Appetizers


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.


Papdi (papri) Chaat

My kind of food and there are so many kinds of chaat. Chaat can be found on roadside food carts all over India. Chaat is basically different varieties of snacks served with tamarind or hari (cilantro) chutney or with hot spice mix. The definition of chaat literally is “to taste”.


Peanut Chaat

Peanut Chaat is a combination of peanuts, tomatoes, cucumbers and spices. It is a delicious and satisfying snack-not to mention healthy and low-fat! It is easy to make. It can be served as an appetizer or anytime spicy snack.



Potato Paneer Tots

Potato Paneer Tots are a great blend of potatoes, paneer and jalapeno pepper.


Potato Skins / Potato Bowl Chaat

These potato skins are beautiful potato bowls that are filled with spicy chickpeas. It is a mouthwatering snack that makes for a great presentation. For those who like to avoid oily/greasy foods, this is a wonderful option for a healthy appetizer with a lot of flavor.


Raj Kachori

Raj Kachori is a spicy chaat bowl filled with delicious condiments. It has refreshing flavors and makes for a unique food experience. Guests will have fun filling their own Kachories according to their taste palette. Served as a snack or appetizer, Raj Kachories make a beautiful presentation and are thoroughly enjoyed by just about everyone.



Rava Idli (Semolina Dumpling)

Rava Idli is a popular south Indian dish. The traditional way of making idlis would take 2 days of preparation time, however, this recipe is much quicker and easier and tastes just as great! Rava Idlis can be enjoyed as a snack or as a light meal.


Sabudana Khichdi (Spicy Tapioca)

Sabudana also known as Tapioca makes a great Khichdi. This recipe is mildly spiced and peanuts give it a light crunch. Tapioca khichdi is great for breakfast or as a snack and it tastes delicious.

This is a great gluten free dish.


Sabudana Vada (Fried Dumplings of Potatoes and Tapioca)

Sabudana Vada is a delicious snack with a great texture. It is crunchy on the outside and soft inside. This can satisfy just about anybody, even those on a gluten-free diet. This recipe is completely gluten free.


Samosa

Samosas are probably the most popular Indian appetizer and are often served as hors d’oeuvres. This recipe is for traditional north Indian Samosa.


Samosa Pinwheels

Samosa pinwheels are great party treat. This is an interesting twist to a popular and most wanted Indian snack Samosa. They make mouthwatering appetizer or can be served as a chaat.


Spicy Cashews

Spicy cashews are great as a holiday party snack or simply to munch on anytime. Spicy cashews can be quite addicting – they are that good. This simple and delicious recipe will make a great holiday gift too!


Spicy Green Peas

Spicy Peas, touch of spices added to sweetness from peas and sourness from lemon makes this a great snack or a side dish. This is an easy recipe to make. Bright green color gives a nice touch to any meal.


Spicy Indian (Flour) Chips

If you like chips, and you like spicy food, these chips are for you. This is a quick and easy recipe. I have used flour tortillas and flavored them with Indian spice mix. They are hard to resist you will say just one more.


Spicy Potatoes

Spicy potatoes are a great dish to serve for appetizer, snack or side dish.


Spicy Sweet Potatoes

This delicious dish makes a great appetizer or can be served as snack with tea. Sweet potatoes spiced up with lemon and ginger juice makes a mouth-watering dish.


Spinach (Palak) Chaat

Spinach palak ki chaat is a mouthwatering appetizer. Spinach pakoras dipped into tamarind chutney and serve with crispy spinach leaves makes a very sophisticated h’orderves. Your friends and family will love it.


Spinach Potato (Aloo Palak) Pakora

Pakoras are great as an appetizer, a tasty compliment for your afternoon tea and a spicy delicious snack anytime. They are made with spinach, potatoes, besan and spices and then fried till crispy golden.


Spinach Triangles Cheese Crackers

Spinach crackers are crisp flavored with cheese and mildly spiced makes tasty snack.


Vegetable Cutlets

Vegetable cutlets are filled with a great blend of vegetables and spices. These are great as an appetizer, afternoon snack with tea, or as a side dish with dinner.


Vegetable Pakoras

Pakoras are an all-time favorite snack in India- perfect for a rainy day at home or at night for a cocktail party! Pakoras are delicious paired with a cup of hot spicy Indian Chai.