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5 Healthy and Delicious Beach Snacks of India

Updated on May 7, 2013
 5 homemade Indian snacks - cumin beverage, boiled peanuts salad, vegetable fritters, puffed rice snack and frozen milk dessert
5 homemade Indian snacks - cumin beverage, boiled peanuts salad, vegetable fritters, puffed rice snack and frozen milk dessert | Source

This YouTube video shows India's one of the most famous beaches - Marina Beach in Chennai, the capital city of Tamil Nadu, South India

About Indian beaches

Gone are the days when beaches used to be regularly visited in the busy cities of India. Paddling in the waves, building sandcastles, lying on the sand and nibbling crunchy snacks used to be the fond memories of many beach-goers. India is a hot and humid tropical country and hence people tend to visit beaches anytime during the year. Nowadays, with the growing globalization and lifestyle change, beaches have become a weekend leisure and vacation spot. The scenario of Indian beaches is different from that of foreign beaches. Foreign beaches serve as the hub for sunbathing, swimming and beach sports while Indian beaches are filled with orthodox people enjoying the breeze; hanging out with families and friends and of course savoring tasty refreshments.

About beach snacks of India

Indian beaches are incomplete without the trademark snacks served by stall vendors or wandering snack sellers. These snacks actually fall under the category of street food. Popularity of Indian street food reached its peak that it expanded its horizons to other areas including beaches. Thus street food gained immediate attraction among beach-goers and became an integral part of beaches.

What beach or street food is also known as...

In India, beach or street food is commonly known or referred to as chaat, which means delicacy in Hindi, the national language of India, according to Wikipedia.

These Indian snacks are often prepared with a medley of spices famously termed as masala in South-east Asia and condiments widely known as chutneys.

Potato cutlets served with mint chutney, tamarind chutney and yogurt.
Potato cutlets served with mint chutney, tamarind chutney and yogurt. | Source

List of famous beach snacks in India

India, being a country of cultural diversity, is also the home to several Indian regional cuisines. Beach snacks form an important segment of Indian cuisine.

Here is a list of beach or street food items:

  • Potato snacks

Potatoes is one of the few most popular vegetables which play a key role in the preparation of beach snacks. Potatoes are either fried or boiled and garnished with masala and chutneys. Potato pieces are also used as the element or filling of many other beach snacks.

Buttered buns with thick potato gravy
Buttered buns with thick potato gravy | Source
  • Bread snacks

Bread often forms either as a base or accompaniment in beach snacks, so as to provide an extra taste and texture. Bread added to the snack preparations can be either fresh or toasted.

Buttered buns served along with spicy potato gravy and Indian version of burgers strewed with masala and chutneys are extremely popular among beach snack enthusiasts. Bread appetizers such as round deep-fried bread fritters and chutney vegetables sandwiches are also big favorites among the beach-goers.

Crunchy deep-fried fritters with vegetables- filling
Crunchy deep-fried fritters with vegetables- filling | Source
  • Crisp snacks

There is a repertoire of crunchy and brittle snacks, famed for their delectable taste. They range from crisp noodle-like bits that are added in snack preparations for crunchy texture to whole crisp appetizers with varying fillings

Such crisp bases, noodle-like bits and fritters are mostly created from ground chickpea flour paste and are often deep-fried.

Ground chickpea batter drops are frequently used in beach snacks, either as a topping or part of dishes.


This salad contained crisp lenthil crackers soaked in curd or yogurt swirled with tamarind chutney and boiled potatoes
This salad contained crisp lenthil crackers soaked in curd or yogurt swirled with tamarind chutney and boiled potatoes | Source
  • Salads


Salads range from just fresh cut fruits to cups of fruit pieces and vegetable bits tossed with masala. Additionally, there are other kinds of salads such as nuts salads, lentil salads and crisp salads.

Various chutneys, spices and tamarind sauce are frequently used in salads to jazz up the taste of regular salads and tantalize the taste buds of beach-goers.

Two Indian drinks
Two Indian drinks | Source
  • Sodas, sherbets and juices

Indian beverages prepared with local ingredients including herbs, spices, fruits, vegetables and yogurt or curd constitute the vast cuisine of India.

Indian beverages can be either produced locally or at home.

Sodas are mostly manufactured and can be served with masala or herbs.

Sherbets are popular summer coolants which are often made with natural ingredients such as organic spices and herbs.

Juices are made from fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs.

An Indian sweets shop
An Indian sweets shop | Source
  • Desserts

Sweets and confections add to the diversity of Indian cuisine. Sweets can be sold either in stalls or shops by the beach-side. Numerous Indian sweets included mini-cakes made out of milk, wheat, nuts and lentils; crunchy sweets, thick puddings served in small cups and many more to name which are extremely popular among beach-goers of all ages.

South Indian popular savory doughnut-like snacks
South Indian popular savory doughnut-like snacks | Source
  • Regional beach snacks

In each state of India, some regional snacks are prepared to satisfy the varying choices of beach-goers. For instance, in the southernmost state of Tamil Nadu, the round and crisp savory doughnut-like snacks are prepared and served with chutneys. In Gujarat, India's westernmost state, the steamed savory snacks with a tinge of sweetness to it are made for Gujarati customers. Regional snacks complement the variety of Indian beach snacks. The same applies in case of regional beverages and sweets.

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  • Non-vegetarian snacks


There are beach shacks by the sides of the beaches which create seafood specialty dishes and other non-vegetarian foods. In some coastal beaches, seafood carts are visible, selling fried seafood. The most popular among seafood is fish smeared in spicy masala and deep-fried. A pungent flavor of this fish dish can be sniffed several miles away.


Mango milkshake
Mango milkshake | Source
  • International snacks and confections

Currently, the popularity of international appetizers and desserts among the Indians are on the rise. International snacks include frankies, burgers, mini-pizzas, corn on the cob, Chinese food and Arabian food. Cotton candy, ice cream, milk-shakes and shaved ice are some of the prominent international confections which are much-loved among beach-goers.

Actually, there are many more snacks in every nook and corner of this country. The above mentioned snacks are very famous and continue to predominate the beach carts and stalls.

The reasons I chose these five snacks are

  • Easy to make
  • Involve fresh and organic ingredients
  • Nutritious
  • Very less spicy
  • Low-fat
  • Gluten-free
  • Kid-friendly
  • Customizable
  • Adventurous
  • Delightful, delectable and of course, delicious.

About 5 snacks

The virtual tour of the above cited snacks is over and now it is high time for reality - bringing home 5 Indian snacks which are extremely famous and well-loved among beach-goers. The names of 5 snacks are

  1. Cumin beverage
  2. Boiled peanuts salad
  3. Vegetable fritters
  4. Puffed rice snack
  5. Frozen milk dessert


Learn how to make these five simple snacks and hope you enjoy them as much as I and my family did!




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Cumin beverageSimmer the mixtureAfter cooling down this mixture, add water into itTop this drink with chopped mint leaves
Cumin beverage
Cumin beverage | Source
Simmer the mixture
Simmer the mixture | Source
After cooling down this mixture, add water into it
After cooling down this mixture, add water into it | Source
Top this drink with chopped mint leaves
Top this drink with chopped mint leaves | Source

Health benefits of cumin drink

  • An ideal body coolant
  • Detoxifies the body
  • Helps in digestion
  • Resistance against ailments
  • Diabetic-friendly
  • Contains all the essential vitamins and minerals

Nutritional information of cumin beverage

1
Calories
29
2
Total fat
0.3 g
3
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
4
Sugars
6g
5
Protein
0.2g
6
Total vitamins
23% (Based on 2000 calories diet)
7
Total essential minerals
9% (Based on 2000 calories diet)

1. Cumin Beverage

This drink is very popular, especially during the summers due to its cooling characteristics and is often served either during meals or in between meals.

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Ready in: 15 min

Yields: 4 glasses


Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons of extracted tamarind juice
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of whole cane sugar or brown sugar(optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Few chopped mint leaves
  • Water


Instructions

  1. Mix the extracted tamarind juice, cumin powder, sugar, salt and chili powder with 1/2 cup of water
  2. Simmer this mixture on the stove for 10 minutes
  3. Then set aside this mixture to cool down
  4. Pour water into this mixture to make 4 glasses and stir it well
  5. Garnish this drink with chopped mint leaves
  6. Add a few ice-cubes into this drink and serve chilled

Special tip 1: For an extra zesty taste, add some fresh lemon juice into this beverage.

Special tip 2: For extra health benefits, add 1 teaspoon of ground ginger into this drink

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Boiled peanuts saladFirst soak the raw peanuts in tepid water for 6 hours and then boil them in a pressure cooker for 3 minutesFinally, add salt, chili powder, pepper, chopped vegetables and coriander leaves.
Boiled peanuts salad
Boiled peanuts salad | Source
First soak the raw peanuts in tepid water for 6 hours and then boil them in a pressure cooker for 3 minutes
First soak the raw peanuts in tepid water for 6 hours and then boil them in a pressure cooker for 3 minutes | Source
Finally, add salt, chili powder, pepper, chopped vegetables and coriander leaves.
Finally, add salt, chili powder, pepper, chopped vegetables and coriander leaves. | Source

Health benefits of boiled peanuts

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Resistance against cancer, diabetics and heart diseases
  • Aid weight loss (Eaten in moderation)
  • Good source of folic acid (B-vitamin)
  • According to research studies, the boiled peanuts are reported to be 4 times healthier than raw peanuts.

Nutritional information of boiled peanuts salad

1
Calories
368
2
Total fat
22.7 g
3
Cholesterol
0.0mg
4
Protein
15.7 g
5
Sugars
5.2 g
6
Vitamin B-6
17.6 % (Based on 2000 calorie diet)

2. Boiled peanuts salad


This tasty snack is one of the most commonly sold snacks in beaches. They are often sold in paper-cones. They can be eaten plain or served with masala and vegetable bits.

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Ready in: 10 min (Before boiling the peanuts, soak raw peanuts in tepid water for 6 hours)

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cup of raw peanuts
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • A pinch of chili powder
  • A dash of pepper
  • Few chopped coriander leaves


Instructions

  1. Boil the peanuts in a pressure cooker for 3 minutes
  2. Set them aside to cool down.
  3. Sprinkle salt, chili powder and pepper
  4. Add fresh chopped cucumber, tomato and coriander leaves
  5. Now, the salad is ready to serve


Special tip: You can add lemon juice and any vegetable-bits of your choice such as shredded carrots, mashed potatoes, boiled corn, etc.

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Vegetable fritters cooked in Indian styleMix the required ingredientsMake sure that the batter is medium in consistencyDip the sliced vegetables in the batter and shallow-fry themPlate these fritters and serve hot
Vegetable fritters cooked in Indian style
Vegetable fritters cooked in Indian style | Source
Mix the required ingredients
Mix the required ingredients | Source
Make sure that the batter is medium in consistency
Make sure that the batter is medium in consistency | Source
Dip the sliced vegetables in the batter and shallow-fry them
Dip the sliced vegetables in the batter and shallow-fry them | Source
Plate these fritters and serve hot
Plate these fritters and serve hot | Source

3. Vegetable Fritters

One of the most common scenes on the beach is the preparation of vegetable fritters in a large wok. They are then served hot with chutneys on mini plantain leaves or paper-plates to eager customers.


Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 30 pieces

Choice of filling for fritters

  • Potatoes
  • Cauliflowers
  • Tomatoes
  • Plantains
  • Onions
  • Chili peppers (cayenne and habanero)
  • Bread
  • Cottage cheese
  • Chicken
  • Fish

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of rice flour
  • 2 cups of chickpea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of asafoetida powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 5 big eggplants
  • 1 green pepper

The healthy side of vegetable fritters

  • This dish contained rice flour and chickpea flour, both of which are gluten-free.
  • This homemade recipe is light, wholesome and hardly oily unlike their beach counterparts.

Instructions

  1. Mix rice flour, chickpea flour, salt, chili powder, asafoetida powder and cumin powder with sufficient water to make a medium consistency batter
  2. Slice eggplants and green pepper into thin slices and dip them in the batter.
  3. Drizzle the pan with little sunflower oil or olive oil and shallow-fry the batter-dipped vegetables.
  4. Serve hot with any sauce or dip of your choice.

Nutritional information of vegetable fritters

1
Calories for 30 vegetable fritters
2523
2
Total fat
20.2 g
3
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
4
Total carbohydrates
503.4 g
5
Sugars
26.8 g
6
Dietary fibre
36.9 g
7
Protein
71.4 g


Special Tip: If you want a spicy version, then marinate the vegetables or meat with the chili powder and salt paste (Adjust according to your tolerance). Set them aside for half an hour before dipping them in the batter.

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Puffed rice snackMix all these ingredients wellThe puffed rice snack is ready to be enjoyed!
Puffed rice snack
Puffed rice snack | Source
Mix all these ingredients well
Mix all these ingredients well | Source
The puffed rice snack is ready to be enjoyed!
The puffed rice snack is ready to be enjoyed! | Source

Health benefits of puffed rice

  • Low in calories (Need to be eaten in moderation only)
  • Rich in minerals
  • Good source of iron
  • Presence of cholesterol and sodium is zero

Nutritional information of puffed rice snack

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
Calories 516
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Saturated fat 1 g5%
Unsaturated fat 1 g
Carbohydrates 107 g36%
Sugar 8 g
Fiber 7 g28%
Protein 10 g20%
Cholesterol 1 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

4. Puffed rice snack

This well-liked snack is available everywhere from roadside stalls to hotels due to its playful blend of sweetness, tanginess, sourness and savoriness all in one dish.

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Ready in: 20 min

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 cups of puffed rice
  • 1 potato
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • Few coriander leaves
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds

For tamarind chutney

  • 2 tsp of extracted tamarind juice
  • 1/2 tsp of cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp of chili powder
  • 2 tsp of whole cane sugar or brown sugar(optional)
  • Salt to taste

For mint chutney

  • 1 cup of mint
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 tsp of whole cane sugar or brown sugar(optional)
  • Salt to taste


Instructions

  1. Make tamarind chutney by mixing extracted tamarind juice, chili powder, salt, cumin powder and whole cane sugar with 1/2 cup of water and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Make mint chutney by mixing ground mint, salt, green-chili and whole cane sugar
  3. Boil potatoes for 3 minutes and then mash them.
  4. Chop tomatoes, cucumber and coriander leaves.
  5. Mix puffed rice, chopped vegetables, mashed potato, tamarind chutney and mint chutney.
  6. Garnish it with pomegranate seeds and serve immediately.

Special note: Do not leave this snack for a while as the puffed rice will become soggy

Special tip 1: You can also add grated carrots, raw mango pieces, chopped onions and lemon juice

Special tip 2: For an extra crunchy version, add crackers and rice krispies

Special tip 3: Add little tamarind chutney to the yogurt and pour it over this snack. Believe it or not, it is really tasty and wholesome.

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Frozen milk dessertBoil the milk for 30 minutesAdd the required ingredients and again boil for 10 minutesAfter cooling it down, pour it into the molds and freeze them for four hours
Frozen milk dessert
Frozen milk dessert | Source
Boil the milk for 30 minutes
Boil the milk for 30 minutes | Source
Add the required ingredients and again boil for 10 minutes
Add the required ingredients and again boil for 10 minutes | Source
After cooling it down, pour it into the molds and freeze them for four hours
After cooling it down, pour it into the molds and freeze them for four hours | Source

The healthy side of frozen milk dessert

  • Good source of calcium and protein
  • Rich in iron
  • Ideal source of good fats necessary for the body

Nutritional information of frozen milk dessert

1
Calories for 6-8 pieces
1,318
2
Total fat
62 g
3
Cholesterol
0.0 mg
4
Sugars
129 g
5
Protein
45 g
6
Calcium
7.3 % (Based on 2000 calorie diet)
7
Iron
15.6% (Based on 2000 calorie diet)

5. Frozen milk dessert

This traditional North Indian dessert is different from ice cream that it is thick, rich and flavorsome. This chilled dessert is a big hit among children and adults alike.

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Ready in: 5 hours (It should be kept in the freezer for 4 hours till it gets completely frozen)

Yields: 6-8 frozen milk dessert pieces (Depending on the size of the dessert molds)

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of full cream milk
  • 2 tsp of corn flour
  • 70 grams of pure sugar
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 1/2 tsp of chopped pistachios
  • 1/2 tsp of cardamom powder

Instructions:

  1. Boil milk for 30 minutes till it becomes thick
  2. Then add cornflour, sugar, saffron, cardamom powder and again boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Set it aside to cool down.
  4. Add chopped pistachios.
  5. Pour it into dessert molds and place them in the freezer till they are frozen
  6. Enjoy them!

Special tip 1: When the dessert-pieces are almost semi-frozen, insert the Popsicle sticks into them.

Special tip 2: You can add more chopped nuts and dry fruits to this dessert.

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Ending on a sweet note

Now all of you know how to prepare these five snacks. I guarantee that you and your family will relish these dishes and end up with satisfactory smiles on your faces.

These recipes are also useful for

  1. Your kids' lunchboxes
  2. Kids Cook Monday
  3. Family get-together occasions
  4. Parties, particularly beach-themed and on the beach spot parties
  5. Celebrations and holidays

Just as we developed a penchant for your succulent burgers, palatable pizzas, luscious ice creams and many more, now it is payback time for you to savor our appetizing snacks!

Copyrights © 2012 by Ishwaryaa Dhandapani

For more helpful information, check out the following terms on Wikipedia

  • Chaat
  • Masala
  • Indian snacks
  • Indian snack foods
  • List of Indian snacks
  • Indian cuisine
  • List of Indian sweets and desserts
  • List of Indian drinks

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @anuramkumar: Hi, thank u for the visit & sharing briefly about yourself & your beloved child. Even these are some of my favourite foods. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Daisy Mariposa: Hi, thank you. I am indeed honoured by your second visit & read. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    anuramkumar 3 years ago from Chennai, India

    These are my favorite ones too. My daughter especially loves the puffed rice snack. Great hub. Voted up.

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    Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

    Ish,

    I returned to read your article another time. You've done a wonderful job explaining the different types of Indian snacks. I appreciate seeing so many vegetarian offerings.Thank you for all the time you put into researching and writing this Hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rambofen044: Thank you for the visit & sharing your enthusiasm to try these beach delicacies. Take care

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    Rambo Fen 4 years ago from Raipur

    Awesom list and very useful information.... You definitely would have taken a lot effort to collect those info....Next time on beach i would really give it a thought as what should i eat.... Thank u so much for the list..

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Careermommy: Hi, thank you for the read & encouraging comments. Please let me know after you tried these snacks. Hope you enjoy them like I did. Happy Hubbing!

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    Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    ishwaryaa22, this is a real education for me. I'm a sweet tooth junkie and I love to learn about other cultures, and learning about cultural sweets is no different. That mango milkshake looks incredible. Mangos have so many health benefits too. This is definitely voted up and shared!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Paul Kuehn: Hi, thank you for the visit & engaging comments. I have visited Thailand recently and there the seafood snacks looked delicious. Please let me know after you have tried these Indian snacks and hope you enjoy them. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

    ishwaryaa,

    This is an awesome hub and I certainly have learned a lot about your indigenous snacks. They seem just as good or better than Thai snacks. When Thai people go to the beach they like to eat a lot of grilled seafood like shrimp, prawns, octopus, and squid. Voted up and sharing. Also Pinning.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vespawoolf: Hi, thank you for the second read & engaging comments. Please let me know after you made these snacks as you are a skilled cook. Take care

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    I enjoyed reading this Hub again about beach snacks in India. Now I'm hungry! A crunchy snack and salad sounds especially appetizing right now. Thanks!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Paul Maplesden: Thank you for the read & encouraging comments. Hope you enjoy these vegetarian snacks! Happy Hubbing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ 4wardthinker: Thank you for the read & encouraging comments. Hope you enjoy these recipes. Yes, I put up Amazon & eBay capsule of recipe-book titled 'Street Food of India: The 50 greatest Indian Snacks Complete with Recipes'. Also there is a cookbook available on Amazon titled 'Indian Home cooking'. You can check out Indian recipes on YouTube. Hope this is helpful for you. Happy Hubbing!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tammyswallow: Hi, good to see you! Thank you for the second visit & read. I am indeed honored! Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ mr-veg: Hi, thank you for the visit & encouraging comments. Making kulfi is really easy and hope you enjoy these snacks! Take care

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    Paul Maplesden 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

    Well this all sounds utterly delicious! I never knew that the beaches of India had such a varied and interesting cuisine. Thanks for casting light ona subject I knew very little about. Also, as a Vegetarian, this type of food sounds pretty much perfect! Voted Up and Interesting.

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    4wardthinker 4 years ago from Sierra Nevada CA

    Yum! Love the health benefits of India Cuisine. Do you have any good India Cook books you would recommend?

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    Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

    I love learning about your culture. These foods look wonderful. You always have something wonderful to show your readers. Excellent!

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    mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

    ishwarya, very interesting and mouth watering hub, specially when am away from India :) .. I never knew making kulfi is that easy, thanks for sharing !!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, thank you for the second visit and read. I am honored. After you made these snacks, please do let me know. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    Ish, coming in again to say that you're making me hungry! Your hubs are excellent! Sharing again.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ divacratus: Thank you for the read and for your engaging comments. Happy hubbing. Take care

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    Kalpana Iyer 4 years ago from India

    I really love all of these snacks especially the kulfi. Nothing beats Indian food!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Cyndi10: Hi, thank you for the visit and sharing your engaging insights. Yes, you are right - the scenario in Indian beaches is different from foreign beaches and so are beach-food. Fritters are really tasty and are a huge hit among Indian beach-goers. Hope you enjoy these snack-recipes as much as I did! Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ John Sarkis: Hi, it's nice to see you. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Hope you get to try these snacks and enjoy them. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

    What an interesting way to learn about one of the cultural aspects of Indian life. So much of what we do with family and friends can be linked to food. You did an excellent job of linking beach visits to the food. I especially like what I think the fritters will taste like. I look forward to trying to make them. The recipes all look so good, I'm sharing and voting up.

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    John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

    Hi ishwaryaa22, and what an interesting hub this is.

    This is such an important topic, because, many people will bring food to the beach, parks - picnics in general, that spoil. ...good to know what foods are great to take along with you on trips.

    Great hub and thanks again for enlightening us on Indian Culture....

    Voted up and useful on this well written hub!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ alissaroberts: Hi, nice to see you. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging feedback. Hope you try these snacks and enjoy them. Please let me know after you tried them. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Alissa Roberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

    What an awesome and interesting hub displaying all the different kinds of beach snacks in your culture! The pictures look delicious and I love that you included the health benefits of each dish. Job well done on this hub - voted up and over!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ anglnwu: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. Please let me know after you tried these snacks. Hope you enjoy them. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    anglnwu 4 years ago

    These are interesting snacks. I love the bold use of spices and the playful use of ingredients, somewhat foreign to me, but I can see that's why they're delicious. Very detailed and truly inspirational--makes me bold in my cooking.l Shared.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Melovy: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. The beach culture differs in each country and so are their foods. Hope you enjoy these snacks. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

    You put a lot of work into this hub. I found the information about the beach culture very interesting and definitely want to try some of those snacks. Great hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ ignugent17: Hi, thank you not only for the visit but also sharing about your experience with Indian food. I am also fond of Indian sweets - they tasted delicious. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    ignugent17 4 years ago

    Wow! Looking at those food made me miss my friends from India. We always eat some sweets . It is always nice.

    Thanks for sharing this! :-)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Mike Robbers: Hi, nice to know that you enjoyed Indian cuisine. Hope you relish these snacks. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Daisy Mariposa: Hi, thank you for the visit and sharing about your trip to India. Hope you enjoy these snacks. Take care

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    Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

    Your stunning presentation of indian snacks just reminded me how much I love indian recipes & culture.. Great work, voted up and shared!

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    Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

    Ish,

    This article brings back memories of the time I spent in India several years ago. I'm a vegetarian. The only time I didn't have any problems finding enough to eat was on that trip.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Jools99: Hi, nice to know that you and your husband enjoyed Indian food. Hope you and your husband enjoy these snacks as well. Thank you not only for the visit and for your encouraging feedback but also sharing about your experience with Indian food. Take care

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    Jools99 4 years ago from North-East UK

    Ish, what a wonderful hub; a story of visits to the beaches set against that wonderful part of Indian life - food! I love 'Indian' food. I live in a port famous for its Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants and I have learned a lot more about food from your hub - favourites of my husband and I are 'chaat' you mention - we love aloo chaat and chicken chaat and samosas. I have raita with my salads now and the crunchy nuts sound delicious too. Shared and voted up etc, wonderful!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ thumbi7: Hi, nice to know that you have visited Marina beach and ate the mentioned snacks there. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    JR Krishna 4 years ago from India

    Awesome!!!

    You have put lot of effort behind this hub and it has come out well!

    I have been to marina beach and had fried fish and those basan fried chillies.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ TToombs08: Hi thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Hope you enjoy these snacks like I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Dolores Monet: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. Yes, you are absolutely right - the beaches are really relaxing! Hope you try these snacks and enjoy them like I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ learner365: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. It is so good to know that you have tried most of these snacks. Hope you enjoy the boiled peanuts salad. Take care

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    Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

    What a wonderful array of flavors you have presented, Ish! Nicely done and very interesting. Voted up, more and sharing!

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    Dolores Monet 4 years ago from East Coast, United States

    There is nothing like a day at the beach to revive the spirit and the body. Any time that I feel harried or stressed, I say, "It's nothing a day at the beach won't cure!"

    I'm all for the veggie fritters - they look so delicious!

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    Saadia A 4 years ago

    Wow this is a very nice snack Hub. I especially like the cumin beverage a lot,my mom used to make it for the family. The potato snacks and the vegetable fritters are my favorite as well.

    Thank you for sharing , i will look forward to try the boiled peanut salad soon.

    Voted up,awesome and interesting.A job well done indeed :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ teaches12345: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. Please let me know after you tried these snacks and hope you enjoy them like I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ barbergirl28: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. Please let me know after you cooked these snacks and hope you enjoy them. Take care

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    Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    I love the mango shake and fritters suggestions. I have not heard of the cumin recipe, may will have to try it. Next time we go to the beach and need a snack to take along, I will be considering these ideas. Voted up

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ radhikasree: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your insightful comments. I am very sure that you are already very familiar with these snacks and yes, the frozen milk dessert is kulfi. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ thelyricwriter: Thank you for the read & for your very encouraging comments. Hope you enjoy these snacks as much as I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Movie Master: Hi, please let me know after you tried these snacks and hope you enjoy them. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ maheshpatwal: Hi, thank you for the read and for your very encouraging comments. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Stacy Harris 4 years ago from Hemet, Ca

    It never ceases to amaze me how truly different our cultures are. When I think beach snacks I think of cheese on a stick - my husbands favorite or just chips. Nothing in the range of healthy though. Very interesting hub!

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    Radhika Sreekanth 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

    Wow! these photos really give pride to Indian snacks. The photos are praiseworthy and I learned a lot about them from this hub. Milk frozen dessert reminds me of 'kulfi'. Very well researched and well written hub.

    Thanks for sharing. Voted up as useful and interesting.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ alocsin: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your engaging comments. I have heard that there are some Indian restaurants abroad that sell many snacks. Hope you enjoy crisp snacks. Also, you can give these mentioned homemade snacks a try - they are easy-to-make and healthy. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Nell Rose: Hi, thank you for the visit & for your encouraging comments. Your country's food such as fish and chips and cakes are very delicious and we enjoyed them very much! Hope you try these homemade snacks and enjoy them as much as I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ livingsta: Thank you for the read and for your engaging comments. Like you, I am fond of these snacks and at times, I could not resist eating more of these snacks! Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ shruti sheshdari: Hi, I am really surprised to hear from you, being a fellow-Indian that you have not tasted these snacks. Please let me know after you tried them and hope you enjoy them. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comment. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ unknown spy: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Hope you give them a try to enjoy them as much as I did! Take care

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    Richard Ricky Hale 4 years ago from West Virginia

    What an excellent article! Have to give you credit for such a complete article. A class "A" hub for sure. It was interesting learning about some of the foods from your country. You did a great job on everything. Very good writing. Great snacks that look fantastic and delicious, plus they are healthy:) Voted up and all the way across but funny. 5 stars also Shared as well. Hard work never goes without notice.

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    Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    What a fabulous hub, you have packed in so much here, it was a delight to read!

    I am bookmarking, I shall have to try some of these snacks for sure!

    Excellent work, thank you and voted up.

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    maheshpatwal 4 years ago from MUMBAI

    Superb hub with very detailed recipe description of some of the best mouth watering indian snacks..... cutlet with tamarind chutney is every connoisseur's delight...very well written hub.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Brett.Tesol: Hi, good to see you. Hope you enjoy these healthy homemade snacks. Thank you for the visit and for your very encouraging and insightful comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Docmo: Hi, nice to know that this hub brought back home memories for you. Like you, I am very fond of beach snacks. Thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vespawoolf: Hi. Cumin beverage is natural and healthy. Spicy vegetable fritters when prepared at home are really more healthy and hardly oily unlike their beach counterparts. Please let me know after you made them and hope you enjoy them. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Suzie HQ: Thank you for the read and for your very encouraging comments. I am fond of both Indian and international snacks. These homemade snacks are healthy and low-fat. Hope you enjoy these snacks like I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ mary615: Hi, these snacks are homemade and hence low-fat and more healthy unlike their beach counterparts. Please let me know after you made these snacks. Hope you relish them like I did! Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Mama Kim 8: Hi, cumin beverage is not only refreshing but also natural, organic and healthy. Hope you enjoy this drink as well as other snacks. Please let me know after you made them. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

    Yummy. Except for the crispy snacks, which I love, I've never heard of these. I'll see if there available at Indian restaurants local to Southern California. Voting this Up and Interesting.

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    Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

    What a great hub about beach snacks so much information and I just wish we did this in England! lol! wonderful, and thanks for sharing! nell

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    livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing. I have tasted a few of these snacks, and they make me want to eat more. Miss them all now!

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    shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

    oh yum! mouth is watering! living in india, it is sad that i haven't tasted all these delicacies yet! got to try them! :)

    wonderful hub, great topic, voted up and shared :)

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ vocalcoach: Thank you for the read and for your very encouraging comments. Hope you enjoy these snacks like I did. Please let me know after you tried them. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ jcevans2009: Welcome to HubPages! Please let me know after you made these snacks. Hope you relish them. Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Hyphenbird: Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Hope you enjoy these snacks. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ AudreyHowitt: Nice to know that this hub is helpful for you as it contained vegetarian and gluten-free recipes. Hope you enjoy them. Thank you for the read and for your engaging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vinaya Ghimire: Hi, good to know that this hub brought back good old memories for you. Yes, Indian food are quite oily. Nowadays, people are weight-conscious and prefer homemade recipes. In this hub, 5 snacks are low-fat and hence more healthy than their beach counterparts. Thank you for the visit & read. Take care

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    IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

    Hi ish! That was awesome suggestions and info about beach snacks on your place! All my votes for this.

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    Brett Caulton 4 years ago from Thailand

    What an awesome hub, this must have taken you some time to put together. I love the intro, comparison of cultural differences, a virtual tour or a range of snacks, before not one, but FIVE recipes!

    Sharing, up, awesome, useful and pinned!!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ jennzie: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Please let me know after you tried them. Hope you enjoy these snacks as much as I did. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Peggy W: Hi, asafoetida powder is used to enhance the flavor of food. I hope you find this ingredient in food-markets that sell imported organic products. If this is not available, it is okay and no problem. You can carry on the recipe with other mentioned available ingredients. Please let me know after you made these snacks. Hope you relish these snacks. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Claudia Tello: Hi, yes chickpea flour really enhance the taste of fritters. Hope you find chickpea flour in some food markets that sell imported organic products. Please let me know after you made these snacks. Hope you enjoy these snacks. Take care

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    Mohan Kumar 4 years ago from UK

    Ish- this brought back so many pleasant memories and some mouthwatering nostalgia. All those trips to MArina beach are always punctuated by the glorious beach snacks. this is an astonishingly well prepared hub from the introductions, listing and the amazing recipes with pictures. You are a true artist. voted up/awesome/shared.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    I really enjoyed reading this hub and all the detail you added to it. A cumin beverage and spicy vegetable fritter sounds incredibly delicious right now. Voted up and shared!

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Wow, what a comprehensive look at Indian snacks that make me hungry for a taster right now! The work you have put in here is amazing and you are to be congratulated on a stunning collection. Loved learning more on a cuisine I love! Voted across, and shared on!! Excellent job ishwaryaa!!

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    Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

    You spend so much time and energy on your Hubs, it just amazes me! You not only gave the recipe for the snacks but even did the nutritional info, too. Wow!

    I voted this Hub up, and will certainly share.

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    Sasha Kim 4 years ago

    I really want to try the Cumin Beverage! I've never had anything like it ^_^ Sounds fantastic. This is a wonderful hub packed full of information and great recipes ^_^ voting and sharing!

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    Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    You write such interesting and amazing hubs. A stunning presentation chocked full of wonderful information. The photos just add that extra award-winning touch. I appreciate learning about the India beaches and delicious snacks.

    Voted up and across (not funny) and I will share.

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    Judith C Evans 4 years ago from Boise, ID

    What an enjoyable hub! I am bookmarking this so that I can try some of these recipes. The vegetable fritters sound great! Voted up, awesome and sharing, too!

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    Brenda Barnes 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

    These foods sound great, (the vegetarian ones). I love being exposed to other cultures. Thank you for this presentation. I can make some of these and crave others!

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    Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

    Very delish! I am always looking for vegetarian and non-gluten snacks and will have to try potato cutlets I think!

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    Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

    I studied in Mangalore and often went to beach on weekends. However, I love Goa. Indian foods are delicious, but they make you worry about weight.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ algarveview: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Please let me know after you made these snacks. Hope you relish these snacks. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ MelChi: Thank you for the read & for your encouraging comments. Please let me know after you tried them. Hope you enjoy these snacks. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Anamika S: Hi, good to know a fellow fan of street food. Like you, I am fond of street food. These homemade snacks are more healthy than their beach counterparts. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comment. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Mhatter99: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comment. Hope you enjoy these snacks as much as I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Ruchira: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. Yes, there are many hotels & restaurants that serve these tasty snacks to enthusiastic customers. Like you, I am fond of these snacks. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ midget38: Hi, please let me know after you tried these snacks. I am very sure that you are familiar with many of them and hope you enjoy them like I did. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ tammyswallow: Hi, your comments are always very encouraging and overwhelming. Please let me know after you tried these snacks. Hope you & your family enjoy them as much as I and my family did. Thank you for the visit. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Vellur: Hi, I see that you are in Dubai and you missed the beaches back home and all. I am very sure that you already are familiar with these snacks. These snacks are homemade and hence low-fat and healthy. Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Happy Hubbing! Take care

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    jennzie 4 years ago from Lower Bucks County, PA

    This is a very interesting and informative hub. I would really like to try a lot of these snacks that you mentioned.

    Voted up and shared!

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    Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

    This is an amazing hub filled to the brim with information about typical beach snacks in India and the fact that you included some recipes and health information made it even better. I rated this 5 stars and voted for the vegetable fritter because I think that I will actually attempt making it. Just have to learn what the asafoetida powder is first. Our home grown eggplants are producing like crazy this year. Up votes and definitely sharing!

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    Claudia Tello 4 years ago from Mexico

    I have heard that chickpea flour gives a great flavor to the eggplant fritters; I shall love to taste them someday. Regular grocery stores and supermarkets don´t sell it in Mexico but I´ll keep my eyes open for when I find it, and prepare for a delicious Indian snack.

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Janine Huldie: Hi, please let me know after you tried these snacks. Hope you & your family enjoy them! Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ kat_thurston: Thank you for the visit and for your encouraging comments. Hope you enjoy these snacks as much as I did! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ remaniki: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your very encouraging comments. Homemade snacks are actually more healthy than their beach counterparts. I am very sure that you already knew these snacks. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ jellygator: Thank you for the read and for your encouraging comment. Nice to know that you like Indian cuisine. Hope you enjoy these snacks. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ peachpurple: Hi, yes we make savory doughnut-like snacks - the name of this dish is vada/vadai (it is there on Wikipedia). Sorry that I did not include this snack in this hub as it is really deep-fried and oily. Hope you enjoy these snacks. Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ rajan jolly: Hi, thank you for the visit and read. Your comments always encourage me. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ Millionaire Tips: Hi, thank you for the visit and for your engaging comments. Please let me know after you tried them. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! Take care

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    Joana e Bruno 4 years ago from Algarve, Portugal

    Hello, Ishwaryaa22, I thought this hub was extremelly interesting, it's nice to learn about other cultures' habits, it was very interesting to learn Indian beach snacks and they seem very tasty, I sure wouldn't mind trying some... Loved your recipes, seem quite easy to make and something the kids would love. Voted up, interesting and useful and sharing! Take care!

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    Melanie Chisnall 4 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

    Wow! This was such a great hub. Informative and easy to follow, with such delicious recipes. The vegetable fritter looks so good! Thanks for sharing this. :)

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    Anamika S 4 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    I love street food! Awesome Hub, voted up!

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    Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

    Sure beats hot dogs. And How! Thank you.

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    Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

    Such a treasured hub, Ishwaryaa.

    Love all the above food and luckily there are restaurants that make all these so, indulging in these kinda foods is a luxary for me :)

    interesting hub. voted up!!

    Sharing it across

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    Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

    You have stirred my stomach, Ish!! will share this wonderfully delicious hub acros, because it will make everyone hungry!!

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    Tammy 4 years ago from North Carolina

    I have seen a lot of recipes, but this one is a real buffet. Great work and photos! All of it looks amazing, especially the fritters. It all looks unique and very appetizing.

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    Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

    Brings back memories of beaches back home and the yummy snacks!! Great hub and awesome snacks. The recipes are very useful. Great work, voted up and shared.

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    Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

    You did a fabulous job looking at Indian culture and enjoyed learning a bit more about the beach snacks that can be prepared and eaten. Also loved your inclusion of recipes and have pinned to try in the future. And of course I shared, voted and tweeted too.

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    kat_thurston 4 years ago

    Thank you for these recipes will definitely the vegetable fritters and puffed rice. Great hub thank you.

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    Rema T V 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    Hi ishwaryaa,

    Great hub. Haven't actually finished it because it is a very lengthy hub, so bookmarking it for future visit. Sharing and tweeting now. Delicious snack varieties. Cheers, Rema.

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    jellygator 4 years ago from USA

    I am so glad you posted this! I have only gotten to try Indian cuisine twice, but found it delicious. I'll bookmark this for future reference. The beaches certainly do seem different from American ones, but it looks like a fun, relaxing time!

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ billybuc: Hi, thank you for the visit and read. Your comments always encourage me. Happy hubbing! Take care

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    Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

    @ kelleyward: Hi, nice to know that you wanted to try these recipes soon. Hope your boys enjoy the dessert. Please let me know after you tried these dishes. Thank you for the visit & sharing your encouraging views. Take care

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    peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    Do you have savoury doughnut like snacks? I love this snacks. Wonderful hub!

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    What a detailed and fantastic hub, Ishwaryaa. I'm glad you shared Indian recipes of the favorite Indian snacks with our readers who would be interested to make them after reading this hub.

    Great job and the intense effort put by you show in this well written and well presented hub. Excellent photos as well.

    Voted all the way up and across. Sharing this too.

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    Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

    These look wonderful - you're making me hungry! I really like kulfi - the ice cream.

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    What an awesome look at Indian culture; this hub is so filled with information it is almost overwhelming. You have done a great job of informing with this hub!

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    kelleyward 4 years ago

    Wow you spent a lot of time on this fabulous hub. I love it. Trying some of the salads you mentioned here soon. My kids would like the frozen milk dessert. Voted way up! Kelley

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