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Starters / Snacks recipes
Last Updated : May 19,2018
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
Rice and Cucumber Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
These instant pancakes require no advance preparations. Just whip them up in time for a quick breakfast or tuck them into your child’s tiffin box. Besan and potatoes act as binding agents and ensure the pancakes are of the right texture.
02 May 18
Misal Pav Or How To Make Misal Pav by Tarla Dalal
One of the most famous of Maharashtrian
recipes, Misal is a scrumptious cocktail of savouries and sprouts! Wholesome and tasty sprouts are cooked with tangy tomatoes and pungent onions, not to forget the spice powders and the special coconut-onion based mis ....
16 Apr 18
Tandoori Paneer Tikka by Tarla Dalal
The focus of this authentic tandoori preparation is the marinade, so pay due attention to it. Worry not if you do not have a tandoor or grill; simply cook the tikkas on a greased tava!
Zucchini Rollups by Tarla Dalal
Zucchini Rollups is an awesome cold starter, where the creaminess of feta cheese is interspersed with a burst of basil! This starter requires no cooking and is quite easy to make.
It owes its success to the attractive presentation and the exciting mix of natural flavours, including the creamines ....
Bhungara Bateta by Tarla Dalal
Jazz up your day with a portion of spicy Bhungara Bateta, an all-time favourite street food of Gujarat.
This is a preparation of baby potatoes
, cooked with a plethora of spicy ingredients like ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli powder, and more.
Malwani Style Paneer Pakoda by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth cubes of paneer
are enrobed in a tongue-tickling batter and deep-fried to make this Malwani Style Paneer Pakoda.
What makes it different from regular pakodas
is the richness of flavour. Not only ....
Kadubu by Tarla Dalal
A tasty snack from the kitchens of Karnataka, Kadubu can be enjoyed for breakfast
or as an evening snacks
There are numerous types of Kadubu made in Karnataka. ....
Pan Fried Dumplings by Tarla Dalal
One of the best examples of Indo-Chinese fusion cooking, the Pan-Fried Dumplings features steamed dumplings pan-fried in a spicy sauce.
Each dumpling is a classic piece, with a spicy, aromatic and crunchy filling of crisp veggies flavoured with garlic et al.
These dumplings are steamed and t ....
Chole Tikki Chaat by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking chaat that is loved all over India, and now globally too, the Chole Tikki Chaat is most enjoyed at roadside stalls, but is definitely more satisfying when you make it at home for your family or for a Party
Here, we show you ho ....
11 Oct 17
Roadside Hare Chane Ki Chaat, Protein and Calcium Rich by Tarla Dalal
A typical chaat that is commonly sold on Mumbai’s streets, the Roadside Hare Chane ki Chaat continues to be a popular dish with a timeless appeal.
It pleases young and old with its incredible taste and amazing mouth-feel. It is also very simple to make, and you can even try it at home. All you n ....
Dahi Ke Kebab by Tarla Dalal
Rich, richer, richest – you will be at a loss how to rate these creamy and soft Dahi ke Kebabs. Interestingly, hung curd forms the main ingredient of these kebabs, supplemented by paneer and bread crumbs for volume and shape. This trio is perked up with herbs, masalas and cashewnuts, not to forget t ....
19 May 18
Maddur Vada by Tarla Dalal
Jazz up your tea-time
with this awesomely crunchy snack that hails from Karnataka
Very famous in the Mysore region, the Maddur Vada is a classic evening snack made by deep-frying a dough o ....
19 May 18
Crunchy Paneer Rolls by Tarla Dalal
Yummy inside and yummy outside, this dish is tasty through and through! The Crunchy Paneer Rolls are made with the right mix of paneer and potatoes flavoured with spice powders and pastes, and deep-fried with a batter coating. An innovative idea that adds to the crunchiness of this snack is to roll ....
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