It’s evening, and you’re in the mood for some snacks. You wouldn’t exactly want to spend ages preparing something, right?
These 5-ingredient Indian snacks are easy to make and ready before your hunger pangs fade away, so you can spend quality time snacking on them with a hot cup of filter kaapi.
Said to have originated in East India, churumuri is a light snack that is perfect for when you’ve had a heavy lunch and just want to munch on something savoury and/ or spicy.
Put together a few ingredients like puffed rice, chopped onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves, and lemon juice, and you’ve got yourself a bowlful of churumuri. You can dry roast the puffed rice with some turmeric for added flavour, but that’s not necessary.
Paneer bhurji is a go-to snack and breakfast option for many people because it is a quick yet fulfilling meal.
Set aside crumbled paneer, chopped onions, green chillies, salt and butter. Mix the ingredients and sauté them with butter. The salt, pepper and chillies add just the right flavour to the dish.
We highly recommend having a cup of our Monsoon filter kaapi with your egg bhurji.
You can also prepare this exact dish with tofu instead.
When you’re wondering what snack to have, chilla may not be at the top of your list. But it’s surprisingly simple to make, extremely satisfying, and perfect for when you’ve either had brunch or are craving something a little heavier.
All it takes is chickpea flour, tomato, green chillies, salt, and oil.
The nuttiness and earthiness of the chickpea go well with the fruity-chocolaty notes of our Heritage kaapi.
Bhujia is a snack made of potatoes and chickpea flour. It’s sold in most Indian grocery stores. While you can just as easily settle down with a bowl of bhujia alone, what makes for an even better snack is preparing a sandwich with it.
Aloo bhujia, ketchup, bread, and onions are the main ingredients you’ll need. The crunchiness of the onion and bhujia balance well with the softness of the bread and the tartness of the ketchup. A wonderful combination of flavours!
The moment someone mentions aloo tikki, many Indians probably think of chaat. Aloo tikki is similar to a croquette in that it is coated with flour and fried. The filling can be anything you want it to be.
For this dish, you’ll use shredded potato, flour, eggs, salt, and red chilli powder. If you don’t want it to have a kick, swap out the red chilli powder with any other mild seasoning, such as amchur or coriander powder.
Generally, dal vadas are a bit more time-consuming to make but so satisfying. It is a snack that is commonly prepared in a lot of Gujarati households.
Coarse-grind moong dal, salt, green chillies, and ginger-garlic paste. Then, either pat them down into cutlets or just scoop up small portions of them into balls. If you don’t much prefer deep frying things, you can also use an air fryer.
You can make hearty snacks with a few of the same common ingredients that you’re likely to have at home.
Don’t hesitate to experiment with different vegetables or seasonings, if you’d like. These are just a few dishes to get you started on a relaxing evening.