Indian snacks – a recipe collector’s delight

Give us some new Indian Snack Recipes. This is oft heard demand from food lovers. Snacking is a major event in most households and the newer the better, the crunchier the better and for the weight conscious, sans fat the better! There is a lot happening on the snacking front. The best would be to indulge in fresh seasonal fruits or a bowl of chopped fresh vegetables! But that is not what everyone wants.
Here we share some zara hatke Indian Snack Recipes.
Masala Papdi With Dahi Boondi: Place 1 cup maida in a bowl. Add ¼ cup gram flour, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ½ tsp carom seeds, salt and ¼ tsp turmeric powder and mix. Heat oil in a kadai. Add water, little by little, to the flour mixture and knead into a stiff dough.
Divide the dough into lemon sized balls and roll into rotis, not too thin nor too thick. Prick the roti with a fork all over. Using a round cutter cut our small puris. Slide these puris into the hot oil and deep fry them on medium heat till they turn golden and crisp. Meanwhile add salt to ½ cup yogurt and mix well. Chop some coriander leaves finely and add and mix well. Drain the papdis on an absorbent paper and let them cool slightly. Place 4 tablespoons namkeen boondi in a sieve and wash under running water. Add it to the yogurt and mix well. To serve arrange the papdis in a serving plate and place a little of the dahi-boondi over each. Sprinkle roasted cumin powder, a little red chilli powder and a little salt. Serve immediately.
Garlicky Mushroom Pakoras: Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Trim the stems of 16-20 mushrooms and place them in a bowl. For the batter combine 1 ½ cups gram flour, ¼ tsp carom seeds, 1 tsp red chilli powder, a pinch baking soda, salt, 1 ½ tbsps garlic paste and sufficient water in a bowl and whisk till smooth. The consistency of the batter must be thick enough to coat. Add juice of lemon and mix well. Dip each mushroom in the batter and slide into the hot oil. Deep fry on high heat till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot.
Now that your palates have been given the spark, let’s look at some easy Indian Snack RecipesMethi Frankie, Baked Chatpati Shankarpali….
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