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.
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.
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The Tandoori Paneer Tikka Recipe is a quintessential dish of the North Indian cuisine. Paneer or 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 in a similar way. Each chef and each region of North India brings out his or own flavors into this dish. Smoked Paneer Tikka is something ...
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.
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Do you have a party coming up? Are you tired you serving the same old Pineapple and Cheese platter? Here's a new and improved version and an Indian version of a fruit and cheese platter - Paneer and Grapes! You can get creative and cut out the paneer using small cookie cutters.
Serve Paneer and Grapes Platter along with appetizers/Starters such as Peri Peri Fish Fingers Recipe or Cauliflower Croquettes Recipe as an Indian Party Appetizer.
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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 along with a classic dip like Dhaniya Pudina Chutney or with Pudina Dahi Chutney Recipe- Mint Yoghurt ...
Butter Chicken Pani Puri Recipe is an amazing creation of food by combining 2 elements of what people love in India - Pani Puri and the rich, creamy succulent pieces of Butter Chicken!
Getting a flavour burst of the butter chicken when you bite into the crisp pani puri ka puri served with crunchy onion rings and soothing mint yoghurt dip will be absolutely divine.
Serve this Butter Chicken Pani Puri Recipe as a party appetizer along with Achaari Paneer Mini Bread Bowl With Cheesy Twist ...
A popular non-vegetarian appetizer from the Mughlai cuisine, Kalmi Kebab uses the leg piece or the chicken drumstick to make this dish.
Coated in rich and flavoursome marinade, the spices give it a depth of flavour, while the yogurt keeps them succulent and juicy and a distinctive nutty aroma from the cashews. The flavours are rather mild yet the kebabs taste delicious.
Serve Kalmi Kebab as a party starter along with Pickled Onions and Dahi Pudina Chutney. You can also make it as a side ...
Raw Banana is one of my most favourite vegetables. I love making everything with this delicious vegetable from kota curry to dahi vada and in this recipe, I have used raw banana for a tikkis/kebab to make a delicious evening snack. Raw Bananas are cooked, grated and spiced with Indian spices like cloves, cardamom and cinnamon powder and stuffed with chopped dates to balance out the flavours of the spices.
Serve Raw Banana Tikkis along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and a cup ...
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.
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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 and a cup of Masala Chai for your Monsoon evenings.
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Crispy Tossed Baby Corn is a delicious appetizer for your parties or potlucks. It is ready in minutes and is enjoyed by everyone. You can use other veggies like potatoes, broccoli or any other vegetable of your choice.
Serve Crispy Tossed Baby Corn along with Spicy Schezuan Vegetarian Noodles for a weekend dinner.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Indo-Chinese Recipes which you can serve as Party Appetisers:
Crispy Paneer Schezwan
Dry Chilli Baby Corn
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 Party Appetiser recipes such as:
Crispy Tossed Baby Corn
Mozzarella Stuffed Potato Balls
Falahari Rajgira Aloo Tikki
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Potatoes are everyone's best friend and they can be had anytime during the day in various forms. These Cheesy Potatoes are easy and delicious and can be prepared in no time. It is a great dish to serve during house parties. Do try it and we are sure you will make it again and again.
Serve Cheesy Potatoes as a tea time snack with a hot cup of Masala Chai or Filter Coffee.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Potato Recipes such as:
Farali Aloo Pattice 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.
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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.
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Cauliflower or gobi is one of the most versatile vegetables I have seen. It adapts so well with most of the cuisines, whether they are Indian or International and this rendition of Chettinad Style Chilli Gobhi Recipe with pepper & chillies will you asking for more.
Serve Chettinad Style Chilli Gobhi as a tea time snack along with a cup of Filter Coffee or as starter or as a side dish to a South Indian Sapad.
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Haryali Seekh Kebab Recipe can be made healthy and delicious even in the absence of meat. This Haryali Seekh Kebab Recipe uses green vegetables, aromatics and a melange of spices and very little oil.
Serve the Haryali Seekh Kebab Recipe along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney for your party starters.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kebab Recipes such as:
Vegetarian Shami Kebab Recipe
Baked Paneer Corn Kebab Recipe
Arbi Ke Kebab 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.
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Crispy Crunchy Roti Ke Papad is a perfect dish if you want to make something with your leftover rotis. They are crispy and goes really well with tea and coffee. They are simple to make and you can store it for good 2 months.
Serve Crispy along Crunchy Roti Ke Papad as an appetiser with Spicy Mexican Salsa Verde Recipe or Melon Salsa for your evening snack with a cup of Masala Chai.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Leftover Roti Recipes such as:
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Beguni Recipe is a famous bengali snack which is essentially Baingan/Eggplant Pakora. Beguni is common in Bangladesh during Iftar during Ramadan.
Beguni Recipe is famous monsoon snack where it is teamed with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney or also had along with Masala Tea during tea time.
If you like this recipe, take a look at more Monsoon Recipes such as:
Crispy Palak Pakora Recipe (Monsoon Time Snacks)
Baked Masala Dal Vada Recipe
Hari Matar Ke Pakode Recipe (Green Pea Fritters)
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Crispy Corn Chaat is a great dinner appetizer, makes for a good tea time snack or can also be considered as a chat. It is crispy and crunchy on the top, with the corn inside being soft. It is an easy dish to prepare and will be an instant hit among your family and friends.
Serve Crispy Corn Chat Recipe along with a hot cup of Filter Coffee for your tea time break.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Corn Recipes such as:
Spicy Sweet Corn & Oat Fritters Recipe
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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.
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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.
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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 Gujarati 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
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