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.
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:
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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.
Serve Vegetable Dal Pakora along with Dhaniya Pudina Chutney as a ...
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.
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The Paneer Satay Recipe is a classic vegetarian recipe, of Paneer which makes a perfect appetizer for parties or even a tea time snack. The subtle blend of spices of garlic and ginger brings out the flavor of the paneer satay. What more it uses much less oil and makes it healthy as well.
Serve this delicious Paneer Satay Recipe along with Peanut Dipping Sauce for your party appetisers.
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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 ...
Vegetarian Hariyali Malai Kebab is a simple quick recipe that is made from paneer, potatoes and mint chutney. Its is simple and quick to make. I used a pan grill to make these kebabs, but you can choose to grill them in your barbeque or the oven. These make perfect party appetizers sprinkled with some chaat masala.
Serve Vegetarian Hariyali Malai Kebab along with Dhaniya Pudina chutney as a starter during house parties.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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 ...
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.
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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.
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Awadhi Style Kathal Ke Kebab Recipe is a popular appetizer from the kitchens of Uttar Pradesh that uses jackfruit (Kathal).
It is a vegetarian delight and also a diabetic friendly recipe. These delicious, wonderful kebabs are sure to impress the vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Kathal Ke Kebab is a simple recipe, barring the removal of the jackfruit pulp and deseeding them.
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Bhutte Ka Kees is an easy and delicious recipe which you can cook for your tea time break. This recipe is a street food in Indore but is also made in Rajasthani households very often. Easy to make and delicious to taste, this recipe can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. In this recipe, a coarse paste is made out of corn which is cooked with ginger, green chillies and everyday masalas. So next time it rain, cook this healthy and delicious snack with your evening tea.
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Egg Shoap recipe is a famous Assamese Appetizer. Deep fried cutlets made with boiled eggs and potatoes flavored with Indian spices is a great tea time snack option and even makes an amazing party snack recipe for kids. Serve Egg Shoap Recipe | Assamese Appetizer with roasted tomato sauce during evening.
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