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Last Updated : Mar 14,2019



झट-पट स्नॅकस् रेसिपी , झट-पट स्टार्टस् रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Quick Snacks / Quick Starters recipes in Hindi)
ઝટ-પટ સ્નૅક્સ્ રેસીપી , ઝટ-પટ સ્ટાર્ટસ્ રેસીપી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Quick Snacks / Quick Starters recipes in Gujarati)

Quick Snacks, Quick Starters

Quick Snacks, Quick Sandwiches

Quick Indian snacks. Quick Indian starters.  Sandwiches are one of the most multifaceted snacks admired by people across all the age groups around the world. Transform your favorite bread into a delectable snack by stuffing with a combination of right fillings and spreads. From elaborate sandwiches that make a wholesome meal to an easy, quick breakfast sandwich, from mini-open toasts or buns that make an amazing starter for parties to cold sandwiches that can be your travel/on the go meal, just let your imagination run wild, and make a sandwich that is perfect for you!

Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich
Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich

The combination of tangy pineapple with colorful vegetables and mayonnaise seasoned with salt and pepper to make Russian salad is not only easy to make but, also refreshing. Stuff this between buttered bread and relish the Russian salad sandwich. Also, you can use any vegetables available in your refrigerator and make a quick Vegetable Mayonnaise Sandwich. The hordes of crunchy vegetables will satiate when you are oh-so-hungry!

Vegetable Grill SandwichVegetable Grill Sandwich

Toss a myriad of vegetables with schezwan sauce and paneer to make an appetizing stuffing which is perked up with sour cream and turned into a peppy Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich. The stuffing of cold sandwiches can be made prior and kept refrigerated, so you can whip up these beauties in a few minutes. Also, you can make Rajma and Cheese Grilled Sandwich or Vegetable Grill Sandwich which are filling and quick to prepare. If you don’t have the patience to grill, you can simply toast a sandwich on tava to make Veg Tava Sandwich.

Cheesy Corn and Onion Toast & Corn and Cheese Toast make up for an interesting party starter. We are sure it will garner you praises at a cocktail party, kids birthday party or any other occasion. The gooey cheese melts in the mouth and the interplay with vegetables like corn and onions imparts an amazing flavor and blend of textures. Laddi pav, a popular Indian bread that is generally served along with main dishes like pav bhaji or misal pav can be turned into delectable evening snacks like Cheesy Peri Peri Stuffed Pav, Stuffed Cheesy Schezuan Pav, Pav sandwich that is a treat that everyone will love.

Pav Sandwich, Masala Pav with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Onions
Pav Sandwich, Masala Pav with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Onions

The French bread (baguette) is an important part of the very popular ‘Subway’ sandwich. Also, you can slice them to make Italian Crostini / Bruschetta, an elegant looking crisped bread topped with attractive ingredients. Tomato and Paneer Open Toast made using cubes of tomato and cottage cheese marinated in herb oil takes a wink to prepare. Also, the Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart French Bread is an innovative snack that can be served as an accompaniment to soup or pasta or eaten as it is.

Quick Snacks post Work

Nutritious non-fried, steamed Spinach Dumplings, Whole Wheat Salad Wrap , Whole Wheat Vegetable Burger are some healthy snacks to binge on post work or school. Other than that, Chat Pati Frankies made by stuffing chapati with a myriad of vegetables and paneer, peppy Masala Chana, Masala French Fries, Corn and Cottage Cheese Tacos are some exciting snacking options.

Crusty Potato Fingers coated with crushed corn-flakes and deep-fried to perfection, Nachos with Cheese topped with crispy capsicum , colorful sweet and spicy Pinwheel Sandwiches, Cheesy Noodle Vegetable Cutlet are some quick snacks which your kids will surely love. Chilli Baby Corn, Chinese bhel, Veg Crispy, Vegetable Balls in Hot Garlic Sauce are some popular Indo-chinese starters loved by everyone. They can be made spicy depending upon your palate preference.

Methi Thalipeeth, Maharashtrian Breakfast
Methi Thalipeeth, Maharashtrian Breakfast

Also, Indian flat pancakes like dosa, thalipeeth, chilla not only make for sumptuous breakfast but also, quick snacks when hunger strikes. Just mix together different flour, vegetables, pulses and create them in a jiffy. Carrot Dosa , Methi Thalipeeth, Sprouted Moong and Methi Chilas, Tomato Omelette, Sprouted Matki and Coriander Mini Uttapa are some amazing quick snacks to prepare.

Quick Indian Dry Snacks

Roasted Poha and Oats ChivdaRoasted Poha and Oats Chivda

Who doesn’t like popcorn? Be it the sweet and crunchy caramel popcorn, freshly popped cheese and herbs popcorn or spiced sesame popcorn with an exciting garnish of grated cheese , they are loved by one and all. In movie theatres to sitcom marathons at home , popcorn is the perfect munchies for every occasion. Chivda, chakri, shakarpara, sev are not only an integral part of the Diwali faraal but also, popular jar snacks all over India. Combine poha with oats to make this crunchy Roasted Poha and Oats Chivda and store in an air-tight container. Relish it when hunger strikes.

Quick Starters, Indian

Tikki, kebab and tandoori delicacies are some starters that no one can resist! The combination of various spices and vegetables to make tongue-tickling flavoured and textured starters take hardly any time to cook. You can either deep-fry or shallow fry tikki and kebabs, tandoori delicacies can be made in an oven or gas tandoor. Also, you can drizzle some dahi and chutney to turn tikki into sumptuous chaats.

Chaats are delightful savory snacks made by combining an assortment of ingredients like chopped vegetables, curd, chutneys, papdis, sev, tikkis and can be limited only by your imagination. It can be as simple as the Bhel Puri, sizzling as Tava Chana, healthy like the Non Fried Pakodi Chaat, chatpata like the Aloo Paneer Mutter Chaat and so on. Combine and create lip-smacking , light quick snack taking inspiration from our Chaat, Bhel and more recipes

Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka
Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka

Tandoori delights like Pahadi paneer tikka or Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka make for a lip-smacking cocktail party or a peppy appetizer before meals. Finger foods like Malai Paneer Chilli Flake Balls are quick and easy to make. There is no fuss, you just have to mix and shape them into balls to create magical cold starters. Also, you can mix an array of ingredients to whip up similar simple starters like Malai Paneer Mixed Herb Balls, Malai Paneer Mixed Sesame Seed Balls, Malai Paneer Bell Pepper Balls. Apart from that, Stuffed Veg Mushrooms with Paneer and Stuffed Potatoes with Paneer are delectable starters. The mildly spiced soft paneer in the inside with not so crispy mushroom and poatatoes is a blast of flavours.

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Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
Recipe# 35022
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Jowar Upma
Recipe# 39749
18 Mar 19

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Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
Corn Methi Kebab (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32609
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Mushroom Kathi Roll
Recipe# 2805
12 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Satisfying hungry children is a task in itself. Every day food has to look interesting and of course different to please their appetites! This recipe is of a delicious chapati roll filled with a spicy mushroom mixture. The addition of soda bi-crab to the chapati dough makes these chapattis soft whil ....
Rava Dhokla, Semolina Dhokla, Suji Dhokla
Recipe# 40930
12 Mar 19

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Chinese Bhel ( Chinese Recipe )
Recipe# 22758
08 Mar 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Mumbai’s favourite street food merges with Oriental culture, in this exciting version of Bhel. Rather than being made with puffed rice, this unique Chinese Bhel is made with fried noodles, tossed with colourful sautéed veggies and garnished with crunchy spring onions. A generous dose of sauces is al ....
Crispy Potato Bhajias, Aloo Bhajiya Recipe
Recipe# 36933
07 Mar 19

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Crispy bhajias made with grated potatoes, perked up with green chillies and coriander! It is interesting to note that this Crispy Potato Bhajia is held together purely by the starch in the grated potatoes and does not use any other binder like boiled potatoes, plain flour or cornflour. This makes it ....
Spinach and Chana Kebab ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 35026
06 Mar 19

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Even health enthusiasts will queue up for a second helping of this kebab that is made of chana dal, spinach, methi leaves and aromatic spices. Proper cooking techniques such as shallow-frying with minimal oil and a thoughtful combination of ingredients qualifies this North Indian starter for a healt ....
Rice and Peanut Pakoda
Recipe# 39576
11 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pakodas without besan? Just try the Rice and Peanut Pakoda and you will fall in love with it! A mix of cooked rice, crunchy peanuts and coconut bound together with rice flour and enhanced with flavour-givers like green chilli paste, coriander and lemon juice, are used to make crisp and spicy pakodas ....
Cabbage Pancakes, Mini Cabbage Pancakes, Quick Pancakes
Recipe# 1712
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An enhanced version of chila, cabbage mini pancake is delicious and wholesome. What is more, it can also be prepared in a jiffy, making it a great start to a busy day. Serve hot and fresh with chutney or ketchup.
Nylon Khaman Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 547
25 Feb 19

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These dhoklas are so soft and spongy that the reference to nylon is really apt! What is more, this recipe is also very easy to implement if you follow these simple instructions properly and practice it a bit. The addition of fruit salt to the batter, and water to the tempering, are the two main fact ....
Zucchini Toast ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34736
08 Feb 19

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Spreads transform simple breads and toasts into lavish fare! This spread is a nice combo water-filled zucchini, and vitamin rich parsley pepped up with the flavours of lemon, chillies and walnuts. You would not head for fat-laden butter and cheese after you have tasted brown bread with this delectab ....
Adai Recipe, Adai Dosa, Breakfast
Recipe# 534
05 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is a crisp, golden dosa made using a batter of rice and mixed dals. It has the rich aroma of coconut oil and roasted dals, and a very rustic flavour as well. It is more satiating than regular dosas and makes a great Breakfast . Adai can be enhanced ....
Aloo Kurkure
Recipe# 2909
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Mint-flavoured potato mash dipped in a typical flour batter, coated with powdered beaten rice, and deep-fried till temptingly crisp. Hear the crunchy poha crackle as you drain these on absorbent paper, and be tempted to take a bite even before you finish frying the remaining balls! indeed, this is a ....
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
09 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
Varagu Upma
Recipe# 3509
07 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fibre is rich version of upma that is good for a diabetic breakfast. This recipe cooks varagu in yoghurt gravy that is tempered with urad dal and green chillies and other subtle spices. Varagu is not a very commonly used cereal. It resembles larger grains of rava (semolina), but is healthier than ....
Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich
Recipe# 41123
27 Dec 18

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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 ....
Corn Seekh Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
Recipe# 32718
17 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mouth-watering sweet corn seekh kebabs brushed with warm chilli butter while grilling, this is truly a tongue-thriller!
Roadside Hare Chane Ki Chaat, Protein and Calcium Rich
Recipe# 42165
12 Dec 18

 
 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 ....
Vegetable Grill Sandwich ( Mumbai Roadside Recipes )
Recipe# 33420
14 Jan 19

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A Vegetable Grill Sandwich this is, but far more exciting than the subtle continental versions! Yes, Mumbai’s roadside vendors take pride in offering the most tongue-tickling treats of all, and this Vegetable Grill Sandwich is no different. Made with a large assortment of vegetables, oodles of butte ....
Carrot Pinwheels ( Finger Foods For Kids )
Recipe# 33606
08 Dec 18

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These cute pinwheels make a nice snack for your little one when he is hungry or just in the mood to nibble on something. You can replace the carrot and celery with other grated veggies, grated apple etc. It is filling and nutritious too.
Delicious Apple and Carrot Sandwiches
Recipe# 1864
30 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Apple and cheese with a sprinkling of pepper and a similar spread made of carrots, make a yummy filling for fresh, soft bread slices. Alternate layers of apple and carrot spreads complement each other well, also making the sandwich soft and creamy. The delicious apple and carrot sandwiches can be ha ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Um, you feel like having dosa today but no fermented batter on hand? Not to worry! Here is an easy and instant dosa prepared with buckwheat and urad dal. The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy dosas. Serv ....
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