Snacks & Appetizers are an important part of every family function or even when you host a party with friends. Indian appetizers are usually deep fried and served along with accompaniments like Green Chutney or a Date Tamarind Chutney. In this section, find the best traditional, authentic and healthy vegetarian appetizers that have been tried and tested many times like Dhokla, Gobi Manchurian, Mushroom Pepper Fry, Samosas, Paneer Tikka, Malai Kebabs, Hariyali Kebab, Shammi Kebab,Galouti Kebab, Pakoras, Stuffed Chila, Spring Rolls, Khandvi and more.

Gujarati Khaman Dhokla Recipe - Savory Steamed Lentil Cakes

The Gujarati Khaman Dhokla is a very popular farsan from the Gujarati cuisine.  It is traditionally made using the bengal gram dal, which is soaked and the ground to make the dhokla batter. Serve the Khaman Dhokla along with Dhania Pudina Chutney or Tomato Onion Chutney and a hot cup of Masala Chai Recipe - Indian Spiced Tea for breakfast or as an evening snack. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Indian appetiser such as Moong Matar Kebab Recipe Rajma ...

Avarekalu Tikki Recipe

Avarekalu Tikki Recipe, is a delicious snack made with avarekalu beans which is famous in Karnataka. Avarekalu are hyacinth beans which are rich in calcium and iron.  Bengaluru is the only place where they celebrate “Avarekai Mela” during the month of January. The mela consists of series of stalls selling out dishes that are made from these field beans or avarekalu beans. During this mela vendors who sell streets come up with various interesting dishes using avarekalu. Serve the Avarekalu ...

Indian Chicken Keema Sliders Recipe

Indian Chicken Keema Sliders are easy to make and makes for a great party appetiser. The Keema can be made a day in advance, depending on how fresh the buns are. You can toast them with butter, slice them and spoon the keema just before the guests arrive so that you can be handsfree at the party.These are especially good for a large crowd. In my opinion, these Chicken Keema Sliders are the best make ahead Indian Party Appetizer. Serve Indian Chicken Keema Sliders along with other starter such ...

Vegetable Ragi Momo Recipe - Finger Millet Dumplings/ Dim Sum Recipe

The Vegetable Ragi Momo Recipe is simple, healthy recipe made from Finger Millet and sauteed vegetables. These dumplings since made with finger millet that is ragi flour, has to be served hot right off the steamer. The Ragi Momo tastes delicious and makes a perfect snack for the kids as well. Although I must warn you the Ragi counterpart to the All Purpose Flour is a little dry. So do make sure you serve these hot and fresh to enjoy its goodness and taste. These Ragi Momo's makes a great ...

Spinach Khandvi Recipe - Savory Gram Flour Pinwheels With Spinach

The Spinach Khandvi is a savory gram flour pinwheel snack with added goodness of spinach. The traditional recipe uses only gram flour, but this one is made healthier with the addition of Spinach  The process of making the Spinach Khandvi is very similar to the traditional Khandvi. Do check the Video Recipe of How to Make Gujarati Khandvi and you can make it the similar way. Serve Spinach Khandvi as a side dish along with Gujarati Dal, Aloo Bhindi and hot Phulkas for your weekday lunch. If ...

Arbi Ke Kebab Recipe (Spicy Colocasia Kebab) Recipe

The Arbi Ke Kebab Recipe is a vegetarian appetizer that you can make for your parties. Arbi is a vegetable when cooked and mashed tends to be very gooey. To manage this gooeyness, I added freshly chopped cabbage, onions, almonds, and peppercorns. Pan frying these kebabs brings out delicious flavors of this vegetable and makes it nutritious too.   Serve the Arbi Kebabs and serve them immediately along with Green Chutney. If you are looking for more Kebab recipes here are some ...

Karela Muthia Recipe - Bitter Gourd Steamed Dumplings

Karela Muthia is a steamed and shallow fried snack that comes from Gujarati Cuisine. Gluten free and diabetic friendly, rich in carbohydrates and less in fat, healthy munching snack that can be enjoyed as an appetiser or even cooked in a curry. Grated bitter gourd, mixed with gluten free flours and Indian spices is mixed to make a dough which is later steamed and cut into pieces. The pieces are later tempered and served with tangy tamarind sauce. Karela Muthia is not only just healthy but is also ...

Kela Methi Bhajiya Recipe

Kela Methi Bhajiya Recipe is essentially Banana Fenugreek fritters which is a popular Gujarati snack that is served at tea. This fried snack is prepared with ripe sweet bananas and fresh fenugreek Leaves. This bhajiya has a combination of mild sweetness, spiciness and bitterness. It is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. Serve Banana Methi Fritters with a cup of Tea and Dhaniya Pudina Chutney  at your Tea time or give your kids as an after school snack. If you like this ...

Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe

Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe, you can always try experimenting with your ingredients to create a delicious and yet a healthy recipe.Masoor dal kebabs is made by using potato as a binder and is mixed along with basic Indian spices. These are the best for any party appetizer or just can be simply made for your everyday lunch. Masoor dal contains a high level of proteins and is also rich in fiber. It also falls into an antioxidant property also. Serve the Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe along with Hyderabadi ...

Tandoori Aloo Recipe - Lasnacha Tandoori Batate Recipe

Tandoori Aloo Recipe - Lasnacha Tandoori Batate Recipe is a twist to the usual tandoor potatoes. In this recipe, we have used spicy lehsun chutney with malai, lemon juice, black pepper, black salt for the marination of potatoes and then grilled on a tandoor.  This delicious tandoor recipe makes for a great party starter or snacks for your tea parties. You can also make this as a side dish for your everyday meals. Serve the Tandoori Aloo Recipe along with Green Chutney and Pyaaz Kachumber ...

Kashmiri Style Bharit Marchavangun Recipe-Stuffed Chillies

Bharit Marchavangun is a classic Kashmiri dish that makes a show stopping entrée (appetizer) in any party. Stuffed chillies are delicious and makes a unique starter dish. This is a dish that is easy to make, with minimum effort and time consumption. Walnuts, pomegranate seed powder, and cumin gives a depth of flavors and great texture to the dish. I was overwhelmed with the stuffing and the heat in the chillies was perfect with the subtle flavor of the stuffing. If you don’t like heat at all, ...

Kashmiri Style Nadir Monjvor Recipe - Lotus Stem Cutlets

Kashmiri Style Nadir Monjvor Recipe-Lotus Stem Cutlets is an exotic recipe made with lotus stem as the main ingredient. Is a cherished snack from Kashmir made from lotus stem. The recipe is a variant from the authentic recipe. The lotus stem are usually dipped in a spicy rice flour batter and fried till it is crisp. Lotus stem have benefits that are rich in minerals, vitamins, iron and potassium and zinc that are quintessential for our body. Serve the Kashmiri Style Nadir Monjvor along with Beetroot ...

Tandoori Potatoes Recipe

Potatoes always find their place in party appetisers and this particular recipe of Tandoori Potatoes or Aloo Tikka is a wonderful starter for a party or snack for any occasion and can be had as an accompaniment to any meal. Serve Tandoori Potatoes with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney as an appetiser during your parties. If you like this recipe, you can also try other starter recipes like Crispy Tossed Baby Corn Mozzarella Stuffed Potato Balls Falahari Rajgira Aloo Tikki Garlic & Pepper Mushroom ...

Bhaji Miligai And Baby Potato Fry Recipe

Bhaji Miligai And Baby Potato Fry Recipe is made by shallow frying al dente cooked baby potatoes and bhajji miligai (bhajji chillies) along with garlic, curry leaves, and turmeric powder. This recipe can be made as an appetizer by sprinkling some besan powder & rice flour while shallow frying, to make it more crispier. Serve Bhaji Miligai And Baby Potato Fry Recipe as a side dish along with Tomato Onion Sambar, Steamed Rice and Elai Vadam for an everyday meal. If you like ...

Konkani Style Avnas Ambe Sasam Recipe-Fruit Salad with Coconut

Konkani Style Avnas Ambe Sasam Recipe - Fruit Salad with Coconut is an authentic dish to the Konkan region. The dish is nothing but an assorted fruit salad with pineapple, mango and grapes that is tossed with a ground coconut mixture and topped with some tempered mustard seeds and curry leaves. In Konkani, Avnas refers to pineapple and “Ambe” is the ripened mango. It is commonly prepared during the summer season, when fruits are the essential part of refreshments. Serve the Konkani Style Avnas ...

Mutton Keema Samosa Recipe-Mangsher Singara

Mutton Keema Samosa, also known as the Mangsher Singara in Bengali is the most popular evening snack made during Ramadan at Muslims homes as well as in snack corners too. Mutton mince boiled with spices and later mixed with lots of finely chopped onion, mint and coriander gives an amazing taste and aroma when filled in a samosa. Samosa itself is the most loved street food in India, and when it's Keema Samosa, this famous snack just reaches to another level of deliciousness. Serve Mutton Keema ...

Parsi Mutton Cutlets Recipe

Parsis are enthusiastic non vegetarians, they love their meat and this mutton cutlet is very popular Parsi dish. Parsi mutton cutlet is a delicious succulent cutlet that will become a wonderful party starter or even for your kids after school snack. Kids love cutlet when especially it’s served with ketchup, an experienced mother talking! Minced mutton marinated in wonderful flavor packed ingredients makes a delicious cutlet. Try it out, you will love it. Serve Parsi Mutton Cutlets along with Dhaniya ...

Beetroot Chicken Cutlets Recipe

Beetroot-Chicken Cutlets Recipe is a succulent chicken patty that is so appetizing and just to look at. Imagine a mouth- melting bite of beets, juicy chicken and potato with a hint of spice, coated in crispy breadcrumb!  These Beetroot-Chicken Cutlets are the perfect snack for your evening tea. The beetroot adds a lovely colour and flavour to the cutlets making them a great starter for dinner parties!! Since the recipe calls for a pre cooking of veggies and chicken before the cutlet is ...

Bhakri Chaat Recipe With Green Moong Sprouts And Aloo

Bhakri Chaat Recipe With Green Moong Sprouts And Aloo is a delicious chaat recipe that can be served to your guests at tea time or even as an appetizer at dinner parties.  Healthy multigrain bhakri topped with a mixture of moong sprouts, potatoes, onions and tomatoes, tossed in green chutney and sweet chutney making it nice and chatpata.  Serve this Bhakri Chaat Recipe With Green Moong Sprouts And Aloo along with Bhakarwadi Chaat, Boti Masala Chaat Recipe, and Nippattu ...

Mutton Galouti Kebab Recipe

Kebabs are heart warming, delicious, satisfying appetizers. One similar of this nature is the melt in the mouth and very famous Mutton Galouti Kebab from Lucknow cuisine. When one makes it at home it definitely tastes different, try not to fry in clarified butter or dalda.Overnight marination results in firming up the membranes to make it extra melting. Make kebabs as many as possible for this new year party and enjoy the extra time to have fun with your friends and family as it is very simple to ...

Prawn Masala Kozhukattai Recipe - Prawn Masala Dumplings

Prawn Masala Kozhukattai Recipe is a delicious snack where dumplings are made from rice flour and then filled with prawn masala. The dumplings are easy to make and delicious to eat and makes a great side dish or a party appetizer. Serve these yummy Prawn Masala Kozhukattai Recipe - Prawn Masala Dumplings as a party appetizer along with a Light And Healthy Spinach Soup and Chickpea Orange Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes. If you like this Prawn Masala Kozhukattai Recipe, you can also try ...

Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe - Dal Bajiya

Vegetable Dal Pakora Recipe is a delicious appetizer or a tea time snack that is made with a combination of dals like moong dal and chana dal.  Adding vegetables to the dal to give it a added texture and flavor. You can choose to deep fry these pakoras or pan fry them using the Kuzhi Paniyaram pan - with the pan frying method being more healthier option. Either ways, this pakora is delicious and makes a great party appetizer. Serve Vegetable Dal Pakora along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney ...

Pineapple Mushroom Tikka Recipe With Tandoori Masala

Pineapple Mushroom Tikka is an easy to make, tasty appetizer recipe that is prepared with Tandoori Masala, capsicum, pineapple and mushrooms. The tandoori masala gives extra flavor and taste to the mushroom tikka. The alternating taste of the grilled sweet pineapple and the spicy grilled mushrooms make it a real party in your mouth.  Serve this Pineapple Mushroom Tikka Kebab with a classic dip like Dhaniya Pudina Chutney or with Pudina Dahi Chutney Recipe- Mint Yoghurt Dip as ...

     
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