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Starters / Snacks recipes
Last Updated : Jul 18,2017
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
01 Jan 01
Grilled Vegetable Toast by Tarla Dalal
Grilled vegetable toast, a delectable crunchy toast pepped up with cheese and vegetables, giving a creamy flavour to the toast.
26 May 16
Potato Khichdi , Faraal Aloo Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
A satiating and tasty khichdi made without any cereals or pulses – can you believe it? Well, here is a unique khichdi made with potato as the base. Perked up with crushed peanuts, green chillies and lemon juice, this lip-smacking Potato Khichdi has a pleasing combination of spiciness and tanginess t ....
17 Jul 12
Aloo Chaat ( Punjabi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
There’s hardly anyone who isn’t familiar with the delicious aloo chaat. It is a versatile dish that is prepared in many different ways by different people in various states. Here is punjab’s version of aloo chaat and in true punjabi style it uses loads of chaat masala, lemon juice, mint and coriande ....
23 Nov 14
Mixed Dal Handvo ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Mixed dal handvo is a traditional gujarati savoury cake, which is a nutritious meal in its own right when served with chutney and buttermilk. Although readymade flour is available in the market, we suggest you try this version to experience the true flavour. The grated bottle gourd is a very critica ....
21 Apr 15
Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter ) by Tarla Dalal
Just the mention of corn and cheese makes this starter worth a try, because this duo is a great hit with people of all age groups. Allow the peppy, cheesy corn mixture to cool well, otherwise you will not be able to shape it. Once that step is through, then the Corn Cheese Balls are easy to prepare. ....
17 Nov 17
Masala Bread Loaf by Tarla Dalal
This aromatic and flavourful bread that can be enjoyed just plain, as it is already loaded with the fabulous flavours of garlic, herbs and spices.
Alternatively, you can brush it with a little butter and toast it, or make a sandwich with cheese and sliced veggies. Whichever way you have it, you ....
26 Nov 13
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.
23 Dec 16
Masala Maggi by Tarla Dalal
Those who love Maggi enjoy it even plain, but this recipe adds more jazz to this all-time favourite with a bunch of veggies and a dash of spices. Garam Masala gives the Masala Maggi a really awesome flavour while a set of universally-loved veggies like onions, tomatoes and capsicum add a very exciti ....
22 Jul 16
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
31 Aug 17
Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram, Made From Idli Batter by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Appe, because it’s superb texture and amazing flavour make it a great hit with everybody.
Something that combines convenience and taste is always a welcome addition to our knowledge bank! All you need to do is ....
20 Feb 17
Rava Dosa, How To Make Rava Dosa by Tarla Dalal
An easy to make counterpart of the traditional dosa
! These crisp dosas are made with a batter of semolina and buttermilk.
Since the batter does not have to be fermented for long, this is an ideal dish to serve the sudden guest!
Also try other
02 Jan 17
Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich by Tarla Dalal
The perfect sandwich for those who love Oriental cuisine! The Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich is marked by a really tangy and peppy flavour derived from Schezwan sauce, tomato ketchup and freshly-prepared sour cream.
The tangy coating of sauces makes the otherwise plain paneer a zesty tidbit to bi ....
03 Sep 17
27 Sep 17
Karela Chips Recipe, Bitter Gourd Snack by Tarla Dalal
Strong spicy and bitter notes combined with an irresistible crunch make the Karela Chips a total delight to bite into!
It is a multi-flavoured treat that kind of tickles and excites your taste buds. It is made by deep-frying spice-coated slices of karela. The karela must be sliced using a slicer ....
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