Tag: Snacks

Tava Idlies (Pav bhaji-flavoured idlies)

When the South Indian favourite idlies and Mumbai’s famous pav bhaji meet, you get tava idlies. The star of the dish – the humble idlies are quite the powerhouse hiding inside a very soft and spongy exterior. It is low in fat, easy to digest and comes loaded with iron […]

Pesto Stuffed Puff Pastry

I love a good snack that involves a flaky puff pastry. If it savoury, it is that much better for me. Having puff pastry in the freezer is super handy when you have to dish out some quick snack for those major cravings and when you have guests over. It […]

Indian-spiced Roasted Cauliflower with Mint Raitha

A lot of my cooking inspiration comes from the fresh food aisle in the local supermarket. There is never dearth of ideas there. Recently, neatly packed boxes of Jamie Oliver’s products caught my attention; it had raw cauliflower florets, a pack of ready-to-use-spice and mint yoghurt dip. All you have […]

Caprese Bruschetta

It is a pleasant day today and wanted something light and refreshing to eat. I was not up to some major cooking or even chopping for that matter. All I wanted to have was something quick and light. After raiding the fridge and pantry, I saw some ingredients sitting pretty. […]

Stuffed Mushroom Cups

Vegetable shopping at my local green grocer is one thing that I enjoy very much. It is pleasing to see fresh and colourful fruits & vegetables arranged beautifully. The seasonal goodies take the prized spot in the front of the stores and demand to be picked up. My haul, today, […]

Bhel Puri

Bhel puri holds a prized spot in the Indian street food list. This savoury snack is a combination of puffed rice tossed with vegetables, an assortment of spice powders and condiments. To me though, bhel puri is a salad of sorts with the veggies, carbs, dressing and interesting elements. This […]

Eggplant Pizza Bites

Here is an easy, guilt-free and totally delish solution to enjoy the amazing flavours of pizza without worrying too much about the calories. These eggplants pizza bites are so versatile that they can be consumed as a sandwich topper, on a salad or as a meal. Note: There is an […]

Roasted Chickpeas

The healthy and nutritious makes a fantastic snack. You will give the oily and unhealthy processed snacks a miss if you give this roasted chickpeas a go. The humble chickpeas is cooked, roasted and seasoned with flavourful and aromatic Indian spices. Tips: You could skip the soaking and pressure cooking […]

Oven Roasted Corn Flakes Chivda

I am constantly on the lookout for tasty and healthy snacks. It is a bonus when I get a snack that uses convenient and easily accessible ingredients. While clearing out my pantry, I noticed that I had a few bits of corn flakes, wheat flakes and rice crisps leftover. It […]

Microwave Poha Chivda

Poha is one of my favourite foods. I include poha in my meals at least once a week in form or the other. The best thing about poha is that it makes for an anytime snack/ meal. This is a quick version of the poha chivda; and the best part […]