Indians are extremely hospitable people. We love organizing parties, get-togethers and similar events, as much as we like enjoying them ourselves. Also, none of our gatherings or parties are ever complete without food playing a major role in it. We have a varied list of snacks and starters for the same, as we have dishes in other courses. So, here’s a personalized collection of popular 140 Indian Vegetarian Party Snacks and Starter Recipes that will make your job easy while planning a special gathering at home. Most of these recipes are fuss-free, easy to make, yet supremely delicious. I’d say, try them all!
Indian Party Food
Like I mentioned in the beginning, Snacks and Starters Recipes are always an integral part of any party or celebration in India. So, if you are planning to have a party or get-together at home, then this compilation of Indian Snacks and Starters Recipes will be handy.
It will help you in preparing your party menu. Even better, if you are a vegetarian and looking to create some delicacies that would even woo the non-vegetarians!
In the Indian food repertoire, there is a huge variety of vegetarian Snacks and Starters Recipes that are prepared. The recipes and method of making these dishes may or may not differ from region to region.
For example, take the family of pakoras, one of the most popular snack forms in Indian cuisine. These are simply Indian style fritters made with a variety of ingredients.
While pakora or pakoda is typically North India, the same family is referred to as bhajiya, bajji, bhaji, etc. as you travel to other regions in India.
Similarly, there are many more Snacks and Starters Recipes that have regional variations. But one thing that is common between them is that each of them is equally scrumptious and absolutely binge worthy!
As I said above, while some Snacks and Starters Recipes are very popular throughout India, there are some that are popular only in a specific region in the Indian subcontinent.
On my blog, I have a compendium of 180 plus vegetarian Snacks Recipes that you can try at the comfort of your home.
Here in this post, I have shared some of my personal favorite and also quintessential Vegetarian Party Snacks and Starter Recipes from Indian Cuisine. Some, again a favorite pan India and some, classically belonging to the regional food culture of India.
I have also shared snacks and starters from Global Cuisine. This also includes a section on soups and salads that can be served as starters for your party if global food is on your menu.
This list also has some of the famous street food dishes that are popular in a particular city or state in India. This includes various chaats, vadas/pakodas, sandwiches, momos, etc.
In addition to this set of Snacks and Starters suitable for your house parties, you can also check come of the other recipe collections like Chutney Recipes and Diwali Snacks.
About Indian Snacks & Starters
While you’re at this signature compilation of Indian Vegetarian Party Snacks and Starters Recipes, I would also recommend you to check out some more recipes that you can very well include in your menus for gatherings at home.
Some ingredient specific and some dish specific, some vegan and gluten-free too, but all absolutely delish, from the very first bite.
So, while you’re at the paneer tikka, try the other paneer delicacies like the Indo-Chinese Chilli Paneer, Paneer Pakoda, Paneer Sandwich and Paneer Cutlet. With the aloo tikki (potato patties), you can also make a Veg Burger or a Mumbai street-style Frankie recipe.
For the pakora lover in you, you really can’t miss on this list of Pakoda Recipes that features various crunchy, munchy lovelies.
Speaking of street food, chaat dishes like Aloo Tikki Chaat and the more Punjabi style Dahi Bhalla are must trys.
Dahi Ke Kabab is also a unique starter that is quite a crowd-puller too. With this, you can actually show-off your cooking skills!
Some of the other Gujarati snack recipes apart from the khaman dhokla, are Methi Thepla, Dabeli, Khandvi and Rava Dhokla. You can’t miss out on any of these.
If you are looking for more regional variants of the bhel puri, then you have the Kolkata style Jhal Muri and Karnataka style Churumuri to try.
Since bread is such an important ingredient in our day-to-day lives, there are many Snacks and Starters that can be made with it too. This compilation of Snacks Recipes With Bread is going to be your go-to list for the same.
Indian Street Food & Chaat Snacks
Golgappa is a favorite snack all over India. this recipe shares the North Indian way of making golgappa pani along with the stuffing – specifically the golgappa you get in Delhi.
Papdi chaat is a popular North Indian street food snack filled with a variety of mouth-watering textures, flavors and consists of papdi (fried flour crackers), boiled chickpeas, potatoes, chutneys and curd (yogurt.
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.
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.
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.
Aloo chaat is fried crisp potatoes tossed in spicy and sweet chutneys, a few ground spice powders and then topped with curd, pomegranate arils and sev. It is a popular street food snack.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 recipe and a quick Instant Pot recipe.
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.
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.
Veg kathi roll is a delicious wraps or rolls stuffed with a spiced mix veg stuffing. Kathi rolls makes for a good brunch, lunch or tiffin box snack
Vada pav is a popular and delicious Maharashtrian street food of fried batter coated potato dumplings sandwiched in a pav (soft dinner rolls), together with sweet tamarind chutney, green chutney and dry garlic chutney.
Appe also known as Paddu are small, fluffy dumplings or pancakes made with a fermented rice and lentil batter, traditionally cooked in a special Appe pan with multiple round moulds in it. You can customize this Appe Recipe by adding other ingredients like vegetables, spices and even make a sweet version of it.
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.
Chole chaat or chana chaat is a tasty, tangy and easy chaat snack made from white chickpeas or chana, spice powders, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and lemon. You can also use canned chickpeas to make this chatpata chana chaat.
This Sweet Corn Chaat recipe is a tangy, spiced and tasty snack made with steamed or boiled sweet corn, onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
Masala Papad is a starter snack of crispy fried papad topped with a tangy, spiced masala filling of onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
This Masala Corn recipe is simple and quick, yet nutritious and tasty. Enjoy a warm bowl as a snack or brunch or as a side with your meals.
Paneer and Tandoori Starters
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.
One of the best paneer roll recipe with tasty paneer stuffing paired together with healthy veggie salad and bright green chutney.
This is a spicy and tasty Paneer 65 recipe from the Hyderabadi cuisine. The recipe makes for a crispy version where batter coated and fried paneer cubes are tossed in a savory spiced mixture of onions, herbs and spices.
Achari Paneer Tikka is a popular starter dish served in restaurants. It is a variation of the classic paneer tikka where the cottage cheese cubes are flavored with a marination of pickling spices.
Paneer Malai Tikka is a popular and delicious variant of tikka that is served in restaurants. This Malai Tikka is made with soft paneer cubes marinated in a base of hung curd, cream, spices and herbs.
Hariyali Paneer Tikka is a delicious starter snack that is made by marinating paneer cubes in a green paste or green chutney that are later grilled. This delicious recipe can be made both in the oven as well as the stovetop. I have shared both these ways of making this scrumptious dish.
Paneer Patties is an easy and quick cottage snack made with a handful of ingredients like Indian cottage cheese, mashed potatoes, cornflour and seasonings.
This Malai paneer is a semi-dry, creamy, mildly spiced dish made with soft paneer cubes, onions, light cream, spices and herbs. The recipe not only gives you a restaurant style dish, but is ultra-easy without using too many ingredients.
Paneer popcorn is an easy to make crispy snack. These crunchy paneer bites can also be called as paneer nuggets.
This is a simply delicious and flavorful recipe of Mangalorean style Paneer Ghee Roast with soft marinated paneer cubes in a spicy thick gravy base.
Paneer Bread Roll is a quick snack of a savory, spiced paneer stuffing filled in bread slices and made into rolls which are then baked. This recipe is made without onions and garlic.
Tandoori Gobi also known as Gobi Tikka or Cauliflower Tikka are marinated cauliflower florets which are later grilled in an oven or tandoor. A scrumptious appetizer recipe.
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 recipe of Mushroom Tikka or Tandoori Mushroom has tender, succulent mushrooms that are marinated and later baked or grilled. Instead of baking, the marinated mushrooms can also be pan fried or shallow fried.
Potato 65 is a crispy and spicy potato snack where parboiled, cubed potatoes are doused in a spicy batter and fried until golden. Perfect as a snack or side dish with fresh coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.
Kabab, Tikki, Cutlets
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are tasty Bengali vegetable chops which are a popular street food recipe of veg cutlet from west bengal.
Delicious baked and fried mix veg kabab recipe. The whole kebab mixture is made of raw minced veggies. Very easy to prepare. You can bake them as well as pan fry.
Crispy and delicious beetroot patties or cutlet made with beets, potatoes, semolina and spices. Makes for a tasty evening snack.
These Paneer cutlet are easy to prepare crisp cutlets made with paneer (Indian cottage cheese), mix vegetables, herbs and spices.
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.
Aloo tuk is a popular Sindhi snack of crispy, fried and spiced potato slices. The potato slices are double fried to make them extra crispy. This dish makes for a good tea time snack or a side dish with your favorite North Indian meal.
Vegetable lollipop are crispy fried balls made with mix vegetable filling. veg lollipops make for a tasty vegetarian appetizer or a starter snack at get together and parties.
Pakoda and Vada
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kanda bhaji are crisp and crunchy fried fritters made mainly with onions and gram flour. A popular street food snack from maharashtra.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rajasthani mirchi vada recipe is a popular street food snack of stuffed chili fritters.
Moong Dal Pakoda also called Moong Dal Bhajiya or Moong Dal Vada are mildly spiced fried fritters made with yellow mung lentils, herbs and spices.
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.
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.
Falafel is a middle eastern fried snack made with chickpeas or fava beans. Here I share two foolproof and equally delicious recipes for preparing the best traditional falafel and a vibrant green falafel loaded with herbs.
This Burger Recipe covers everything needed to make delightful veggie burgers from scratch, including how to prepare delicious homemade vegetable patties, a spiced mayonnaise dressing with fresh veggie toppings.
Perfectly salted French Fries that are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Make these homemade french fries or finger chips recipe easily with a few techniques and customize it with your favorite herbs and spices or toppings.
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.
An easy, simple and flavorful Avocado toast recipe that makes for a quick, healthy, and satisfying breakfast or snack. Add a bit of flair and make vegan avocado toast with garlic bread for an extra flavorful version that's great to load up with your favorite savory toppings.
Make delicious bakery style Veg Puff with this classic Indian recipe. Also known as Curry Puff, the stuffing here is made with a mix veggie curry base flavored with aromatics, ground spices and a few herbs. The veggie curry filling goes well with a homemade puff pastry dough and also store-brought puff pastry sheets.
These Pizza Puffs are bite-sized snacks where buttery puff pastry rounds are topped with tomato sauce, cheese, onions, and capsicum. You'll love them as a deliciously easy appetizer, hors d'oeuvre, or after-school snack.
Fresh, juicy summer tomatoes and perfectly crusty bread are the real stars in this Italian-inspired Tomato Bruschetta Recipe. Made in just 10 minutes using only 5 basic ingredients, this simple and flavorful vegan appetizer is perfect for any warm-weather gathering.
Delicious and yum vegetarian tacos made with refried beans, tomato salsa and sour cream. Taco is a traditional Mexican recipe of corn tortillas stuffed with various types of fillings.
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.
Cheese Corn Balls are delicious, crispy snack that can be baked or fried, and are perfect to serve with zesty sauces and sides. I share my no-fail recipe with both frying and baking methods.
These are awesome mix veggie nuggets which are crisp from outside and unbelievable soft from within
Veg momos are steamed dumplings stuffed with a lightly spiced vegetable filling. A popular Tibetan recipe and also a popular North Indian street food.
A super easy recipe of making Garlic Bread toast on a skillet or frying pan on the stovetop and without the oven. All you need is some bread, butter and garlic.
Spicy Mexican-style homemade salsa that you can easily make in 5 minutes with the help of a food processor or food chopper. This vibrant, fresh tomato salsa made with a hint of spice is a perfect condiment for snacking.
Corn salsa is a vibrant, tasty, tangy and spicy salsa made from scratch with fresh corn, green onions, spices and herbs. Enjoy homemade corn salsa as a healthy snack or fun addition to your favorite southwestern dishes.
Hummus is a creamy dip or spread made from white chickpeas.
Melty cheese and sautéed veggies team up in this delightful vegetarian quesadilla recipe. This traditional Mexican meal is easy to make, highly adaptable to any veggies you have on hand, and is a hit with kids and adults alike.
Soups & Salads
Comforting, velvety smooth tomato soup recipe from scratch perfect for enjoying as a hearty lunch or light dinner.
Sweet corn soup is an easy and delicious soup made from fresh American sweet corn, scallions, herbs and spices. With just a few simple ingredients make this comforting soup for a light lunch or dinner.
A clear vegetable soup that is easy and made in one-pot without stock. Loaded with vegetables this vegetable soup is light, healthy and nutritious. The recipe is vegan and gluten-free.
A delicious one pot, creamy and thick carrot soup that you will be making again and again. The recipe is also vegan.
This rich, creamy and delicious mushroom soup recipe is wonderfully satisfying to enjoy any time of the year. It’s a hearty soup prepared in just one pot, and is perfect to make even on a busy weeknight in only 30 minutes.
Hot and Sour soup is a spicy and hot soup made with mixed fresh vegetables, mushrooms, spices and soy sauce. It's a popular soup from the Indo Chinese cuisine, and is very easy to make at home.
Bright, citrusy, and perfect for fending off a cold, this Lemon Coriander Soup tastes like a bowlful of sunshine. Made with aromatics, carrots, mushrooms, lemon, coriander (cilantro) and seasonings, this tangy and flavorful soup isn't just nutritious and delicious but comes together easily making it the ideal recipe for a cold weeknight.
Packed with vegetables, pasta and beans in a tomato-y broth, vegetarian Minestrone Soup is one of the first recipes I learned in cooking school decades ago. It is hearty, filling and wholesome, and I can almost guarantee that you're going to love it!
Spinach soup is a wonderfully flavorful, comforting, and healthy dish. It’s made with simple, wholesome ingredients for a highly nutritious soup.
Our favorite French Onion Soup made vegetarian with the classic recipe.
Spicy, sweet, sour and umami, my vegan, vegetarian Tom Kha recipe is a sure dinner winner. This Thai Coconut Soup is packed with vegetables and mushrooms for a heathy, delicious meal paired with rice noodles or steamed rice.
This delicious Thai Tom Yum Soup is a spicy and sour soup made with mix vegetables.
Loaded with vegetables and overflowing with flavor, my vegetarian Manchow Soup recipe is easy. This hot and spicy Indo-Chinese soup is famous in India and best had as is or with your Chinese meals.
This vegetable salad is a healthy and delicious summer salad made with fresh raw veggies, avocado, nuts, seeds, herbs and feta in a light vinaigrette dressing.
Creamy homemade pasta salad that’s great for making as a main or side dish. Bursting with slightly sweet and wonderfully sour flavors, it features a mayo dressing and some crunchy fresh veggies.
Creamy avocado, piquant onions, juicy tomatoes, and a tangy lemon dressing join forces in this simple recipe for Avocado Salad. This tasty side takes just 15 minutes to prepare, so it makes a regular appearance on our table during warmer months. Plus, it's both naturally gluten-free and vegan.
An easy American style classic Potato Salad Recipe that tastes delicious and is too good. This salad is made with a creamy mayonnaise dressing with mildly sweet, tangy and pungent notes. It also features pickled olives for a tangy taste.
One of the easiest summery salads that can be tossed at home is this healthy Cherry Tomato Salad. This Cherry Tomato Salad recipe is vibrant, tangy, refreshing and oh-so good. The recipe is also gluten-free and vegan.
Sweet tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers and piquant onions form the basis of this simple Kachumber salad recipe that goes well with almost any Indian dish. If you love having some fresh, raw veggies with your meals, try this easy and delicious Indian staple.
Cabbage Coleslaw recipe is an easy, simple preparation of cabbage with a mayonnaise dressing. It's easy to make in less than 20 minutes, has a short ingredient list, and is gluten-free and vegan.
This North Indian Onion Salad is a raw onion recipe that can either be made with red, white, or sweet onions depending on your tastes. Also called as Laccha Pyaaz this quick, easy salad is served with robust Indian meals.
This Chickpea Salad recipe is an easy, flavorful Mediterranean style salad featuring chickpeas as one of the hero ingredient. Made with a herby tangy lemon dressing, and crunchy veggies like onions, tomatoes, cucumber and bell peppers this tasty Mediterranean Chickpea Salad will be your favorite instantly.
Crispy romaine lettuce, crunchy croutons, and salty parmesan get tossed with a creamy Caesar Salad dressing made without anchovies or eggs. This savory, tangy and umami salad is our absolute favorite. It can easily be made vegan, too!
This easy, creamy apple salad recipe is a wonderful side for any gathering. It is sweet, crunchy and perfect on any buffet table. It is naturally gluten free and perfectly kid-friendly.
Sprouts Salad is an easy, tasty, healthy, protein packed salad recipe made with moong bean sprouts, veggies, herbs and spices.
Juicy, sweet, healthy and delicious, this tropical Fruit Salad recipe is sure to become part of your regular summer recipe repertoire. Quick to prepare, easy to digest and packed with nutrients, fruit salads are perfect for any season.
Russian salad is an easy, healthy, wholesome salad made with peas, carrots, potatoes, capsicum, french beans and eggless mayonnaise. It makes for a delicious side dish or a nutritious snack.
This delicious vegan recipe for Thai Green Papaya Salad also known as Som Tam is everything you could possibly want from a salad: crunchy, sweet, sour, spicy, salty and healthy. Easy to make and delicious to taste.
Indian style corn salad recipe is an easy and tasty recipe of salad made with sweet corn, cucumber, onion and spices + herbs.
Khamang kakdi is a delicious lightly spiced crunchy cucumber salad from the Maharashtrian cuisine. Its also known as kakdi chi koshimbir which in Marathi language means, salad (koshimbir) made from cucumber (kakdi)
Kosambari is a simple and easy to assemble South Indian salad variant from the state of Karnataka. This tempered Moong Dal Salad, is made with moong lentils, cucumber, coconut, lemon juice, herbs with a tempering of basic South Indian spices and curry leaves.
This Mango Salad recipe is sour, spiced and lightly sweet tasting salad made with unripe green tangy mangoes, chopped onions and spices.
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!
Chutney Sandwich recipe is a quick and four-ingredient recipe to make tasty and flavorful sandwiches. The green chutney is made with coriander leaves (cilantro), coconut, green chillies and seasonings. A no onion and no garlic recipe.
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 Paneer Toast is an easy yet delicious open toast Paneer Cheese Sandwich that is made with a savory, spiced paneer filling and topped with mozzarella cheese. You can make this scrumptious snack on your skillet, frying pan or tawa and even in a regular oven.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pizza sandwich is a quick and filling snack made with bread, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, veggies, herbs and seasonings.
This tasty Hung Curd or Greek Yogurt Sandwich has a spiced, savory, tangy filling of greek yogurt, mix vegetables, herbs and seasonings. Makes for an easy and quick snack.
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.
Tomato Sandwich is easy, requires minimal ingredients and one of those snacks that you can make super quickly. This is a grilled Cheese and Tomato sandwich version made with tomatoes, cheddar cheese, dried herbs and seasonings.
Easy, filling, tasty and hearty avocado sandwich made with a guacamole filling of ripe avocado, onions, herbs and spices.
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.
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.
Indo Chinese Party Starters
Make Paneer Manchurian Recipe two ways. An awesome Restaurant Style Dry Paneer Manchurian recipe made healthy and a delicious, easy Paneer Manchurian Gravy.
Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indo Chinese starter or snack of batter coated and pan fried crispy cauliflower florets tossed in a spicy, umami, savory, sauce made with alliums, herbs, spices, soy sauce and tomato ketchup.
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.
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.
Chilli potato is a spicy starter snack from the indo-Chinese cuisine where fried potatoes are tossed in a spicy, sour and slightly sweet chilli sauce. This is a semi-dry version and is simply addictive and tasty. The same recipe can be used to make a chilli potato gravy recipe by adding some more water and adding a bit of more of the sauces and spices to suit your taste buds.
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.
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 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.
Spicy indo Chinese recipe of chilli idli fry. A tasty way to use leftover idlis.
Idli manchurian is a delicious way to use leftover idlis. It is spicy and lightly sweet and sour in taste. This indo Chinese snack of idli manchurian is a fusion dish.
This collection of Indian Party Snacks and Starters recipes was first published in August 2016. It has been updated and republished on November 2023.