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Last Updated : Jan 03,2021



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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Creamy Cherry Tomatoes and Olives
Recipe# 36075
10 Oct 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Just close your eyes and imagine a bowlful of bright red cherry tomatoes and sliced black olives. Isn’t the very vision appetizing? Now, add to that a very creamy and cheesy sauce, and you cannot stay put for a minute longer. Off to the kitchen, on with the apron, ready to cook up lip-smacking Cream ....
Vegetable Shapes ( Recipe for Toddlers)
Recipe# 36852
16 May 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Make your child learn different shapes and counting with fun and eases making this delicious snacks for them.
Stuffed Methi Paneer Pakoda
Recipe# 36931
05 Dec 14

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by Tarla Dalal
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Mildly-flavoured dough of besan and fenugreek leaves, is stuffed with a rich filling of paneer and raisins, and deep-fried till golden brown. The soft interior and crunchy covering of the stuffed methi paneer pakoda is indeed an enticing balance that pulls you to pick more from the platter! relish t ....
Asparagus Bruschetta
Recipe# 37960
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Some ingredients like asparagus and parsley are rarely used in indian cuisine, so making interesting sandwiches like the asparagus bruschetta would ensure that such healthy greens are included in our diet—and in a tasty way too. Flavoured simply with paprika, this open sandwich brings scents of ital ....
Eggplant, Tomato and Chutney Toasted Sandwich
Recipe# 38032
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A very interesting sandwich that is sure to please the indian tongue, the eggplant, tomato and chutney toasted sandwich is made with a rare combination of perfectly browned eggplant slices jazzed up with green chutney, tomato slices and cheese strips.
Spicy Paneer Fritters
Recipe# 38071
01 Jan 1900

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Fresh, soft paneer is mashed with onions, garlic, chilli powder, tomato ketchup and cornflour and shaped into tiny cylinders these are coated with samosa strips and deep fried for a delicious snack.
Ragda
Recipe# 38435
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Ragda made from soaked and boiled white peas, tempered with mustard seeds and asafoetida, serve it as a stuffing with pani puri.
Soya Upma, Gluten Free Recipe
Recipe# 38629
30 Mar 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
People with celiac disease cannot eat upma which is usually made from rava, a wheat based product. This innovative and easy-to-make upma recipe replaces rava with soya granules with great results! You can also try other gluten free snacks like
Rajgira Paratha Canape, Gluten Free Recipe
Recipe# 38640
30 Mar 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Canapés are amongst the most favourite appetizers all over the world. They usually comprise three parts – the base, the topping and the garnish. In this absolutely novel recipe, mini parathas made of rajgira atta have been used as the base, topped with tongue-tickling aloo subzi. The Rajgira Paratha ....
Spinach and Paneer Open Toast
Recipe# 39135
04 Jan 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A sumptuous and colourful spread of vibrant spinach and crumbled paneer, which looks like snowflakes just fallen on a green field, adorns crisped bread slices, ready to energize you with its great taste, brilliant texture and bagful of nutrients! Indeed, the spinach and paneer toast is a wonderf ....
Masala Coorgi Puris
Recipe# 39268
08 Apr 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Like coorgi rotis, coorgi puris as also made with a combination of steamed rice and rice flour. A dash of chopped coriander and green chillies are enough to enhance the flavour of these sumptuous puris. The masala coorgi puris turn out really soft due to the moisture in cooked rice, but make sure yo ....
Zucchini Fritters with Spicy Mayo Dip
Recipe# 39304
15 Jun 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Zucchini features as an interesting finger food here, after being coated with a spicy batter and deep-fried to perfection. A spicy mayo dip made of mayonnaise and Schezuan sauce multiples the appeal of the Zucchini Fritters so much that it will test to will power to stop feasting on this snack! ....
Herbed Rice On Cream Cracker
Recipe# 39579
20 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A lip-smacking starter that will kindle your tummy and make you yearn for the next course! Herbed Rice on Cream Cracker features an innovative topping of cooked rice and grated paneer perked up with assorted spices and mixed herbs. The soft and flavourful topping is a perfect complement to the crisp ....
Assorted Uttapa Platter
Recipe# 40223
30 Sep 18

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
The Assorted Uttapa Platter is so tasty and colourful to look at, the very sight of it makes you drool! Dainty uttapas made with readymade dosa batter are topped with appetising mixtures of veggies, sprouts, cheese and spice powders. Most of the toppings are very easy to make – just involving the ch ....
Corn Dhokla ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40352
02 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Succulent, fresh dhoklas prepared with a batter of semolina and curds, dotted with juicy kernels of sweet corn, this is likely to become a top favourite with your kids. Adding fruit salt to the batter helps get a nice, fluffy dhokla, while coriander gives a peppy flavour to it. Send the Corn Dhokla ....
Thai Pani Puri, Mixed Vegetables in Coconut Sauce Served with Puris
Recipe# 40895
21 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Thai pani puri recipe | Indo-Thai pani puri | mixed vegetables in coconut sauce served with puris | with 17 amazing images. So, here is an innovative Thai Pani Puri, where the traditional ....
Pesto Dhokla, Basil and Walnut Rava Dhokla
Recipe# 40931
24 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Dhokla, the ever-popular Gujarati snack, gets an Italian makeover in this recipe. A quick-fix dhokla batter made with semolina, is perked up traditional Italian pesto paste, which is a blend of basil, walnuts and garlic perk ....
Dabeli Bhajiya
Recipe# 40935
09 Jun 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Dabeli is Gujarat’s answer to vada pav. It is a sandwich-like snack in which bread is perked up with a sweet and spicy potato filling. Dabeli Bhajiya is an interesting variant of this favourite street food, wherein the potato packed bread is deep-fried to make crisp bhajiyas, and served with peppy c ....
Spinach and Yogurt Flat Bread
Recipe# 41159
29 Sep 16

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A dashing, bread-based appetizer, which wins your heart with its visual and culinary appeal. Pick a flat bread like pita or naan for this creation. The bread is baked with a layer of garlicky curd and another layer ....
Pear and Brie Bruschetta
Recipe# 41157
30 Sep 16

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by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetizer, made of bread brushed with butter or olive oil. The bread may be topped simply with tomatoes and herbs or with more exotic ingredients like in the Pear and Brie Bruschetta. This awesome bruschetta is made by toppi ....
Mayo Veg Curd Sandwich
Recipe# 41340
20 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
veg curd sandwich recipe | veg curd sandwich with mayo | with 14 amazing images. A filling sandwich with a refreshing flavour, the Mayo Veg Curd Sandwich is ....
Bread Aloo Chaat, Bengali Street Food
Recipe# 41772
17 May 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A delicacy from the streets of Calcutta, the Bread Aloo Chaat is a chatpata treat with a blast of flavours and multiple textures.A layer of sliced bread is topped with a flavourful potato mixture, and served with a garnish of peanuts, coconut and sev. While the chutneys and spice powders give th ....
Potato Salli, Homemade Potato Salli
Recipe# 41785
25 May 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Potato Salli is a sev like snack made of potatoes. A special process of removing starch with alum, half-cooking the potato fingers, sun-drying and then deep-frying them gives the Potato Salli an impeccably crisp texture, which nobody can resist. You can just munch on these plain salted Potato Sa ....
Green Pea Pattice
Recipe# 41786
25 May 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Potatoes and peas come together to make the Green Pea Pattice an amazing snack that everybody will fall for. As always, boiled potatoes form the base of this pattice, but what makes it special is a scrumptious centre packed with green peas and coconut perked up with ginger and green chillies. ....
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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