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10 QUICK AND EASY EVENING SNACK RECIPES TO ENJOY DURING QUARANTINE.

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Hello everyone. I hope everyone is in good health and safe inside their houses. Lockdown has taken a toll on us and we have nothing else to do rather than following the mundane routine. But it is important to cut the fun for a time to keep us and our loved ones safe. And I bet the most important thing that we are missing is our favorite food stalls and fast foods. But don’t worry. You can still make your favorite snacks at home, and enjoy with your family. We have enlisted 10 quick evening snacks easy to make which are not only delicious but also require fewer ingredients.

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Easy Evening Snack Recipes to Enjoy During The Quarantine.

CRISPY ONION PAKODA

This is the easiest, quickest, and popular delicious evening snack among the Indians. What’s better than a cup of tea and a few hot crispy onion pakodas by the side.

Ingredients:

  • Onions, thinly chopped (take as many as you require).
  • Besan or gram flour (if you are taking 2 onions, then take 1 cup of gram flour).
  • Red chili powder (as per requirement- maximum 2 tablespoons).
  • Chopped coriander leaves.
  • Chopped green chilies (if you want it spicy).
  • Carom seeds or Ajwain (as required- 1 tablespoon will be enough).
  • Salt (as required)
  • Oil for frying.
  • Water

Method:

  • Add the chopped onions, green chilies, red chili powder, chopped coriander leaves, carom seeds, and salt to a bowl and mix them properly.
  • Make the besan batter. Take the required besan in a bowl and add water gradually, so that it makes a thick batter. Don’t make the batter too thin or else it won’t take the shape.
  • Add the onion mixture to the besan batter and stir it with a spoon or with your hands.
  • Add enough oil to a frying pan, since it is going to be deep-fried.
  • Take small amounts of the batter with a spoon or with your hands (make sure the batter is properly mixed with the onion mixture), and release them into the boiling oil. Don’t overcrowd the pan with pakodas or else many won’t be properly cooked.
  • Make sure to turn the pakodas now and then or else one side will be overcooked.
  • Fry them till they are golden and crispy.
  • Take them out and soak the excess oil on a tissue paper.
  • Serve the hot crispy onion pakodas with sauce or chutney and tea.
Evening Snack- Video of the recipe of crispy onion pakoda

CORN CHAAT

If you want something healthy and tasty at the same time, then this corn chat is just for you.

Ingredients:

  • Boiled corns.
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Chaat Masala
  • Red chili powder
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Chopped onions
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped green chilis

Method:

  • Take all the ingredients as per your requirement in a mixing bowl and mix them well.
  • Garnish them with coriander leaves.
Evening Snack- Video of the recipe of the corn chaat

JHAL MURI/BHEL PURI/PUFFED RICE CHAAT

This had been one of the most famous evening snacks enjoyed by the Indians, especially among the Bengalis.

Ingredients:

  • Puffed rice
  • Pickle oil
  • Chopped onions
  • Chanachur (Bombay Mix) or Sev (Gram shavings)
  • Chopped coriander
  • Chopped boiled potatoes (optional)
  • Chopped green chilies
  • Black salt (if needed)
  • Oil

Method:

  • Saute the puffed rice in a wok with a bit of oil to make it a bit crispy.
  • Pour the crispy puffed rice along with pickle oil, onions, “chanachur” or “sev”, coriander, green chillis, into a bowl and mix them well.
  • Garnish it with a pinch of black salt if required. Serve it with a cup of hot tea.
Evening Snack- Video of the recipe of the jhaal muri/puffed rice chaat

CHEESE CORN MAGGI

Maggi recipes need no introduction. If the regular Maggi bores you, then add some spice to it. and make it cheese corn maggi.

Ingredients:

  •  A packet of Masala Maggi (no.of packets as per requirements)
  • Boiled corns
  • Cheese
  • Water

Method:

  • Prepare the Maggi as per the instructions.
  • Put the corns and cheese into the noodles and stir them well. Make sure the cheese is equally mixed and properly melted.
  • Serve it hot.
Evening Snack- Video of the recipe of the cheese corn maggi

DAL BORA OR LENTIL POKODA

Dal Bora is one of the famous roadside snacks amongst the Bengalis and is easily available at cheap rates. Now let’s bring it to the kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • Already soaked up masoor dal or Red Lentils.
  • Chopped green chillis
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Red chili powder (if required)
  • Chopped coriander
  • Turmeric

Method:

  • Put the soaked lentils, ginger, turmeric, red chili powder (if you want it spicy), salt in a grinder and blend them into a paste.
  • Take the paste in a bowl and mix it with the green chilies and coriander.
  • Put enough oil for deep fry in a wok and release small balls of the mixture into the boiling oil.
  • Fry them until they turn golden brown.
  • Serve them hot with sauce or chutney.
Dal Bora is One of The Delicious Evening Snacks.

ALUR CHOP OR MASHED POTATO CROQUETTES

When it comes to delicious evening snacks, alur chop or mashed potato fritter comes in the top tier. It is a regular evening snack available at every lane of Bengal.

Ingredients:

  • Mashed boiled potatoes (as required)
  • Chopped ginger- 1tbps
  • Chopped garlic-1tbps
  • Chopped green chilies (as needed)
  • Roasted and crushed cumin seeds
  • Roasted and crushed coriander seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Salt
  • Besan or gram flour
  • All-purpose flour or maida
  • Red chili powder
  • Oil

Method:

  • Put the garlic, ginger, and green chilies in a frying pan with a bit of oil and stir them till they are a little bit fried.
  • Now add turmeric, cumin and coriander seeds, salt, and the mashed potatoes and mix them all till they are a bit fried. The potato stuffing is ready. Let it cool.
  • Now make the batter. add besan, flour, red chili powder, salt, turmeric, and water and make it into a thick batter.
  • Make small balls of the stuffing and lightly flatten them with your palms.
  • Dip the mixture into the batter and release them into boiling oil 9 enough to make deep fry and cook them till they are golden.

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Easy Evening Snack Recipes- Video of Recipe of Alur Chop

ROLLS OUT OF ROTI

If you are wondering what are you going to do with the leftover rotis, then here is the solution- turn them into rolls.

Ingredients:

  • Leftover Rotis
  • Stuffing items (can be eggs, chicken, cheese, paneer, etc)
  • Onions
  • Chopped green chillis (optional)
  • Sauce
  • Oil

Method:

  • Heat the frying pan and put on some little bit of oil. Put the leftover roti over the pan and saute it till it turns a bit crunchy and golden. If you want eggs as your stuffing, then put the roti on the semi-cooked egg mixture and fry it on both sides.
  • If you want to add more stuffing, place the roti on a plate and sprinkle bits of paneer, onions, chicken, cheese(as per your choice) along with sauce and green chilies.
  • Roll the roti and serve.
Roti Rolls is One of The Easy Evening Snack Recipes.

EGG-BREAD CUBES

Egg-bread cubes are very delicious evening snacks. This recipe is quick and easy to make and fun to taste.

Ingredeints:

  • Bread (make small pieces out of them, just like small cubes)
  • Egg
  • Red chili powder
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Turmeric
  • Chaat masala

Method:

  • Make the egg batter. Mix the raw eggs with red chili powder, salt, turmeric, and a little bit of oil and stir them well.
  • Dip the bread cubes into the batter and release them into the hot oil (enough for shallow fry).
  • Fry them till they turn golden brown.
  • Sprinkle some chaat masala on top.

CHEESE BALLS

Ingredients:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Grated or cubed cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Chopped coriander leaves
  • Gram flour or besan or corn starch
  • Black salt

Method:

  • Take the mashed potatoes, black pepper, coriander leaves, besan in a bowl and mix them well.
  • Make small balls out of them, and insert cheese into them.
  • Release the balls into the boiling oil gradually for deep fry. Take them out when turned golden.
  • Serve them hot.
Easy Evening Snack Recipes- Video of Cheese Balls Recipe.

PROCESSED FOOD

Last but not the least, processed food like McCain are very delicious evening snacks, which can be prepared in minutes. Just fry them and serve them hot. One can get a variety of snacks.

Easy Evening Snack Recipes- Processed Food

Pick up yourself, get into the kitchen and start cooking these amazing fun and easy evening snack recipes. Enjoy them and stay safe.

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