Loveluck’s Snack Recipes - The Snack corner, 90’s revisited

Koushik Varaghur

Eating chaats at that corner shop over a jovial conversation with friends is a memory that brings a smile on our faces every time. While we cannot recreate it, we can certainly create a version of it. Here is the version that you can try the next time you have friends or family over. This dish is a conversation starter as much as it is an appetiser!


Steps to make Bhelpuri with Crisps


  • Firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2 cups puffed rice

(Dry roast puffed rice if they are not crisp)

  • Add ½ onion, ½ potato, 3 crushed papdi, 3 tbsp mixture and 2 tbsp fried peanuts
  • Also add 2 tbsp tomato, ½ tsp chaat masala, ¼ tsp chilli powder and ¼ tsp salt.
  • Mix well, make sure the spices are combined well
  • Further, add 3 tbsp tamarind chutney, 2 tbsp green chutney and 1 tsp lemon juice.
  • Mix well while ensuring that the puffed rice does not turn soggy
  • Add 1cup crushed Loveluck’s Pheni Papad and give a mix.
  • Finally, enjoy Bhel Puri topped with few crushed Loveluck’s rice happala and garnished with diced onion & coriander!

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Loveluck’s starter recipes - Paneer Tikka - Tikk it off your list

Koushik Varaghur

A hugely popular and preferred hors d’oeuvre across India, the Paneer Tikka has gained repute across the world too! Marinated, grilled, and skewered the cottage cheese delicacy is a household favourite. Here is a great recipe for a flavourful dish cooked Loveluck style!


Steps to make Paneer Tikka


  • Peel, rinse, and dice 1 medium-sized onion in square shaped 1 to 1.5 inches pieces. Rinse and slice 1 small to medium sized capsicum (green bell pepper) in 1 to 1.5 inches pieces.
  • You will need ½ cup each of onions and capsicum. Keep aside. You can also use tomatoes if you want. 
  • Crush 1.5 inches ginger and 6 to 7 small to medium sized garlic to a fine paste in a mortar-pestle.
  • You will need 1 tablespoon of crushed ginger-garlic or 1 tablespoon of ready ginger-garlic paste.
  • Slice 200 to 250 grams block or paneer into cubes or squares and keep aside. Best is to use homemade paneer.
  • Put 200 grams hung curd (greek yogurt) in a bowl. With a whisk beat the curd lightly till smooth.
  • Now add 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste or 1 tablespoon crushed ginger garlic to the curd.
  • Add 2 spoonfuls of Loveluck’s two step gravy mix and blend well using a spatula. Add 1 spoon of lemon juice, salt to taste and blend again. Add the diced onions & Capsicum to paneer and marinate them.
  • Toss them gently once marinated. Cover and keep the marinated paneer and veggies in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more.
  • This is how they look after 2 hours.
  • Begin to thread the veggies and paneer alternately on bamboo skewers. Before you begin to thread preheat oven at 230 or 240 degrees Celsius or 464 degree Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Use only the top heating element while preheating as well as grilling. Soak or rinse the bamboo skewers before threading.
  • Place them on a tray lined with aluminium foil or parchment paper.
  • Brush with some oil all over.
  • Place the tray on the top rack and grill in the preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes first at 230 to 240 degrees Celsius or 464 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then remove the tray from the oven and turn the paneer tikka skewers.
  • Again, keep back on the top rack in the oven and continue to grill till the edges of paneer and veggies are golden or slightly charred for about 3 to 5 minutes. Do not grill for a long time as the paneer tends to become hard. Since temperatures vary from oven to oven do keep a check. You can reduce or increase the time as required. Total grilling time will be 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove once done. Serve the paneer tikka sprinkled with some chaat masala and lemon juice. Also serve mint chutney, onion slices and lemon wedges on the side.

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Loveluck’s Snack Recipes – Have a crackle of a day!

Koushik Varaghur

Tapioca makes for a great addition to your meal - it is good for digestion, low in sodium, a source of calcium and iron. You can make delicious snack varieties for kids, all the while keeping it interesting, tasty, and healthy!


Steps to make Tomato Salsa dip with tapioca crackle


Add diced onion, garlic, serrano chilli, about 10 baby tomatoes cut in halves and cilantro into a jar of a food processor or chopping blow of a blender.

Add ground cumin, pinch salt, sugar, and a spoonful of lemon juice over it.

Process them until medium chunky texture. Tomato salsa is ready.

Fry or Air fry Loveluck’s Sabbakki Happala/Papad, arrange them on a plate and serve along with tomato salsa dip.

Simple, easy, and scrumptious!


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Loveluck’s specialty Vattals (Salted, Sun dried Vegetables)

Koushik Varaghur

Vathals or Sun-dried vegetables of quality are available in very few places. They are believed to have a lot of nutritional value and can be easily included in your meal as a side dish, main ingredient or even as a powder. Here are a few home-remedies and food preparations that may interest you –


Kinds of Vathals – Sundakkai (Turkey Berry), Manathakali (Wonder Cherry), Gorikai (Cluster Beans), Bevina Huva (Neem flower)

  1. Traditional Home-remedies –


  • Sundakkai is traditionally used as a home remedy for urinary infection and pittha imbalance.
  • Manathakali is traditionally used as a home remedy for ulcers
  • Bevina huva – traditionally used for deworming


  1. Recipes -


  • Fry Sundakkai, rest it for a minute to ensure its crispy and add as a side dish for your meal. Tastes very good with Rasam rice & Curd rice. (Manathakali can also be used in the same way)
  • Fry Sundakkai, powder it with hand, add ghee and mix with rice (Manathakali can also be used in the same way)
  • Sundakkai, gorikai, manathakali – fry and add to sambhar to give a unique taste.
  • Alternatively, you can easily make vethalkozumbu with Loveluck’s special Vathal Kozhumbu powder. All you need to do is add the powder to water and boil – Voila, hot and delicious kozhumbu is ready (can add a tsp of rice flour for thicker consistency). If you want to add vegetables, Sambhar onions are a great choice. Adding Sprouts also adds to the flavour.
Fry Bevina huva and add to Rasam, Pachadi or Dal. You can also fry Bevina huva (till black), add a pinch of salt and mix with hot rice.

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Loveluck’s Snack Recipe - Splurge on the urge to snack


We often have this urge to snack but for a health-conscious busy person it is hard to find a snack that is not indulgent! But do snacks have to be calorie dense? Can they be light and tasty too?

Yes, certainly, here is one that you could try if you are on a calorie budget - 

Steps to make Happala/Papad Chat -

  • Microwave 3 pieces of Happalas/Papad
  • Mix sprouts along with finely diced onion, capsicum, lettuce & celery
  • Add a handful of roasted groundnuts to this (Alternatively, roasted Bengal gram/Split chickpea can be used)
  • Toss it to mix evenly
  • Spread over the Happalas, sprinkle rock salt, pepper & chaat masala for taste. The dish is ready to serve.

Healthy, sumptuous, and deeply satisfying! And you can eat more than one!

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Loveluck’s snack recipe - Krack the 'Snack' problem, at home!


Making lip smacking snacks is a constant challenge that many of us face. Keeping it interesting, not repeating and getting it right each time is quite the task. Even the most enthusiastic ones in the culinary art find themselves at their wits end when it comes to making new varieties of snacks. So, here are some new and simple ideas that can keep the munchers engaged.


Steps to make the Chatpata Crackers


  • Take 10 pieces of Loveluck’s Pheni Papad
  • Deep fry in the oil or Microwave
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes
  • Sprinkle pepper powder / chilli powder, amchur powder and a tinge of rock salt if needed.
  • If you happen to have Chat Masala, ignore the other powders and sprinkle just the Chat Masala.
  • Serve, eat, and enjoy!

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Loveluck’s snack recipe - Catch the Snack drift!


A languid evening, an energetic one or the one you spend tucked away in a cosy corner with your favourite book – snacks are for all moods!

Dig into this plate of quirky traditional snacks to add a pinch of elation to your day.

Steps to make the Floating Papad Snack

  • Take 10 pieces of Loveluck’s Aralu Papad
  • Deep fry or microwave it
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes
  • Arrange it in a plate
  • Slice onions, tomato & coriander finely, grate carrot and sprinkle this over the Aralu Papad
  • Prepare Pani (using pani puri masala)
  • Pour over the Papad to enjoy this appetizing floating chat!

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