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Perfect snacks for an avid reader

Reading, for many is a very sacred ritual. The endless hours engrossed in numerous tales and creation of fascinating ideas is a different kind of bliss. And during this mesmerizing time, one often gets hungry. However, when a book is that unputdownable, you don’t want to stop reading even if you’re starving. Neither do you want to dirty your beloved book with food stains. That’s why we’ve curated a set of efficient and tasty snacks that won’t require you to look off your books. Just grab a trusty fork and you’ll be good to go to hog these yummy delicacies. Let’s get started

Chicken Popcorn

Fairly easy to make, these bite-sized munchies have a crunchy outside and a hot tender inside. Served with tomato, mustard or tartar sauce, Chicken Popcorn are a perfect companion to an unputdownable book.

Filter Coffee

Coffee and books are like a match made in heaven. And while an espresso or a cappuccino might sound fancy and cool, nothing can beat the simplicity and taste of the humble filter coffee.  Now you might think that filter coffees are a staple of an Udupi restaurant and are very difficult to make, you’d be surprised to know how simple it truly is. Check it out.

Garlic Sev

Sometimes all you need while reading is a nice cup of masala chai. And what goes perfectly with it? Garlic Sev, of course! The refreshing sweetness of the chai mixed with the spicy and flavourful Garlic Sev delivers a unique carnival of flavours, something that will complement your indulgent reading sessions.

Mirch Vada

There is something about the monsoons that just makes us want to curl up under a blanket with a book in the hand and a plate of pakodas on the bedside table.  And if you like your pakodas extra spicy you must try makng a classic Mirch Vada  - long green chillies coated with besan flour which are deep fried until golden brown and crisp, heaven!

Corn Potato Tikki

If you’re in the mood for something more filling, you could try making  some yummy Corn Potato Tikkis. Corn is a very versatile ingredient and goes well with so many things – potatoes are just one of them These golden fried cutlets taste brilliant when served with green mint chutney or the trusty tomato ketchup. You could also try a cheese chilli dip to make things more interesting.

Spiced Ice Tea

Trying to enjoy a good read but the humid weather and heat is playing villain? Try out the recipe for this Spiced Ice Tea to calm your body on a hot sunny day. This sweet and spicy drink will not only freshen you up but will also be quite a treat for your taste buds.

Strawberry Detox Water

If you have decided to be more mindful of your health and still enjoy a refreshing drink while reading your favourite book – this strawberry detox water saves the day. A detox water will cleanse and purify your body and help you feel fresh from the inside out. Also you don’t need to stick to just strawberries – you can detox with any of your favourite fruits… or veggies!

Chocolate Chip Bites

Imagine this- You’re super hooked in your story, it’s the middle of the night, and you’ve just realised that you’re hungry. Now having something spicy or oily late at night isn’t really a cool idea. However, you could always munch on Chocolate Chip Bites. Made with oats and cashews as the primary ingredients, and then loaded with chocolate chips, this snack-cum-desert can be the perfect messiah to rescue your hungry late night reading sessions.


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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.