Appetizers


Achari Paneer

Achari Paneer is flavorful, healthy and high in protein. Paneer is an Indian cheese, also known as chenna. Achari paneer is very versatile and can be served as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to a main course.


Asparagus With Ginger

Stir-fry asparagus is healthy and simple to prepare, yet very delicious. It is a beautiful dish to serve and makes a great appetizer or a side dish.


Batata Vada – Aloo Bonda (Fried Potato Dumpling)

Batata Vada also known as aloo bonda, deep fried savory appetizer made with spicy potato mix. When they are serve hot they are crispy outside and soft inside. This is a very popular street food in Mumbai.



Bhel Puri Chat(Spicy Crunchy Snack)

This is a simple spicy snack with a light crunch! This is very popular with street vendors in Mumbai, Bhel puri. Every street vendor has his own twist but it doesn’t matter how you make it. Two main ingredients remain the same . . . puffed rice (murmura) and fine sev.


Bread Pakoras

Spicy hot bread pakoras are great as an appetizer, finger food for any type of the gathering, and a tasty compliment for your afternoon tea.


Bread Potato Rolls

Bread with potato filling makes a mouthwatering snack. This is a perfect snack with afternoon tea or served as an appetizer. Bread Potato Rolls are crunchy on the outside, and soft and spicy on the inside. They are also easy to prepare. Try them today.



Chickpea and Spinach Spread – Hummus

Chickpea and spinach spread also known as Hummus. This healthy and delicious spread also can be served as spread.


Chola Tikki (Chickpeas Patties)

Chola Tikki is a spicy snack. Tikkis are also known as a chat. Just the smell of Tikki can make you hungry.


Chole Chaat (Spicy Chickpeas)

Chole chaat makes a great snack for people who enjoy spicy food. This is a very easy recipe to prepare, and quite an aromatic dish.


Corn Bruschetta

It is easy and delicious. Serving creamed corn over toasted bread makes a great appetizer. This can also be served as a side dish.


Crispy Spinach Pakoras

Spinach pakoras are delicious as a snack. Spinach pakoras can be served many different ways and they always taste great. One of my favorite ways to serve these pakoras as papdi chaat.


Dahi Vada

Dahi Vadas are lentil dumplings topped with a spicy savory yogurt and tamarind chutney. These are great as a side dish for a formal dinner or served as a chaat. Dahi vadad are made using wash urad dal or moong dal or with a combination of both dals using different proportions of dal.


Dhokla (Suji – Semolina)

Dhokla is a traditional gujrati snack, spongy and fluffy in texture. Dhokla makes a great appetizer.


Fruit Chaat

This is a bright, colorful and refreshing fruit chaat that can also be used as a fruit salad. My siblings and I looked forward to the fruit chaat, which was served regularly as part of our lunch. It was a delicious way of eating a great variety of fresh, seasonal fruit. This will brighten up any meal or taste great by itself, any time of the day.


Garden Fresh Tapas

This is a mildly spiced, refreshing and healthy appetizer. Tomatoes and cucumbers are filled with sprouted moong or flavored cream cheese. It makes an amazingly colorful finger food that is easy to prepare and tastes incredible.


Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian

Gobi or cauliflower Manchurian is a popular Indo Chinese dish. This is a super delicious appetizer or main dish. Gobi manchurian satisfies your savory and spicy cravings! It consists of fried gobi simmered in a flavorful gravy made with soy sauce and red chili sauce.


Grilled Corn off the Cob (Bhutta/Makai)

My favorite way to have corn is grilled. However, sometimes grilling corn takes a lot of time, with the set up and preparation. This is an easy and no mess recipe. This is a delicious simple twist on the traditional grilled corn on the cob.


Kalmi Vada (Fried Lentil Patties)

Kalmai Vadas are crispy and delicious appetizer. Fried patties made with lentil and potatoes, can be a delightful treat for any party or a tea time snack.


Khasta Kachori

Khasta Kachori is a delicious, spicy, fried puff pastry. Kachoris are great as an appetizer or as part of a festive meal for any occasion.


Masala French Fries

Masala French Fries are an exciting twist on french fries, and they are great to serve with cocktails or as an appetizer.


Masala Papad (Papad Salad)

Crispy papad topped with spicy salad makes a very refreshing appetizer. Masala Papad is full of flavors and very tempting. This is a very simple and easy recipe to make.


Masala Peanuts

Hot and spicy peanuts fried with delicious mix of spices. This makes a great munch for sitting around watching TV or playing games with family and friends.


Matar (Matra) Chaat

This is a delicious spicy snack. Matar Ki Chaat can be served as a snack or as a main dish with Kulcha or Naan.


Mattar Ke Kachori (Spicy Puff Pastry)

Mattar Kachori is delicious, fried puff pastry filled with spicy green peas. Mouth watering snack also can be served as part of main meal.


Medu Vada

Medu Vadas are a traditional South Indian dish which can be served as a main course, side dish, or snack. This crispy deliciousness is made with spiced urad dal batter and fried in donut shape dumplings. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. They are served with Sambar and Coconut Chutney.


Mirchi Vada (Chili Fritter)

Mirchi Vada, or Mirchi Bhaji, is a popular Rajasthani snack. This dish of green chilies filled with spicy potatoes, dipped in batter and fried, makes a mouthwatering snack for people who love hot, spicy food.


Moong Dal Vada (Bhajia-Pakoras-Fritters)

Moong Dal Vadas are also known as pakoras, bhajias or fritters. This is a spicy delicious snack crispy outside and soft inside. Moong dal vada is a popular tasty treat.


Muthia (Steamed Dumpling)

Muthias are steamed spiced dumplings, made with gramflour (besan), cabbage, and spices. They make a tasty appetizer or snack.


Paneer Pakoras

Paneer Pakora is a delicacy! Marinated paneer (Indian cheese) dipped in a batter and fry makes a crispy, mouthwatering appetizer. Crispy outside and soft inside, these pakoras are addicting! A perfect snack with afternoon tea.


Pani Puri

Pani puris are a great snack, served as chat and found on roadside food carts all over India. They are served filled with spicy water, chickpeas and potatoes.