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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
16 May 16
Khaman Dhokla ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Khaman dhokla, a famous snack sold in every street of Gujarat, it is no longer restricted to that region -- it is readily available in every part of the country. People love these yummy dhoklas as a breakfast, snack or as a farsan (savoury accompaniment) in the lunch or dinner menu.
We made it ....
18 Oct 17
Aloo Tikki Burger by Tarla Dalal
Even international food chains are introducing a touch of Indian magic in their burgers and pizzas, because of the tongue-tickling taste and rich texture that they give.
This Aloo Tikki Burger is a perfect example. It brings into burgers the unbridled fun of Indian food. Aloo Tikki made of potat ....
20 Aug 13
Dabeli ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Dabeli, a spicy potato mixture combined with onions, garlic chutney, meetha chutney, spiced masala peanuts and fruits like pomegranates and grapes… how can the equation go wrong! serve plain or smeared with butter and grilled on a tava! since dabeli masala is easily available in provision stores, yo ....
10 Oct 17
Stuffed Cheesy Schezuan Pav Recipe, Starter by Tarla Dalal
Innovation at its best, this recipe brings together a few ideas from Oriental and Indian cuisine to give you a snack that’s unforgettable!
Ladi Pav bread is stuffed with a scrumptious filling of juicy veggies and tongue-tickling sauces, coated with a buttery-garlicky spread, sealed with foil pap ....
18 Oct 17
Mysore Bonda, South Indian Snack by Tarla Dalal
An awesome snack from the ever-busy kitchens of Mysore, the Mysore Bonda is a deep-fried fritter made of plain flour, rice flour and curds, perked up with a range of appropriate taste givers like ginger and green chillies.
This traditional snack, a specialty of Karnataka, has a beautifully reddi ....
13 Oct 17
Omapodi Recipe, South Indian Plain Sev Diwali Snack by Tarla Dalal
Omapodi is an all-time favourite jar snack in Tamil Nadu. It has withstood the test of time and continues to delight generations of South Indians!
It draws a parallel with the North Indian sev, but the flavour of ajwain sets the Omapodi apart from regular sev. In fact, ‘omam’ means ajwain in Tam ....
13 Oct 17
Egg Roll, Breakfast Or Snack Recipe by Tarla Dalal
The Egg Roll is a unique and tasty recipe, in which cooked rotis are lined with an egg mixture, cooked again, and then wrapped with the yummiest assortment of onions, veggies and sauces.
With an amazing mix of textures and flavours, the Egg Roll is sure to appease young and old alike. It can be ....
16 Oct 17
Stuffed Ragda Patties, Chaat Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Ragda Patties is an all-time favourite Mumbai roadside snack, comprising crisp and spicy potato patties drowned in a gravy with boiled white peas.
Here, we have enhanced the recipe further, by stuffing the potato patties with a tangy, sweet and spicy filling. Laced with chutneys and garnished wi ....
16 Oct 17
Paneer Cheese Balls, Indian Veg Starter by Tarla Dalal
Two types of cheese come together in a unique manner to delight the diner!
An outer layer of paneer and onions with taste-enhancers like green chillies and ginger wraps a centre of gooey molten cheese. The crumbly, melt-in-the-mouth exterior and cheesy inner core of the Paneer Cheese Balls makes ....
01 Aug 17
French Toast, Eggless French Toast by Tarla Dalal
French Toast – a name that makes people drool the world over – is generally out of the reach of vegetarians as its other name is “Eggy Bread”! It is basically bread that is soaked in beaten eggs, then deep-fried and drizzled with honey. This vegetarian version is just as tasty! Here, we have dipped ....
20 Jul 15
Poha Chivda by Tarla Dalal
Pop a spoonful into your mouth and savour the crunchiness of this delectable snack! An assortment of ingredients ranging from poha and peanuts to cashews and curry leaves gives this Poha Chivda a range of textures, while a choice of spice powders gives it a nice savoury aroma and flavour. While it i ....
28 Jul 16
Ribbon Sev by Tarla Dalal
Ribbon Sev, also known as Ribbon Pakoda, Ola Pakoda or Ottu Pakoda in South India is a broad, ribbon-shaped sev that is super crisp because of the perfect proportioning of rice flour, besan and butter. The dough for this deep-fried snack is flavoured aptly with chilli powder and asafoetida, which gi ....
26 Jun 17
Falafel, Lebanese Falafel Stuffed in Pita Bread by Tarla Dalal
An all-time favourite Lebanese
dish, Falafel can classify as a sumptuous snack or a meal in its own right depending on when you have it!
Here, unleavened pita bread is lined with tongue-tickling garlic chutney, topped with a tangy curd dressing and packed w ....
19 Jan 16
Batata Poha, Quick Kanda Batata Poha, Aloo Poha by Tarla Dalal
Batata poha is so wholesome and tasty that you can make it any time of the day, as Breakfast
, supper or a simple snack.
The potatoes and onions act as a soft and moist interlude to the chewy poha, while the traditional tempering, ginger-chilli paste and ....
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