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स्टार्टस् रेसिपी, नाश्ते रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Starters / Snacks recipes in Hindi)
સ્ટાર્ટસ્ રેસિપિ, નાસ્તા રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Starters / Snacks recipes in Gujarati)

Indian Starter Recipes, Indian Snacks, Veg snacks

Indian starter recipes, Indian snack recipes collection. Cutlet, Pakora, Vada, many types of kebabs and rolls are deep-fried to perfection and make for an irresistible snack. Deep-frying has been an indulgence that none can resist! Be it for evening snacks or starter for a three, five-course meal, these crunchy snacks are truly fantastic.

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Cutlets can be made using a wide range of vegetables, chopped, boiled and mixed with spices, bounded by cornflour, plain flour or bread slices, sometimes coated with breadcrumbs/semolina to give a crisp texture and finally relished with ketchup and chutney.

Makai Galouti KebabMakai Galouti Kebab

You can shape them round, cylindrical or heart-shaped. In other places, it is known as Veg Patty and is used to make burgers and other snacks. From crunchy Bread Cutlets or mouth-watering, multi-textured Corn Cheese Balls, Papad Potato Roll to authentic Indian starters like Hara Bhara Koftas, Makai Galouti Kebab, Fried Vegetable Balls to fusion, innovative starters like Biryani Aranchini Balls, Veg Samosa Pinwheels, Crispy Cones Stuffed with Potatoes makes an exciting addition to your starters platter during special occasions and parties.

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Veg Indian Snacks Recipes

Chaats are delightful savory snacks made by combining a wide range of ingredients like chopped vegetables, chutneys, papdis, sev, tikkis and can be limited only by your imagination. If you have all the things ready, then Indian chaat recipes like bhelpuri, sev puri, pani puri take hardly any time to assemble & serve.

Bhel Puri
Bhel Puri

Healthy Mini Beetroot Tikki made with a blend of common spices and everyday ingredients emerge into an irresistible snack. Also, this Hariyali Soya Puris made with the goodness of methi leaves and soya flour are full of nutrients and offer an energy boost just when you need it.

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Bread Snacks, Indian starters using bread

Baked Bhakarwadi, Healthy Jar SnackBaked Bhakarwadi, Healthy Jar Snack

The best part about most open toasts is the melted gooey cheese. This simple Cheese Garlic Bread and Cheesy Onion and Chilli Toast made using a handful of ingredients are amazing snacking options. The combination of molten cheese, spiky spices and rich butter with crisp bread slices is indeed a magical experience for the taste buds. 

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Rolls as Starters,Indian Rolls as Snacks

Potato and Corn RollsPotato and Corn Rolls

Rolls are perfect on-the-go meals. Just stuff a chapatti/tortilla with a stuffing of your choice, perk up with spreads and sauces, grate some cheese, sprinkle some spices and your tasty snack is ready! Glance through our section to find some of the world’s most exciting Rolls, ranging from the Chapati Rolls Stuffed with Spicy Potatoes and Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll to Rice Wrapper Vegetable Rolls with Sweet Sauce, Mexican Kebab Roll

Tandoori Barbeque Starters

Barbeque Sundays are not only a thing in western countries but barbequed appetizers are loved in India too. Tandoori paneer, vegetables skewered and marinated to make a wide range of Indian starters like Achaari Paneer Tikkas, Mexican Kebab, Paneer Tikka are famous in most restaurants. Seekh Kebab is another classic recipe that is traditionally made using minced meat. But, Veg Seekh kebab made with masoor dal and vegetables is another treat to the palate.

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Achaari Paneer TikkasAchaari Paneer Tikkas

Baked Indian Snacks

Baking is a healthy cooking method as compared to deep-frying. Make scrumptious snack like Baked Puri and then binge on your favorite chaats guilt-free. Also, these baked kale chips are not only crisp, but also, healthy and addictive. Simply tossed in olive oil and sea salt you can even enhance them by adding garlic powder, smoked paprika to make spiced kale chips.

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Often when we are at work, we crave for munchies in the evening and eat whatever we find, many of us have also given upon this simple pleasure of having dry snacks due to health concerns. Try Baked Methi Mathri, Baked Bhakarwadi, Multi Flour Chakli which is healthy and equally tasty. Bake them in bulk and store it in an airtight jar and enjoy it whenever you wish.

Baked Kale Chips
Baked Kale Chips

Apart from the mainstream loaves of bread, biscuits and cakes, try your hands on these innovative baked delights like Mini Pizza Cups. Who doesn’t love pizza? This mini pizza made in muffin moulds is nothing but pizza cups made by lining with pizza dough and baked with a topping of creamy white sauce based veggie-packed mixture, pizza sauce, seasonings and of course, cheese.

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You can make Veg Stuffed Cheesy Pizza Balls that greets you with an appetizing cheesy outer surface, which gradually gives way to succulent buns, with umpteen delightful ingredients at its core. Every time I visit a cake shop , I make sure my shopping bag is filled with enough puffs and pastries, the classic veg puff is indeed one of my favorite.

International Snacks from around the world

From simple French fry to complex fried delights such as Risotto Balls, Mozzarella sticks crispy treats span an array of ingredients and coatings. Some coatings are thick like a batter, while others are light and extra crispy. So, whatever crunch level you’re looking for, here are some great deep-fried snacks to try at home. Go to your subziwala and ask for Talegaon potatoes (for people residing in Maharashtra) or potatoes with a higher starch content popularly known as french fries potatoes, chip potatoes and make everyone’s favorite French Fries.

Cheesy Baked Zucchini FriesCheesy Baked Zucchini Fries

Use various ingredients from your pantry to create innovative French Fries Topped with Pizza Sauce, Mexican French Fries, French Fries in Barbeque Sauce or Masala French Fries. Serve them immediately on preparation while the Fries are still crisp. These fries taste lovely as they are and also make an exciting accompaniment to Burgers. The best alternatives to french fries are these Cheesy Baked Zucchini FriesOven Baked Pumpkin Fries or Baked Sweet Potato Fries that are crisp on the outside, soft inside, and nicely flavoured. What more can you ask for?! 

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Croquette is extremely appetizing small, breadcrumbs coated, deep- fried roll containing the main ingredient, mashed potatoes or ground meat. You can make different varieties like Corn Croquettes, Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Paneer and Corn Croquettes and even transform them into sumptuous Paneer Aloo Croquette Salad Wrap.

If your family loves the middle-eastern cuisine, then try this authentic Lebanese Falafel Stuffed in Pita Bread, scrumptious deep-fried kabuli chana batter ‘bullets’ stuffed in a pita pocket with dressing and vegetables tastes exotic as well as tastes exotic as well as makes for a perfect party starter.

Spring Rolls, Chinese Veg Spring Roll RecipeSpring Rolls, Chinese Veg Spring Roll Recipe

Chinese starters, with their crisp textures, fiery flavours and tempting aromas, are best suited to start a meal on a high note! Authentic Spring rolls with saucy vegetables taste best with schezwan sauce. Also, this unique, innovative Chinese Pakoras made with a mixture of vegetables and flours enhanced with green chillies, ginger and garlic in appropriate forms, makes a mouth-wateringly spicy snack. Also, Guacamole Onion Rings, Crispy Lotus Stem Honey Chilli, Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce are some other delectable international snacks.

Enjoy our starter recipes, snack recipes collection and other starter snack recipes below. 

Baked Snacks Recipes
Barbeque Recipes
Biscuit Recipes
Bread Snack Recipes
Chaat Recipes
Cheese Recipes
Cutlets Recipes
Deep-fried Starters Recipes
Evening Tea Snacks Recipes
Jain Snacks Recipes


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Dragon Rolls ( Sprouts Recipe)
Recipe# 31057
01 Jan 1900

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Eating sprouts raw might not be so enjoyable, but who can resist them when incorporated into this all-time favourite chinese starter!
Paratha and Sprouts Stir-fry
Recipe# 31053
01 Jan 1900

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Worried about what to do with the leftover Parathas? If you have sprouts on hand, leftover Parathas can be magically transformed into nothing short of a delicacy.
Veg Seekh Kebab
Recipe# 30880
11 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Traditionally seekh kebabs are made with mince meat that has been seasoned and pressed onto a tandoor stick before being lowered into the hot tandoor that makes it a perfect golden brown. Seekh kebabs are very rich and have been a favorite with royal families of India for centuries. Today seekh ke ....
Paneer Amritsari
Recipe# 30875
17 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Amritsar is a wonderful place. It's well known for the Golden Temple, but mostly for the famous Amritsari Khana. The most popular dish from Amritsar is the Amritsari macchi. Here I have substituted the macchi or fish with paneer. The paneer is dipped in a flavourful marinade and deep fried making it ....
Cheesy Corn Rava Waffles
Recipe# 31006
15 Nov 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Easy to make yet exotic and exciting, the Cheesy Corn Rava Waffles is a dish that can delight young and old alike! These crunchy waffles are made with a batter of semolina and urad dal flour with crunchy sweet corn, curds and capsicum, enhanced with a proper mix of spices. The fruit salt helps to en ....
Stuffed Potato Skins
Recipe# 30983
27 Jul 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Crispy potato cups stuffed with mushrooms and sweet corn. Now, doesn't that sound like heaven? Use small potatoes, and this is an ideal cocktail accompaniment.
Crispy Corn Cups
Recipe# 30984
27 Jul 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A sumptuous bread delight! Vitamin A, calcium, crispness, good looks, better taste what else could a connoisseur possibly wish for?
Baked Pasta Shells
Recipe# 31097
21 Dec 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Large pasta shells filled with spinach and cottage cheese and topped with tangy tomato sauce, it is no wonder that children love this dish! A typical party fare, this dish is as good as a delicious and wholesome meal in itself.
Baked Crêpes with Capsicum Sauce
Recipe# 31098
02 Jun 17

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Scrumptious crêpes prepared with a batter of flours and milk, are stuffed with a mixture of sautéed capsicum and paneer, and topped with a creamy capsicum sauce, all set to be baked with a sprinkling of grated cheese. With its sumptuous filling and soothingly spicy topping, these Baked Crêpes wi ....
Stir- Fried Mushroom Pancakes, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 32579
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Reads extremely simple and is also equally easy to make, but this is truly a treat for the palate, and healthy too, thanks to a few modifications in the proportions made to make this recipe diabetics -friendly! Indulge in this treat, and even consid ....
Dill Khakhra with Aachari Dip
Recipe# 32602
21 Jan 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 2 khakhras with 1/3 cup of dip whole wheat and dill khakhras become interesting with this deliciously chilled low-fat curd dip enhanced with delectable spices. Prepare in advance, enjoy at leisure.
Tomato and Oregano Waffle (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32595
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 3 pieces vitamin b complex and fibre rich whole wheat and rice flour combine with vitamin c laden tomatoes, corn and capsicum. Garlic and oregano lend a striking flavour to this waffle - the italian food lovers’ delight.
Stir- Fried Spinach Pancake (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32597
24 Aug 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 pancake iron and calcium rich sesame seeds, garlic and soya sauce – an irresistible combination of ingredients in an oriental style pancake best served piping hot.
Singapore Rice Noodles (100 Calorie Snacks)
Recipe# 32612
21 Jan 09

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Suggested serving size for 100 calories: 1 serving this vibrant snack is a riot of colours with coloured capsicum, red cabbage, sprouts and spring onions. Though rice noodles raise the health quotient by several notches than the plain flour noodles, enjoy this snack in moderation.
Thattai
Recipe# 32848
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Thattai is a savoury snack from south india that is easy to make, as it does not require any specific moulds etc. With basic ingredients and your hands as tools, you can produce a culinary delight.
Suhana Hara Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
Recipe# 32766
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
True to its name, the Suhana Hara Kebab is one of the most charming starters you can think of, so charming that you’ll want to snack on it any time, any day! Interestingly, this kebab of green peas, paneer and sweet corn bound together by mashed potatoes is flavoured with cardamom powder instead of ....
Sesame Paneer ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe)
Recipe# 32742
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A relatively elaborate starter but definitely worth the effort. A mixture of sauteed veggies and potatoes pepped up with soy sauce is layered atop paneer cubes, topped with a sprinkling of sesame, and deep-fried. This starter, as the name suggests, has a dominant flavour of sesame, which is a great ....
Nadier Palak Tikki ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipes)
Recipe# 32762
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A traditional tikki made with lotus roots, potatoes and spinach, combined with a tangy green paste and delicately flavoured with fennel powder.
Vegetable and Noodle Wrap
Recipe# 32652
23 Dec 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
If you have a fussy child on your hands, he will love this one! this wrap is a great way to ensure that your children eat their veggies without making a long face. Noodles cooked with loads of vegetables in the oriental style and lined with sweet and sour sauce will be devoured by your kids in no ti ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka Wrap
Recipe# 32653
23 Dec 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Makhmali - the name says it all! paneer marinated in this divine cheesy curd marinade is so succulent and soft that it melts in your mouth. The pahadi marinade complements the delicate flavours of the tikka so well that it will definitely steal the show at your parties.
Honeyed Tofu and Pepper Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32690
23 Dec 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Roll a la mediterranean! the specialty of this wrap is that it retains the original flavour of all the veggies. The secret ingredient that makes the recipe a sure-hit is the right use of honey marinated tofu to complement the smoky flavour of capsicum. So simple, and yet so fine, hope you enjoy this ....
Makai Khumbh Jalfrazie Roll ( Wraps and Rolls)
Recipe# 32687
23 Dec 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Punjabi cuisine is tempting and scary at the same time, thanks to the use of rich (fatty) ingredients! this tongue-tickling roll lets you enjoy the goodness of a punjabi subzi without piling on extra pounds. It’s a fantastic combination of capsicum, mushrooms, sweet corn, and paneer, featuring a bal ....
Corn and Spinach Cream Cracker Snack, Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Recipe# 33697
20 Aug 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Popeye the sailor could never do without a dose of spinach. You too can experience the magic of this super ingredient in this dish. It is a sure-shot hit at cocktail parties as well! Cream crackers are lower in calories and hence good for diabetics – they are infinitely better than biscuits made ....
Open Carrot Sandwich ( Healthy Starter Recipe)
Recipe# 35013
11 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A zesty and healthy topping of low-fat paneer and colourful vegetables makes this a scrumptious starter. Only 60 calories per sandwich, this is a nourishing starter to begin a healthy fare.
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 on 05 Mar 21 05:34 PM


i tried tandoori barbeque starter and finally got the output . in this article provide valuable content for more information on vegetarian indian starters.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words. Please keep trying more recipes and sharing your comments with us.
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05 Mar 21 09:03 PM
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 on 21 Jan 19 08:14 PM


Thank you. This article is mind-blowing. I really enjoyed it.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Prashant, Thank you so much for your kind words. Do try the recipes from our website and share with us your thoughts about the same. Happy Cooking!
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22 Jan 19 09:19 AM
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 on 04 Jan 18 11:36 PM


Nice mujhe tandoor ki aur new stater ke bare me bataiye
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Harpal, Here are all tandoor recipes for you.. https://www.tarladalal.com/RecipeSearch.aspx?rec=1&term=tandoor
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05 Jan 18 09:27 AM
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 on 04 Jan 18 11:32 PM