Healthy Snack Recipes

Indian Snack Recipes

These healthy snack recipes are easy to make. Snacks are food items that we eat in between meals. Everybody loves snacks. Not just children, grown ups too love snacks.

Children would rather have a snack than a regular meal. Snacks are generally more appealing than regular meals such as breakfast, lunch, dinner. Why?

Why are snacks popular

  • Snacks are tastier.
  • There is a big variety of snacks.
  • Snacks are available - ready to eat
  • Are generally quick to make.
  • You do not need to sit down in one place to have a snack.
  • You can have a snack while on the move.

Why are ready snacks not so good for you and family?

Ready snacks May Contain

  • Preservatives which are not good for you.
  • Artificial sweeteners are used.
  • They are processed a lot, the natural nutrients are missing.
  • May contain more fat and salt than is good for you.
  • May be totally unhealthy for you. 

So would it not make more sense to make your own snacks? They will be definitely more health giving than the store bought ones.

We consider that having three regular meals such as breakfast, lunch and dinner is better than having snacks.

But what if you can healthy snacks? Wouldn't that be more interesting and beneficial too?

It is sometimes difficult to make kids eat the regular rice and bread and vegetables etc at dinner or any other meal. Offer them healthy filling snacks which are made using rice or whole wheat flour and vegetables.

They will be happy to get what they like and you will feel happy when they eat what you prepared and appreciated.

You will find here a variety of snack recipes. Fried snacks, steamed snacks, stomach filling snacks, just time pass snacks etc.


Healthy snack recipes For You

Vegetable samosa

Vegetable samosa is usually made with potatoes and peas.

Maddur vada-Vade
 

- Maddur vada is a specialty snack from Karnataka. It is yummy as a tea time snack or a picnic snack. Keeps for a week or so. Very convenient.

Stirfried Chickpeas - Kabuli Chana sundal - Ghugri

 Made with kabuli chana - garbanzo beans, prepared on festivals such as  Ganesh chaturthi and distributed to the devotees as prasad, also served as a snack.

Batata vada or aloo bonda

Batata vada is a popular snack item. It is served by itself along with chutney or stuffed in a pav/bun to make vada-pav.

Fried poha chivda

- This thick rice flakes recipe is made from thick poha / aval. Keeps for weeks and easy to make and to pack and carry. It is a must for Diwali festival.

Thin poha chivda

- is made from thin beaten / flattened rice flakes as a easy snack. It is a part of festival foods such as Diwali. Keeps for 3-4 weeks.

Ambode - Chana dal vada -

This South Indian dal vada recipe is a spicy snack recipe - Festival recipe, made with split chickpeas

Bread Upma

 - Quick Snack with fresh or a day old - leftover bread.

Dalia sheera / halwa

 - Healthy breakfast recipe with broken / cracked wheat. Can also serve as a sweet dish.

Use coconut oil or any vegetable oil instead of desi ghee if you want to make it vegan.

Dahi Vada -Dahi Bhalle

A popular yogurt based snack recipe. Good for festivals, summer season and as a party dish.

Known as thyir vade - mosaru vade in south Indian languages.

Dahi Puri - Dahi poori

Dahi Puri or Dahi poori is Indian chaat - Popular Indian street food / fast food.

Gujrati Dhokla

- Gujarati steamed dhokla - khaman dhokla. A chickpea flour steamed Gujarati snack.

Vegetable cutlet recipe

Kids favorite recipe. Another way to get kids eat their vegetables.

Chinese noodles - Vegetarian

Easy, simple and quick Chinese noodle recipe.

Sago - sabudana vada

sago - Sabudana vada  for Navratri fasting - Upvas - Vrat

Fruit chaat - fruit snacks

Fruit Chaat - fruit snack - fruit salad. Make your fruits tastier with this recipe.

Potato Pancakes - Latkes

Potato Pancakes - Eggless

Easy, simple and quick potato pancake recipe.

Vegetable Frankie

Veg frankie - vegetable frankie recipe - yummy spicy mixed vegetables in a wrap.

More snacks recipes For You

  • Paneer pakoda - Paneer pakora- fritters
  • Baby corn pakoda - Baby corn fritters

    Aloo tikki - Potato pattie

  • Bread pakora - Evening snack or appeitizer recipe..
  • Rava Idli -Steamed Semolina cakes.
  • About Indian Chaat Recipes - Indian Fast Food
  • Pav bhaji - Indian fast food.
  • Bread chaat recipe.
  • Pani Puri - Yummy chaat item, with digestive herbs.


  • Related Pages to visit:

    Fruit snacks

    Fried ChickPeas

    Rava Idli

    About Indian Street food - Chaats

    Chaat Masala

    Thin poha Chivda - Aval / Rice Flake snack

    Dhokla- A chickpea flour steamed snack.



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