If you lack the patience to whip up home goodies from scratch, try the fridge.Putting together a snap snack in your kitchen, using what is already there cooling away could be the answer. Toss in finely chopped onions and tomatoes with boiled potato, sliced chillies, coriander and lime. If you have puffed rice (kurmura) or chana jor garam (pounded gram), it works brilliantly as a spin-off of the jhalmuri from Kolkata.

Improvise on the things available in your home, making way for minty chutney or imli strains if the call for lime fails. But if the simple route is often taken, then here are a few more ideas.  


Nutritionist Karishma Chawla comes up with carb rich options to keep you satiated. “If you have leftover rotis from afternoon, bring them out. Add some handy herbs, or spices with a dash of butter. “Roast and crunch in just like a khakhra  you snack on,” she says.  If you have khakhra packs handy, smear a teaspoon of thick homemade curd all over and sprinkle a bit of chaat masala for a delicious munchy.Alternatively, extra rotis can be hung on the grill inside the oven-toaster-grill and heated to a crisp for homemade nacho. Stuff in the leftover potato or the rajma from day before with a spot of grated cheese as a filler with your hot cup of tea.

Shilpi Madan for Sunday Standard

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