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Last Updated : Oct 16,2019



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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Carrot Dosa
Recipe# 2877
01 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A soft, pancake like dish made with rice flour and grated carrots, the Carrot Dosa is ideal for breakfast or as a snack any time you feel hungry as it can be prepared within minutes without much to do. The addition of grated coconut provides an energy boost and also lends softness to these pancakes. ....
Nacho Chips
Recipe# 2868
25 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy treats for your tooth and taste buds, Nacho Chips have a characteristic texture that is quite different from other chips, perhaps due to the combination of maize flour and plain flour. While a sprinkling of carom seeds and oregano imparts enough aroma and flavour for most purposes, you ca ....
Methi Papad ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 600
23 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual delicacy of fenugreek seeds cooked with papad in a sweet and spicy gravy. Methi seeds have excellent medicinal properties—amongst other benefits, they are iron-rich while also being a natural body coolant. Normally, only a few spoons of methi seeds are used in any recipe; hence the plenti ....
Instant Oats and Whole Wheat Uttapam
Recipe# 42495
17 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Uttapam ready in a jiffy without having to soak, grind or ferment the batter! Yes, this is an instant variety that uses a perfect mix of oats flour and whole wheat flour fortified with a good dose of veggies too. It has a scrumptious mouth-feel and absolutely awesome flavour that is sure to kick ....
Malai Paneer Dill Balls, Cold Starter
Recipe# 41233
06 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
What a delightful snack to behold – and to bite into! The Malai Paneer Dill Balls is a dainty cold starter, made by coating succulent balls of paneer with finely chopped dill leaves. The melt-in-the-mouth texture of malai paneer together with the irresistible taste of dill leaves, which is absor ....
Khandvi (  Faraal Recipe)
Recipe# 32556
20 Feb 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Khandvi, one of the gems of gujarathi cuisine, has been transferred into faraali style, so that it can be enjoyed as a light snack on fasting days.
Italian Style Baby Potatoes
Recipe# 36941
17 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Italian style baby potatoes | Indian baby potatoes with chees | creamy cheesy potatoes | with 16 amazing photos Baby potatoes are a marvelous ingredient. They are bland in nature and can easily take up different fl ....
Quick Bread Snack
Recipe# 1505
16 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This quick bread snack is an upma like recipe made with crumbled bread. While the onions, ginger and green chillies add a bit of spice to the bread, the tomatoes, tomato ketchup and lemon juice impart an energising tanginess. You can laso try other quick snacks using bread like
Paneer Fritters (  Starter Recipe)
Recipe# 2910
14 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Paneer fritters are a unique preparation of chilli garlic flavoured paneer coated with crushed papad and deep-fried to perfect golden brown. The innovative use of papad instead of bread crumbs makes it all the more crisp and flavourful. It is a wonderful accompaniment to tea or juice and will be lov ....
Corn Methi Kebab (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32609
14 Aug 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 tikkis Corn Methi Kebab is simple to make and delicious to taste. This starter is sure to win praises for you in a healthy or low cal din ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
Farali Dosa, Faral Foods Recipe - How To Make Farali Dosa, Faral Foods
Recipe# 33292
24 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
There are several forgotten gems from South Indian cuisine, which people are vehemently attempting to bring back to the fore now. This delicious Farali Dosa is an example. While people commonly make regular dosa or quick-fix ones out of wheat flour or semoli ....
Chatpata Rings, Kids Short Break Jar Snack
Recipe# 33103
04 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Are your kids very fond of packaged snacks like masala rings from different brands – and are you perpetually worried about what colours or food additives are used in these? Not to worry, you can now easily make a similar snack right at home in your own kitchen! Chatpata Rings is a crispy ring-sh ....
Nylon Khaman Dhokla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 547
30 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
nylon khamman dhokla | Gujarati nylon khamman dhokla | instant nylon khamman dhokla | with 18 amazing images nylon khamman dhokla
Chinese Bhel ( Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 33080
01 Aug 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Chinese bhel, this freshly-fried noodles tossed in with shredded vegetables, soya sauce, chili oil and ginger water make it a delicious snack. You can toss this dish together in a jiffy, although you cannot really make it in advance.
Vegetable Rice Cake Using Idli Batter
Recipe# 2892
17 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
vegetable rice cake using idli batter | vegetable rice cake made on non stick tava | with 23 amazing images. vegetable rice cake using idli batter is made with Idli batter to which with carrots, cabbage, doodhi ar ....
Tricolor Sandwiches
Recipe# 2599
23 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian flag is indeed an inspiring one, and kids and elders alike love the combination of energising colours on it. Why not bring those colours into a sandwich, to create the same spirit in your taste-buds. A green layer of minty paneer and an orange layer ....
Poha Pakoda, Poha Pakora
Recipe# 42408
06 Jul 19

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by Tarla Dalal
The Poha Pakoda is a scrumptious snack that you can quickly and easily prepare in the evenings to serve with Tea or coffee. ....
Baked Tortilla Chips, Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips, Diabetic Friendly
Recipe# 3517
02 Jul 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick, easy-to-make, healthy starter which is a popular choice in Mexico. The tortillas are baked and made with minimal oil from a blend of more whole wheat flour than maize flour instead of the traditional Mexican tortillas made with maize flour and refined fl ....
Chilli Potatoes
Recipe# 22771
02 Jul 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Guaranteed excitement! Chilli Potatoes causes a thrilling burst of flavours in your palate with a combination of sauces, garlic, ginger and green chillies. Potatoes, cut into fingers, absorb the flavours of the sauces very well and mingle nicely with the crunchy spring onions as well, resulting in a ....
Chinese Bhel ( Chinese Recipe )
Recipe# 22758
06 Jun 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 ....
Pav Sandwich,  Masala Pav with Potatoes, Tomatoes and Onions
Recipe# 33429
06 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A very interesting Pav Sandwich, which is somewhere mid-way between a regular sandwich and vada pav, but as exciting as both together! Basically, it involves less work than vada pav because you do not need a vada but it is almost as tasty because it uses garlic chutney and assorted masalas including ....
Quick Sandwich Recipe, Veg Tava Sandwich Recipe
Recipe# 42099
30 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This Quick Sandwich Recipe is one that has withstood the test of time. For years, it has come to the aid of people who need a quick snack to appease a sudden hunger pang. It is a popular snack with kids and office-goers, and is sold commonly in canteens and bakeries. It is a wonderful snack to a ....
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