Glittering diyas, twinkling lights, snacks and sweets that dazzle the eyes and soul, and happiness all around – Diwali festival in India is all this and more. Also, popular under the title ‘Festival of Lights,’ Diwali falls on November 12, 2023 this year. Since the festivities also mean the most delicious Diwali Recipes, both savory and sweet, I am sharing a personal favorite collection of 124 Diwali Snacks & Faral Recipes here.
From North Indian, South Indian, Maharashtrian snacks (popularly known as ‘faral’) and Chaats to all those snacks and starters that’ll turn your Diwali party A1 – this extensive list has a choice of snack, that everyone can enjoy during the Diwali festive season.
About Diwali Festival
Diwali or Deepavali is undoubtedly one of the most widespread and loved Indian festivals. In many parts of the country, there are special vacations in schools and colleges too during this season. So, it automatically becomes the best time to meet friends, go for picnics or small trips/outings, and celebrate the spirit of Diwali with your family.
If not doing so, you can also just relax at home and finish that book, you’ve been wanting to, since eternity! And when doing so, I’m sure this compilation of 124 Diwali Snacks & Faral Recipes is going to help sort your savory and snack requirements for the festivities.
Just like any other legends related to most of the common Indian festivals, the story that forms the crux of Diwali festival celebrations is that of the return of Lord Rama with his wife Sita and younger brother Lakshman to Ayodhya.
He did this after killing the demon king Ravana in Lanka. And to celebrate this victory of good over evil, light over darkness and hope over despair, the people of Ayodhya decorated the streets and their homes with clay lamps.
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This is also one of the reasons why a variety of Diwali Recipes including Diwali Snacks and sweets are an important part of the Diwali festival celebrations, no matter which part of the country you are in. Hindus have a way of celebrating any auspicious or special occasion with food. So is the case with Diwali as well.
The Diwali festival revelries is not limited to just one day. The festivities usually go on for 5 days, where each day signifies a specific meaning. It begins with Dhanteras which has people buying utensils and jewellery on this day. This day is also considered as God of Ayurveda’s birth anniversary.
Next is Choti Diwali or Naraka Chaturdashi; third day is the main Diwali day, also known as Badi Diwali or Lakshmi Puja (since Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day); fourth day is Govardhan Puja and fifth day is Bhai Dooj that celebrates the brother-sister bond.
Diwali Festival – A Snacky Affair
If there’s one festival which can be truly considered as festival joie de vivre (meaning cheerful enjoyment of life), it is he Diwali festival. Not just this, this major Hindu festival is also all about bright lights, fun-filled festivities and loads of delectable food. Snacks and sweets alike.
So, if you are wondering what to make for Diwali festival, then look no further. Here are some of the most common/traditional as well as some special/unusual Diwali Recipes in the savory category. This super collection of 124 tasty Diwali Snacks & Faral Recipes is really going to help you decide and finalize your Diwali menu.
India is diverse when it comes to cuisines as well, as each regional food culture has something unique to offer. Each state across the Indian subcontinent has its own popular and favorite snack or sweet that is most lovingly prepared during the Diwali season.
In this compilation of Diwali Recipes of snacks, I have included recipes from all over India. So, you will find North Indian snacks, South Indian snacks Maharashtrian snacks or faral and even some Bengali snacks. This list also comprises both savory and sweet snacks.
Since I always support home cooking more than buying food from outside, I would really suggest that you make these Diwali Recipes too at home. You’ll know the difference when the flavors, textures and aroma will hit just the right spots on your palate. Which is sometimes missing from store-bought foods.
124 Diwali Snacks & Faral Recipes
The Diwali Snacks & Faral Recipes in this personalized list of mine can be prepared in advance, some days before or even a week earlier. Since many of these Diwali Recipes are deep-fried preparations, they can be stored in an airtight steel container or jar at room temperature for a longer period of time.
Some of these Diwali Snacks & Faral Recipes are vegetarian and some are vegan. You can easily turn the vegetarian recipes vegan, by substituting ghee (clarified butter), milk, yogurt and butter with alternative vegan ingredients. For instance, a vegan butter or oil instead of your dairy butter, almond or cashew milk instead of dairy milk or a vegan yogurt instead of dairy yogurt.
I have also added some cookie, sandwich and Indo-Chinese recipes in this Diwali Recipes compilation. What’s also cool about these recipes is that most of these can be easily scaled. So, no problems even if you want to make the dishes for a larger number of people.
And just so that the sweet bit is not left out, here is the fabulous collection of 121 Diwali Sweets that you must refer to for all your sweet/mithai or dessert requirements for Diwali festival.
Last but not the least, I wish all my reader friends a very Happy and Food-filled Diwali. May this Diwali bring peace, prosperity and wisdom in your life.
Maharashtrian Snacks (Diwali Faral)
Below you will find the typical Marathi style savory snacks for Diwali, also locally known as ‘faral.’ Though most of these are deep-fried, you can choose to make them healthier by baking or air-frying instead.
Chakli is a deep-fried snack made from rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour or a mixture of lentil flours. Make this crispy and crunchy snack for Diwali festival.
Sweet shankarpali are crisp, flaky, melt in the mouth fried and baked biscuits. Shankarpali is a popular festive snack from Maharashtra.
Karanji is a crisp, flaky, fried, moon-shaped pastry stuffed with a sweet filling of desiccated coconut, nuts and dry fruits. It is also one of the sweet snack that is made during Diwali festival.
Bhakarwadi is one of the popular snack from western India. Bhakarwadi are fried and crisp pinwheels or spirals. They are addictive and have a sweet, spicy and tangy taste.
Chivda is a quick and delicious snack mix or namkeen mixture from the Maharashtrian cuisine made with flattened rice (poha), spices, dry fruit, nuts and with hints of salt and sugar.
Cornflakes chivda is a crisp, crunchy, sweet & savory fried mixture made with corn flakes, dry fruits and spices.
Roasted oats chivda is a savory mixture of roasted oats, nuts, spices and herbs.
Puran Poli is a sweet flatbread stuffed with a sweet lentil filling made from hulled and spilt bengal gram/chana dal, jaggery and ground spices. This traditional recipe is from the Maharashtrian cuisine.
North Indian Snacks
This category has both savory and sweet snacks from the northern parts of India. In fact, a few of these are popular all over India.
Nankhatai are a popular and traditional Indian shortbread cookies that are made with all-purpose flour, sugar and ghee (clarified butter) or butter and spiced with green cardamom. It is a popular snack found in most Indian bakeries. This delicious treat pairs perfectly with your evening cup of chai or tea.
Mathri also called as mathiya or mathari is a popular North Indian tea time snack of savory, flaky, spiced and crispy crackers made with all-purpose flour, spices and seasonings. I share both fried and baked versions.
Gujiya is a popular and traditional North Indian sweet of a crisp, flaky pastry filled with a sweet khoya (evaporated milk solids) and dry fruits stuffing. They can be fried as well as baked. Get both the fried and baked versions in this recipe.
This Punjabi style Namak Para or Namak Pare are crispy, spiced and savory fried bites made with wheat flour, spices, fat and seasonings. These are a popular snack across North India that you can make as a tea-time snack or for festivals like Diwali.
Shakkarpara or Khurma is a diamond-shaped, crunchy, flaky and fried flour cookies coated with crystallized sugar. Try my authentic Punjabi recipe of this scrumptious Shakkarpare snack that you can literally munch on, any time!
This spicy Sev Recipe is made from gram flour (besan) and hence also known as Besan Sev or Karasev. These sev have a crispy texture and are a quick, savory snack prepared during the Diwali Festival.
Aloo Bhujia are crispy, crunchy, tangy and spiced Aloo Sev or Potato Sev made with boiled potatoes, gram flour (besan), spices and herbs. They make for a nice tea time snack and can be easily made at home.
South Indian Snacks
Listed below are Diwali snacks that are common in South Indian households. Some popular recipes are that of murukku and its many variations, as well as sweet appams, etc.
Murukku is a popular South Indian crunchy and crispy snack made with rice flour and lentil flour. It is also known as murukulu, chakralu and jantikalu in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Butter Murukku is a South Indian fried snack made with butter and rice flour. It can also be called Butter Chakli. This recipe is surely for the win as it is scrumptious and tasty.
Ribbon Pakoda or Ribbon Murukku are fried crisp ribbon shaped savory snack from South India. They are easy to prepare and tastes good too. They are also known as ola pakoda or nada thenkuzhal.
Thattai or Thattu Vadai are deep-fried crispy rice crackers served as a snack and made during festivals like Krishna Jayanthi (Gokulashtmi) or Diwali. Thattai are made with rice flour, spices and herbs having a spiced, crunchy and crispy taste.
Omapodi or Karapusa is a delicious and crispy South Indian snack of sev laced with the aroma and flavor of ajwain or carom seeds.
Kara boondi is a spiced version of boondi and a mixture consisting of boondi, peanuts, cashews, curry leaves and a few spices.
One of the popular South Indian snacks made during Diwali is this Madras Mixture Recipe which is basically a mix of various edible ingredients, nuts and dry fruits. It is also called as Omapodi Mixture.
Poornam boorelu also known as Poornalu is a deep fried snack made with a stuffing of chana dal+jaggery and coated with rice+urad dal batter.
Unniyappam are sweet fritters from the Kerala cuisine and are made with rice, banana, a few spices and coconut.
These are instant appams made with whole wheat flour, jaggery and bananas.
Sweet appam recipe made with ripe bananas, rice flour and jaggery. Also known as the Banana Appam or Banana Paniyaram these are an easy to make South Indian sweet snack.
Sweet Paniyaram is a crisp, soft and fluffy dumpling made with leftover idli batter. Vegan and gluten free snack.
Just a fun way of making it a sweet snacky Diwali!
These butter cookies are decadently rich made with whole wheat flour, butter and spiced with cardamom and nutmeg powder. They are lightly crispy and so delicious, and made with only a handful of pantry staples.
Buttery, crisp and crunchy Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies made from whole wheat flour.
Crisp on the edges and chewy in the middle, these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are an absolute delight to eat. Using whole wheat flour makes these whole-grain oatmeal cookies a bit healthier, so you can go ahead and reach for a second without any guilt.
Easy and flavorful Coconut Cookies that are healthier too as these are made with whole wheat flour, jaggery, desiccated coconut and a few more ingredients.
This is a quick three-ingredient 30-minute recipe (baking time included) of coconut macaroons made without eggs.
Who does not love Chaat? I know Diwali is a time to have plenty of sweets, but it is also a time to indulge in the most scrumptious chaats and Indian street food.
I always make it a point to make a few chaat snacks during Diwali festival. Not only the family loves these, but even our friends and guests enjoy them.
Pani puri is a popular Indian street food of crispy, fried, hollow dough balls that are stuffed with boiled potatoes, steamed moong sprouts, spicy tangy water and sweet chutney.
Fluffy, tender, tangy and sweet Dahi Vada are a combination of all your favorite flavors and textures in one tasty snack. Dahi Vada consist of homemade fried lentil dumpling fritters, dunked in creamy whipped yogurt and topped with both spicy and sweet chutneys.
Ragda Patties is a popular Bombay chaat recipe where potato patties are topped with ragda (dried peas curry) and the various chaat chutneys, sev and spice powders.
Bhel puri is a crispy, sweet, tangy, spicy dish made with puffed rice, onions, tomatoes and assorted chutneys. This bhel recipe is easy to make and includes quick recipes for the three chutneys.
Sev puri recipe is a canapé like snack -where crispy fried flour discs are topped with flavorful condiments, veggies, herbs, ground spices and more. Spicy, sweet, tangy, savory, crunchy, crispy flavors – all bursting in your mouth in each bite. Learn to make this mouthwatering snack with my authentic Mumbai style recipe.
Masala puri is a delicious street food snack from bangalore. It is made with layers of crunchy puri, creamy and spicy dried white peas gravy, rich ground spices and fresh veggies.
Jhal muri is a tasty and very popular street food snack from Kolkata. Jhalmuri is made with puffed rice and other tidbits like roasted peanuts, onions, tomatoes, boiled potatoes, spice powders and herbs.
Aloo tikki Chaat is super delicious chatpata dish. In Aloo Tikki Chaat fried potato patties are topped with a tangy sweet tamarind chutney and spicy green chutney along with curd (yogurt).
Raj kachori also called as the king of all kachoris is a popular chaat snack from north India.
Dahi puri also known as dahi batata puri is a delicious, yummy, chatpata chaat snack from Mumbai. It is sweet, sour, tangy, spicy and crispy chaat.
Katori chaat also known as tokri chaat is a popular chaat snack from north India. Fried potato baskets are topped with cooked chana, boiled potatoes, sweet and spicy chutneys, curd and a few spice powders.
Aloo Tikki Chole are crispy, savory spiced potato patties served with a spicy North Indian chickpea curry topped with some spicy and sweet chutneys, onions and sev.
Samosa chaat is a lip-smacking chaat made with samosa, chickpea curry, various chutneys and spices.
Popular and Tasty North Indian snack of dahi bhalla papdi chaat.
Ram Laddu is a popular street food snack from Delhi. These are crispy fritters made from moong dal and chana dal batter. Ram Ladoo is served with toppings of spicy green chutney, sweet tamarind chutney, grated radish, lemon juice and chaat masala.
Dahi papdi chaat is a popular chaat snack which is sweet, spicy and tangy.
Aloo chana chaat is a spicy, tangy, sweet chaat made with boiled potatoes, white chickpeas, onion, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
Kala Chana Chaat is a tangy and tasty snack made from black chickpeas. This recipe is supremely easy to make. Just prep up the ingredients and mix everything together in a bowl.
Pav Bhaji is a hearty, delightsome, flavorful meal of mashed vegetable gravy with fluffy soft buttery dinner rolls served with a side of crunchy piquant onions, tangy lemon and herby coriander. You will love this pav bhaji recipe for its Mumbai style flavors. I share the traditional method of making Mumbai street style Pav Bhaji and a quick Instant Pot recipe.
Diwali Party Snacks
Parties are a common thing during Diwali. It could be a small get together, a family reunion or something else. Also, when there’s a party, there has to be good food. Isn’t it customary?
In this section, I have compiled Diwali special party snacks and starters which can be made easily. You will find baked, steamed and fried snacks and appetizers in this list.
Tikka, Kabab & Cutlet
This Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious tandoori snack where paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes) are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and grilled in the oven.
Tandoori Aloo also called Tandoori Aloo Tikka is a flavorful appetizer or starter snack of marinated, spiced potatoes that are usually grilled in a Tandoor – a clay oven. My recipe of Tandoori Aloo is easily adaptable to grill in an oven or pan-fry in a skillet or frying pan.
This is a traditional Dahi Kabab recipe that makes for a crisp, soft and tasty kababs. This Dahi ke Kabab are made with curd or yogurt, gram flour, onions, ginger, chilies, coriander leaves and spices.
Vegetable Cutlet are crisp, savory, tender patties made with a mix of hearty veggies, savory spices, fresh herbs and crispy breadcrumbs. Cutlet is a popular snack in Indian cuisine.
Corn cutlet or corn patties are crisp melt in the mouth snack made with mashed potatoes and stuffed with a spicy corn filling.
Hara bhara kabab is made with fresh spinach leaves, green peas and potatoes. So they are nutritious as well as delicious. Hara bhara kebab makes for a good Indian starter or snack. This green kabab can also be stuffed in burger buns or sandwiches can be made from them.
Corn kabab is tasty snack made from fresh sweet corn, potatoes, spices and herbs. It can be served as a evening snack or as a starter snack before meals.
Fried & Steamed Snacks
These delicious golden brown wedges are perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Prepare them in two ways and add rice flour to make them extra crispy and gluten-free. Make in just 30 minutes and serve this tasty vegan dish as a snack or side with your preferred dipping sauce.
Thayir vadai is the South Indian variation of dahi vada and is spiced and sour to taste.
This khaman or khaman dhokla recipe makes a wonderfully soft and fluffy, lightly sweet and savory cake that's perfect to enjoy anytime of the day. It's easy to prepare steamed on the stovetop or even in the Instant Pot with my instructions.
White Dhokla or Khatta dhokla is a fermented and steamed sour cake made from rice, black gram (husked and split urad dal) and sour yogurt. It is light, spongy and mildly spiced with ginger and green chilies.
Rava dhokla is a soft, fluffy, steamed savory cake made from rava (suji or semolina or cream of wheat) together with herbs, spices, white sesame seeds and topped with coconut and coriander leaves
Chana Dal Dhokla is a steamed lentil cake made with ground, fermented batter made of rice, bengal gram (chana dal) and curd (yogurt).
Khandvi is a soft, melt in the mouth, spiced and seasoned gram flour rolls. A favorite snack from the Gujarati cuisine.
Kothimbir vadi is a delicious savory crisp snack from the Maharashtrian cuisine made with gram flour (besan), coriander leaves, peanut, sesame seeds and spices. They are a popular tea time snack loaded with coriander leaves (cilantro).
This is a crispy and tasty recipe of bread roll with a spiced, savory, tangy mashed potato filling. Makes for a delicious evening snack or an after school snack for kids.
Spicy, crispy, vegan Gobi 65 is a fried cauliflower appetizer or snack that everyone will love. Crunchy and savory cauliflower 65 is perfect to serve with tomato ketchup, red chili sauce, chutneys, or your favorite condiment to dip.
Aloo Tikki is a popular North Indian street food snack of savory, spiced and crispy potato patties. A basic Aloo Tikki Recipe is made with potatoes, spices, herbs, breadcrumbs or a binding flour and can be stuffed with a filling of mashed cooked green peas or cooked chana dal or paneer.
Muthiya or muthia is a fist-shaped dumpling snack from Gujarat state in Western India. This Muthiya recipe is made with fresh fenugreek leaves and gram flour. I share two ways to make methi muthia – steamed and fried.
These are tasty Bengali vegetable chops which are a popular street food recipe of veg cutlet from west bengal.
Kacchi Dabeli is a popular street food from Gujarat. This Dabeli recipe is made from scratch with homemade Dabeli Masala, red chilli garlic chutney and spiced potato stuffing.
Easy to prepare tasty recipe of cheese balls made with potatoes, gram flour and cheese. This popular snack is vegetarian and gluten free, making it the perfect appetizer to share.
Fafda is a fried crispy crunchy tasty snack made with besan (gram flour), laced with carom seeds and black pepper. A popular Gujarati vegan snack.
Samosa & Kachori
A Samosa recipe that is your popular and classic Punjabi Samosa (or Aloo Samosa) with a super flaky, crispy crust and a savory, tangy potato and green peas filling. You can also choose to air-fry or bake these samosa instead of deep frying.
A Kachori Recipe that makes for a truly flaky and crispy homemade Khasta Kachori, filled with a spiced, tangy, savory moong dal stuffing in a perfect dough made from scratch – all bundled up together and fried to perfection.
Koraishutir kochuri is a fried bread with a mild and sweet green peas stuffing. A popular Bengali breakfast as well as snack.
Urad dal kachori are soft as well as crisp stuffed kachori from the Uttar Pradesh cuisine. Kachori are stuffed with a spiced urad dal paste.
Radhaballavi also known as radhaballabhi are tasty dal puris. These soft puri are stuffed with a spiced dal filling.
Matar ki kachori is a flaky, crispy deep-fried pastry filled with savory, spiced green peas stuffing. In the Hindi language, matar means green peas and Kachori is a deep-fried and flaky pastry.
Pakoda & Vada
Onion pakoda are onion fritters made with thinly sliced onions, gram flour or besan batter and some spices. This is a classic Punjabi style onion pakora recipe and one that I make at home as a tea-time snack.
Bread pakora is a popular North Indian snack of bread fritters. Bread slices are stuffed with spiced mashed potatoes filling, batter-coated and then deep-fried.
Aloo pakora are soft melt-in-the-mouth fried potato fritters coated in a delicious, golden, crispy gram flour batter. Make this awesome vegan potato snack also known as potato bajji in less than 30 minutes.
Paneer pakora are savory gram flour batter coated Indian cottage cheese fritters. Paneer pakora make for quick evening snack having a lovely crispy texture with a moist, soft paneer from within.
Easy Palak Pakoda recipe are a quick savory snack made with finely chopped spinach leaves mixed in seasoned gram flour batter and deep fried.
Tangy, spiced, crunchy and tasty stuffed Mirchi Bajji. These delicious Chilli Bajji are also known as Mirapakaya Bajji in Andhra and is a well known street food there.
Ulli vada are crisp and crunchy onion fritters. Popular as a street food snack in Kerala.
Cauliflower pakoda or gobi pakora are crispy and tasty cauliflower fritters. In this North Indian recipe marinated cauliflower florets are coated with savory gram flour batter and deep fried. They make for a wonderful evening vegan snack.
Pazham pori or ethakka appam is a popular street food snack from Kerala made with ripe bananas.
Medu vada are crisp and fried doughnut shaped fritters made with black gram (urad dal), herbs and spices. These urad dal vada are also known as Garelu in Andhra, Uzhunnu Vada in Kerala, Uddina Vada in Kannada and Medhu Vadai, Ulundu Vadai in Tamil.
Dal Vada also known as Parippu Vada or Chana Dal Vada or Masala Vada are savory, spiced, crunchy fritters that are a popular street food in South India. Gluten-free and vegan.
Batata vada is a fried snack of batter-coated potato stuffed fritter dumplings. Making these take some time but absolutely worth it. I share this lip smacking delicious recipe of Maharashtrian style batata vada that you will love.
Mysore bonda also known as Mysore Bajji is a popular South Indian snack made with lentils, fresh herbs and vibrant spices. The ingredients are combined to create a thick batter, and are then deep fried to make crisp, soft and fluffy fritters.
Maddur vada are crisp fried patties popular as an evening snack in Karnataka. Maddur vade are made with a mix of rice flour, semolina, all purpose flour, onions and some herbs-spices.
Goli baje also called as Mangalore bajji and Mangalore bonda is a popular streed food snack from the Karnataka cuisine. These are like soft and spongy fritters made with all purpose flour, spices and herbs.
Paniyaram known as Kuzhi Paniyaram or Gunta Ponganalu are savory, spiced, crisp and soft dumplings made from leftover idli batter. Easy to make this paniyaram snack is vegan and can be made gluten-free by skipping asafoetida in the recipe.
Punugulu (or Punukulu) are spiced, savory, crispy deep fried fritters made from leftover or extra idli batter or dosa batter that is flavored with onions, green chillies, cumin seeds, ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves. These are a quick to make snack from the Andhra cuisine and popular there.
Aloo chop is a delicious Bengali fried snack and made in the same way a batata vada or potato bonda is made. Just the spices and herbs added in the potato stuffing are different.
This Veg Sandwich Recipe is a popular Mumbai street food of flavorful and tasty sandwiches made with mix vegetables like beetroot, potato, tomato, onion and cucumber paired with butter, green chutney and a few ground spice powders. Also famous as the Bombay Sandwich, this is a sweet, salty, spicy and savory recipe filled with a flavor that will leave you wanting for more!
This is a tasty and easy to prepare mayonnaise sandwich made with mix veggies, mayonnaise and spices. These sandwiches make for a hearty snack that can be made quickly.
This scrumptious vegetarian Club sandwich with a unique twist making it different from the traditional club sandwiches! It has 3 layers of fresh, delicious fillings and can be made in about 40 minutes.
Paneer Sandwich is quick to put together and makes for a simple, easy and delish breakfast or snack. Here you get 2 recipes to prepare Paneer Sandwich making for a wonderful snack that are easy as well as delicious. You can make these for breakfasts, evening snacks or a light lunch or dinner.
There’s nothing more simple to make and satisfying to enjoy than a warm, crisp and gooey cheese sandwich. Here I share two ways to prepare an easy grilled cheese sandwich in less than 20 minutes. Try your preferred recipe for a quick and yummy breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.
This grilled Potato sandwich is made with a savory spiced mashed potato stuffing. All you need to make these delicious sandwiches are few boiled potatoes, butter, herbs, ground spices, cheese and your preferred choice of bread.
Creamy, crunchy, quick, easy, and (mostly) raw coleslaw sandwich made with a stuffing og mix vegetables, seasonings and eggless mayo.
This Grilled Sandwich Recipe which also happens to be an Indian street food favorite is filled with spiced cilantro chutney and delicious vegetables, then grilled to perfection. If you’re in the market for a new veggie laden sandwich, try my authentic Indian Veg Grilled Sandwich recipe today!
This simple Cucumber sandwich recipe is perfect to prepare as a light snack or lunch. It's easy to make and great for customizing with your favorite ingredients, like tomatoes, cheese, and/or herbs.
Chilli Cheese Toast is a tasty cheese toast that is spiced with green chilli peppers, ginger and seasonings. An easy breakfast or snack to prepare and serve.
Kulcha, Poori & Bhatura
Kulcha is a popular soft leavened North Indian flatbread. It can be made in the tandoor as well as on a tawa or skillet. Serve Kulcha with a robust and spicy Chana Masala or Chickpea Curry.
Aloo Kulcha is a crisp and soft leavened flatbread stuffed with a spiced mashed potato filling. The dish is from the North Indian cuisine and is very popular in Delhi as well as Punjab.
Chole Bhature is a spicy chickpea curry that is served with leavened fried bread. Chole refers to the curry and Bhatura is the crispy and soft fried bread. This dish is popular in Punjab and parts of North India.
This Punjabi Aloo Puri recipe is a traditional dish of a spiced Potato Curry (Aloo Sabzi) served with Puri. Both the Aloo Curry and the Puri (Indian fry bread) served together makes for a filling and satisfying meal.
Poori or Puri is a traditional Indian fried unleavened bread made with only whole wheat flour, salt, and water. Make crispy, fluffy, and soft poori to enjoy with your favorite meals.
Bhatura or Bhature is a thick leavened fried Indian bread made with yeast or without yeast. These soft and fluffy no yeast bhatura are made with whole wheat flour (atta) and curd (dahi).
Luchi is a deep fried and much loved Bengali bread. Luchi is made with all purpose flour, salt and ghee/oil and is served with some Bengali delicacies.
Chilli Paneer is one of the popular recipe from the Indian Chinese made with batter coated, crispy fried paneer cubes tossed in a spicy, salty, tangy and sweet sauce made with green bell peppers, garlic, ginger, green chillies and seasonings. This Chilli Paneer recipe has a restaurant style taste and flavor.
This slightly healthier and tasty Chinese gobi manchurian gravy (with sauce) is a delicious dish of fried cauliflower florets in a spicy, sweet and sour sauce . A vegan recipe made without all-purpose flour and without deep frying.
Veg Manchurian is a tasty Indo Chinese dish of fried veg manchurian balls in a spicy, sweet and tangy sauce. This delicious veg manchurian recipe is with a sauce or gravy. A vegan recipe.
Veg Spring Rolls are a popular Chinese snack of crispy, crunchy rolls filled with a savory mix of vegetable stuffing. Hot handheld pockets of spiced veggies are wrapped and deep fried for a delightful snack.
This spicy, tangy Indo-Chinese recipe for Mushroom Manchurian is sure to please both vegetarians and vegans alike. White button mushrooms are battered and shallow-fried to crispy perfection before being tossed with spring onions, bell peppers, herbs, spices and a delightfully zingy sauce.
Chow mein is a popular Chinese dish of stir fried noodles with mix vegetables, soy sauce, aromatics and spices. Chow mein noodles is also a popular Indian street food.
Chilli baby corn recipe is a delicious vegetarian, vegan snack or starter recipe of crispy fried baby corn in a spicy, sweet, umami sauce for a bright and bold dish that everyone will love.
Spicy, sweet, tangy and crispy Chilli Mushroom from the fusion Indo Chinese Cuisine that makes for a delicious starter or snack. Perfect as a side with a Chinese meal or with your favorite dipping sauce.
This hakka noodles taste delicious and will have you craving for more. A vegan recipe loaded with veggies and button mushrooms.
This post from the archives, first published in October 2013 has been updated and republished on October 2022.