Instant Snacks for a Lazy Evening

by Sanjeev Kapoor

It’s the weekend. You’re home and clearly, this summer heat means you can’t even think of stepping out. This heat also killing your appetite. However, you wouldn’t mind some delicious, indulgent and not-so-healthy snack, would you? But it shouldn’t take forever to make either! Because no one likes to sit all sweaty in the kitchen. If it’s so, we’ve got the perfect list of quick and delicious snacks that you can indulge to unwind this weekend.

Cheesy Jalapeno Garlic Bread

Definitely one of the simplest recipes on this list. All you need is some bread, some butter, some jalapenos, garlic and loads of cheese. Bake it in an oven to perfection and get a decadent gooey-cheesy bread infused with flavourful garlic. With some tomato ketchup on the side and a movie on your TV screen, it doesn’t get better than this.

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Sindhi Aloo Tikki

If you’re in the mood for something oily and filling, this Sindhi Aloo Tikki recipe is perfect. The tikkis are made with bread and potatoes and stuffed with a flavourful spiced Bengal gram mixture and deep fried till crisp. Serve it alongside some mint-coriander chutney or imli chutney to get delicious results.

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Rangbirangi Bhel

Looking for something filling, instant and not very cumbersome? You could try making this Rangbirangi bhel. This colourful delicacy gets ready in an instant, and has a bunch of flavours and textures from its various ingredients. The best thing, however, is that this dish looks as good as it tastes. Try it out.

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Potato Stick Fries

Another delicious comfort food made using the mighty potato. In this recipe, boiled potatoes are mashed and mixed with breadcrumbs, which is then stuffed into a piping bag and piped into sticks. This is deep fried till it gets nice and crispy. A really unique snack that tastes downright amazing.

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Papad Cones

If you’re in the mood for something fancy, or if you’re having friends or guests over, and want to whip up something delicious instantly, these Papad Cones fit the bill. Papad is roasted and shaped into a cone, which is then filled with a mixture made with Bengal gram along with a bunch of spices. It not only looks quite unique but it is fairly simple to make too!

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Instant Bajra Uttapa

Want to make something quick but you also want it to be healthy? You couldn’t go wrong with this Instant Bajra Uttapa. The batter gets ready instantly using pearl millet flour and yoghurt, along with spices, and requires just 5 minutes of rest time. After that just toss it on a pan and cook it evenly on both sides. Cool, right?

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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.