Easy Evening Snack Recipes for Tea Time with Family

Easy Evening Snack Recipes for Tea Time with Family

Indians love their food and take great interest in its preparation too. Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner or evening snacks, food for any time of the day holds equal importance in almost all Indian households. Making main course meals may not be that big a deal, but you may really need to strain your brains when it comes to making evening snacks. Well, not anymore, because we shall be sharing some yummy and quick evening snacking ideas that you can enjoy with your family at tea time.

Quick and Yummy Tea Time Snack Recipes

Here are some quick and yummy snacks that you can relish at tea time:

1. Stuffed Bread Pakoda

Stuffed Bread Pakora

Bread pakora is one of the most loved evening snacks, and it is an easy recipe with besan that can be enjoyed with tea or coffee. However, we have added cheese to the recipe and have given it a creamier twist.

Ingredients

  • Besan or gram flour -1 cup
  • Carom seeds (ajwain) – ½ teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Ginger-garlic paste – ½ teaspoon
  • Green chilli paste – ¼ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Cheese spread – 2 tablespoons
  • Green coriander – 2 tablespoons, chopped
  • Chaat masala- ½ teaspoon
  • Baking soda – ¼ teaspoon
  • Bread slices – 6
  • Salt to taste
  • Water – ¾ cup or as required
  • Oil for frying

Prep Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Directions

  • Sieve besan and baking soda together in a bowl.
  • Add salt, carom seeds (ajwain), chilli powder, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste, garam masala powder and green coriander to the besan and mix well. Add water till it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Take two bread slices at a time, cut corners.
  • Apply cheese spread on both the sides and cut the bread slices diagonally to give a triangular shape.
  • Heat oil in a pan for frying.
  • Dip the bread with cheese in the besan mix and fry from both the sides until its crisp.
  • Take out the pakoras and sprinkle chaat masala on it.
  • Serve hot with tomato sauce.

Servings: Serves 3 to 4 people

2. Cheese and Corn Rolls

Cheese and Corn Rolls

These rolls have a cheese filling inside, and your little ones will love them. This healthy vegetarian recipe can be fried or baked as per your preferences.

Ingredients

  • Medium-sized potatoes, 6 to 7
  • Corn kernels- ½ cup
  • Mozzarella cheese- ½ cup
  • Crushed garlic- 1 teaspoon
  • Cornstarch -1 tablespoon
  • Bread slices – 3 to 4
  • Red chilli powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder- ¼ teaspoon
  • Chaat masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Black pepper- ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes

Directions

  • Boil the potatoes and corn kernels separately and keep aside to cool.
  • Once potatoes cool down, peel and mash them in a bowl.
  • Add boiled corn kernels, crushed garlic, cornstarch, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, black pepper and salt and mix well. Shred the bread sliced and mix it well with the potato mixture. Divide the mix into 15 to 20 equal sized balls.
  • Take each ball, dig a hole with your finger and add the grated mozzarella cheese in it. Roll the ball in an elongated shape. Repeat the same step with all the potato balls.
  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry these rolls until they turn golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve hot with tartar sauce and mustard sauce.

Serving: Serves 5 to 6 people

3. Yummy Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza

You no longer require a pizza base to make a yummy pizza for your family because this tea time snack using bread tastes nothing but yum! However, we prefer bigger bread slices for this recipe.

Ingredients

  • Bread slices – 4 to 5
  • Mozzarella cheese, grated- 1 cup
  • Capsicum, thinly sliced- 1 medium
  • Onion, thinly sliced- 1 medium
  • Baby corns, thinly sliced- ¼ cup
  • Mushrooms, chopped, – ¼ cup
  • Salsa sauce – 4 to 5 tablespoons
  • Oregano seasoning – 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper- ¼ teaspoon
  • Butter -1 tablespoon
  • Oil – 1 teaspoon

Prep Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Directions

  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
  • Add capsicum, onions, baby corn and mushrooms to it.
  • Add pepper and salt, cook on high flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Keep aside.
  • Take the bread slices and spread salsa sauce on them.
  • Spread the vegetable mix on it and top it up with grated mozzarella cheese.
  • Grease the baking dish with butter and preheat the oven at 180 degrees.
  • Bake the slices for 6 to 7 minutes.
  • Cut the bread into four parts and sprinkle with oregano seasoning.
  • Serve hot with tomato and mustard sauce.

Serving: Serves 4 to 5 people

4. Crispy Masala Matthris

Matthris
Source: www.manjulaskitchen.com

This is a famous North Indian tea time recipe with maida and a little spicy twist.

Ingredients

  • Maida or refined flour – 2 cups
  • Carom seeds- ½ teaspoon
  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)- 2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder- ½ tablespoon
  • Garam masala powder- ½ tablespoon
  • Cornstarch – 1 tablespoon ( you can also use custard powder)
  • Ghee- 2 tablespoons
  • ½ cup or more water, for kneading the dough
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 to 15 Minutes

Directions

  • Take refined flour and add ajwainkasoori methi, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add one tablespoon ghee to this dry flour mixture and mix well.
  • Add water to make a firm dough.
  • Take the leftover ghee and mix cornstarch in it. Make a smooth paste.
  • Roll the dough into a flat roti and apply this corn paste on it.
  • Roll the dough gently, cut ½ inch pieces from it and gently roll them again.
  • Heat the oil and fry the matthris on medium flame until they turn crisp.
  • Serve once the matthris cool down.

Serving: Serves 6 to 7 people

5. Stuffed Aloo Tikki

Stuffed Aloo Tikki

If you love Aloo Tikki but are looking for a tea time snack that’s non-fried, then you can bake this one too. Also, we have used cheese and peas filling here; you can choose nuts or any other stuffing of your choice.

Ingredients

For Tikki

  • Medium-Sized potatoes, boiled- 5 to 6
  • Ginger garlic paste- ½ teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder- ¼ teaspoon
  • Cumin powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Dried mango powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Medium-sized onion, finely chopped- 2
  • Green chillies, finely chopped- 2
  • Cornstarch – 1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

For Filling

  • Cottage cheese- ½ cup
  • Green peas- ¼ cup
  • Red chilli powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Chaat masala- ½ teaspoon
  • Salt
  • Oil- 1 teaspoon

Prep Time: 12 to 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Directions

  • Take the boiled potatoes and mash them nicely.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, red chilli powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder, dried mango powder, chopped onions, chopped green chillies, cornstarch and salt to the mashed potatoes and mix well. Keep aside.
  • Take a non-stick pan and add oil to it.
  • Add green peas and cook for a few minutes
  • Add cottage cheese, red chilli powder, chaat powder and salt. Cook until the water dries up. Let it cool.
  • Take the potato mixture and make small balls.
  • Make a small hole in each ball using your finger for a spoon.
  • Stuff each potato ball or tikki with the cottage cheese filling.
  • Heat the oil and fry the aloo tikkis until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with imli chutney or mint chutney.

Serving: Serves 5 to 6 people

6. Hara Bhara Kebab

Hara Bhara Kebab

This is a great Indian tea time snack for diabetics because it contains fenugreek leaves, which are good for diabetic patients. This is also a great snacking option for kids who otherwise resent eating greens.

Ingredients

  • Medium sized potatoes, boiled – 6 to 7
  • Dried fenugreek leaves- 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Boiled peas- 1 cup
  • Spinach leaves, blanched and pureed- 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Cornstarch- 2 tablespoons
  • Breadcrumbs- 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Green chillies, chopped- 3 to 4
  • Curry leaves, chopped- 4 to 4 tablespoons
  • Dried mango powder- ½ tablespoon
  • Cumin powder- ½ tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Prep Time: 12 to 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Directions

  • Mash the boiled potatoes well.
  • Take the boiled peas and mash them well too. Mix it with the potato mixture.
  • Add dried fenugreek leaves, pureed spinach leaves, chopped green chillies, chopped curry leaves, dried mango powder, cumin powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add cornstarch and mix well. Make small flattened balls of equal size.
  • Place breadcrumbs in a dish and coat the kebabs nicely from all the sides.
  • Heat oil and fry kebabs in them until they turn golden brown.
  • Serve with green chutney.

Serving: Serves 6 to 7 people

7. Banana Cinnamon Pancake

Banana Cinnamon Pancake

This is a healthy pancake recipe that your kids would eat without any fuss.

Ingredients

  • Refined flour or maida- 1 ½ cups
  • Medium-sized banana- 2
  • Cinnamon powder- ¼ teaspoon
  • Powdered sugar- ¾ cup
  • Eggs – 3
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Baking powder- ½ tablespoon
  • Fresh cream – 2 heaped spoons
  • Butter – 2 tablespoons
  • A handful of mixed nuts ( walnuts, pine nuts, etc.)
  • Honey or maple syrup for topping

Prep Time: 7 to 8 minutes

Cooking Time:  10 to 12 minutes

Directions

  • Sieve the baking powder and flour and keep it aside.
  • Mix eggs and powdered sugar. Once it is frothy, add milk and mix well.
  • Mash the bananas nicely and gently mix in the egg mixture.
  • Add cinnamon powder and fresh cream to the mixture and mix nicely.
  • Slowly add the flour mixture while mixing it gently. Attain a thick pouring consistency, if required, add more milk.
  • Heat a pan over the flame and grease it with butter.
  • Add the pancake cake batter and cook well from both the sides.
  • Top the pancakes with honey and mixed nuts. Serve hot.
  • You may also add grated apples, chopped strawberries and other such fruits in the pancake batter.

Serving: Serves 4 to 5 people

8. Cocktail Soya Samosa

Cocktail Soya Samosa
Source: www.farsan.co.uk

This cocktail samosa is ideal for all soya fans, and it is fairly easy to make. If you are watching your weight, bake the samosa instead of frying.

Ingredients

For samosa dough

  • Refined flour – 2 cups
  • Carom seeds (ajwain)- 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee- 1 tablespoon
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Water – ½ cup ( or more to make the dough)

For samosa filling

  • Soya granules- 1 cup
  • Boiled peas- ½ cup
  • Cashew nuts – 2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder-  ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder- ½ teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Prep Time: 15 to 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Directions

  • Take the flour; add carom seeds (ajwain), ghee and salt in it.
  • Add water and make a stiff dough. Cover and keep aside.
  • Soak soya granules in warm water for 3 to 4 minutes. Take out the granules and squeeze out the extra water.
  • Take tablespoon oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add boiled peas and soya granules and cook for a few minutes. Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt and cook for few more minutes. Let it cool.
  • Roll the samosa dough and fill in the soya filling.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the samosa on medium flame.
  • Serve hot with imli chutney.

Serving: Serves 5 to 6 people

9. Vegetable Sandwich

Vegetable Sandwich

You can add chicken salami or shredded chicken to this sandwich recipe to make it a non-vegetarian sandwich.

Ingredients

  • Brown bread slices – 6
  • Green capsicum, thinly sliced- 1
  • Lettuce, finely chopped- 1 cup
  • Onions, finely sliced- 2
  • Tomatoes, thinly sliced- 2
  • Green olives, sliced- 10 to 15
  • Cucumber, thinly sliced- 1
  • Pickled jalapeño, sliced- 2 to 3
  • Vegetarian mayonnaise- 3 tablespoons
  • Honey mustard – 2 tablespoons
  • Mustard sauce- 1 tablespoon
  • Butter – 2 tablespoons
  • Cheese slices- 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Prep Time: 10 to 12 minutes

Cooking Time: 4 to 5 minutes

Directions

  • Roast the bread in a pan by applying some butter on both sides.
  • Spread mayonnaise, honey mustard sauce and mustard sauce on both the sides of the bread.
  • Start placing the vegetables one by one, as per your preference on one slice of the bread.
  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on the vegetables.
  • Cut the cheese slice into half and place on the vegetables.
  • Put the other bread slice and cut horizontal.
  • Alternatively, you can roast the bread with cheese in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes and then put the veggies over it.
  • For the non-vegetarian option, place the chicken salami or shredded chicken after placing the vegetables.
  • Serve with french fries and tomato sauce.

Serving: Serves 4 to 6 people

10. Chinese Cocktail Idli

Chinese Idli

Turn your leftover idlis into an interesting evening tea time snack, or you can use ready-to-make idli batter too for this recipe.

Ingredients

For Idli

  • Rava- 1 cup
  • Sour curd- ½ cup
  • Fruit salt – 1 levelled teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required

For Tempering

  • Capsicum, thinly sliced- 1
  • Carrot, thinly sliced- 1
  • Cabbage- ½ cup
  • Spring onion, chopped- 2 tablespoon
  • Onions, finely sliced- 2
  • Soy sauce- 1 tablespoon
  • Tomato sauce- 2 tablespoon
  • Red chilli sauce- 1 tablespoon
  • Black pepper – ¼ teaspoon
  • Sugar- ½ teaspoon
  • Oil- 1 teaspoon

Prep Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 to 15 minutes

Directions

  • Take rava in a bowl, add curd and mix well. Keep aside until you prepare the tempering.
  •  Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add capsicum, carrots, cabbage and onions. Do this for about 3 minutes on high flame.
  • Add salt, pepper, soy sauce, chilli sauce and tomato sauce. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Let the vegetables remain crisp.
  • Remove from fire and keep aside.
  • Add fruit salt to the idli batter and water, if required, to acquire a good consistency.
  • Grease the idli utensil and pour batter and cook until idlis are done.
  • Cut one idli into four and mix them well with the cooked vegetable tempering.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped spring onions.

Serving: Serves 4 to 6 people

These are some easy-to-make snack recipes that you can make for your family and friends. The best thing is you can improvise the recipes as per the taste and preference of your family. Try these recipes and enjoy the fun evening tea-times with your loved ones.

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