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Snack box ideas for your guests- Ganesh Chaturthi!

Indian hospitality is legendary and there is no doubt about that because we Indians have always believed in the phrase ‘Atithi Devo Bhava! Festive season is here and we are full of excitement, constant hustle-bustle surrounded by friends, family, kids and other guests. But the most important part of any festival is FOOD! Obviously! But, a lot of people are on strict fasts on festive days and so it is important that you provide them with delicious foods which are also fast-friendly.

 So, we have got you three snack box ideas to make and serve to your friends who are on a fast.

Take a look!

Sabudana Snack box:


Sago is one most popular ingredient when it comes to vrats. It is a light, easy to digest and keeps you full for a longer period of time, so people generally prefer to eat Sago while they are on vrats. Here are 4 simple sabudana recipes that you can make a delicious snack box out of


  • Sabudana Vadas: Fried food is something nobody can say no to, so do make it a part of your snack box and these Sabudana Vadas are a good option to start with.

  • Sabudana Chakli: Chakli as a snack can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and never get bored of. Sabudana Chakli is even better because it is made of samo and not flour, which makes it better a welcome change from the usual ones.

  • Sabudana Papad: You can experiment a lot with Sago and make loads of different snacks with it. Deep fried and crisp, Sabudana Papads are one of the easiest snack to prepare and it can outrank any of the regular papads.

  • Dry fruit and Sabudana Laddoo: This recipe will make you realise what a blessing Sago is. Made with sago, coconut and some crunchy nuts and sweetened with jaggery. Healthy plus delicious mithai is slightly a rare combination!


Farali Snack box:



  • Farali Chiwda: Make these deep fried crispy chiwdas, with potatoes and raw peanuts; it serves as a great snacking option.

  • Farali Pattice: These pattice stuffed with potatoes, raisins, peanuts, coconuts and more is something different from the usually tikkis and pattice you enjoy often. Even if you are not fasting, this pattice is something you cannot resist.

  • Banana chips: Chips have been the most popular snack worldwide and still now stands as the best. And Banana Chips can never go out of fashion, crispy and delicious! You can make it with rock salt and make it a fast-friendly snack.

  • Sweet Potato and Sago Kheer: Sabudana and sweet potato kheer can even be better than the usual chawal ki kheer. Whether one is fasting or not, this Kheer is something that will leave your guests wanting for more. So make sure to pack enough of it.



Sweet Potato Snack box:



  • Sweet potato crisps: Potato crisps made with sweet potatoes and coated with semolina and shallow fried. A guilt free fast snack to munch on.

  • Mishti Alur Puri: This recipe is a traditional delicacy from West Bengal.  Sweet potato fritters with coconut coated with sugar syrup is absolutely decadent and it is easy to make too.

  • Shakkarkand Seviyaan Diyan Tikkiyan: This savoury recipe is absolutely what you call a perfect snack. Shallow fried Shakkarkand tikkis coated with crispy sev is absolutely delicious.


Though, we have tried to make the perfect combination of snack boxes for your guests, but different people have their own customs and rules when it comes to following fasts. While the main ingredients in these recipes are generally vrat approved, but you can innovate and tweak it in your own vrat-way and of course that is the most fun part about cooking!







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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.