Rava IdliQuick Rava Idli

5. Roasted makhanas is super quick to make and good for adults to have. 

Roasted MakhanaRoasted Makhana

6. Veg Tawa Sandwich is a popular snack with kids and office-goers, and is sold commonly in canteens and bakeries.

 Quick Sandwich Recipe, Veg Tawa Sandwich Recipe
Quick Sandwich Recipe, Veg Tawa Sandwich Recipe

Light, cooling snacks in the summer and garam pakore in the monsoon are more than mere temptation – they are part and parcel of our lifestyle!

Baked Methi PurisBaked Methi Puris

5 Deep fried easy Indian snacks 

Snacks are usually quick and easy to prepare, so that you can fix them in a jiffy even when hunger strikes without warning!

They also use commonly available and seasonal ingredients – for example, in the winter when purple yam is in season, you might want to use it to make deep-fried fritters or baked snacks.

 Cheesy Noodle Vegetable Cutlet ( Noodles Recipe )Cheesy Noodle Vegetable Cutlet ( Noodles Recipe )

1. The Masala Corn, apart from being irresistibly tasty, are also easy to make as they use minimal, readily-available ingredients, and a simple procedure.

 Masala Corn ( Tiffin Treats)
 Masala Corn ( Tiffin Treats)

2. Paneer Pakora is a simple and easy snack. It is moist and soft on inside and crisp outside, unlike other pakora’s. paneer pakoda is made with simple and basic ingredients that are easily available in every household.

 Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora RecipePaneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe

3. Paneer Nuggets is a quick and easy deep-fried snack that will appeal to everybody. Here, a succulent and spicy mixture of paneer and tongue-tickling spice mixes like garam masala, chaat masala, etc., is coated with batter, dusted with bread crumbs and deep-fried.

 Paneer Nuggets, Quick Paneer Deep-fried Snack Paneer Nuggets, Quick Paneer Deep-fried Snack

4. These exciting Cheese Poppers feature herbed cheese slice rolls that are batter-fried to perfection.

 Cheese Poppers Cheese Poppers

5. The Chinese Veg Spring Roll has become so popular in India that it is now available in roadside eateries and restaurants too!

In fact, frozen Spring Rolls, Veg Spring Rolls are also readily available in most supermarkets.

Spring Rolls, Chinese Veg Spring Roll RecipeSpring Rolls, Chinese Veg Spring Roll Recipe

See our Kand Sandwich recipe

 Kand Sandwich, Faraali Purple Yam Sandwich Recipe Kand Sandwich, Faraali Purple Yam Sandwich Recipe

4 Simple healthy Indian snacks

Snacks need not always be deep-fried. You can also make healthy snacks using methods like baking, grilling and tava-cooking. Sometimes, a couple of healthy ingredients tossed together like a salad can make a wonderful snack.

1. Instead of bhel, opt for Oats Bhel made from oats and iron rich poha. 

 Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for KidsOats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids

2. You can prepare before hand Homemade Peanut Butter and munch on it whenever you are hungry. There is zero sugar used in the recipe.

 Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes

3. If you feel like dhoklas in the evening, then opt for protein rich buckwheat dhoklas with some green chutney.

Buckwheat DhoklaBuckwheat Dhokla

4. Rava in upma is not healthy so we have made you the healthy quinoa veg upma which is full of fibre. 

Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan BreakfastQuinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast

Snacks can be light or filling. In fact, some snacks are filling enough to make a light meal!

So, depending on the time of the day and the purpose for making the snack, you can choose a light or a filling one.

Quick Vegetable Appe
Quick Vegetable Appe

With their crispy textures and vibrant flavours, snacks are much loved by young and old alike.

Appe, Dhoklas and Pakoras are evergreen traditional delicacies, which are versatile enough to be modified according to modern tastes too.

 Grilled Broccoli Recipe Grilled Broccoli Recipe

Have a go at Gobi, Palak or Bread Pakora, the Rava Dhokla, or the Quick Vegetable Appe. Grilled Broccoli and Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are nourishing and tasty snacks that’ll go well with everybody.

Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji DhoklaRava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla

Innovative Indian snacks

When you are feeling adventurous, try something innovative like the Maggi Bhel, Instant Pav Bhaji Masala Toast or Veg Rice Cutlets.

Instant Pav Bhaji Masala Toast, Quick SnackInstant Pav Bhaji Masala Toast, Quick Snack

The savoury Ram Ladoo and Peanut  Pakoda  are other popular snacks, which have a timeless appeal!

Peanut-PakodaPeanut Pakoda

If you crave for something spicy, go for the Spicy Corn Chaat, or if you wish to indulge your sweet tooth, try the Sweet Oats Chivda.

Spicy Corn Chaat RecipeSpicy Corn Chaat Recipe



Indeed, there is a snack for every requirement! Apart from the 40+ choices in this selection, there are many more waiting to be explored on our website and app, so be prepared for unending fun!

 Maggi Bhel Maggi Bhel

Happy Cooking!

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Peanut Chaat, Evening Snack
Recipe# 42151
17 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
peanut chaat recipe | Indian peanut chaat with tomatoes, onions | healthy peanut chaat | boiled peanut chaat | with amazing 25 images. peanut chaat recipe adds mo ....
Russian Salad Sandwich
Recipe# 5227
24 Jun 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Russian salad sandwich recipe | veg Russian salad sandwich | Indian style cold Russian salad sandwich | with 15 amazing images. Russian salad sandwich is a cold sandwich that is perfect fo ....
Cabbage, Carrot and Paneer Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 38059
25 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
When you are in a rush, everyday ingredients like cabbage, carrot and paneer will come to your rescue! The Cabbage, Carrot and Paneer Grilled Sandwich uses the simplest of ingredients but still has a wonderful texture and appetizing flavour, because the ingredients work so beautifully with each ....
Palak Pakoda Chaat, Palak Chaat
Recipe# 36934
20 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Palak Pakoda Chaat is a nice simple Indian chaat recipe made with deep fried spinach pakodas topped with curd, chutney and some chaat masala and Indian spices. The Palak Pakoda Chaat is made from spinach pakodas which use spinach leaves that are ....
Vegetable Masala Maggi, Masala Maggi Noodle
Recipe# 41328
14 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
vegetable masala maggi recipe | masala maggi recipe | Mumbai street style masala maggi noodles | with 20 amazing images. Everyone loves masala maggi and we have added vegetables to it to ma ....
Spicy Tava Idlis
Recipe# 1669
02 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
tava idli recipe | spicy tava idli | South Indian tava vegetable idlis | with 20 amazing images. tava idli recipe is what the name means, leftover idlis cooked on a tava in butter with Ind ....
Quick Bhakarwadi Chaat
Recipe# 40651
14 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
quick bhakarwadi chaat | mini bhakarwadi chaat | Maharashtrian style bhakarwadi chaat | bhakarwadi bhel | with amazing 13 images bhakarwadi the all-time favourit ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
06 Apr 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
rava dhokla recipe | semolina dhokla | suji dhokla | instant rava dhokla | no fermentation rava dhokla | with 15 amazing images To make instan ....
Italian Style Baby Potatoes
Recipe# 36941
24 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Italian style baby potatoes | Indian baby potatoes with chees | creamy cheesy potatoes | with 16 amazing photos Baby potatoes are a marvelous ingredient. They are bland in nature and can easily take up different fl ....
Bhel Puri, Mumbai Roadside Bhel Puri
Recipe# 2795
24 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai street style bhel puri | bhel | bhelpuri enjoy with 20 amazing pictures. Think of bhel puri and the first thing that comes to mind is Mumbai street style bhel pu ....
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack
Recipe# 42219
31 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sweet potatoes, which are naturally gifted with a pleasant taste and mouth-feel, are ideal to serve as a snack! While there are many ways to enjoy this yummy veggie, the Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes are especially tasty and aromatic. Here, the sweet potatoes are cut, laced with spices and roasted ....
Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Recipe# 42228
28 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones. This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
Carrot Dosa
Recipe# 2877
28 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
A soft, pancake like dish made with rice flour and grated carrots, the Carrot Dosa is ideal for breakfast or as a snack any time you feel hungry as it can be prepared within minutes without much to do. The addition of grated coconut provides an energy boost and also lends softness to these pancakes. ....
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda
Recipe# 42079
15 Jan 20

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by Tarla Dalal
This is an interesting pakoda that combines the vibrant colour of spinach and the exciting crunch of onions with a dash of spice powders for flavour. We have combined the right amounts of besan and rice flour to give the Palak Pakora an awesome crunch. A must-try recipe, the Palak Pakora will ad ....
Tomato and Cucumber Open Sandwich
Recipe# 35942
17 Apr 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
tomato and cucumber open sandwich | cucumber and tomato chutney sandwich | healthy Indian tomato cucumber toast | with 16 amazing images. healthy Indian tomato cucumber toast is actually a ....
Oats Bhel, Healthy Snack for Kids
Recipe# 41920
21 Apr 20

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by Tarla Dalal
oats bhel recipe | oats and poha bhel | healthy oats bhel | with 15 amazing images. oats bhel recipe is a healthy oats bhel. Made from oats, poha (beaten rice), onions, tomatoes, chutney, p ....
Chat Pati Frankies
Recipe# 2584
20 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Let us wave our magic wands and turn boring chapatis into exciting frankies! And guess what, we are going to use all your favourite veggies and yummy paneer too. With the addition of peppy chaat masala and a bit of handiwork, the veggies turn into a tasty filling, which is tightly rolled up into the ....
Methi Pakoda
Recipe# 41564
04 Nov 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, bitterness is beautiful, and methi is a perfect example of this. Its mildly bitter taste and irresistible aroma unfailingly delight the palate, whether it is added to a subzi, roti ,
Sooji Idli ( Suji Idli)
Recipe# 1384
19 Sep 19

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by Tarla Dalal
sooji idli | instant rava idli | suji idli | instant suji ki idli | with 16 amazing images. sooji idli requires no fermenting or grinding and hence called
Chutney Cheese Toast Sandwich , Mumbai Roadside Recipe
Recipe# 42040
19 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Chutney Cheese Toast Sandwich is a buttery and tasty toast that is much-loved by Mumbaiites. It is sold all across the city by roadside food vendors, and is surprisingly easy to replicate at home! The Chutney Cheese Toast as the name suggests is buttered bread, lined with chutney, sandwiched ....
Quick Bread Snack
Recipe# 1505
16 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This quick bread snack is an upma like recipe made with crumbled bread. While the onions, ginger and green chillies add a bit of spice to the bread, the tomatoes, tomato ketchup and lemon juice impart an energising tanginess. You can laso try other quick snacks using bread like
Baby Corn Fritters, Fried Baby Corn
Recipe# 32729
26 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Very easy to prepare compared to other kebabs and tikkis but worthy of serving on the same platter, Baby Corn Fritters are a really mouth-watering preparation of crisp, tender baby c ....
Mango Puri , Aam Ki Poori
Recipe# 41686
16 May 19

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by Tarla Dalal
This delicious sweet puri with the strong flavour of mangoes is truly droolworthy! A dough of flour and pureed mangoes, tinged with spices like cardamom, is rolled into puris and deep-fried to get this yummy tea-time snack. The dough is generally a little soft, so you have to be careful while ro ....
Quick Vegetable Appe
Recipe# 39446
12 Aug 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
This quick snack gets full marks in all aspects – taste, health, and satisfaction for moms and kids! Made easily with readymade idli batter, chopped spinach and grated veggies, the Quick Vegetable Appe is not only nutritious but also yummy and handy for kids to hold, dunk and gobble up. No fuss, no ....
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