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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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