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Recipes for Indian snacks to go with your evening tea.

Sookhi Chana Dal: Snack-Time Bengal Gram

7 Sep

Sookhi Chana Dal

A snack or side dish made of chana dal (Bengal gram) that capitalizes on this dal’s nutty taste. Sookhi chana dal needs very few ingredients and is easy enough to be put together by a kitchen newbie. Those who rely on instant noodles or packaged bhujiya for snack-time with the excuse "I don’t know how to cook" – prepare to shed that line!


Rajma Chaat: Kidney Bean Salad

16 Jun

Rajma Chaat - Kidney Bean Spicy Salad

Rajma masala giving you the same old same old vibe? Try something different with rajma (kidney beans) this time – something that is quicker to put together, that works wonderfully as a teatime snack or lunchtime salad. Try rajma chaat.


Pua: Dessert from Bihar

14 Oct

Each festival in Bihar has a signature sweet linked with it: thekua for chhatth, pidukiya for teej, tilkut for Makar Sankranti – and pua for Holi. But when the goodies are this good, why wait for an occasion to cook? Build your own reason for sweet celebration.


Poha with Peas, Carrots and Spring Onions

3 Apr

From my mom’s kitchen, a colorful, vegetable-laden poha for a superhealthy kickstart to the day.


Boiled Moong Bean Salad

13 Nov

Green moong dal, when boiled, retains its shape unlike dals like masoor (red lentil) and toor (yellow lentil). One can put boiled moong dal to good use in a salad.


Red Chura Bhuja: Crispy Red Poha with Peas

8 Aug

A spin-off on the snack Chura Bhuja with Mattar, this dish uses the healthier red poha (flattened rice) instead of white.

The method of making crispy red poha is exactly the same as for white poha – the only difference with red poha is that it is a little less easy to figure out when the grains are cooked enough. With white poha, the color change to golden is a sure indicator. With red poha, the color is already dark when you start so you need to be more watchful. Red poha turns crisp and ready to eat in about 5-6 minutes. Take a little nibble to make sure.


Soya Cutlets

19 May

Snack time – want something chatpata to go with your steaming hot Indian tea? Here’s a protein-rich idea – soya cutlets.

You Need:

  • Soya bean granules – 1 cup
  • Potato – 1
  • Bread slices – 2
  • Onion – 1, finely chopped
  • Green chilies – 2, finely chopped
  • Ginger – 1 teaspoon, grated
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons, finely chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – for shallow frying


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