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Last Updated : Nov 23,2018



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Quick Snacks, Quick Starters

Quick Snacks, Sandwiches

Sandwiches are one of the most multifaceted snacks admired by people across all the age groups around the world. Transform your favorite bread into a delectable snack by stuffing with a combination of right fillings and spreads. From elaborate sandwiches that make a wholesome meal to an easy, quick breakfast sandwich, from mini-open toasts or buns that make an amazing starter for parties to cold sandwiches that can be your travel/on the go meal, just let your imagination run wild, and make a sandwich that is perfect for you!

The combination of tangy pineapple with colorful vegetables and mayonnaise seasoned with salt and pepper to make Russian salad is not only easy to make but, also refreshing. Stuff this between buttered bread and relish the Russian salad sandwich. Also, you can use any vegetables available in your refrigerator and make a quick Vegetable Mayonnaise Sandwich. The hordes of crunchy vegetables will satiate when you are oh-so-hungry! Toss a myriad of vegetables with schezwan sauce and paneer to make an appetizing stuffing which is perked up with sour cream and turned into a peppy Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich. The stuffing of cold sandwiches can be made prior and kept refrigerated, so you can whip up these beauties in a few minutes. Also, you can make Rajma and Cheese Grilled Sandwich or Vegetable Grill Sandwich which are filling and quick to prepare. If you don’t have the patience to grill, you can simply toast a sandwich on tava to make Veg Tava Sandwich.

Cheesy Corn and Onion Toast & Corn and Cheese Toast make up for an interesting party starter. We are sure it will garner you praises at a cocktail party, kids birthday party or any other occasion. The gooey cheese melts in the mouth and the interplay with vegetables like corn and onions imparts an amazing flavor and blend of textures. Laddi pav, a popular Indian bread that is generally served along with main dishes like pav bhaji or misal pav can be turned into delectable evening snacks like Cheesy Peri Peri Stuffed Pav, Stuffed Cheesy Schezuan Pav, Pav sandwich that is a treat that everyone will love.

The French bread (baguette) is an important part of the very popular ‘Subway’ sandwich. Also, you can slice them to make Italian Crostini / Bruschetta, an elegant looking crisped bread topped with attractive ingredients. Tomato and Paneer Open Toast made using cubes of tomato and cottage cheese marinated in herb oil takes a wink to prepare. Also, the Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart French Bread is an innovative snack that can be served as an accompaniment to soup or pasta or eaten as it is.
 

Quick Snacks post Work

Nutritious non-fried, steamed Spinach Dumplings, Whole Wheat Salad Wrap , Whole Wheat Vegetable Burger are some healthy snacks to binge on post work or school. Other than that, Chat Pati Frankies made by stuffing chapati with a myriad of vegetables and paneer, peppy Masala Chana, Masala French Fries, Corn and Cottage Cheese Tacos are some exciting snacking options.

Crusty Potato Fingers coated with crushed corn-flakes and deep-fried to perfection, Nachos with Cheese topped with crispy capsicum , colorful sweet and spicy Pinwheel Sandwiches, Cheesy Noodle Vegetable Cutlet are some quick snacks which your kids will surely love. Chilli Baby Corn, Chinese bhel, Veg Crispy, Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce are some popular Indo-chinese starters loved by everyone. They can be made spicy depending upon your palate preference.

Also, Indian flat pancakes like dosa, thalipeeth, chilla not only make for sumptuous breakfast but also, quick snacks when hunger strikes. Just mix together different flour, vegetables, pulses and create them in a jiffy. Carrot Dosa , Methi Thalipeeth, Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilas, Tomato Omelette, Sprouted Matki and Coriander Mini Uttapa are some amazing quick snacks to prepare.
 

Quick Indian Dry Snacks

Who doesn’t like popcorn? Be it the sweet and crunchy caramel popcorn, freshly popped cheese and herbs popcorn or spiced sesame popcorn with an exciting garnish of grated cheese , they are loved by one and all. In movie theatres to sitcom marathons at home , popcorn is the perfect munchies for every occasion. Chivda, chakri, shakarpara, sev are not only an integral part of the Diwali faraal but also, popular jar snacks all over India. Combine poha with oats to make this crunchy Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda and store in an air-tight container. Relish it when hunger strikes.
 

Quick Starters, Indian

Tikki, kebab and tandoori delicacies are some starters that no one can resist! The combination of various spices and vegetables to make tongue-tickling flavoured and textured starters take hardly any time to cook. You can either deep-fry or shallow fry tikki and kebabs, tandoori delicacies can be made in an oven or gas tandoor. Also, you can drizzle some dahi and chutney to turn tikki into sumptuous chaats. Chaats are delightful savory snacks made by combining an assortment of ingredients like chopped vegetables, curd, chutneys, papdis, sev, tikkis and can be limited only by your imagination. It can be as simple as the Bhel Puri, sizzling as Tava Chana, healthy like the Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, chatpata like the Aloo Paneer Mutter Chaat and so on. Combine and create lip-smacking , light quick snack taking inspiration from our Chaat, Bhel and more recipes 

Tandoori delights like Pahadi paneer tikka or Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka make for a lip-smacking cocktail party or a peppy appetizer before meals. Finger foods like Malai Paneer Chilli Flake Balls are quick and easy to make. There is no fuss, you just have to mix and shape them into balls to create magical cold starters. Also, you can mix an array of ingredients to whip up similar simple starters like Malai Paneer Mixed Herb Balls, Malai Paneer Mixed Sesame Seed Balls, Malai Paneer Bell Pepper Balls. Apart from that, Stuffed Veg Mushrooms with Paneer and Stuffed Potatoes with Paneer are delectable starters. The mildly spiced soft paneer in the inside with not so crispy mushroom and poatatoes is a blast of flavours.

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Vegetable Grill Sandwich ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33420
03 Dec 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A Vegetable Grill Sandwich this is, but far more exciting than the subtle continental versions! Yes, Mumbai’s roadside vendors take pride in offering the most tongue-tickling treats of all, and this Vegetable Grill Sandwich is no different. Made with a large assortment of vegetables, oodles of butte ....
Carrot Pinwheels ( Finger Foods For Kids )
Recipe# 33606
Yesterday

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These cute pinwheels make a nice snack for your little one when he is hungry or just in the mood to nibble on something. You can replace the carrot and celery with other grated veggies, grated apple etc. It is filling and nutritious too.
Delicious Apple and Carrot Sandwiches
Recipe# 1864
30 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Apple and cheese with a sprinkling of pepper and a similar spread made of carrots, make a yummy filling for fresh, soft bread slices. Alternate layers of apple and carrot spreads complement each other well, also making the sandwich soft and creamy. The delicious apple and carrot sandwiches can be ha ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
27 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Um, you feel like having dosa today but no fermented batter on hand? Not to worry! Here is an easy and instant dosa prepared with buckwheat and urad dal. The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy dosas. Serv ....
Healthy No Bake Cookies, Peanut Butter and Muesli Cookies
Recipe# 37438
22 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can make a toothsome cookie within minutes, without even requiring any baking! Crushed digestive biscuits together with crunchy and wholesome ingredients like muesli and wheat bran are mixed into a dough, shaped into cookies. That’s all there is to it! Dotted with chocolate chips and ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
22 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Rava Dhokla is quick and easy to make, without requiring any grinding or fermenting, yet it is as fluffy and tasty as you would expect a dhokla to be, making it an ideal dish to whip up for breakfast or
Nachos with Salsa and Baked Beans
Recipe# 38291
20 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
A salad, a snack or something in between? Nachos with Salsa and Baked Beans is a snack that makes you think. With uncooked salsa, baked beans and a creamy cheese sauce arranged temptingly atop corn chips, it causes a burst of flavours and textures in your mouth. The exotic garnish with olives, sprin ....
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
Recipe# 534
15 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well. It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast . Adai can be enhanced ....
Tava Chana
Recipe# 196
05 Jul 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of sizzling chana being constantly turned around in the tavas of roadside chaat-wallahs is enough of trigger the gastronomic juices! would it not be wonderful to recreate that wonderful tava chana experience at your own garden cocktail party? cooked kabuli chana, prepared in a lip-sma ....
Poha Chivda
Recipe# 40251
28 Nov 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 i ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
05 Nov 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Nylon Khaman Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 547
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
These dhoklas are so soft and spongy that the reference to nylon is really apt! What is more, this recipe is also very easy to implement if you follow these simple instructions properly and practice it a bit. The addition of fruit salt to the batter, and water to the tempering, are the two main fact ....
Crunchy Raw Banana Cutlets
Recipe# 7525
21 Nov 07

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Forget the stereotyped potato cutlets; try these crunchy raw banana cutlets instead! you will be floored by its elegant flavour and crunchy texture. It is amazing how a selection of simple everyday jain-friendly ingredients and an even simpler method of preparation can result in such a brilliant sna ....
Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks
Recipe# 36313
27 Feb 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
This crunchy accompaniment is cheese, cheese and cheese all the way through, so nothing can please cheese-lovers more! A simple flavouring of oregano and chilli-flakes ensures that the overall effect is very pleasing. Fried mozzarella sticks can also be served as a party
Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilas
Recipe# 5524
23 Aug 11

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by Tarla Dalal
Chilas are yummy pancakes that can be made with varied flours, grains or dals with tasty additions, and can be had as a snack or as a satiating meal. Here, we have made super tasty Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilas. This is a real no-fuss recipe that can be made any time – it does not require any ....
Instant Handva
Recipe# 34455
22 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
What a yummy breakfast this is! a variant of the traditional handva, this savoury cake uses idli batter to reduce the preparation time. Cooking it using the microwave shrinks the cooking time further, in all making this a super-quick delicacy.
Chutney Sandwich, Green Chutney Sandwich Roadside Recipe
Recipe# 41919
14 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a peppy sandwich that is sure to remind you of your favourite street foods! In this easy-to-make recipe, bread slices are buttered and sandwiched with a vibrant green chutney that strikes a spicy conversation with your taste buds! You can prepare this as a quick snack any time you are hu ....
Quick Bhakarwadi Chaat
Recipe# 40651
29 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bhakarwadi, the all-time favourite Maharashtrian dry snack, can be enjoyed as it is with tea. But, it gets even more exciting when served as a Quick Bhakarwadi Chaat, where it is tossed together with crisp, juicy veggies, spice powders and sev. Indeed, the spicy taste and crunchy texture of the mini ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
26 Nov 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Feel like having dhoklas for breakfast? you can whip them up instantly by using beaten rice, which requires no soaking or fermenting. These dhoklas also make a good tiffin option since they do not need reheating. Green chutney balances the not-so-spicy dhoklas.
Cheesy Nachos ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4906
25 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Everybody loves to have nachos with cheese sauce. Here’s your all-time favourite combo, served with a twist! Each serving of nachos is drowned in a gooey, cheesy sauce made quickly and easily in the microwave oven. A dash of red chilli flakes adds a spicy punch to the Cheesy Nachos, making it al ....
Tomato Omelette Recipe
Recipe# 42414
23 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s an opportunity for vegetarians to enjoy their own creative version of omelette! A combination of besan and chopped tomatoes with an exciting touch of spices gives you a tasty and succulent Tomato Omelette. A few other ingredients like onions, green chillies, ginger, etc., add to the crunchine ....
Aloo Kurkure
Recipe# 2909
21 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Mint-flavoured potato mash dipped in a typical flour batter, coated with powdered beaten rice, and deep-fried till temptingly crisp. Hear the crunchy poha crackle as you drain these on absorbent paper, and be tempted to take a bite even before you finish frying the remaining balls! indeed, this is a ....
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
Vegetable Burgers
Recipe# 141
18 Oct 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
The patty for this Vegetable Burger is very different, and you will realize that as soon as you take the first bite! The addition of garam masala and ginger, green chilli pastes to the mashed vegetables imparts a tangy twist to the tava-cooked patty, making it a treat to the taste buds. The effe ....
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