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Top 10 Hot Tea Time Snack Recipes
Last Updated : Oct 26,2018
Top 10 Hot Tea Time Snack Recipes
On days when you do find time, you can prepare a nice, hot and tasty tea-time snack. Most of the hot tea-time snacks must be served immediately after preparation to enjoy the fresh blast of taste and exciting textures. Re-heating and serving later doesn’t work well.
So, prepare everything beforehand but cook the snack just before serving. Deep-fried tea-time snacks are especially enjoyable in the monsoon and winter months. Enjoy these deep fried foods on a rainy day Pumpkin Pakoras, Chana Dal Vada, Rava Bonda Recipe or lovely Kachori like Moong Dal Kachori
In the summer, you can go for something light like baked foods, upma, jar snacks or fruits. Good baked options are Baked Ribbon Sev, South Indian Jar Snack, Baked Sev or a baked toast like Baked Carrot and Spring Onion Open Toast. Some great Upma options are Tomato Upma, South Indian Tomato Upma, Sevaiyan Upma in A Microwave, Makai Upma or Upma, Quick Upma Recipe, Breakfast Upma
Top 10 Hot Tea Time Snack Recipes
top 10 hot tea time snack recipes
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 of onions, coriander, green chillies and spices, this vada is a real tongue tickler. Not only that, the coarsely ground chana dal paste results in super crispy vadas that make you reach out for more... and more... till somebody whacks your hand and tells you to stop!
South Indian snacks like Bonda
, Medu vada
and Urad Dal and Vegetable Appe
also make delicious evening tea snacks
or snacks for entertaining
when served with coconut chutney.
A chatpata sandwich that is perfect for the desi palate! The best part about this sandwich is that is captures the best of both worlds – tongue-tickling spices and gooey cheese too. This sandwich holds potato slices and cheese spiced up with chaat masala and green chutney.
The aroma that wafts out of the sandwich griller when this Potato Cheese Grilled Sandwich cooks just makes you drool, and the resulting amalgam of spices, potatoes and cheese housed within the crisp grilled sandwich is just mind-blowing!
A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve that deliciously crisp crust and hollow, well-cooked interior. The Moong Dal Kachori can be kept fresh and stored in an air-tight containers for 2 to 3 days. Just before serving, warm up the kachoris in an oven for about 7 to 10 minutes, fill them with curds and chutneys and serve!
Aloo ki Puri is a fabulous puri with so much flavour ingrained in it that you don’t need any accompaniments to complete it!
The dough is reinforced with boiled potatoes and a thoughtful mix of spice powders, which gives it a wonderfully soft texture and energetic flavour.
The Aloo ki Puri is great to have for breakfast
. Don’t forget to add a little ghee to the dough because it gives a good texture and rich flavour to it.
You can also try other puris like Banana and Rajgira Puri
, Spinach Puri
and Kand Puri
From outside, it looks like a bread roll, but when you bite into it, it is a vada pav. That makes this lovely dish appeal to both camps – the sandwich lovers and the vada pav fans!
Bread dough is layered with garlic chutney and stuffed with a peppy potato mixture before being baked to a perfectly golden colour, which makes it look and smell irresistible. A brushing of butter is the final master stroke, which makes it impossible to wait for your turn to grab a Baked Vada Pav!
If you are not going to have this immediately after baking, allow it to cool completely and store it in an airtight container. Warm it in the oven
for five minutes just before serving.
From small towns to cities, almost every bakery in India has the ever-popular Veg Puff, ready to warm and serve when a hungry customer arrives. Sometimes called the “common man’s pizza”, the Veg Puff has a unique flaky cover, enclosing a succulent mixed vegetable filling, which makes it both flavourful and satiating.
Some bakeries have variants like Paneer Puff and Chole Puff, in which the filling alone changes. What everybody thinks to be a secret recipe of bakeries can indeed be prepared at home too, right from scratch. Little things like brushing with milk and using ample margarine ensure that the flavour and texture are perfect. So, follow this recipe to the T and rest assured of a superb Veg Puff that will reap lots of compliments.
Veg Puff can double up as a delectable snack for High Tea Party
, Birthday Party
and also as an After School Treat
This is a quick and easy breakfast
, with an appetizing aroma and the tangy flavour of tomatoes.
The Tomato Upma is made with everyday ingredients and is absolutely no-fuss. Yet, it tastes so awesome because of the traditional tempering and the characteristic flavour of tomatoes.
You can also try other Upma recipes like Oats Upma
and Ragi Upma
The strong flavour of garlic transforms the soft and soothing potato into an exciting snack!
Here, a mixture of potatoes and garlic is coated with a besan batter and deep fried, to get a Spicy Lehsuni Vada, which tastes great when served independently or between a pair of pav buns!
It can be served as a starter
or evening snack
with tea . Add to the garlicky notes by serving it with sukhi lehsuni chutney.
It is important to serve this immediately because the top layer of besan tends to become thick after some time – it must be served immediately to relish the nice crispy texture.
Try other vada recipes like Mini Cabbage Vadas
or Mirchi Vada
Mathri is a savoury jar snack that is commonly sold in Indian stores across the world, and is renowned as one of the most famous tea-time snacks.
This Sweet Mathri is a variant that is sure to please the sweet tooth. Made of plain flour dough sweetened with sugar and laced with spices, the Sweet Mathri has a pleasant, mildly-sweet taste and exciting crunch. You can serve it alone or with its savoury counterpart at tea-time.
It is important to make a stiff dough and to fry the mathris on a slow flame. You won’t need any water to make the dough because the ghee, milk and sugar are enough to bind the flour together.
You can also try other sweet jar snacks like the Sweet Shakarpara
You would have tried pakodas with loads of ingredients ranging from cashew and peanuts to onion and kand. But, have you ever dared to add grated pumpkin to the pakoda mix? Try it right away and get ready to be amazed.
Yes, the Pumpkin Pakoda is a totally awesome snack, ideal to have with hot tea or coffee in the evening. It is very easy and quick to make, but has a very appetizing flavour, thanks to the array of common but effective spices and pastes added to the mix.
The enticing aroma of carom seeds, the spicy twang of green chillies, and lots more interesting shades can be noted in every bite.
Finally, a sprinkling of chaat masala is the master stroke that seems to boost every other flavour. Enjoy these pakoras hot and fresh!
You can also ry other pakoras like Chinese Pakoras
, Rice and Peanut Pakoda
or Urad Dal and Onion Pakodas
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