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.

Moong Dal Tikki Recipe

Moong Dal Tikki is perfect recipe for this rainy season. We can make is with less oil so this is the healthy version of deep fried tikki. Moong dal is cooked with some water till just firm but cooked and then drained and mixed with spices and then is shallow fried till crisp and golden. Serve Moong Dal Tikki Recipe along with Green Chutney and Khajur Imli Chutney. If you like this recipe, try more recipes like Baked Aloo Tikki Recipe (Spicy Potato Patties or Cutlets) Green Peas, Potato and Paneer ...

Sweet Potato Pineapple Skewers In Spicy Sweetish Peanut Dip Recipe

Sweet Potato Pineapple Skewers In Spicy Sweetish Peanut Dip Recipe is an excellent and delicious party dish. This is a crowd pleaser and can be made when you have your guests at home. In this recipe, sweet potato and pineapple are marinated in a spicy sauce and later grilled in a tandoor or a pan. The grilled sweet potato pineapple skewers are is later served along with spicy sweetish peanut dip. You can serve Sweet Potato Pineapple Skewers In Spicy Sweetish Peanut Dip Recipe along with other skewers ...

Achaari Paneer Mini Bread Bowl With Cheesy Twist Recipe

Achaari Paneer Mini Bread Bowl with Cheesy twist is another recipe which I have developed lately. I love the aroma of freshly baked breads and when you top it with mozzarella, its heaven. The dish is simple yet exotic and looks extremely beautiful. I worked on the presentation here, pulled out a traditional achari paneer/cottage cheese and bread in such an interesting pretty looking dish. All you need is freshly baked bread buns (Will share the recipe in another post), you can also use ready made ...

Fish Tikka Masala Skewer Recipe

A quick recipe to serve your guest with some delicious Punjabi appetizer during those rush hours.This is very easy to prepare and is made with curd, kashmiri chilli powder, lime etc. Once it is marinated it is ready in no time. Even perfect to feed those little kids who are too fussy about eating fish.Tikka masala is usually rich and spicy dish, but when you are cooking in your kitchen use similar tasty substitutes to replace the hard work and readymade powder mixtures filled with preservatives. Serve Fish ...

Cuban Inspired Bheja Fry With Stir Fried Onion And Pepper

One of the amazing recipe for the non vegetarians where they can use the goat brain for appetisers or curry. Popular dish of South India and Mumbai, are often cooked as a delicacy as well found as street food. Here, the goat brain is fried with coated bread crumbs inspired from Cuban but marinated in Indian spices. Marinated goat brain pieces fried, skewered and served with stir fried onion and pepper can be  served as an appetizer for your guest or for an evening snack. Serve Cuban Inspired ...

Stuffed Capsicum With Sweet Potato Recipe

Stuffed Capsicum with Sweet Potato Recipe is a healthy version to add in the right ingredients to your diet. The sweet potato is cooked till it is soft and mixed with basic spice like dried fenugreek leaves and chilli powder. A little bit olive oil is added to the mixture to make it little moist and not very dry. Olive oil also has a lot of antioxidants that are essential for the body. The mixture is then stuffed inside the bell peppers and baked till the peppers are cooked. Serve the Stuffed Capsicum ...

Mushroom Masala With Corn Recipe

Mushroom Masala with Corn Recipe is a delicious appetiser dish made with fresh button mushrooms and sweetcorn. Mushrooms are low in calorie, fat free and highly nutritious, making it a superfood. It is also high in proteins, vitamins and minerals making it a healthy alternative for meats and suitable for vegetarians. Mushroom Masala with Corn Recipe is a quick recipe to make with the easy to available ingredients from your pantry. Serve the Mushroom Masala with Corn Recipe as an appetiser ...

Mushroom Poha Cutlets Recipe

Mushroom Poha Cutlets Recipe is a delicious and filling snack or party appetizer that is made with poha as a binder and plenty of mushrooms blended along. Spices like ginger, chillies, garam masala, chaat masala, amchur, coriander and more are put to enhance the flavour of this high protein cutlets. These are shallow fried instead of deep frying them and hence are a healthier version of cutlets as well. You can also pack these for your kids' snack box along with tomato sauce and chopped cucumbers ...

Beetroot-Chicken Cutlets Recipe

Beetroot-Chicken Cutlets Recipe is a juicy patty recipe that is so appetizing just to look at. Imagine a mouth- melting bite of beets, juicy chicken and potato with a hint of spiciness and a crispy breadcrumb coating!!! 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 shaped, ...

Barnyard Millet And Mushroom Cutlet Recipe

Barnyard Millet And Mushroom Cutlet Recipe is a healthy snack made by using a millet to form a delicious cutlet recipe. Barnyard millet in other words called samvat, Kuthiraivali , Udalu and oodalu most eaten during the fasting season of Navratri. Millets are highly variable small seeded grasses that are cultivated as a crop, they are usually small in size and come in various color like white, brown, red and yellow. The barnyard millet have light brown color and is rich in Iron and Protein. So therefore ...

Sprouted Ragi Chicken Cutlet Recipe

Sprouted Ragi Chicken Cutlet Recipe is a highly nutritious baked cutlet recipe, which can be a great snack option. Ragi is highly nutritious with calcium, iron, vitamin C and many more micronutrients. Sprouted ragi is super food with all nutrients almost doubling up! I have used coarsely ground sprouted ragi which gave nice crunchiness to the cutlets. Sprouted ragi paired up well with chicken in this cutlet. This cutlet can be either a party appetizer, snack or as a patty going into burgers. Serve ...

Jeera-Miri Kolambi Recipe (Cumin & Black Pepper Prawns)

Jeera-Miri Kolambi Recipe (Cumin & Black Pepper Prawns) is a similar recipe to the Jeera Miri chicken. I found this rather unusual dish in my Nana’s recipe book but it was more ‘a notes to myself’ page than a recipe. I’ve substituted prawns for the chicken, but used all the other ingredients described while making the chicken variant. I made up the measurements as I went along as these were conspicuously absent in the original notes of the recipe book. I don’t have anything to compare ...

Hyderabadi Chicken Shikampuri Kebab Recipe

Hyderabadi Chicken Shikampuri Kebab Recipe is a wonderful appetizer cum side dish that enhances your dinner experience and make you crave for more. Shikampuri Kebab can be made with meat, poultry or even with vegetables. But the most important technique that makes Shikampuri different from Shami Kebab lies in its stuffing. Shikampuri kebab is stuffed with malai and hung curd and is moister and gives you a melt in the mouth experience as compared to shami kebab; Shami kebab is usually more fibrous ...

Crispy Sweet Potato Recipe

Crispy Sweet Potato is an easy recipe which can be made within half and hour. It can be served as a starter for your guest or evening snacks with your tea. You can also make this recipe for your pot luck parties or pack it in your snack box. This is perfect for the rainy days when you want to enjoy something delicious with your hot cup of tea.  Serve Crispy Sweet Potato along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney, Date Tamarind Chutney or any other chutney of your choice. If you like this recipe, you ...

Chicken Seekh Kebab Recipe

Chicken Seekh Kebab Recipe is a flavorful starter made with minced chicken is mixed along with fresh herbs like mint, coriander and dill leaves of your choice and then spiced up with flavorful spice powders. The mixed chicken is then molded onto a long steel skewers and placed in tandoor. The chicken is cooked in the harsh heat inside tandoor which will create a charred flavor. The seekh kebab can also be cooked over a flat tawa and roasted until it is golden brown. Serve the Seekh kebabs with pita ...

Kashmiri Style Nadir Monjvor (Lotus Stem Cutlets)

Kashmiri Style Nadir Monjvor (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 ...

Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish

Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish are delectable bhetki stuffing in spiced mashed potato cases. These are further crumb-fried to a gorgeous golden colour. Though this can also be shallow fried, typically croquettes are to be deep fried to get the texture and juiciness within the croquette. Tastes heavenly as a party appetizer during weekends or Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish as an evening snack along with dips like tomato ketchup, Peanut Chilli Dipping Sauce Recipe or Tzatziki Recipe - A Greek ...

Moong Dal Ke Kebab Recipe

Moong Dal Ke Kebab Recipe is a healthy and proteinaceous kebab made with green gram dal. These Moong Dal Ke Kebab Recipe can be made for party appetizers or during tea time for snacking. Serve these delicious and simple kabab with raw onion rings, and Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney). You could serve it along with other appetizers like Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe for your house parties. If you like this recipe, try more recipes like Egg Shoap Recipe ...

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 ...

Dum Ke Shami Kebab Recipe

Dum Ke Shami Kebab Recipe is a kebab recipe made by cooking the marinated mutton in pressure cooker; then the minced cooked mutton is mixed with the rest of the ingredients is shallow fried in pan. Once they are shallow fried, they are smoked of coal. This process of dum gives a unique smoky flavour to the kebabs that you will leave you craving for one after one. Enjoy it in barbeque parties, potlucks and iftar parties. Serve Dum Ke Shami Kebab Recipe alongside chopped tomato and onion slices with ...

Easy Sabudana Vada With Arrowroot Powder Recipe

Easy Sabudana Vada With Arrowroot Powder Recipe is a quick snack and appetizer to make. It is a regular Maharashtrian snack that needs no time to make but the sabudana has to be soaked before prepping. Make sure you do not soak the sabudana beyond proposed time of 5 hours. This Easy Sabudana Vada With Arrowroot Powder Recipe can be had with Green Coriander and Coconut Chutney Recipe and a bowl of curd as an evening snack or along with meals for an appetizer on the side. If you like ...

Vegetarian Malai Kebab Recipe

These vegetarian Malai Kebabs are a great crowd pleaser. They are incredibly soft, quick and gluten free, yummy starters or horse de vourse for any party. Make these and impress your friends and family. You can even serve these for your tea parties. Serve Vegetarian Malai Kebab along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Masala Chai for your tea time snacks. This is a great recipe to serve as an Indian appetiser in your house parties too. If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kebab recipes ...

Lebanese style Batata Matri Kizbra Recipe(Stir Fried Potatoes in Garlic and Coriander Recipe)

Lebanese style Batata Matri Kizbra Recipe(Stir Fried Potatoes in Garlic and Coriander Recipe) is a very simple Lebanese dish made by stir frying potatoes in garlic and coriander. Batata is an  Arabic word for Potatoes. The potatoes are cut into small cubes and then first fried to a nice crispy texture, then tossed with fried fresh garlic and coriander. If you are conscious about your health and don't want to fry potatoes you can bake them with a drizzle of oil as well and then toss it ...

Tamil Nadu Style Dal Masala Vada with Cabbage Recipe

Tamil Nadu Style Dal Masala Vada with Cabbage Recipe is must try recipe for a mouthwatering snack.  The vada is made from a combination of urad dal and channa dal. The dals are soaked in water for some time so that it becomes soft and can be ground into a batter. To this mixture we can also add oats and vegetables to make it a rich filled snack.  The vada is then shallow fried in a kuzhi paniyaram pan. So the vada will turn out to crispy and healthy as well. By adding Cabbage to your ...

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