Top 15 Starters from Around the World
Starters…also known as an appetisers, they are generally served at the beginning of the main course or served in cocktail parties. Different countries across the world have their own signature starters and here is a scrumptious collection of these starters.
Indian Starters Recipes
Indian Starters are just incomparable. One of the most famous starter which pairs extremely well with green chutney is Hara Bhara Kebab. This is served at most Indian restaurants around the world. Mashed chana dal with paneer, green peas and pepped up with spices and finally dipped in maida mixture coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried. It has the perfect crunch to top the starters menu.
Hara Bhara Kabab, Veg Hara Bhara Kebab
Kids would love a cheesy starter and would not wait to finish off Aloo Cheese Croquettes. A melt-in-mouth starter which is enjoyed with tomato ketchup by them. If adults are sharing it with kids, a hot spicy sauce or Schezuan sauce is best as an accompaniment.
Aloo Cheese Croquettes, Potato and Cheese Rolls
Indian cuisine features many cottage cheese based starters too! The soft paneer lends itself to any spice and flavours as it is bland in taste. Mughlai style Tandoori Paneer Tikka is one toothsome indulgence. Your taste buds will revel in the burst of flavours that every single piece of paneer is sure to create on your palate.
Paneer Amritsari Tikka ( Kebabs and Tikkis Recipe)
Chinese Starters Recipes
Chinese starters are one of the most famous and abundantly ordered at the restaurants. Rice wrappers stuffed with sliced veggies like carrots, capsicum and cabbage along with boiled noodles are bundled into dainty fried Spring Rolls. It’s an ideal balance of flavours, colours and texture.
Spring Rolls, Chinese Veg Spring Roll Recipe
Indian Restaurant Style Chinese Chilli Potatoes is a luscious appetiser starter recipe which is inherited from the Chinese cuisine. It is made from a contrasting combination of fried potato fingers and fierily pungent red chilli sauce. It has perfect crispiness, juiciness and flavours. Moreover, it needs no accompaniment too!
Chilli Potato, Indian Restaurant Style, Chinese Chilli Potatoes
Amongst the steamed Chinese starters are Momos and Steamed Wontons. The sumptuous version of Steamed Wontons is made with a wholesome mixture of sautéed veggies, sprouts and noodles, which is stuffed into readymade wonton wrappers and steamed. What pairs well these steamed delicacies are green garlic sauce and chilli garlic sauce.
Middle Eastern Starters Recipes
Middle East famous starters is influenced by many special ingredients like olives, olive oil, eggplants, dry lime, paprika etc. Amongst the spices what’s unique to this cuisine are zatar and sumac. Typically, they prefer a starter platter rather than one starter.
Mezze Platter is the most amongst them. It includes Hummus and Tabbouleh to Pickled Vegetables and Lavash.
Tzatziki Dip is also a famous Lebanese dip made with hung curds or Greek yogurt, cucumber flavoured with garlic and dill leaves and extra virgin olive oil.
Tzatziki Dip, Lebanese Hung Curd and Cucumber Dip
French Starters Recipes
French Starters are one of the most appetizing. The Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart French Bread. Made of just 5 ingredients, baguette, mozzarella cheese, butter, garlic and oregano this cheese garlic crack bread is super quick to make. The gooey cheesy filling is just irresistible – whether you make for family at home or for friends and guests for a party.
Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart French Bread
Mexican Starters Recipes
Mexican starters remind of use of corn and rajma in a variety if ways. Corn is very appetizingly use with veggies and cheese to make Sweet Corn and Cheese Quesadillas. You will love the interplay of juicy and cheesy flavours with contrasting textures. This is an ideal starter for cheese lovers with a desi flavourful touch.
Sweet Corn and Cheese Quesadillas
Of course, you cannot miss out on all-time favourite are Nacho Chips. The characteristic about these chips is the use of maize flour along with maida. They are further flavoured with oregano to get more authentic flavour burst.
Italian Starters Recipe
Italian must try starter recipes are mini pizzas, bruschetta and crostini. Mini Pizza Topped with Olive, though the pizza base is mini, here they are topped with a variety of ingredients has a blend of olives, jalapenos, cherry tomatoes and cheese. They are a picture-perfect starter for a kitty party.
Mini Pizza Topped with Olive, Jalapeno and Cherry Tomato
One of the most authentic Italian appetizer is Tomato and Basil Bruschetta. A brush of olive oil-garlic mixture is the most unique to this cuisine. Basil further accentuates Italian cuisine flavours. The freshly baked bruschetta when baked and served is too alluring and aromatic to resist.
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta Indian Style
Thai Starters Recipes
Thai Sweet Corn Cutlets are very different than the Indian cutlets made with potatoes. The uniqueness of this recipe is the use of authentic red curry paste which is made fresh using Kashmiri chillies, onions and lemon grass along with a host of other spices. The crispness is because of the addition of rice flour. Do not forget to serve it with Hot and Sweet Dip shared in this recipe.
Thai Sweet Corn Cutlets
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