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.

Avarekalu Masala Vada Recipe

Avarekalu Masala Vada is a crispy fried snack that is best served with cup of tea in evening. This is same as south Indian masala vada and prepared by adding field beans/broad beans or Mochakka in Tamil. This vada just like a normal masala vada is soft in the inside and crispy on the outside.  Serve Avarekalu Masala Vada Recipe with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and Adrak Chai as an evening snack If you like this recipe, here are a few more Vada Recipes Methi Corn Dal ...

Horsegram Tikki Recipe

We have all heard of Aloo Tikki, a famous Delhi street food snack. There are several variations of the aloo tikki - Peas Tikki, Spinach Tikki, Vegetable Tikki. The recipe is a fusion tikki recipe of aloo and horsegram. Horsegram tikkis are healthy option to the normal aloo tikki and it  makes for an ideal evening snack, after school snack for kids or any time food to satisfy you hunger pangs  Did you know : Horsegram contains the highest protein content of any lentil in the world. This ...

Basella Fritters Recipe (Malabar Spinach Fritters)

Basella is a Malabar Spinach fruit and flower, an Indian Asian climbing plant, that typically grows in the tropical or hot weather. Malabar spinach has very fleshy, thick leaves that are juicy and crisp with tastes of citrus and pepper. The plant is used for cooking in Indian Cuisine as a Sabzi but in this recipe, we have used the leaves to make a Pakora. Make sure to pick the thin stemmed leaves for frying and not the thick ones usually takes a long time to cooks.   Did you know: Malabar ...

Sweet Corn & Avarakkai Sundal Recipe

Sweet Corn & Avarekalu Sundal Recipe is a healthy snack made by tossing the sweet corn and avarekalu beans with fresh grated coconut and is tempered. Sundal is usually served as a Prasadam in many south Indian temples or it is made during the festival of Golu (Navratri). There are many variations of this dish by using various legumes. It also makes a perfect healthy tea time snack when someone who craving for a quick snack.The green chillies, the finely chopped ginger, and freshly grated ...

Rajasthani Kalmi Vada Recipe (Fried Lentil Fritters)

Kalmi Vada is a popular Rajasthani fried snack recipe. The vada is crispy outside and soft inside and makes a great tea time snack. This is similar to south Indian masala vadai but kalmi vadas are double fried after they are cut into strips.  Serve Rajasthani Kalmi Vada with Imli chutney and a hot cup of Adrak Chai as a wonderful tea time snack If you like this recipe, here are a few more Vada Recipes Methi Corn Dal Vada Recipe Cabbage Onion Vada Recipe Spinach Oats ...

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 ...

Pineapple Paneer Tikka Recipe

Pineapple Paneer Tikka Recipe is a super easy starter that you can make quickly for any parties or just as a special starter for your brunch. The Paneer, the Indian Cottage cheese is flavored with a variety of spices and called by its many names like Malai Paneer Tikka, Hariyali Paneer Tikka, Tandoori Paneer Tikka, Nawabi Paneer Tikka and many more names. With subtle color variations the above recipes are prepared the similar way. Each chef and each region of North India brings out his or own flavors ...

Broccoli Peanuts And Oats Tikkis Recipe

Tikkis or Cutlets are round and flat patties that make for a great afternoon snack for kids or can even be packed in lunch boxes. In this recipe, the tikkis are beautifully crunchy and fluffy that are made with finely chopped broccoli, shredded paneer and rolled oats along with a mild flavouring of spices. Paneer absorbs all the flavours of the spices and the peanuts give the crunch necessary for the dish.  Serve Broccoli Peanuts And Oats Tikki Recipe along with a Mint Chutney and Adrak ...

Mutton Galouti Kebab Recipe

Kebabs are heart warming, delicious, satisfying appetizers. One similar of this nature is the melting in the mouth 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 ...

Lehsuni Tikki Recipe

Aloo Tikkis are a crowd pleasers and make for a wonderful tea time snack. Lehsuni Tikki Recipe is not your regular Aloo Tikkis, but are filled with paneer flavoured with whole lot of garlic, cashews, onion, green chilli and coriander, giving a surprise element everytime you take a bite. It is fairly a simple recipe which you can spin in no time, when you have sudden guests at home if you have potatoes and paneer readily available at home.  Serve the Lehsuni Aloo Tikki Recipe with Spicy ...

Kela Methi Bhajiya Recipe

Banana Fenugreek fritters is a popular Gujarati snack that is called as kela methi na bhajiya. This fried snack is prepared with ripened banana and fresh fenugreek Leaves. This bhajiya has a combination of mild sweetness, spiciness and bitterness. It is soft inside and crispy 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 recipe, here are Bonda/ Bhajiya recipes: Mysore ...

Goan Style Podollim Recheado Com Batata Recipe (Snake Gourd Stuffed with Sweet Potato)

Goan Style Podollim Recheado Com Batata Recipe (Snake Gourd Stuffed with Sweet Potato) is a classic recipe that is made quite similar to the cutlets. The snake gourd are cut into thin roundels and stuffed with a simple stir fry of mashed sweet potato. The recipe is very tasty and also delicious at the same time. Snake gourd contains a variety of nutrients, minerals and vitamins and they are also rich in dietary fiber. It is a wonderful vegetable to treat digestive problems. Sweet potato on the other ...

Cheese Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls Recipe (Non Fried)

If you want a best potato snack idea, go for crunchy from outside and soft inside, non deep fried Cheese Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls. Tastes excellent with any kind of sauce that you prefer and like. This is made with a spicy black pepper powder, garlic powder and I have added a bit of carrot too. Serve Cheese Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls Recipe (Non Fried) along with dips like Easy Homemade Queso Dip Recipe, tomato ketchup and another appetizer like Homemade Nachos Recipe. If ...

Sprouted Ragi & Rajma Cutlets Recipe

Sprouted Ragi & Rajma Cutlets Recipe is a very nutritious snack that you can serve during your tea time snack. It is the best snack to be given for your children as it is rich in protein and it will also fill them up easily. Sprouted ragi has way lot of benefits to be kept in mind as it aids in digestion and controls diabetics also. Sprouting might be a time consuming process but the end product will be very nutritious. The black eyed peas and sprouted ragi are ground and mixed with good amount ...

Healthy Soya Sabudana Kebabs Recipe With Spicy Tomato Chutney

Healthy Soya Sabudana Kebabs Recipe With Spicy Tomato Chutney is the perfect way to indulge in snack during any time of the day. These kababs are gluten-free and filled with the goodness of Soya bean. The tangy chutney with the hint of green chilli & ginger takes these kebabs to a whole new level. Shallow frying makes these kababs super crispy and both kids & adults are going to love these kebabs. You can serve these Healthy Soya Sabudana Kebabs Recipe With Spicy Tomato Chutney ...

Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe

Masoor Dal Kebabs Recipe, you can always try experimenting with your ingredients to create a delicious and yet 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 Vegetable ...

Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes)

Macher Chop Recipe is a delicious and mouthwatering Bengali Style Fish Croquettes that is normally served as party starter or along with the festive meal plate. This recipe can also be served as a snack.  My Thakuma (grandmother) used to say that ‘Macher Chop’ is best made with ‘Aar Maach’. But since no body in our family likes ‘Aar Maach’, ‘Macher Chop’ is always made with ‘Rui Mach’ (Rohu Fish) or ‘Katla Maach’ (Katol Fish) in our home. I love eating hot freshly fried ...

Bengali Style Dimer Chop Recipe

Bengali Style Dimer Chop Recipe is a modified version of devilled eggs, where the eggs are not only stuffed with a spicy mixture, but also coated with masala, breadcrumbs and then deep fried till crisp. This recipe is in close resemblance with Awadhi Style Nargisi Kofta Recipe that is traditionally made with minced meat coated eggs, deep fried after rolling in breadcrumbs. Serve Bengali Style Dimer Chop Recipe as a party starter with onion slices, Homemade Dijon Mustard Sauce Recipe, Tomato ...

Cheesy Chicken Tikka Recipe

Tikka recipes are delicious and mouthwatering appetizer recipes that always win the heart of the crowd when served for a party. This recipe can be done with very less ingredients. But Cheesy Chicken Tikkas is definitely of the indulgent side of the recipes since both cheese and fresh cream is used on it. Hence you can prepare this as one of the appetizers for your house parties. This recipe brings in a festivity due the creamy indulgent flavour and texture of the Cheesy Chicken Tikkas. ...

Tamil Nadu Style Spicy Egg Fry Recipe

Tamil Nadu Style Spicy Egg Fry Recipe is a simple egg fry that is coated well with masala and pan fried. We have added a twist to the normal boiled egg that you love to eat with some extra flavors. All you need is some basic ingredients and you are ready to try out this delicious recipe. Add egg to your everyday diet is a must as it is an instant source of protein and a good source of energy for people who exercise every day. Serve the Tamil Nadu Style Spicy Egg Fry Recipe along with Prawn biryani, ...

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 ...

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