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Monsoon Snacks, Evening Snacks recipes
Last Updated : Nov 12,2018
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.
10 Nov 18
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.
04 Oct 18
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
04 Sep 18
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
26 Sep 18
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 mis ....
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 ....
06 Oct 18
Chana Dal Vada, Crispy Chana Dal Vada by Tarla Dalal
The moment a South Indian buys a cup of tea
, he would also buy a plate of Chana Dal Vada to accompany it! That is how popular this tasty South Indian
Chana Dal Vada is.
And not without reason. With loads ....
20 Aug 18
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 ....
06 Nov 17
Methi Makai Dhebra, Tea Time Snack by Tarla Dalal
Dhebra is an Indian
bread, popular in Gujarati
cuisine. It is made of bajra flour, alone or together with other flours, and is often perked up with different ingredients like spices and herbs.
Here is an appetizing Methi Ma ....
04 Sep 18
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 ....
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 ....
24 Sep 18
Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram, Made From Idli Batter by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Appe, because it’s superb texture and amazing flavour make it a great hit with everybody.
Something that combines convenience and taste is always a welcome addition to our knowledge bank! All you need to do is ....
Mexican Bhel by Tarla Dalal
, the ever-popular Mumbai roadside snack is so popular all over the world that it has managed to fire people's imagination and spin out innumerable variants.
This Mexican Bhel is our latest addition to the repertoire. It's quite easy t ....
17 Oct 18
Mixed Dal Chillas, Healthy Breakfast, Snack Recipe by Tarla Dalal
These thin, savoury pancakes are so tasty you will love to snack on them any time; at the same time they are so satiating that you can even have them for breakfast.
Made with a batter of mixed dals perked up with ginger, green chillies and other ingredients, the Mixed Dal Chila is both tasty and ....
Roasted Red Capsicum and Cheese Tava Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Roasting a capsicum on an open flame is the surest way to make yourself hungry because the aroma is just too appetizing! And well, that's just what goes into this awesome tava sandwich
Roasted capsicum and cheese with just the right am ....
Cheese Stuffed Vada Pav by Tarla Dalal
Here’s the cheese lover’s version of the ever-popular vada pav. The cheesy surprise at the core of the spicy potato vada and the use of mayonnaise along with the chutney make this recipe quite different from the classic vada pav
Make sure you assemble the Cheese Stuf ....
03 Sep 18
Aloo Chaat Tacos by Tarla Dalal
East meets West in this innovative
Aloo Chaat Tacos. Borrowing a few interesting ideas from Mexican
cuisine, this awesome starter features taco shells stuffed with a chatpata potato filling, laced with creamy curd a ....
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