Best Snacks to go with your evening tea

by Sanjeev Kapoor

A warm cup of tea after a good long afternoon snooze is perhaps one of the best feelings ever. The sleep refreshes your mind and rejuvenates your body. However it also makes you hungry. And having just tea doesn’t quite cut it. So we’ve curated a set of snacks that you can make for yourself or your loved ones to go well with the lip-smacking cup of warm tea.


You really cannot go wrong with a big plate of pakoras to pair along with your tea, irrespective of the ingredient you choose to make them, these besan coated delights are always a hit. Craving garma-garam pakoras on a rainy isn’t too uncommon and we have got you covered with some lip smacking recipes. 

Lehsun Palak Methi pakoraChili Cheese PakoraBrinjal Pakora:

Aloo Puff

Aloo puff with its soft yet crunchy crust and masala potato stuffing, dunked in some tomato ketchup goes perfectly with a sip of a warm, sweet, chai. It’s also really simple to make since you easily get readymade puff pasrty in most supermarkets. Worth a try.

Check out the recipe for the Aloo Puff here:


To those who don’t know, Bhakarwadi is an addictive Maharashtrian snack made with refined and gram flour. The spiral bakharwadis are filled with a sweet-spicy mixture of coconut, poppy seeds and sesame seeds which are deep fried till golden and crispy. These bhakarwadis are a perfect accompaniment to lots of chai and gupshup.

Check out the recipe for Bakharwadi here:


Patra is made by coating Colacasia or arbi leaves with a thick gram flour and tamarind spiced batter. The leaves are rolled and cut into spirals, steamed and then pan fried with a tempering of mustard seeds, sesame, coriander and coconut. The final dish is well worth the time and effort.

Check out the recipe for Patra here:


Khakhras defining need no introduction. This Gujarati classic, it is made by roasting thin wheat rotis till they get crispy, often with spiced added to the dough. You can also make Khakhras and sprinkle them with your favourite spice mix – ranging from paani puri to peri peri masala. Make and store in an air tight container.

Check out the recipe for Khakra here:



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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.