Top 10 Best Tea Time Snacks in India


Tea is the most famous beverage in India. Tea time is often enjoyed with friends and family and to make this time even more special, snacks are served along with the tea.

There are many delicious snacks available in India. Today we have compiled the list of top 10 best tea time snacks. So, just have a glance at this article to know more.

10. Dabeli

Tenth position on our list is occupied by ‘Dabeli’, which is also known as ‘Kutchi dabeli‘ or ‘Double Roti’. This spicy snack is originated in the Kutch or Kachchh, Gujarat.


Dabeli is made by mixing boiled potatoes with special dabeli masala. This mixture is then stuffed into burger bun and garnished with sev, onions, pomegranate and roasted peanuts. It is served with chutneys.

9. Bakarwadi

Next in our list is ‘Bakarwadi’ also spelled as ‘Bhakarwadi’. It is a sweet and spicy snack, which originated from two different states, Pune, Maharastra and Vadodara, Gujarat.


It is made from gram flour dough, which is stuffed with a mixture of coconut, poppy seeds and sesame seeds along with some spices and then cut into spirals. It is then deep fried into hot oil until it turns crispy. There could be a slight difference in stuffing as per different region and taste.

8. Kachori


Kachori is basically a round flattened ball, made with all-purpose flour, which consists of lentils or gram flour stuffing along with some spices. There are different kinds of Kachori available in India, some of which are onion kachori, potato kachori and dal kachori.

7. Mirchi Bajji

Mirchi Bajji, also known as ‘Mirchi Bada’ is another famous Indian tea time snack. It is made from chili, which is stuffed with potato or cauliflower and dipped into gram flour batter and then deep fried. It is served hot with mint and tamarind chutney or tomato sauce.

6. Mathri


Next in our list is ‘Mathri’ which is also known as ‘Mathi’. It is made from all purpose flour, water, and cumin seeds. Additional spices may be added as per taste. It tastes like a salty flaky biscuit, which is the most famous snack in north India.

5. Murukku


Fifth position on our list of top 10 best Indian tea time snacks is grabbed by ‘Murukku’, which is savory, crunchy snack. It is originated in Tamil Nadu, India. It is typically made from rice flour and urad dal flour, which is prepared in a twisted shape. ‘Chakli’ is another variant of Murukku, which is made with an additional ingredient ‘gram flour’.

4. Aloo Bonda


Aloo Bonda, also known as ‘Batata vada’ is one of the popular street food as well as a tea time snack in India. It is made from boiled mashed potato patty, which is coated in gram flour batter and then deep fried. It is served hot with chutney, deep fried green chili or it also goes well with tea.

3. Namakpara


Next in our list is ‘Namakpara’, a crispy savory which is also known as ‘Saloni’. It is made with all-purpose flour and carom seeds. It is one of the easiest snacks to make for tea time. It is a very popular snack in north India, which is mostly prepared in festivals.

2. Samosa


Samosa is another famous snack in India. It is made by filling potato stuffing into all-purpose flour sheet and then deep frying them. Stuffing may differ as per different taste, however, potato stuffing is the most common and famous one. It is of the triangle shape and mostly served hot with tea or chutney.

1. Pakora

First position on our list of top ten best tea time snacks in India is acquired by ‘Pakora’. It is known by many names such as fakkura, pakoda, pakodi, bhajji, bhajiya, bhaji or ponako. It is basically a deep fried snack or fritter.


There are so many variants of pakora available in India, such as palak pakora, onion pakora, paneer pakora, bread pakora, eggplant pakora, potato pakora and cauliflower pakora. They are prepared by dipping base ingredient (such as onion or potato) into gram flour batter and then deep fried. It served hot with chutney or ‘Masala Chai’.

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