Indian snacks for kids | Healthy Indian snack recipes (Healthy snacks)

Updated: August 27, 2022, By Swasthi

Indian snacks for kids – Over 80 + best delicious evening healthy snacks suitable for kids & grown-ups. These are best to serve as a mid morning or evening snack, in the school box or after school for kids. This collection of healthy snacks recipes will help you decide your kids’ snack menu. If you are a health freak like me and trying to prevent refined foods and fried foods, then this post is absolutely for you.

Indian snacks for kids


Staying true to the term Snack, please keep your kids’ snack portions small and serve these only in between meals as a refreshment. Do not serve these as a main meal.

I had developed and tried all these recipes for my kids. Over the years these have been a favorite with them. Hope your kids will love them too.

This collection of healthy Indian snack recipes includes lots of ladoos, Indian sandwich recipes, baked and pan fried snacks, quick chaats and salads. I have also included some pasta recipes too which can be served after school. For a wider choice you can check this complete collection of snacks.

Let us start with these energy booster ladoos. Check out 32 easy ladoo recipes here. Do choose the ones made from jaggery or use organic jaggery.

For ease of understanding I have divided the entire post in sections.

Healthy Indian Snacks for kids

veg cutlet snacks for kids

Baked or tawa/ pan fried
Eggless pancakes recipe
Paneer cheese toast – no oven required
Tawa pizza without yeast – no oven required
Aloo tikki
Instant sweet paniyaram
Cheese dosa
Soya chunks cutlet
Paneer bread rolls
Vegetable cutlet
Corn cutlet
Veg seekh kabab
Oatmeal pancakes (with egg)
Hara bhara kabab (spinach cutlets)
Veg spring rolls (choose baked)
Falafel with chickpeas(choose baked)
Dibba roti
Paneer tikka on stove top
Paneer tikki (cutlet)
Oven baked mushroom tikki
Alasanda vada (baked)
Gobhi 65 (choose baked)
Potato stuffed capsicum
Veg pizza recipe

homemade granola on stove top

Milk Poha
Granola with jaggery & oats
Oats chivda
Poha chivda (without deep frying)
Masala peanuts
Channa sundal
Kobbari kudumulu
Ragi roti

Indian snack recipes

chaats and salads – These are easy and quick chaats you don’t need any chutney to make these.

corn chat recipe snacks for kids

Cornflakes chat
Dahi vada
Papdi chaat
Sprouted moong salad
Corn chaat
Chana chat
Mung bean sprouts
Mango salsa
Puffed rice upma

Bread toasts, sandwich and Pav recipes – Choose whole meal or brown bread. Avoid white bread.

capsicum cheese toast

Potato sandwich
Bread besan toast
Paneer sandwich
Vegetable sandwich
Capsicum cheese toast
Chana sandwich
Chocolate sandwich
Sprouts sandwich
Guacamole sandwich
Pav bhaji
Paneer masala pav
Quick pav bhaji
Misal pav

Noodle & Pasta Recipes

indian style pasta recipe

Red sauce pasta (very simple)
Masala pasta
Pasta muffins
Spaghetti with almond pesto
Spaghetti with cilantro peanut pesto
Veg noodles without sauce

Easy and comforting Soups – High protein and healthy soups

sweet corn soup swasthis recipes

Sweet corn soup
moong dal soup
chicken soup
chickpea or channa soup
vegetable barley soup
tomato carrot soup

Updated: Quick Indian snacks for kids using eggs
Eggs make one of the most healthiest food for kids. After a tired day, kids need a good amount of protein and these are quite filling too.

egg recipes for snack

Egg paratha
Egg bhurji sandwich
Boiled egg sandwich
Chutney egg sandwich
Egg salad (kids above 4 can eat)
Egg noodles (you can skip soya sauce)
Fried egg sandwich
Oats egg omelette
Egg in a hole

Meat Recipes

About Swasthi

I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills. More about me

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Thanks for your time to teach and helping people like me.

Hi swasthi,

I moved to London after getting married, have missed my desi food so much and every time i had to call my mum for recipes and she was just about to abandon me when i asked her how many minutes to boil eggs ?
We have a family catering business so its a big shock for her because i keep forgetting the amount on spice.
I have been to your blog 2 years ago and since then mum and me chat for ages but never have i ever asked her any recipes. So my secret is i come to your blog and tadaaaa all my problems solved.
I kinda love how you express your love towards food in words.
I just love all your recipes all your words and the way you say it is amazing.
Thanks for this blog what would i have done without this.
I love you. you are my star chef.
And yes this blog has secrets to keep hubby happy ?.

Hi Swasthi,
This is really nice compilation + recipes. Would love if you could add milkshakes or smoothies too in your list for kids.

Hi!I’ve been reading your blog for a long tikme noww
and finally got the courage to go ahead and
give you a shout out from Lubbock Texas! Just wanted tto say keep up the great job!

I always follow your recipes
It is very helpful to me
Thank you

I like all of the new food and snacks for children. Love Sanvitha

Just wow.your recipes are awesome mam.thank u for sharing with us.

I became a better cook after following your recipes.My kids love many of your recipes.I always recommend your site to anyone who wants to learn cooking.Good job.Keep the good work

Visited lots of websites for learning recipes for my lil one. Yours is a one stop solution for my search. So much recipes on one site…amazing….still expecting more to come….thanks for the wonderful ideas.

its not easy recipes to make at home it is very difficult but i like the recipes and i am trying to make some of the food

Give easy recipes to make at home any person can make at home without any problem.

Hi Swasthi,

I have been going through a lot of trouble with my 2yr old. Please help.

My daughter will be 2 by next month and she is not eating at all from almost a month. Checked with the doctor and was advised to keep trying and give whatever she likes.

Till 1month before, she was eating ok, we shifted to a new place a month before and doctor said, she might be taking time to adjust to the new environment, since we moved from a cold to a very hot place.

She is not eating any vegetables, fruits, rice items or breakfast items. In short she is not taking any solid food. Once in a while, a little biriyani, boiled egg and fried potato, noodles and sometimes little chicken. other than this she is not eating anything else. In case if I force feed her, she sometimes ends up vomiting.

Previously she was eating dosa, upma, vada, sambar rice, rajma, chana, banana but after our shifting, she is not eating any of the above. I keep trying one or the other item each day to see if she will eat but all my efforts are going in vain.

She is not even taking juices, milkshakes, soups, payasam. From the last 1month her weight remained unchanged and i have no clue what can be done.

Apologies for the lengthy query but i really hope you could advise any alternatives. Please help.

Hi Swasthi.. ur recipies r grt… I tried and my toddler loves to eat….
Could you tell some first foods for 3 month baby…?

ok am expecting more n more from you…!

Wow!! I am sure my Kid is going to like all these recipes.

Your blog is really very very helpful. My kid is 7mnth old. Her weight gain is always below normal.earlier she wasn’t talking breastfeed properly n no sleeping in day.she sleeps very less. Hardly 10hrs. Nw she is taking food 3times but also weight gain is low.

Hi swasthi

I have 1 year old twin babies boy n girl
They have no teeth yet n not eating much
Every night they r wake up due to hungryness
Pls let me know healthy food so they can sleep well
Suggest me that receipes which has more healthy with small amount becoz they r taking very small amount food
For dinner what should i offer them which is good for their whole night or no hunger at night

Thanks in advance

My daughter 22 months old does’nt eat anything at home. she just drink milk. but at school she eats well.

This really worries me alot.

IS there a way to make her eat,

i have tried that too. she is still not eating. only drink milk the whole day.

One stop for all recipes.. very nice compilation Swasthi..

Hi swasthi , very happy to c all menus and recepies with step by step , tried most of the dishes and it has come out well . I request u to add some more recepies for kids lunch box , it would be more helpful swasthi

Mam thanks for the recipes these r so nice and helpful.

Hey Swasthi ur dishes r amazing Thanku so much for sharing them with us