Food is something that everyone can relate to. And Indians being a foodie breed, need the smallest reason to snack on something.
Talking about snacks, there have been so many occasions we have experimented and tried to create a new dish out of almost anything. It is this love for snacks that has led to "binge eating" or "mid-night binge".
Whether you are a legit mid-night binger or want something to munch when you study late night, you need some magic recipes to satisfy your hunger.
Take a look at our easy-to-make recipes which will satisfy your hunger in no time.
We all love pizza. On a night when you crave for it and know that there is no way you can order it, step into the kitchen and make one yourself.
All you require is bread, cheese, chopped veggies, ketchup, salt and pepper.
On a bread slice, place a cheese slice, some ketchup and add some veggies with salt and pepper. After all ingredients are done, add a dash of extra cheese on top and microwave it for 1 minute.
If a microwave is not available, feel free to use the stove for 2-3 minutes. You can also add some chili flakes once it is ready to be eaten.
Yes, Cerelac! Believe it or not, this baby food is a life saviour for college students who live in a hostel, one of the most popular flavour being apple. Give it a try.
This desi snack requires the least amount of ingredients.
Chop 3-4 boiled potatoes and add green chilly and coriander to it. If mustard sauce is available, go ahead and add that as well. The last ingredient would be 2-3 tablespoons of thick curd before you mix it all up.
Admit it or not, once you open a packet of bhujia, you end up eating it all. It is one of the most addictive Indian snacks. Try out this spicy version of bhujia on your own.
Mix a pack of bhujia and peanuts. To this mix add, tomato, onion, cucumber, lemon juice, chilly and chaat masala. Mix it all up and add more chillies according to your spice tolerance level.
This is a normal french toast with a twist.
Make a batter of egg, milk, black pepper powder, chilly powder, green chillies, onion, tomato, and salt. Dip the bread slices in this batter and pan-fry with a little butter.
So many times we crave for something sweet. Worry not! Make your own small cake within a matter of a few minutes.
In a coffee mug, add maida, sugar, cocoa powder and baking powder, and mix. Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add milk, oil, and few drops of vanilla extract. Mix it all with a fork so that there are no lumps left. Sprinkle chocolate chips if you love chocolate. Let it cook for 45 seconds in the microwave and let it cool for 5 minutes which will also allow the cake to settle down.
This will definitely satisfy your sweet cravings.
Approximate preparation time - 10 to 15 minutes
If you are hungry and see leftover chapattis, satisfy your Mexican food cravings.
Sprinkle some shredded cheese on a chappati. Add onion and capsicum slices and chilli powder or chaat masala on the veggies. However, if you do have ground chipotle or paprika, then chuck chilli powder and add it instead. Add another layer of cheese and grill it on a tawa or pan to make it crispier. The dish will be even more delicious with some ketchup.
Approximate time to prepare - 15 to 20 minutes
We can't go without Maggi, can we?
To the normal maggi, just add onion, tomato, capsicum, coriander, salt and garam masala while cooking it. We have also found out people opting for achaar over garam masala. Try it out!
Approximate time to prepare- 15 to 20 minutes
Bhel is an all-time favourite snack made out of puffed rice with a combination of chutneys hitting just the right spot of our taste buds.
With a handful of bhel, add onion, tomato, chilly powder, green chutney, tamarind chutney and salt. If you have some sev, then go ahead and add it to the mix. Just by the way, don't forget to add chopped boiled potatoes, lemon juice, coriander leaves and peanuts. Mix all of it up, and you have made the greatest snack available to mankind.
Approximate time to prepare - 20 to 25 minutes
As simple as it is, just spread some jam between two biscuits. Oh, for all the chocolate lovers, there is a beautiful gift made by mankind called Nutella. If you are not in a mood for sweet treats, then add a cheese slice between the buiscuits.
Approximate time to prepare - 5 to 10 minutes
Cheese cravings can also be satisfied with chilly cheese toast.
It only takes four ingredients, bread, butter, cheese and chilly flakes. Spread butter on a bread slice, shred some cheese, add some chillies, oregano and chilly flakes. Before putting it in the microwave add some more cheese to make it extremely cheesy.
Approximate time to prepare - 20 to 25 minutes
Munching on masala peanut is an important part of Indian lifestyle. If you are someone who loves peanuts, try this simple recipe. Chop some onion, tomato and coriander, and mix it all up.