Marvels of Indian Snacks is my third book in the series on culinary items. Based on the encouragement received from my earlier two books, Marvels of South Indian Cuisine and Marvels of North Indian Cuisine, I have written this book.
The book has been designed to suit the needs of a cross-section of people across different regions, age groups and of course, different occasions viz. festivals, picnics, travel etc. The book contains Sections on snacks for kids, snacks for children's lunch box, snacks for breakfast, instant snacks, snacks for guests, snacks for picnics and outings, snacks for festivals, snacks for the evenings etc. It is felt that the book would serve as an invaluable guide not only for homemakers but also for amateurs in the kitchen domain to prepare mouth-watering snacks to the satisfaction of everyone.
The items given in this book have been prepared by the author and relished by the family members, friends and relatives. I hope that you will also enjoy the snacks.
About the Author
Mrs. Meena Shankaran is a Post Graduate in History and a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Computer Applications (PGDCA) and Diploma in Computer Management. She also is a diploma holder in Homoeopathy, Magneto therapy, Pranic Healing, Reiki, Crystal Healing and Art of Living. She has conducted a Hindi program titled "Jal Ka Samasya Aur Samadhan" on All India Radio, Chennai. She also got an opportunity for 15 days program on All India Radio, Chennai in Tamil regarding the preparation of recipes. She had an opportunity to associate herself with "Jaya Television" (one of the Tamil T.V. channels) in connection with a program on "entrepreneurial skills of women" in the year 1999. For the past 4 years, the author has started writing stories, articles, travelogues, jokes, recipes, real incidents, experiences, poems etc. and they are published in various Tamil magazines like "Mangayar Malar", "Kumudam Snehidhi", "Rani", "Devi", "Aval Vikatan", "Thanga Mangai", "Dina Malar", "Kalkandu", "Vasukhi", etc. Recently, she prepared "30 recipes for 30 days" as a side dish for Roti/Puri etc. which was photographed and published in a leading tamil magazine viz., "Aval Vikatan" dated 01st February 2008. She has written a Tamil recipe book that contains 220 North Indian dishes. The response for this book inspired her to write a recipe book in English also.