Mutton Chops: The Spicy Mutton Cutlet That Is Every Bengali’s Go-To Snack

It was slightly hard for my Kolkata based aunt to adjust to the ways of Delhi. In her last visit, one of the most bizarre things that she pointed out was us having teawith no or bare minimum snacks in the evenings. Back in Bengal, chai-time is incomplete without a round of complimentary snacks. The wide array of snacksincludes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. According to food critic Bikramjit Ray, “One of the specialties of Bengal is that they have such wholesome non-vegetarian snacks. If you see snacks across the country, they…

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Tamil Nadu’s Crispy Cashew Pakoda is the Perfect Evening Snack During Monsoon

Who doesn’t love crispy pakodas on a rainy day? Well, we all do. Our undying love for fried snacks is just beyond imagination and why not? They make for a great accompaniment with a piping hot cup of tea. Talk about pakodas, we all end up gorging on the same ol’ pyaaz ka pakoda, aloo ka pakoda or mirchi ka pakoda , but have you ever thought of trying the delectably crispy cashew pakoda or Munthiri Puruppu Pakoda popular in Tamil Nadu? This rich delicacy is religiously gorged on as evening snacks with a cup…

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Tea time snack: Try making these yummy, healthy Sooji Dhoklas

I came home (India) after almost 5 months, craving for mom’s cooking and all things nice. The first morning, mom made sprouts salad for breakfast and I almost cringed saying I eat this all the time. I told her – This one week that I am at home is my food binge week and I want no healthy stuff. Well we can’t really take ‘healthy’ out of mother’s cooking. My mom doesn’t like to make the traditional besan dhokla but dad loves it so she came up with sooji dhoklas….

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Snack of the day: Noodles Spring Rolls

A classic Chinese preparation, today Spring Rolls is one of the most popular snacks in India. Noodles give an edge to this preparation. Check out the recipe of Noodles Spring Rolls. INGREDIENTS FOR KNEADING DOUGH 1 cup Maida ¼ tsp Salt 2 tsp Oil FOR STUFFING 1 cup (boiled) Noodles ¼ cup (cut into small chunks) Paneer ½ cup (finely chopped) Cabbage ¼ cup Green peas ¼ cup (finely chopped) Capsicum 2-3 tbsp Green coriander 1-2 (finely chopped) Green chilly ½ inch baton (grated) or ½ tsp paste Ginger 1…

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Instant snack: How to make crispy Noodles Pakora

Indians swear as much by their pakoras as by the noodles. So making a noodles pakora is not a bad idea. It’s fun to make and fun to eat. Here goes the recipe NOODLES PAKORA   INGREDIENTS 1 chup Gram flour 2 tbsp Corn flour 1 cup boiled noodles 2 finely chopped Mushroom ½ cup finely chopped cabbage 1-2 finely chopped Green chilly 1 inch piece thinly chopped Ginger 2 tbsp finely chopped Green coriander Salt as per taste ¼ tsp Red chilly powder Oil for frying METHOD Take gram…

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Gujarat’s Famous Snack Khandvi is All About Getting the Technique Right

Gujarati cuisine  is known for its variety of snacks – from the famous khakdas and theplas to the all-time favourite khandvi and dhokla. Most of their snacks offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavours in one bite and are often served with an array of chutneys, fresh coriander, sev and slit green chilies. These are popularly known as ‘Nasta’ or ‘Nashta’ in Gujarat and are enjoyed especially during tea-time. Out of all these delights, khandvi is loved by many and is also very nutritious to snack on. What is Khandvi? According to MasterChef contestant Siddharth Talwar,…

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This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark Recipe Is the Perfect Weekday Snack

Tired of the overly processed, questionable ingredients and high prices of packaged candies on store shelves? Me, too. That’s why I came up with this simple, three-ingredient dark chocolate bark that any foodie will appreciate. But I didn’t choose ingredients at random. These three—dark chocolate, pistachios, and pomegranate arils—are all you need to create a healthy, mouthwatering masterpiece. Each one is loaded with antioxidants, but there are other health benefits you score, too. Dark chocolate can boost brain power, pistachios offer up healthy, unsaturated fats (not to mention they’re one of…

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8 Innovative Samosa Fillings to Make Snack Time a Lip-Smacking Affair

A traditionalsamosa is perhaps the most popular Indian appetiser or street food . Talking about samosas, the first thing that we visualise is fried, golden pyramids stuffed with spicy potatoes and green peas along with peanuts and raisins put in for good measure. Samosa is said to have originated in the Middle East (where it is known as sambosa), and was introduced to the Indian subcontinent by traders from central Asia. Today, they have become the most favourite and generic snack among Indians. We Indians love to give international food an Indian taste; that is why hamburgers…

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Chakodi: The Famous Crunchy Snack from Andhra Pradesh

Who wouldn’t like to enjoy a crisp snack in the evening with a hot cup of tea? We’re always looking out for delicious and exciting snacking options and that’s exactly what we’re going to share with you. If you’re bored with the usual fried snacks that you’ve been binging on, try one of the most popular snacks from Andhra Pradesh called Chakodi. This round, spicy and crunchy delight teams perfectly with your evening tea or coffee. It is full of spices and different flavours. Also known as Chegodilu, Chekodi, Ring…

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Instant Pot Watermelon Rinds Are the Snack of the Summer

You’re throwing away the best part of the watermelon, and I’d like to help you out here. Not just to minimize the waste you’re discarding willy-nilly into the world, but also because I would like to be the person who introduces you to your new favorite warm weather snack: spicy Instant Pot watermelon rind pickles. Of course I didn’t invent watermelon rind pickles; they’re a mostly Southern and Indian condiment that’s been around since time immemorial. But most recipes tend to be pretty sugar or oil-laden and call for stovetop…

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