5 Diwali snacks To Make

5 Savory Snacks To Try this Diwali

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.

Vattayappm - the soft and spongy sweet Rice Cake From Kerala

Vattayappam – Soft And Spongy Yeasted Steam Cakes

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.

Apple Walnut Pull Apart Loaf

Apple Walnut Pull Apart Loaf | Baked From Scratch

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.

Uzbek Samsa - The flaky pastry with minced lamb filling.

Around The World One Bite At A Time. 1- Uzbek Samsa    

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 !

Raspberry Swirl Sweet Roll

Light and Soft – Delicious Raspberry Swirl Sweet Rolls

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 🙂

Egg Puffs - South Indian Spiced Egg Pastry

Spiced Egg in Pastry Shells – The South Indian Egg Puffs

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.

Kalathappam - Sweet Rice cake made in the pressure cooker

Sweet Kalathappam – A Traditional Snack Cake From Malabar

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.

South Indian Style Tangy Lemon Rice

South Indian Style Tangy Lemon Rice Recipe

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.

Deep Fried Mix vegetable patties

Loaded Vegetable Cutlets

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

30 Minute Scones

Breakfast in 30 Minutes – Light and Healthy Raisin Scones

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 !

French Madelines

Classic Madeleines – Little Bites of Heaven

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 !

Cake rusk or biscoti

Tea Time Munchies – Simple Cake Rusk

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 - Delicious spiced potato burger

Delectable Street Foods – Vada Pav

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!

Armenian Gata

Armenian Gata

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 /Dilpasanad Coconut Buns

Dilkush –  Coconut Stuffed  Sweet Buns

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 !

Snow Ball Cookies With Almonds

Almond Snow Balls

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.