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Top 15 Snacks for Unforgettable Tea-Times

Tea-time is when the whole family gets together to unwind after a long and tiring day. It is almost a ritual in many homes, when everybody sits together, relaxes and shares the day’s experiences with one another. Tea-time though it’s called, everybody has their favourite beverage – Masala Chai Or Masala Tea, Black Tea, green tea, Coffee, or whatever. But almost always, there are some yummy snacks accompanying the beverage. The snacks give tea-time a sense of completeness. They are slightly filling – just enough to keep one going till supper or dinner. And, so tasty that they add a lot of fun and excitement to the whole experience.

When the day turns out to be so busy that you do not have time to prepare a scrumptious snack, then jar snacks like Khari Biscuit or other savouries come to the rescue, but when you are able to find even just a little time, there are a lot more yummy choices! In this article, we give you 15 of our favourite tea-time snacks, and they come from different parts of the country. Be it the Medu Vada and Idli Upma from South India, the Samosa and Paneer Pakoda from Delhi, Nylon Khaman Dhokla from Gujarat or the Misal Pav and Vada Pav from Maharashtra, these are all excitingly tasty and sumptuous snacks that will top up your energy and pep up your mood!

If you made Idlis for breakfast and have a few leftover, then Idli Upma is the ideal choice for you. You can crumble the Idlis and prepare this upma within minutes. On a rainy evening, you might find a deep-fried delight like the Samosa or Paneer Pakoda, or a spicy tongue-tickler like the Misal Pav to be more inviting. The Nylon Khaman Dhokla from Gujarat and Dosa from South India are evergreen delights that need no introduction. So are the street foods of Mumbai, like the Bread Pakoda and Vada Pav! Vadas, like the Masala Vada made of coarsely ground dals and the Medu Vada made from urad batter are also tempting delights. You can serve the Medu Vada with chutney or drowned in Sambhar or Rasam!

India is a land of variety – the more you explore, more are the snacks you will discover. There are so many that you will never have to repeat your choices frequently! This article is just a starting point. Check out our website and app for many more such scrumptious treats.

Top 15 Team Time Snacks

 by Tarla Dalal
Aptly called the poor man’s burger! Deep-fried potato patties served between laddi pav smeared with an assortment of chutneys, this serves as a meal at a meagre price of just Rs. 12. Serve with fried green chillies if you like stuff a tad spicier, and perk it up further by adding finely chopped ....
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. P ....
Batata poha is so wholesome and tasty that you can make it any time of the day, as Breakfast , supper or a simple snack. The potatoes and onions act as a soft and moist interlude to the chewy poha, while the traditional tempering, ginger-chilli paste and ....
 by Tarla Dalal
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 o ....
This is not another of those mellow, creamy sandwiches, and definitely not for the soft-hearted! Full of josh, this all-time favourite street food of Mumbai features an assortment of crunchy and juicy veggies sandwiched between bread slices smeared with butter and peppy green chutney. A specia ....
 by Tarla Dalal
Samosa! Does this snack need any introduction? Originally one of Mumbai’s favourite roadside snacks, it is now so famous across the country that it is available in almost every bakery, restaurant and tea stall. While some enjoy it plain, others like to smash it and top it with sauces or make a chaat ....
For those who thought Vada Pav and Pav Bhaji to be the only bread-based roadside snacks, Bread Pakoda is sure to be an eye-opener. Although these batter-fried bread fritters are ....
 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 ....
 by Tarla Dalal
Dosa is as popular in South Indian cuisine as Idli is! Crisp and thin pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, dosas are even more exciting than idlis. In fact, while idlis are considered to be an easy, comfortable steamed food, ....
This is how South Indian typically finish off leftover idlis made properly, it is so tasty that you can even serve it to guests. Sometimes, people even make Idli upma out of fresh idlis, as it is an interesting alternative to usual
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 ....
 by Tarla Dalal
Most South Indians consider breakfast incomplete without Medu Vada. Whether they have idli, dosa, pongal or upma, they like to add a crispy, tasty and protein-rich urad dal vada to the platter. In fact, when you have breakfast in a South Indian restaurant, even in the remote villages, you will be fa ....
Batata Vada, this popular street-food from Western India has gained a place in the hearts of Indians all over the country. Potatoes ensure that these vadas are filling, while the ginger, green chillies, coriander and lemon juice pep up the flavour, making your taste-buds crave for more, even whe ....
 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
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 ....
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Top 15 Team Time Snacks
 on 26 Nov 17 05:29 PM

I love corn flakes chevda but cannot digest anything fried. Is there a way of getting the corn flakes crispy without frying?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Lekha, you can try and make them in an air-fryer or microwave...
27 Nov 17 08:34 AM
Top 15 Team Time Snacks
 on 14 Jun 17 03:45 PM

Because of my health reason,my Mummy has strictly warned me not to eat roadside snacks like vadapav, bread pakoda, samosa etc which i loved to eat. No Mumbaikar can avoid eating these. here is the good info of these snacks and easy look & do steps of making it, which I conveyed to my Mummy. Now she make these snacks for me retaining healthy value.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Meenakshi, Nice of you to comment and we would love to hear from you again for the other Tarla Dalal recipes you have tried.?
14 Jun 17 05:07 PM