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Starters / Snacks recipes
A day without snacks or a meal without starters would be as dull as the proverbial ‘all work and no play’! Snacks must ideally be tasty and easy to make, so you can indulge in them when hunger strikes between meals. It could be a finger food, a jar snack, Snacks for athletes, weight loss or something you can whip up in a jiffy.
Starters are also a category of snacks, but as the name suggests, they are served at the beginning of a meal, usually during parties or other elaborate meals where guests are present. Starters must be handily-sized and easy-to-serve, but exciting to behold! The presentation counts a lot. In this section, we present a range of starters and snacks, together with some serving suggestions too. Try Batata Poha, Creamy Spinach Toast
05 Nov 15
4 Flour Dosa by Tarla Dalal
A unique dosa that is made with a fermented batter of soaked and ground urad combined with the right proportions of four readymade flours, the 4 Flour Dosa is super tasty and notably satiating!
Rather than using high glycemic index rice, this sumptuous pancake is made with fibre-rich flours li ....
28 May 16
Aam Ke Pakode, Mango Bhajiya by Tarla Dalal
You would have tried bhajiyas with all kinds of veggies ranging from onions to raw bananas, and you might even have tried making it with ripe yellow bananas. But, have you ever had a taste of Aam ke Pakode or Mango Bhajiyas?
Well, this delightful seasonal treat is a must-try. Choose ripe and s ....
23 Dec 13
Achaari Aloo Roll ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
Achaar is synonymous with indian cuisine. Undoubtedly, it adds a brilliant touch to wraps too! lacing the spicy potato filling with aam aur chane ka achaar makes your tongue tingle with joy. I’m sure you’ll love it purely because of its simplicity. This recipe has to be planned in advance as the ach ....
11 Jan 09
Achaari Paneer Tikka by Tarla Dalal
Succulent cottage cheese in a pure desi avatar! Marinated in an intensely spicy achaari marinade, which reflects the flavour of green chilli pickle, the paneer cubes are arranged into a satay and cooked till perfectly crisp outside, soft inside, and flavourful through and through. The best part is t ....
05 Jun 13
Achaari Paneer Tikkas by Tarla Dalal
An excitingly achaari formula to prepare paneer that is sure to set your taste buds on fire, albeit enjoyably. The Achaari Paneer Tikka features paneer cubes marinated in a wonderfully spicy mix of green chilli pickle, curds, garlic and a variety of aromatic seeds. As you toast each marinated paneer ....
09 Mar 12
Achaari Paneer Warqi by Tarla Dalal
Achaari paneer warqi, paneer cooked in indian spices and seasonings and served on top of the baked warqi samosa pattis.
22 Dec 15
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well.
It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast
. Adai can be enhanced ....
13 Sep 16
Adai, Protein Rich Adai Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Adai, an all-time favourite South Indian snack
, comprises a mix of different dals soaked and ground along with rice and spices to make a batter, which is cooked into thick pancakes. Add Adai to your meal to ....
23 Nov 14
Afghani Paneer by Tarla Dalal
The Mughal maharajas had an umpteen number of chefs who spent laborious hours toiling in the kitchens to prepare the perfect meal. They ground most ingredients to powders to ensure the perfect eating experience. Though not as time consuming this recipe uses a powder of melon seeds, cashew nuts and p ....
09 Aug 16
Ajwain Patta Ke Pakode by Tarla Dalal
Tender ajwain leaves are dipped in a besan batter and deep fried. They add a great 'digestive' element to a plateful of sinful pakodas.
On a rainy day enjoy as an evening tea snack
with a cup of hot
18 Oct 10
Alfa Alfa Sprouts Open Sandwich ( Vitamin A and Calcium Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
The Arabs call alfalfa sprouts ‘the father of all foods’! Sprouts are fortified with good amounts of nutrients making it a super healthy food. This Alfalfa Sprouts Open Sandwich is loaded with peppers, olives, tomato and cheese, all of which make it an extremely tasty meal as well. The best part is ....
11 Jan 11
Alfa Sprouts, Tomatoes and Basil Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Alfa alfa is a very healthy herb often used in home remedies for digestive disorders, cholesterol, diabetes, etc. Here is an interesting way to prepare a sandwich out of this healthy herb, combined with tomatoes and basil. Remember to use tender alfa alfa sprouts for the alfa sprouts, tomatoes and b ....
03 Sep 16
Almond Biscotti by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti are a special class of biscuits, which are baked twice. This gives them a unique texture, which is firm to bite but soft on the palate! Baking twice also gives them a rich, well-done aroma.
This recipe shares the secret of making fabulous Almond Biscotti, with the aesthetic flavour ....
29 Jul 16
Almond Biscuits by Tarla Dalal
Nothing to beat the kick of serving homemade biscuits with tea, especially if it is a choice as popular as Almond Biscuits! Indeed, the aroma of Almond Biscuits baking in the oven is enough to make your whole family assemble in the kitchen for their share.
These melt-in-the-mouth biscuits with ....
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