Vazhaipoo Vadai - Banana Flower Fritters
Vazhaipoo Vadai - This is a traditional snack from Tamil Nadu made with the blossom of the most versatile plant i.e the banana plant. The crunchy fritters are made with chopped banana flowers, soaked channa dal and a few spices. Enjoy this with a cup of ginger tea.
Matar Karanji - Matar Gujia
Matar Karanji or Matar Gujiya is an common Maharashtrian snack made using green peas. Green peas along with coriander leaves, green chilies and garlic makes this snack spicy and tasty. It can be served with a cup of hot ginger tea for evening snack.
Ukadiche Modak, Maharashtrian Steamed Dumplings
Modak is Ganapati Bappa’s favourite and a common sweet prepared in every house of Maharashtra. Ukadiche Modak are steamed and are made with rice flour, fresh coconut and jaggery. These are prepared by people who originally belonged from coastal regions of Maharashtra.
Misal Pav from Maharashtra
Misal Pav is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast dish that is full of taste. The spicy gravy called Misal, made with moth beans is served with pav buns. Misal is topped with crunchy chivda that adds a nice texture variation. All together it makes a great dish.
Vedi Cake - Vettu Cake - Aatukal Cake
Vedi Cake is a very tasty, deep fried snack specially served by roadside tea shops in Tamilnadu and Kerala. It is called by different names like gajada, vettu cake, muttaikose or aatukaal cake in different places. It can be easily made at home with simple ingredients.
Egg Bonda - Muttai Bonda
Egg Bonda, also known as Muttai Bonda is a tea time snack from Tamil Nadu. Hard boiled eggs are coated with a thick batter made of spiced gram flour. It is then deep fried. The coating becomes crispy while the egg remains soft inside. Together it tastes awesome.
Ilai Appam - Kerala Ela Ada
Ilai Appam is a very traditional snack prepared in South India. Here rice dough is stuffed with coconut, boiled green gram and jaggery. It is wrapped with the help of banana leaf and steamed. The flavour of the leaf gets absorbed in the kozhukattai providing it with a unique taste.
Gulab Jamun with Khoya
Gulab Jamun with khoya - This is a traditionally made Indian sweet, wherein milk solids (khoya) are made into dumplings, deep fried till golden brown and soaked in sugar syrup. The balls soak up the syrup and become really soft that it just melts in your mouth.
Kara Kadubu - Ulundu Kozhukattai
Kara Kadubu is a savoury dumpling made in South India. It is also called Kara Kolukattai. Spicy Urad dal mix is prepared and stuffed within a outer covering made with rice batter. It is then steamed. This soft, healthy snack can be made as an evening snack for kids.
Chicken Cutlet - An exotic tea time snack made with minced chicken. This deep fried snack is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside packed with flavour. This forms part of any high tea or party time appetizer or festival snacks.