10-Minute Snacks for the Whole Family

Want to make something special for your loved ones when the evening hunger pangs hit? These easy and interesting recipes are ready in a jiffy and disappear just as quick

By Priyanka G Mehta

10-Minute Snacks for the Whole Family

They say that life is too short for bad snacks. Which family does not love to munch between meals? If you are watching a much-awaited game on television in the weekend with family or just sitting around for evening tea, the snack cravings are bound to attack. So will you pick up that pack of greasy chips or pass around those calorie-laden cakes and biscuits?

There is a misconception that all snacking invariably means eating unhealthy food. Change the way you think of snacking and how you prepare your refreshments, by going through these recipes that are ready in 10 minutes and use easily available ingredients. Both children and adults will love these fresh snacks and will be asking for more. So read on…

Cottage Cheese Chila Rolls

Chila is a crepe/dosa-like dish made with gram flour and semolina and we have given it a twist by filling with paneer and coriander.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tbsp semolina (suji)
  • ½ cup crumbled paneer
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp curd
  • 1 tsp ghee or olive oil
  • Water make the batter

Method

  1. Combine gram flour, semolina, curd, salt and pepper.
  2. Add water little at a time and mix well to form a lump-free batter
  3. In a bowl combine crumbled paneer, chopped coriander, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Mix well and keep aside
  4. Now heat a griddle and smear little ghee or oil on it. Pour one ladle of batter on the griddle to make the chila. Cook it evenly on both sides.
  5. Fill this with the paneer mixture, roll it and secure with a toothpick.
  6. Serve hot with your favourite chutney.

Energy Ball Truffles

Dried fruits and nuts pack these truffles with loads of energy and good fat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mixed nuts (Almonds, Cashew, Pistachios or any of your favourite nuts)
  • ½ cup deseeded dates, chopped
  • 100 g dark chocolate chopped
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp chopped pistachios

Method

  1. Dry roast the nuts and pulse them in a food processor for few seconds.
  2. When the oils from the nuts are just being released, add the chopped dates and pulse again
  3. Process till you get a sticky mixture, then form little balls and keep aside
  4. Melt the chocolate in microwave for a few seconds.
  5. Dip the dry fruit balls in the melted chocolate and garnish with some desiccated coconut or chopped pistachios.
  6. Serve once the chocolate is set.

Quick Creamy Pasta

This is for the big hunger pang you might get between meals and is ready in a jiffy. Prepare in single serving bowls.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of small macaroni pasta
  • Water as required
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp grated carrots
  • 1 tbsp fine chopped spring onions

Method

  1. Put pasta in a microwave safe bowl and pour water over it, just enough to cover. Pop it in microwave for two minutes and check.
  2. Mix it and check if it requires more water, add some if needed. Microwave for another minute.
  3. In the meantime, in another bowl combine milk, cheese, carrots and spring onions, mix them and add salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Take out the pasta and add the milk mixture to it.
  5. Now microwave it again for a minute, your creamy cheesy pasta is ready. Top it with some grated parmesan.

Sprouts Masala Papad

This is a quick snack that uses sprouts for that extra health quotient.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 papads of your choice
  • ½ cup moong sprouts
  • 1 medium onion fine chopped
  • 1 medium tomato fine chopped
  • Handful of fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 small green chilli fine chopped (optional)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to Taste
  • 1 ½ tsp chaat masala

Method

  1. In a bowl, combine together moong sprouts, onion, tomato, and coriander leaves and green chilli. Mix well.
  2. Add in salt, pepper and chaat masala. Then add the lemon juice.
  3. Mix everything well and keep aside.
  4. Roast the papads on a griddle or in a microwave.
  5. When you are ready to serve, spread the prepared sprouts mix on each papad gently. 
  6. Then cut the papads in triangular shapes with a pizza cutter or a sharp knife. Serve fresh.

Avocado Hummus Chip n Dip

This tasty hummus recipe has an avocado twist for extra flavour.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado (cored, peeled and chopped roughly)
  • 1 cup boiled chickpeas
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Few assorted vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, radish )
  • Few banana chips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp sesame seeds

Method

  1. Pulse together chickpeas, avocado, cumin seeds, garlic, tahini, salt and pepper in a food processor, until it is one thick creamy mixture.
  2. Take it out in a bowl and garnish with some olive oil and sesame seeds.
  3. Cut the vegetables into sticks
  4. Serve the dip with the veggies and banana chips

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