Tag Archive | indian snacks

Pav Bhaji (Indian Mashed Veggies Served with Buttered Bread)

Boardwalk delicacies in America include seafood, funnel cake, ice cream, fudge and other treats. If you’re near the Jersey Shore, pork roll and frozen custard must be added to that list. When visiting Juhu Beach in Mumbai India it was exciting to discover their beach options. Most eye-catching was Pav Bhaji, Indian mashed veggies in […]

Snack Reviews: Anand Jack Fruit Chips (Product of India, 7oz/200g)

Jack fruit is the largest fruit tree in the world. Native to India, it also grows in other tropical climates such as Bangladesh. According to one study, they’re one of the most nutritious fruits including vitamin b, potassium and protein. Additionally, they’re low in calories. This is one of the reasons they’re promoting it in […]

Sweet Saturday: Parle Fab! Hide and Seek Strawberry Sandwich Cookies (Product of India)

Parle is the largest biscuit maker in India. This strawberry sandwich cookie falls under their chocolate chip Hide and Seek line. The package contains 9 pieces. Off the bat the candy-ish strawberry aroma hits your nose. They’re studded with chocolate bits and it has a satisfying crunch. The filling is creamy and doesn’t taste as […]

Fast Indian Snack: Non-Traditional Puffed Millet Chaat

Chaat is an Indian word for an assortment of savory sweet snacks using carbs like chickpea, corn, wheat, rice based and other crunchies. Onions, potatoes, chickpeas, and tamarind often make appearances too. I was out of potatoes so I improvised this one using hashbrowns. The puffed millet gives it a fun, chewy texture. It only […]

Gluten Free Halwa Recipe (Cream of Rice)

Sooji ka Halwa is a very popular Indian snack made of cream of wheat (sooji). This non-traditional version uses Cream of Rice for my gluten free lady friend. It’s served warm and is especially comforting on crisp fall days. Normally halwa is made with quite a bit of sugar and ghee. This recipe is a […]

FastSnack: Indian Potato Pancake (Aloo Tikki Recipe)

The Aloo Tikki is a like a midly spicy Indian cousin to the potato pancake. My version uses jowan also called ajwain, carom seeds or bishop weed. It’s a filling snack and can be easily customized. The recipe uses the traditional chickpea flour for the light coating and is naturally gluten free and vegan. If […]

Garvi Gujarat: Taro Leaves Roll Review (Gluten Free, Vegan)

I’d never seen a taro leaf based snack at an Indian grocery before. When opening the package, the aroma of chili powder and amchur (dried mango) stings the nostrils. Inside the “rolls” were actually larger than expected (probably the diameter of a golf ball). The dried taro leaves are covered in gram (chickpea) flour and […]

Indian Snack Review: Garvi Gujarat Jamnagari Gathiya (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Gathiya is a delicious crunchy snack made of chickpea (aka garbanzo flour aka gram aka besan) flour popular all over India. This version is Jamnagari style, named for a town in Gujarat. It’s seasoned with ajwain (bishop weed), black pepper and cumin. The individual pieces are actually about an inch long making them larger than […]

Poha: Indian Snack (Gluten free, Vegan)

Poha is the name of a tasty Indian and Bangladeshi snack made with flattened rice. The grains when bought are thin, dry flakes. The beauty of poha is that it rehydrates in minutes depending on the thickness (it’s often available in thick, medium and thin) . It can be found at most any Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi store. […]

Ghoogni, an easy Indian snack with chickpeas (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Ghoogi is something we’d eat often as children. It’s a healthy, inexpensive snack that’s vegan and gluten free to boot. Many people are familiar with Chana (Chole) Masala, the Punjabi cousin to Ghoogni. In restaurants it’s often served as a main dish with rice or kulcha naan bread. Ghoogni on the other hand is eaten […]