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Starters / Snacks recipes
Last Updated : Jun 20,2018
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
Kesar Pista Biscuits, Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit by Tarla Dalal
The Kesar Pista Badam Biscuit is a real delicacy with rich spicy notes. Assorted nuts give these biscuits a delectable crunch, while an array of spice powders give it a tantalising aroma. To press the nuts into the dough, roll lightly with a roller pin so that you don’t thin down the dough layer, bu ....
Moong Dal Kachori by Tarla Dalal
A perfect kachori is one that is puffed up and flaky outside but hollow inside as the filling sticks to the crust. Here is how to make such an ideal kachori, right in your own kitchen. With a flavourful moong dal mixture as filling, this kachori is deep-fried patiently on a slow flame to achieve tha ....
Baked Ribbon Sev, South Indian Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Ribbon sev, made of rice flour and besan is one of the most popular jar snacks in South India. We bring you this famous snack, albeit in a healthier form.
Made from a dough of besan and whole wheat flour spruced up with a dash of spices, this Baked Ribbon Sev is so healthy and equally tasty! You ....
Jacket Potatoes with Broccoli and Red Pepper by Tarla Dalal
Whenever you complain of excessive hair fall, you are told – time and again – to eat more dates and spinach to top up on iron. While this is true, the fact is you need a couple of other ingredients like calcium and vitamin C also to grow and strengthen hair. Here is an innovative preparation of Jack ....
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 ....
Doodhi Muthia by Tarla Dalal
A perfect blend of flours, with grated bottle gourd and spices, makes the Doodhi Muthias absolutely delightful to bite into, while cooking them in a Microwave
oven makes it a really quick and convenient dish to prepare.
Top the Doodhi Muthias w ....
23 May 18
Cabbage and Paneer Grilled Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
Although both cabbage and paneer are bland ingredients, the hints of green chillies and coriander lace it with an enticing flavour, and the overall effect is rather pleasing to the palate.
When had with a bowl of hot Spicy Tomato Soup
06 Jul 18
Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Make the most of cauliflower greens to up your haemoglobin levels! Though not very commonly used, these greens are a very good source of iron and lend themselves to the preparation of very tasty dishes, such as this Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki.
This easy and tasty starter uses mixed s ....
10 Jul 18
Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakoda by Tarla Dalal
These unique pakodas have a very different mouth-feel and a perfect flavour! They are not crisp like the conventional pakodas but interestingly soft.
A combination of spices, ginger and green chillies is worked into the batter to give the Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakodas an appetizing flavour. ....
09 Jul 18
Green Moong Dal and Palak Handvo by Tarla Dalal
A delicacy from the heartland of Gujarat, Handvo is a unique dish baked in a Kadhai
over a traditional tempering and sautéed veggies. Here, we have used a batter of green moong dal which gives a homely flavour and enticing mouth-feel. Ingredients like s ....
Pyaaz ki Kachori by Tarla Dalal
These kachoris probably originated in Jodhpur but are today popular throughout Rajasthan. Very few households actually prepare these crisp, flaky deep-fried kachoris stuffed with an onion filling.
Steaming hot Pyaaz ki Kachoris or Aloo Pyaaz ki Kachoris are sold at most 'namkeen' shops in Rajast ....
09 Jul 18
Pav Bhaji ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Pav bhaji is more than a mere snack! it’s a quick meal that can be grabbed on the go – since large potions of the bhaji are made in advance and simply reheated with a few spices before serving. You just need to wait till the pav is toasted to perfection with oodles of butter! hmm, top with the raw o ....
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