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Monsoon Snacks, Evening Snacks recipes
Last Updated : Apr 16,2019
During monsoon, our hearts start yearning for something spicy and crunchy to munch on. Even those who are very health-conscious cannot resist munching on just a pakoda or two with their evening chaai! Indeed, savoury snacks like pakore are as much a part of our lifestyle as mithai is part of our culture. We have been brought up on tasty snacks like these, which accompany friendly banter, lively chats, and in general offer the perfect environment to bond with friends and family!
In Mumbai, you see lots of people eating Buttery Corn On The Cob along Marine Driver, Worli and Bandra. They brave the strong rains and come out.
Ragda Patties, Chaat Ragda Pattice Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Ragda Patties, one of the most famous street foods of Mumbai, is a satiating snack that is loved by people of all ages. From being a street food, it has grown in stature to become a popular dish in many Indian
restaurants all over the world.
This to ....
Tandoori Paneer Tikka by Tarla Dalal
without tandoori party starters
is truly incomplete!
And of all such starters, the Tandoori Paneer Tikka is especially popular. The perfect blend of spices and smoky flavour of the marinated a ....
Pyaaz ki Kachori by Tarla Dalal
These kachoris probably originated in Jodhpur but are today popular throughout Rajasthan. Very few households actually prepare these crisp, flaky deep-fried kachoris stuffed with an onion filling.
Steaming hot Pyaaz ki Kachoris or Aloo Pyaaz ki Kachoris are sold at most 'namkeen' shops in Rajast ....
25 Mar 19
Palak Pakora, Palak Pakoda 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 ....
25 Mar 19
Peanut Chaat, Evening Snack by Tarla Dalal
Chaat adds more josh to the timeless appeal of boiled peanuts by combining it with juicy veggies, succulent pomegranate and crunchy sev.
A dash of spice powders and lemon juice boosts all the other flavours, making this an utterly irresistible evening snack. It is one of the most popular snacks ....
13 Mar 19
Stuffed Cheesy Schezuan Pav Recipe, Starter by Tarla Dalal
Innovation at its best, this recipe brings together a few ideas from Oriental and Indian cuisine to give you a snack that’s unforgettable!
Ladi Pav bread is stuffed with a scrumptious filling of juicy veggies and tongue-tickling sauces, coated with a buttery-garlicky spread, sealed with foil pap ....
21 Mar 19
Bread Cutlets, Veg Shallow Fried Cutlets by Tarla Dalal
Bread Cutlets are scrumptious veg cutlets made with a mixture of softened bread, mashed potatoes and other veggies perked up with everyday taste-givers like garlic, ginger, green chillies and coriander.
The bread not only gives volume and keeps the ingredients together but also gives the shallow ....
07 Mar 19
Crispy Potato Bhajias, Aloo Bhajiya Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Crispy bhajias made with grated potatoes, perked up with green chillies and coriander! It is interesting to note that this Crispy Potato Bhajia is held together purely by the starch in the grated potatoes and does not use any other binder like boiled potatoes, plain flour or cornflour. This makes it ....
Jain Vada Pav by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s very own burger, now made in Jain style! Vada Pav is part and parcel of Mumbai’s culture, a signature dish on its street food scene.
While it usually uses potatoes, onions, ginger and other ingredients not used by Jains, this version substitutes potatoes with raw bananas.
With flavo ....
28 Dec 18
Misal by Tarla Dalal
One of the best-ever favourite recipes served by Mumbai’s roadside eateries, Misal can even be considered a trademark dish of the city’s food scene!
It is nice and spicy, and delivers the perfect pick-me-up effect. We have used only safed vatana here, as done by most eateries in Mumbai, but if yo ....
20 Feb 14
Kand Aloo Pakoda ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Crispy and flavourful pakodas made of yam, potatoes and crushed peanuts, the Kand Aloo Pakoda is good company for a cup of hot masala chai on a cold winter’s day.
The peanuts not only add an exciting flavour to these yam pakodas, they also make the texture more cheery. The best part is that th ....
Roadside Hare Chane Ki Chaat, Protein and Calcium Rich by Tarla Dalal
A typical chaat that is commonly sold on Mumbai’s streets, the Roadside Hare Chane ki Chaat continues to be a popular dish with a timeless appeal.
It pleases young and old with its incredible taste and amazing mouth-feel. It is also very simple to make, and you can even try it at home. All you n ....
23 Jan 19
Paneer Schezwan Frankie by Tarla Dalal
Frankies have a very high excitement quotient – for the sheer thrill of biting into a Frankie and discovering the treasures wrapped into it is just amazing!
The Paneer Schezwan Frankie is one such chatpata Frankie recipe, where the tortillas are loaded with a tongue-tickling mix of paneer and ve ....
19 Dec 18
Dal Vada, South Indian Chana Dal Vada, Masala Vada by Tarla Dalal
You will love the exciting crispness of these delectable Dal Vadas. Made with a coarse paste of soaked chana dal perked up with onions, ginger paste and the whole traditional team of flavour enhancers, these vadas have a unique, rustic texture and warm, hearty flavour that will strike a chord with m ....
23 Jan 19
Paneer Pakoda, Punjabi Paneer Pakora Recipe by Tarla Dalal
While traveling across the Punjab one comes across the one of the most delicious yet simple snack. . . The pakoda.
Pakodas can be made from nearly any vegetable be it spinach, onions, cauliflower, potatoes and even chilies by dipping them in a seasoned batter of besan and then deep-frying.
15 Feb 19
Naanza by Tarla Dalal
Our tandoori magic meets the Italian
favourite in more ways than one! We tried making a pizza
with a naan
as the base, and it turn ....
Chole Bhature by Tarla Dalal
My earliest memories of Chole Bhature is of the one I ate at a popular eatery in Mumbai Known as "Cream Centre". On enquiring, I was told that the chick peas and spices were simmered together for hours resulting in a dish that a large number of Mumbaites relish even today!
My version of chole i ....
09 Feb 19
Paneer Sandwich Recipe, Grilled Paneer Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Buttered and “chutneyed” slices of bread are sandwiched with a succulent paneer mixture flavoured with tongue-tickling spice mixes like garam masala and pav bhaji masala.
Add some crunchy veggies like capsicum and onions to the sandwich, and what you have is a creation beyond comparison. The Pan ....
20 Sep 14
Spicy Rice Samosa by Tarla Dalal
Does rice always have to be in the main course
? No, it is such a versatile ingredient it can be used to make anything from crunchy and savoury starters
to sweet and luscious
16 Apr 19
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous of Maharashtrian
recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts!
Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based ....
29 Aug 18
Cabbage Pakoda by Tarla Dalal
Pakodas don’t always have to be onion-based. Here is an irresistibly crunchy and excitingly flavoured pakoda made with cabbage.
Cabbage and coriander, held together with besan and spiced with chilli powder, make awesome pakodas, which taste great with green chutney. Serve the Cabbage Pakodas hot ....
21 Aug 18
Yellow Banana Chips, Banana Wafers, Raw Banana Wafers by Tarla Dalal
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 t ....
20 Aug 18
Rava Vada, Sooji Vada by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Vada is a very popular South Indian
snack, which has a unique taste and fabulous texture. Moreover, it is very quick and easy because you do not have to prepare a batter. So, you can make this without any fuss when a sudden guest arrives.
The se ....
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