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 Top 10 Indian Dry Evening Snack Recipes

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Top 10 Indian Dry Evening Snack Recipes

Even on the busiest of days, nobody wants to miss tea-time because in the midst of the hustle and bustle, these few minutes help you to unwind and plant your feet in the ground again, before racing off to the remaining tasks!

Atta Biscuits, Eggless Whole Wheat Biscuit

Atta Biscuits, Eggless Whole Wheat Biscuit


However, when you are short of time, you need not waste time preparing fresh snacks if you have some jar snacks handy. When you find time in the weekend, make a batch of one or two of these all-time favorite jar snacks, so that they will make your weekday evenings more interesting. You can even carry some to work in your dabba.


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Top 10 Dry Evening Snack Recipes

  Top 10 Dry Evening Snack Recipes
1. Khari Biscuit
2. Namak Para
3. Atta Biscuits
4. Baked Oats Puri
5. Fafda Recipe
6. Masala Makhana
7. Crispy Whole Wheat Muthia
8. Ribbon Sev
9. Mini Bhakarwadi
10. Butter Murruku Recipe

1. At snack time, Tea and Khari Biscuit  is a common snack. At just about any bakery, you can get you Khari biscuit and store them in a jar at home. But crisp, flaky khari biscuits can be made at home too. Learn how to make Khari biscuit with step by step photos.

Khari Biscuit

Khari Biscuit

2. In Gujarat, Fafda Recipe is a real hit. This will test your culinary skills, as it is an art to make fafda. Soft besan dough is shaped very tactfully and then deep fried till crisp. It is usually served with hot Jalebi.

 Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack

 Fafda Recipe, Gujarati Fafda, Crispy Besan Snack

3. Biscuits are an all-time favourite Indian dry snack. A varirty of flavours are available to choose from. We have made an interesting recipe of Atta Biscuits which is much healthier than your pure maida based biscuits. You can also try Karachi Biscuit and Jam Biscuit.

Karachi Biscuit

Karachi Biscuit

4. Take a tour of the city of Pune, Maharashtra and you will find that the stores are flooded with Bhakarwadi. This Maharashtrian delicacy has an interesting spiral shape with alternate layers of masala and dough. Relish it with a cup of hot Elaichi Tea.

Mini Bhakarwadi

Mini Bhakarwadi

5. Shakarpara is yet another Indian dry snack which is made is two variants – a sweet and savoury one. Try this Sweet Shakarpara recipe. It is quite famous as a Diwali snack in many parts of India. The diamond shaped shakarpara are handy pop-in snack.


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6. Verki Puri is a crispy flaky snack to munch on at snack time. Its unusual texture, which comes from the use of hot ghee in the dough, charms both young and old alike, while its mildly spicy taste makes it a wonderful accompaniment for tea. However if you want to opt for a healthier option, you can try healthy Baked Oats Puri.

Baked Oats Puri

Baked Oats Puri

7. Ribbon Sev also called ribbon pakoda, it is quite different than the sev used for chaats. As the name says it is ribbon shaped using a mould and then deep fried. The use of rice flour is what lends the perfect crispiness in this recipe.  

 Ribbon Sev

 Ribbon Sev

8. Ah! The Butter Murruku. This a melt-in-the-mouth savoury snack made with a dough of rice flour, urad flour and besan. Called Murruku in the South of India, it is named as Chakli in West of India and made with wheat flour. This dough is steamed and then broken into pieces and again kneaded into a dough before making spiral chakli and deep-frying. Both the recipes have their wn unique taste and flavour to be enjoyed.

Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe, Jar Snack

Whole Wheat Flour Chakli Recipe, Jar Snack

9. Muthias usually steamed and relished with chutney can also be made crisp by deep frying and relished as a dry Indian snack. It is shaped into cylindrical rolls using a gripping action of the palm and wrist. Surprisingly, these Crispy Whole Wheat Muthias too stay fresh for 10 to 15 days.

 Crispy Whole Wheat Muthia, Jar Snack

 Crispy Whole Wheat Muthia, Jar Snack

10. Let's take a few minutes to jazz up roasted makhana, so that a healthy snack becomes super tasty too! Here the crispy roasted lotus seeds are given a chatpata touch by adding some peppy spice powders including chaat masala to make Masala Makhana. Roast them well, cool completely and dwell in its flavour. You can store them for 4 to 5 days in an air-tight container.

 Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack

 Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack

top 10 indian dry evening snack recipes

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 by Tarla Dalal
khari biscuit recipe | puff pastry biscuit | Indian vegetarian khari biscuit | with 35 amazing images. An evergreen accompaniment for chai, the Khari Biscuit or Puff Pastry Biscuit is something that many people think to be a speciality that only bakeries can produce. Here we show you how to start from scratch and make wonderfully crisp and flaky Khari Biscuits right at home. The gluten, vinegar and a liberal dose of margarine are essential ingredients to get the right texture, so make sure you do not omit any of them while preparing the recipe. We suggest some tips to make the perfect khari biscuit recipe. 1. Add vinegar. It is a bleaching agent that provides whiteness to the dough and acid helps relax the gluten in the flour which makes it easier to roll out. You can add lemon/lime juice or even citric acid powder instead of vinegar. 2. Add gluten to provide our khari biscuit dough with elasticity and stretchability that our regular flour won’t be able to provide alone. 3. Make sure you knead the dough lightly, while stretching it and pulling it for about 10 to 15 minutes or until it is smooth and glossy. 4. Again fold one side of the rectangle till the centre. It is important to work quickly through this process so that the dough will remain nice and cold and the margarine won’t melt. At any stage if the dough and butter warm up and soften, just quickly put it in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to firm up the butter again. Besides tea you can enjoy Indian vegetarian khari biscuit with a spread of one of your favourite jams or Dips and Sauces . Enjoy how to make khari biscuit recipe | puff pastry biscuit | Indian vegetarian khari biscuit | with detailed step by step photos.
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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a crispy jar snack that is very famous all over India. Para is essentially a diamond-shaped, deep-fried snack made with a plain flour dough. There are both sweet and savoury versions of para. This recipe introduces you to the savoury version, seasoned with salt and flavoured pleasantly with ajwain. Cool the Namak Para completely after deep-frying, and store it in an airtight jar. Relish it with a cup of hot masala chaai , and lose yourself in the simple yet satisfying experience – after all, it is little joys like this that make life a delightful ride! You can also try other jar snacks like Aloo Bhujia or Bajra Vadi .
atta biscuits recipe | eggless atta biscuits | Indian style whole wheat biscuits | with 18 amazing images. Our atta biscuits recipe is an Indian style whole wheat biscuits. Time to indulge in some sweet and spicy atta biscuits. Resplendent with the aroma of ghee and the magic of Indian spices like nutmeg and cardamom, these atta biscuits are a real pleasure to bite into! We have made atta biscuits recipe into an eggless atta biscuits. So this biscuits are perfect for vegetarians. Indian style whole wheat biscuits have a rich and pleasantly sweet taste and melt-in-the-mouth texture, which is achieved by using atta instead of plain flour. The eggless atta biscuits might seem to be too soft when you take them out of the oven, but rest assured that they will get crispy upon cooling. Tips to make the perfect atta biscuits recipe. 1. Add milk. Every flour has a different absorption capacity, add water just enough to bind together all the ingredients. Do not knead it or else gluten will form and result in chewy atta biscuits. 2. Cut into 18 equal squares using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter. You can even make use of cookie cutters to give various shapes to whole wheat flour biscuits. 3. Remove from the oven and cool whole wheat biscuits completely. Do not eat when they are freshly baked as they will be soft in the middle and they firm up only after cooling. You can also try other biscuits like Jam Biscuits or Kesar Pista Badam Biscuits. Learn to make atta biscuits recipe | eggless atta biscuits | Indian style whole wheat biscuits | with step by step photos below.
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 by Tarla Dalal
baked oats puri recipe | whole wheat oats puri | Indian baked oats puri for weight loss | Made using fibre-rich oats and whole wheat flour, the baked oats puri is flavoured with sesame seeds, garlic paste and kasuri methi too. whole wheat oats puri is a simple recipe to make with ingredients available in most Indian kitchens. We make this healthy baked oats puri often in our house as the kids love it and I take it too office for a healthy snack. baked oats puri is easy to make. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a stiff dough using enough water. Divide the dough into 20 equal portions and roll out each portion into a 75 mm. (3”) diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. Arrange them on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 minutes, turning them once after 10 minutes or till baked oats puri turn crisp. See why this is a popular healthy baked oats puri recipe. Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Whole wheat flour is excellent for diabetics as they will not shoot up your blood sugar levels as they are a low GI food. Whole wheat flour used in the puri is rich in phosphorus which is a major mineral which works closely with calcium to build our bones. You can also try other healthy jar snacks like Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker and Palak Til Jowar Nimki .
Fafda is a traditional Gujarati snack, which is kind of like a test of one’s cooking skills! This crispy besan snack requires a lot of practice, and once you master the art, it shows your culinary prowess. You need to shape and loosen the dough tactfully, and also have to fry the Fafda on a medium flame. Otherwise, it will remain soft and not become crispy and golden brown like we need them. However, Fafda is completely worth the effort and time you spend, and the outcome will be much appreciated by everybody apart from your own satisfaction and pride of biting into homemade Fafda! You can also try other Gujarati dry snacks like Shakarpara and Masala Khakhra .
 
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 by Tarla Dalal
Muthia is a famous Gujarati snack, which apparently derives its name from the word ‘muthi’, meaning ‘fist’. Perhaps since the dough is shaped into cylindrical rolls using a gripping action of the palm and wrist, this snack is called Muthia. Usually, muthias are made with a combination of besan and other flours. In this variant, we have made it using coarse whole wheat flour and it tastes simply awesome! The crispness, aroma and spicy taste of the Crispy Whole Wheat Muthia are really appetizing. You can store it in a jar for 10-15 days and relish any time you wish with a cup of tea , or take it along while travelling . Make sure the dough is very stiff. Instead of kasuri methi, you can also use fresh chopped methi or grated doodhi. It is important to fry the Muthias on a slow flame to make sure they are completely cooked and crisp. Do not drain this on a tissue paper as it tends to stick – drain it well on a colander or plate instead. Cool, store in a jar and enjoy! You can also try other jar snacks like Phoolwadi or Chakli .
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 by Tarla Dalal
ribbon sev | ribbon pakoda | ribbon murukku | ola pakoda | ottu pakoda in south india | with 19 amazing images. ribbon sev, also known as ribbon pakoda , ola pakoda or ottu pakoda in south india in south india is a broad, ribbon-shaped sev that is super crisp because of the perfect proportioning of rice flour, besan and butter. The dough for this deep-fried ottu pakoda is flavoured aptly with chilli powder and asafoetida, which give it a mildly-spicy taste. To get the ribbon pakoda shape, you need to use a ribbon shaped press mould, the one with vertical lines. ribbon sev | ribbon pakoda is prepared often during festivals for diwali snacks and ganesh chaturthi. You can surprise kids by serving the Ribbon Pakoda as long ribbons, but for the purpose of storing, you may allow it to cool, break it up gently into pieces of preferred sizes, and store in an airtight container. I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect ribbon pakoda. 1. Gradually, add water to form a dough. Knead into a soft dough. Taste for salt and spices at this stage and add more if required. If the dough is hard, it will be difficult to press through the mould and if the dough is very sticky and watery, it will cause the ribbon sev to break while it is pressed out through the press. We have used approx. ½ cup of water. 2. Hold the sev press over pan, turn the handle of machine and press out ribbons of the sev into hot oil. As ribbons are starting to fall into the oil, slowly move machine to form a single layer of separated sev. Multiple layers will yield uncooked ribbon sev. If you want a healthier option to deep fried ribbon murukku then try our baked ribbon sev recipe which is a perfect kids jar snack recipe. Enjoy this delicious ola pakoda with a cup of hot coffee! Given below are step by step photos of ribbon sev | ribbon pakoda | ribbon murukku | ola pakoda | ottu pakoda in south india.
Our Indian cuisine abounds with varieties of jar snacks , which add sparkle to a cup of tea or coffee! One such gem from the South Indian repertoire is Butter Murukku, a melt-in-the-mouth savoury snack made with a dough of rice flour, urad flour and besan. A dash of whole spices like cumin and sesame contribute to the aroma and flavour of the murukku, increasing its irresistibility quotient. When pressing the murukku through a chakli maker, make sure you press it directly into the oil. Also, ensure that you fry small batches at a time without over-crowding the oil, which tends to make the dough clump together. You can also try other recipes like Bajra Chakli and Nutritious Chaklis .
Let's take a few minutes to jazz up roasted makhana, so that a healthy snack becomes super tasty too! Here the crispy roasted lotus seeds are given a chatpata touch by adding some peppy spice powders including chaat masala. This is a healthy and tasty jar snack that you can have with tea, or even pack in the kids’ snack box or take to office to munch when you are hungry. You can also try other recipes with lotus seeds like Khoya Makhana or Roasted Makhana.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Verki Puri is a crispy, flaky jar snack with a touch of pepper and cumin, which will become everybody’s favourite! Its unusual texture, which comes from the use of hot ghee in the dough, charms both young and old alike, while its mildly spicy taste makes it a wonderful accompaniment for tea. This can be made in advance and enjoyed with your evening beverage, or can be carried to work or while travelling to relish whenever hungry. You can also try other jar snack recipes like Phoolwadi or Methi Puri .
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