Try these healthier spicier version of popular Diwali snacks. These can be prepared ahead of time and travels well and stays fresh for few days.
Vattayappam is a soft and spongy rice cake popular in Kerala and neighboring regions. It is made with fermented rice batter. Coconut, sugar and cardamom are the other ingredients that add to its appeal. This cake takes very little hands on time to make.
Pull apart or tear and share breads are perfect for casual gatherings or family meals. This wonderful bread filled with grated tart apples and walnuts . Serve it at tea time or for breakfast as a special treat.
Samsas are a popular snack all over Central Asia. These come in many shapes and sizes. These triangular Uzbek Samsas are filed with a mix of lamb and onions and encased in a flaky pastry crust and baked. There is only one word to describe it – delicious !
Undan Pori is a sweet whole wheat and banana fritter. It is a quick time snack that is popular all over Kerala. All you need are a few pantry staples. Here is an easy version that is light and healthy.
Crisp and crunchy outside and soft and spongy inside – Medu vadas are a popular south Indian snack. These are made with black lentils and not only delicious but packs a load of nutrients as well !
Who does not like a sweet sandwich bread ? Here is an easy recipe that is sure to become a family favorite. Swirls of nutella adds to the appeal of this bread. Just slice and serve !
These are sweet rolls – soft delicious and filled oozing with raspberry goodness. A lighter version of sweet dough and an absolutely delicious berry filling makes this an indulgence you can be proud of . Let’s get kneading 🙂
Hard boiled eggs with a spicy mix of onions encased in a pastry shell or what we called egg puffs is a favorite tea time snack. These are not just tea time snack, pack a couple in the lunch box along with some fruit and it turns into a hearty lunch . This is easy to prepare , especially when you have pre-made puff pastry sheets.
Have you ever wondered what kind of chips the gods are likely to much on ? If you are a Malayali the answer is “Plantain chips”, of
Kalathappam is north Malabar sweet snack. It is stove top cake or cooker cake make usually in a pressure cooker. It is made with rice , coconut , jaggery and flavored with surprise – pearl onions ! Try it and I am sure you will fall in love with it too.
Lemon rice is an easy snack or a quick lunch item. It is a tangy flavorful recipe where cooked rice is flavored with lemon and seasoned with spices. This popular south Indian version is served with a few chips and may be a side of pickle.
If you love seafood, these Tuna Cutlets are just ones to try! The best part is that these can be made with canned Tuna , and has
Parippu Vada is a popular snack in kerala. These are made with split peas or chana dal and are perfect tea time snack for a rainy day !
These lovely vegetable patties are perfect for an evening snack or as an appetizer. Serve with a few slices onions and tomatoes seasoned with a
Scones are single serve quick breads. We love these flaky, buttery, crumbles in the mouth texture of scones. These scones are made with part whole wheat flour and loaded with dry fruits to make them healthier. Make and serve these as a healthy breakfast treat !
Madeleines are classic bite sized sponge cake that can be mistaken for a cookie. These are the perfect companion for an afternoon tea , but chances are you can never stop at one !
Elaichi or Cardamom Rusks are favorite of my dad’s. These are hugely popular as a tea time snack all over. It so happenes that spending time with grandpa meant picking
Vada pav is a popular Indian street food. Call it the vegan Indain burger – or carb on carbs , but you can not deny its appeal. When you break it down it is spiced potato fritters and white bread. A generous amount chutneys and spice powders add to the visual appeal and makes it something more than the sum of its parts. Bite on the fried chili if yo dare!
One of the perks of living in Southern California is that one gets to experience different cultures and cuisines. Sometime back I found these wonderful sweetbreads
Dilkhush or Dilpasanad are these plain looking buns from South India. But don’t be fooled, when you bite into these there is an explosion of sweet coconut and dry fruits .. a perfect evening snack !
These are melt in the mouth cookies rolled in confectioner’s sugar the resemble snow balls . These are known by different names , but always have crushed nuts in the cookie and rolled in sugar.