Category Archives: Teatime snacks or Brunch ideas

B for Batatewade

These golden balls are a very popular street snack in India. The one rule of eating out in India is that if it’s fried, hot, and spicy, you’re probably good to go. Oh, and always follow the crowds. That won’t be … Continue reading

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Konefal (Purple Yam)

If you are looking for a healthy and delicious, bright purple snack, look no further. Yes, you read that right. If your new year resolutions include discovering the new and interesting, give purple purple yam a twirl. Of course, to … Continue reading

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Kaale chane or Black Chickpeas salad

This is a perfect, weather proof salad. Serve it cold in the summer and warm when the temperature starts to dive. The versatility doesn’t stop there. When we were kids,  mum used to serve this in tiny bowls as a healthy … Continue reading

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V is for Vaangi Pohe (Beaten rice with aubergines)

Although pohe are a popular choice for breakfast or brunch, they were always a tea time or a tiffin snack at my Aji’s house. Breakfast, as we know it, was restricted to Sundays and was usually toast and eggs. On other … Continue reading

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T is for Tikhat papdya (Cumin and Pepper Crackers)

A spicy and crunchy snack to liven up tea times. The sweet version of this snack is popularly known as Shankarpale or Shakkarpara in India. I prefer this savoury pepper and cumin version that my mum and Aji make. It takes me … Continue reading

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S is for Sabudanyachi Bora (Potato and Sago dumplings)

You probably are familiar with this in another form – the famous sabudana vada. This bite sized version makes a great bar snack or a tea time treat. They are called ‘bora’ because in this shape they resemble an Indian … Continue reading

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O is for Onion and Tomato Pole (faux Omelette)

These savoury pancakes are also called faux omelettes since there are no eggs involved.They are a quick brunch or tea time snack that is a filling yet quick fix. This used to be another Thursday special for very different reasons from … Continue reading

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I is for Itole (Shrimp fritters)

Itole (‘aye-tolay’) are a great bar snack, although we had them at tea time. This was, simply speaking, vamped up frugal living. The batter was what was left over from making ‘pole’ (‘pol-ay’ are rice pancakes, similar to dosas). Shrimps and … Continue reading

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B is for Bhanavle (Cabbage pie)

A quick tea time snack that has been my favourite for as long as I can remember. Cooked to perfection by my Mothi Aji (great grandma) as well as my Aji (gran), it always reminds me of summer holidays and … Continue reading

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Spiced Kurmure (Puffed rice)

The hardest part of the Sattvik diet was the snacking or rather the lack of it. It also made me realise that all my snacks come out of a box or a package. Again, this was the husband’s contribution to … Continue reading

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Vataane Pohe (Beaten rice with peas)

Poha or chidwa, depending on which part of India you hail from, is a common breakfast dish. The usual Maharashtrian way to cook this is with onions (the famous Kaande Pohe) or with potatoes. This preparation uses peas, instead, and … Continue reading

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White Pohe

Pohe are a very popular Maharashtrian breakfast or teatime snack. If you prefer to eat a light meal first thing in the morning, this super quick dish is just right for you. You can always spice it up or down … Continue reading

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Tikhat Rava or Spicy semolina

Tikhat Rava is not quite Upma but very similar to it since the base is semolina. This has been a favourite teatime snack ever since we were kids. It makes for a great brunch too. Serves : 3 as a … Continue reading

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