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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 Jun 09
Khapoli Vada Pav by Tarla Dalal
Khapoli is undoubtedly the destination for vada pav! Here is the original recipe straight from the famous Khapoli batata vada experts.
06 Feb 17
Cheese Corn Balls by Tarla Dalal
Corn is an all-time favourite, so is cheese. Put these two together in the form of a crunchy yet soft-centered deep-fried dish, and you have a chartbuster.
Also try other recipes with corn and cheese combo like Corn Filled Bread Tartlets
05 Nov 14
Condensed Milk Cookies by Tarla Dalal
A delicious cookie with the rich and intense flavour of milk! Condensed Milk Cookies are made using a simple procedure and minimal ingredients, making it a perfect treat to prepare any time you are in a good mood! Since kids are sure to love the milky flavour of this cookie, you can cut it into diff ....
07 Nov 16
Cheesy Corn Grilled Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Here is an enjoyably cheesy sandwich with the peppy punch of capsicum, the tangy touch of tomatoes and the sweet spell of corn! This grilled sandwiches indulges you with loads of cheese, inside and outside, which goes very well with the assortment of crunchy and tasty veggies. A dash of mustard powd ....
23 Nov 14
Doodhi Muthia ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Here is another tea-time snack that is sure to please you. “muthi” means fist in gujarati, and the dish is named such because the mixture is shaped into cylindrical rolls using the fist. One thing to remember while making doodhi muthia is that bottle gourd has high water content. This water itself i ....
06 Oct 16
05 Jul 14
Paneer Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Fresh paneer together with chopped coriander and green chillies, rolled in flour and shallow- fried to perfection – ah, no wonder the paneer tikki is such a popular snack! this version is made even more irresistible with a rich dry fruit stuffing that complements the soft paneer very well.
22 Oct 16
Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers by Tarla Dalal
Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time!
You can also surprise your guests with thi ....
12 Apr 15
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
16 Aug 17
Baked Bhakarwadi, Healthy Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Bhakarwadi is one of the most famous Maharashtrian jar snacks. With an exquisite blend of flavours, it is the perfect accompaniment for a cup of hot tea on a rainy day.
Here, we have made a healthier version, which is baked instead of deep-fried. Two things are important to get the perfect Bhaka ....
16 Aug 17
Moong Dal Papadi, Healthy Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Any papadi as a jar snack
, never fails to make tea-time a lively affair.
While the traditional deep-fried version is made with refined flour, here we have given the recipe several innovative twists to make it super healthy.
This Moong Dal Pap ....
14 Aug 17
Thattai Recipe, Baked Thattai, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Thattai is one of the most popular South Indian
jar snacks, and one that is used as a benchmark for a person’s cooking prowess. The traditional Thattai is made with a dough of roasted rice flour, a dash of urad flour and a couple of flavourful seasonings. Th ....
17 Aug 17
Seedai, South Indian Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Seedai is a super popular South Indian
jar snack, which is inseparable from Janmashtami celebrations in Tamil Nadu. Every household makes a batch of tiny, ball-shaped seedais by deep-frying a dough of rice and urad flours with butter and spices, to offer to ....
17 Aug 17
Matarsutir Kochuri, Healthy Bengali Snack by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the kitchens of Bengal, this kochuri is made using a dough of two flours with a green peas filling.
The flavours of saunf, kalonji and pepper mingle together in the stuffing to create a truly zesty bite! This is a filling snack, with the goodness of whole wheat and jowar flours, ....
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