Indians love their food and they take great pleasure in preparing foods for family and friends. Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or evening snacks, whatever the time is, food holds equal importance in almost all the Indian households.Though making the main course meal is not a big deal, but you need to strain your brain when it comes to preparing innovative evening snacks. Well, instead of getting stressed, you can refer to the following evening snack ideas and surprise your loved ones.
Tikka basically means anything that is marinated for some time and then grilled or baked or fried. And Paneer Tikka is one of the very famousvegetarian Indian snack recipes. Once in a while, you can prepare this widely popular tandoori snack for your family and friends. Here Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) is marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, placedon skewers, and grilled in the oven. If you do not have an oven, then instead of grilling in oven, you can make it on stovetop or Tawa.
Vegetable Spring Rolls:
This is a widely popular, Indo-Chinese snack recipe that you can prepare quite effortlessly. These yummy vegan spring rolls are crusty from outside, with a flavoured vegetable filling from inside. This is a perfect snack option for small evening get-togethers. Though you can serve spring rolls with red chili sauceor chili garlic chutney or tomato ketchup many would prefer to have them with schezwan sauce.
Methi Muthia is another popular evening snack option from Gujrati cuisine. These are steamed or fried dumplings made from chickpea flour and fenugreek leaves or methi. There are various ways of making methi muthia. If you don’t want to use the chickpea flour, you can prepare this muthia using whole wheat flour or bajra or jowar flour.
Hara Bhara Kabab:
Hara Bhara Kabab is a pan-fried patty made with a mix of spinach, green peas, and potatoes. You can prepare this healthy, easy to make kababfor your kids also. You can find this kabab listed in the starter section of the menu in many North Indian restaurants. True to its name, Hara Bhara Kabab is nutritious as well as delicious and tastes great with any chutney and sauce.
If you prefer vegetable recipes, then this is definitely your snack option. Vegetable cutlet or veg patties is a delicious evening snack alternative made with mix boiled vegetables.This crispy and tasty vegan patties go well with hot tomato ketchup and green chutney.People love to have them with tea especially in the monsoons.
Cheese Balls are an easy-to-prepare, tasty snack made with potatoes and cheeses.Although people think that making cheese balls can be a challenge as they often break in the oil, you have to follow the exact recipe to get the perfect cheese balls every time.You just need mashed potatoes mixed with grated cheese to make the balls and then need to be deep-fried.
Sabudana vada is a famous snack in the households which is a fried patty made with tapioca pearls, potatoes, and some herbs. This gluten-free and vegan snack is crispy from outside with a soft and light texture from inside.