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Last Updated : Apr 04,2020



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.

Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich
Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich

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.

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Just let your imagination run wild, and make a sandwich that is perfect for you!

Russian Salad Sandwich
Russian Salad Sandwich

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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.

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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.

 Quick Sandwich Recipe, Veg Tawa Sandwich Recipe
Quick Sandwich Recipe, Veg Tawa Sandwich Recipe

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.

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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.

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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.

 Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart French BreadCheesy Garlic Pull Apart French Bread

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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.

 Whole Wheat Vegetable BurgerWhole Wheat Vegetable Burger

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.

 Cheesy Noodle Vegetable Cutlet ( Noodles Recipe )Cheesy Noodle Vegetable Cutlet ( Noodles Recipe )

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.

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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.

Methi Thalipeeth, Maharashtrian Breakfast
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Quick Indian Dry Snacks

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.

Roasted Poha and Oats ChivdaRoasted Poha and Oats Chivda

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.

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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.

Bhel PuriBhel Puri

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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

 Aloo Paneer Chaat
Aloo Paneer Chaat

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.

Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka
Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka

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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Lettuce Wraps ( Exotic Diabetic Recipe )
Recipe# 33764
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe goes to prove that healthy food can also be fun and interesting! Veggies are stuffed in small lettuce squares that are rolled up to make wraps. While that is tempting in itself, the use of ginger and garlic further enhances the flavour of this vegetable-loaded dish, while tofu and bean s ....
Palak Methi Puris
Recipe# 3563
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These low calorie puris are a great way of disguising dark green leafy vegetables. Palak and methi are both very good sources of vitamin A which is necessary for maintaining a healthy vision and glowing complexion. Though baked only with 1 teaspoon of oil and not deep fried, these puris are really ....
Caraway Seed Toast
Recipe# 2103
11 Jun 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Caraway seeds, originally grown predominantly in holland, add a distinctive flavour to any recipe that it is added to. These bread slices toasted with caraway seeds sprinkled on them pair very well with a hot soup. Sprinkle some seasoning on the toast or just plain salt and pepper-the taste won’t le ....
Microwave Potato Wafers with Mango Salsa
Recipe# 31017
05 Jun 09

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The word snack immediately brings to mind potato wafers! Here's a microwave, version of potato wafers that you can dig into guiltlessly! You can also make baked veggie wafers using beetroots, carrots, sweet potatoes etc.
Masala Papad
Recipe# 1472
16 Sep 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Crunchy and masaledar, this is and ideal starter for serving with any meal! Nobody refuses Masala Papad, because it is light and appetizing, ensuring that you have enough place in your tummy for the upcoming meal. While we have prepared this snack with the standard combo of vegetables and chilli pow ....
Money Bags ( Chinese Cooking )
Recipe# 33079
23 Aug 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Chinese money bags, if you have wonton wrappers left over, make these cute little money bags the next time around! these dainty treats make a great starter or finger food that you can pass around during a party. Bamboo shoots make a great filling, but if that is not available use the vegetables you ....
Spiced Baby Corn and Broccoli
Recipe# 4922
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Baby corn and broccoli cooked in a fragrant spice mix makes a delectable starter. You may even serve this as a vegetable with steamed rice to make a satiating meal.
Bean and Cheese Burgers
Recipe# 2598
20 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is good to have a stock of baked beans in the refrigerator because they go well with most sandwiches and burgers, not to forget baked potatoes too. Bean and cheese burgers are simple and easy to make as they do not require a patty. You can fix yourself one anytime you feel hungry.
Tricolour Uttapam
Recipe# 1682
15 Oct 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The tricolour uttapam is very appealing in all aspects – aroma, looks and flavour. The combination of tomatoes, corn, carrots, capsicum and onions makes it colourful, tasty and healthy. Arrange the vegetables neatly to differentiate the three colours well.
Stuffed Mushrooms (  Cooking Under 10 Minutes)
Recipe# 1715
21 Feb 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Mushroom might look and taste simple, but not after you have stuffed it with oregano-tinged spinach and corn. With a nutritious filling and a creamy topping, stuffed mushrooms is an awesome starter.
Strawberry Sponge Roll
Recipe# 1126
20 Aug 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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A Swiss Roll presentation with strawberries and custard rolled within thin lightened sponge cake.
Broccoli, Corn and Jalapeno Salad
Recipe# 1278
16 May 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A scrumptious and appealing preparation, the broccoli, corn and jalapeno salad features a rare but interesting combination of nutritious vegetables. The veggies are rich in nutrients, especially vitamins and dietary fibre. They are also rich in antioxidants and give you the power to resist the healt ....
Fried Bean Curd with Hot and Sweet Dip
Recipe# 439
26 Nov 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A simple yet fancy finger food that fits a lazy Saturday afternoon just as well as a party for adults, fried bean curd with hot and sweet dip can be prepared quite easily by anybody. Use your creativ ....
Stuffed Mushrooms ( Microwave Recipe )
Recipe# 682
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
I remember a time when we had to go long distances to lay our hands on mushrooms! but, nowadays they are available quite commonly, even at the local stores. The quality of mushrooms is quite essential to ay recipe using it. Making this starter using the microwave highlights the best characteristics ....
Green Pea Bhel
Recipe# 719
13 Mar 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
With a bit of imagination it is possible to make different types of bhel. The oriental variant made with noodles is a street food you might be familiar with. Here is another variant made with nutritious green peas. Boiled green peas are tempered with green chillies and cumin seeds and topped with ch ....
Pasta with Chunky Tomato Sauce ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4904
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Farfalle (bow-shaped pasta) tossed in a tomato basil sauce makes a quick and delicious snack to kids. You may use any other pasta if the bow shaped one is not available. The time taken to cook will differ with the different shapes and sizes of the paste.
Low Cal Potato Wafers ( Microwave Snacks Recipe)
Recipe# 4898
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
It's well worth the time and effort required to make these wafers for the amount of caloric intake it helps reduce. All the fun without the fat.
Soya Namak Paras ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4900
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Spiced crispies made of whole wheat and soya flour, ideal for those who have to cut down on fat. This is a lovely snack to be enjoyed while watching your favourite television programme.
Poha Khichu ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 4879
20 Aug 10

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A variation of the favourite gujarati delicacy made with rice flour. The khichu is traditionally eaten with sesame oil but you may use any other refined oil as well if you so desire.
Upma in A Microwave, Rava Upma, Semolina Upma
Recipe# 4882
19 Dec 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
upma in a microwave recipe | microwave rava upma | quick microwave upma | with 18 amazing images. We show you how to make upma in a microwave also known as microwave r ....
Mozzarella Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Hot Dog Roll
Recipe# 2916
15 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Cherry tomatoes are a fit addition to any salad or sandwich. In this interesting presentation, it combines with cheese, flavoured tactfully with basil, to fill up a hot dog roll. Olive oil enhances the aroma of any bread, as it does in this case too. Enjoy the Mozzarella Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes and ....
Spicy Stuffed Potatoes ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4913
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Potato cups filled with a cheese vegetable mixture. I have used a mixture of mushrooms and peas for the stuffing, but you may use any combination of vegetables that strike your fancy. Remember to place a bowl of water in the centre of the microwave, while cooking the potatoes, to prevent them from d ....
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