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Easy, Simple Starters recipes


Last Updated : Aug 05,2021



आसान / सरल स्टार्टस् - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Easy, Simple Starters recipes in Hindi)
આસાન / સરળ સ્ટાર્ટર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Easy, Simple Starters recipes in Gujarati)

Easy, Simple Starters Recipes, Indian  Simple Starters Recipes

24 Easy but Awesome Starters

Easy, Simple Starters Recipes, Indian  Simple Starters Recipes. Although some of you might consider starters as an optional course of the meal, nobody can deny the fact that they bring in an element of fun and excitement, and set the mood and pace for the upcoming meal. We might not plan to have starters for everyday meals, but any special occasion, be it a party or a festive celebration is absolutely incomplete without starters.


Starters are meant to be visually and gastronomically appetizing. They are served with attractive garnishes and often with a selection of salads and chutneys. The splash of colours and the attractive forms in which the starters arrive make the diners eager to taste some! Starters must ideally be sized small and handy like malai paneer chilli flake balls, so that it is easy to serve without fussing with forks and knives. Moreover, when multiple starters are served, a small sized serving ensures that the diners are able to taste all the starters comfortably without becoming full in the first course itself!

Malai Paneer Chilli Flake Balls, Cold StarterMalai Paneer Chilli Flake Balls, Cold Starter

Fortunately, starters need not always be complicated and time-consuming. Many starters can be prepared easily and quickly, with minimal ingredients. In fact, they must be kept simple and quick so that they can be prepared hot and fresh just before serving like grilled mushrooms. Most starters will lose their vibrant colours and crispy textures when prepared earlier. So, pick starters that are simple to prepare yet tasty, like the ones shown here.

Grilled Mushrooms, Healthy AccompanimentGrilled Mushrooms, Healthy Accompaniment

Some starters are deep-fried, while others are baked. If you have somebody to help you, go for deep-fried starters like Cheese Balls.

Else, if you are hosting a small party alone, pick baked ones, so that you can pop them into the oven and get ready to welcome your guests. When they are settled, the starters will also be ready.

Cheese Balls, Veg Starter

Cheese Balls, Veg Starter

Popular easy simple restaurant starters

Corn Cheese Balls, Cheese Garlic Bread and Crispy Fried Corn are some of the all-time favourite starters, which are very popular in restaurants too. They can even be made on a Sunday to the utter delight of your family!

Crispy Fried CornCrispy Fried Corn

Baked and grilled easy simple starters

Avocado and Coconut Crostini, Grilled Baingan in Olive Oil and Sea Salt, and Ricotta and Spinach Crostini are some elegant starters that’ll go well with any group of guests.

Grilled Baingan in Olive Oil and Sea Salt , Grilled EggplantGrilled Baingan in Olive Oil and Sea Salt , Grilled Eggplant

Easy simple Indian quick starters

For those who prefer a touch of desi spices, go for something like the Malai Paneer Chilli Flake Balls, Sprouts Tikki or Paneer Cheese Balls.

Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki RecipeSprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe

Easy simple Chinese starters

And, for Oriental cuisine fans, there is nothing better than Chilli Potatoes and Gobi Manchurian, or the more exotic ones like Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce.

Cauliflower in Schezuan SauceCauliflower in Schezuan Sauce

Take your pick of starters depending on the number of guests (whether for your family alone or for a larger party), the meal it is for, the age group and known preferences of the guests, time on hand, availability of help, etc.

You can also customise the starters according to your preferences, by altering the spice levels, garnishes, veggies used, etc. There are many more options on our website and app, please do check them out.

7 Reasons to make Simple Easy Starters:

1. Starters can be made not only for parties, but for a special meal with your family too
2. Some starters are easy and quick
3. Starters must be presentable, tasty and moderately filling
4. Keep the size small and handy
5. There are many variants possible for each starter
6. Healthy starters are also possible, like baked, grilled, cold or tava-cooked ones
7. Starters are loved by kids and adults

Enjoy Easy, Simple Starters Recipes, Indian  Simple Starters Recipes. then see our other  Easy, Simple Recipes.

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Happy Cooking!


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Water Chestnut in Schezuan Sauce ( Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 33076
26 Jun 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Water chestnuts have contributed immensely to chinese cuisine, and it is an integral part of traditional chinese cooking. These crunchy, sweet chestnuts are actually vegetables that grow in marshes. This recipe calls for blanched chestnuts that are cooked in schezuan sauce and served like a sizzler. ....
Cheese Garlic Bread, Baked Cheese Garlic Toast
Recipe# 42059
24 Jun 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Cheese Garlic Bread is one of the best breads to serve with soups and starters . It has the vibrant flavour of garlic, a pampering buttery taste and of course, an excitingly cheesy mouth-feel too. A dash of red ....
Crispy Fried Corn, Indian Crispy Corn
Recipe# 4132
15 Jul 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
crispy fried corn recipe | Indian crispy corn | restaurant style crispy corn | chatpata crispy corn snack | with 31 amazing images. crispy fried corn recipe |
Thai Sweet Corn Cutlets
Recipe# 30980
31 May 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Thai sweet corn cutlets recipe | Thai sweet corn fritters | Thai veg starters | with step by step photos. Thai sweet corn patties is a spicy starte ....
Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce
Recipe# 39763
27 Apr 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Risotto is a traditional continental preparation of rice and cheese. It is a soft dish, somewhat similar to our comforting khichdi. In this more exotic form, a mixture of rice, cheese, herbs and capsicum is rounded into balls, dipped in a flour batter and deep-fried into delicious Risotto Balls, whi ....
Gobi Manchurian,  How To Make Gobi Manchurian, Starter
Recipe# 40482
01 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
Gobi Manchurian also called Cauliflower Manchurian are crisp-fried cauliflower florets which have a sharp tinges of ginger and garlic and a delight to bite into. Gobi Manchurian is a popular Indo Chinese deep fried starter. A remote village en ....
Vegetable, Paneer and Noodle Balls
Recipe# 22554
23 Sep 20

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by Tarla Dalal
You would generally have noticed that many starters are coated with bread crumbs or crushed cornflakes before deep-frying, to impart a notable crispness. The Vegetable, Paneer and Noodle Balls uses a uniquely different technique to get a much better ....
Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter )
Recipe# 36452
05 Nov 20

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by Tarla Dalal
corn cheese balls recipe | cheese corn balls | crispy corn cheese balls | with amazing 40 images Looking for a lip smacking starter recipe for your kids birthday ba ....
Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe
Recipe# 35023
23 Sep 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
Let’s give a healthy twist to the evergreen Aloo Tikki! Using sprouted moong increases the nutrient-value by at least 15 per cent, while coriander and mint give an aromatic spin to the tale. Serve these fibre-rich Sprouts Tikkis hot and crisp, as soon as you prepare them. Serve with
Avocado and Coconut Crostini
Recipe# 41519
16 Aug 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Crositinis as perfect to serve as starters at parties. They set a very upbeat mood right at the beginning, with their attractive appearance and irresistible taste. Olive oil brushed slices of grilled or toasted bread are topped with yummy ingredients, ranging from cheese and herbs to sauces and ....
Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce
Recipe# 4120
30 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When you want to make something much more peppy than plain cauliflower bhajiyas, try this tongue-tickling Cauliflower in Schezuan Sauce. The batter of cornflour and maida makes the cauliflower really crunchy upon deep-frying, while the gravy of spring onions, Schezuan sauce, tomato ketchup, etc., gi ....
Chilli Potato, Indian Restaurant Style, Chinese Chilli Potatoes
Recipe# 22771
13 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
chilli potato recipe | Indian style chilli potato | restaurant style chilli potato | Chinese dry chilli potatoes | with amazing 29 images. chilli potato recipe is ....
Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks
Recipe# 36313
22 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
fried mozzarella sticks | homemade mozzarella cheese sticks | Indian style cheese sticks | with amazing 13 images. This crunchy accompaniment, fried mozzarella sticks is cheese, cheese and ....
Zucchini Rollups
Recipe# 42559
31 Aug 18

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 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 ....
Grilled Mushrooms, Healthy Accompaniment
Recipe# 42302
15 Sep 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes, it’s mind-blowing how the simplest of cooking procedures and the most minimal ingredients yield the tastiest of foods! Here, if you look at this super-healthy starter, the mushrooms are grilled with olive oil and minimally seasoned with salt and pepper. Yet, the outcome is so tasty th ....
Chilli Garlic Mushroom Recipe, Indian Style
Recipe# 42496
17 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here’s a tongue-tickling Chilli Garlic Mushroom Recipe made in a crossover Indian style. The mushrooms are cooked quickly and easily, flavoured with chilli-garlic paste, tomato ketchup and other easily available ingredients. The myriad flavours together with th ....
Cheese Balls, Veg Starter
Recipe# 42057
01 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Cheese Balls is a starter that always tops the charts! It is a great hit with everybody, all thanks to the cheesy mouth-feel and peppy flavour. You need just common ingredients like flour, bread crumbs, cheese and flavour-givers like coriander and green chillies. A bit of tact is needed in shapi ....
Paneer Cheese Balls, Indian Veg Starter
Recipe# 42198
01 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer cheese balls | cottage cheese balls | Indian paneer cheese balls snack | with 13 amazing images. paneer cheese balls is a deep fried Indian starter made from paneer, processed chee ....
Grilled Baingan in Olive Oil and Sea Salt , Grilled Eggplant
Recipe# 41700
27 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Eggplant is an amazing vegetable – those who love it will never stop experimenting with it, because so many delectable dishes can be prepared with it! Just have a look at this ingredients list – can you believe this dish is made with just eggplant, salt and olive oil yet tastes so yummy? All ....
Ricotta and Spinach  Crostini
Recipe# 41525
01 Mar 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dainty little slices of crisp bread, topped with appetizing ingredients like cheese, veggies, herbs and sauces, crostinis are undoubtedly one of the most popular starters from the Italian repertoire. A platter of Cro ....
Nasi Goreng, Indonesia Veg Fried Rice
Recipe# 41252
21 Nov 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An Indonesian rice preparation that will make your heart race! Indeed, this delightful recipe is packed with a brilliant blend of flavours and textures, which makes it very, very impressive. From spring onions and carrots to beans and cabbage, the Nasi Goreng has a range of veggies, not to forget ....
Paneer Chilli Flake Balls, Healthy Cold Indian Snack
Recipe# 41232
12 Aug 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer chilli flake balls recipe | healthy malai paneer chilli flake balls | healthy cold starter | cottage cheese chilli flake balls | with 15 amazing images. paneer ch ....
Cheesy Mushrooms, Stuffed Indian Cheesy Mushrooms
Recipe# 511
05 Aug 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
cheesy mushrooms recipe | mushroom stuffed with cheese | Indian stuffed cheesy mushrooms | mushroom starter recipe | with 17 amazing images. cheesy mushrooms recipe
Sesame Paneer
Recipe# 4128
10 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you are a big fan of paneer and an even more ardent lover of the crispy crunch and lingering aroma of til then this recipe is just for you! In this unique Sesame Paneer recipe, soya sauce is used in the batter rather than as a topping or as a marinade. This gives the snack a tongue-tickling ....
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