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Masala Idli

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Masala idli is a simple and easy snack. This is one of my favorite ways to serve masala idli. Adding the stir-fry salad to idli makes a very versatile dish. You can serve this as lunch, snack or salad. To make masala idli I am using the rava idli witch is quick and easy to make. This also makes a great lunch box meal as it is very healthy and satisfying.

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Urad Dal Kachori

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Dal kachori is a delicacy from north India. Dal kachori is a spicy puffed pastry. Traditionally kachories are sold at HALWAI (a sweet and snack shop). Today, I will use urad dal lentils (skinned black gram) for the inside filling. These mouthwatering Dal kachories can be served as a snack, chaat or part of main meal, making the meal exotic.

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Aloo Chaat (Spicy Potato Snack)

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Aloo Chaat, which is a spicy potato snack. Aloo chaat is a popular snack found at north Indian road side vendors. This is one of the very few chaats served without any chutney. However you can always add cilantro and tamarind chutney. This recipe is inspired by the chaat I used to enjoy near my childhood home in India. I incorporated a special spice mix also known as chaat masala and would suggest trying this recipe without chutney. This mouthwatering chaat is just perfect for anyone who loves spicy food.

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Mysore Bonda

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Mysore bondas are fried dumplings made with flour, yogurt and spices. They are crispy outside and fluffy inside. They are delightful treat for any party or a tea time snack, serve them with coconut chutney.

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Vegetable Rice Cutlets

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Vegetable rice cutlets are great as an appetizer or snack for any get together. These cutlets are made with rice blended with mixed vegetables. This is an easy and quick recipe to make. Vegetable rice cutlets are crisp outside and soft inside. Try it!

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Hara Bhara Kabab – Vegetable Cutlet

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Hara bhara kabab is a popular tasty treat in Indian restaurants. This spicy delicious snack is deep fried made with spinach and potatoes flavored with spice mix. Hara bhara kabab is crispy outside and soft inside. Hara Bhara Kebabs are absolutely delicious and looks like cutlets.

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Cocktail Green Peas Samosa

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Cocktail green peas samosas are tasty treat. These bite-sized crispy samosas are filled with spicy green peas. This was my mother’s go-to appetizer for special occasions, and she received many compliments. My cooking style is greatly influenced by my mother, a true inspiration! Of course they taste out of this word when served hot. Serve with tamarind chutney.

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Bread Dahi Vada

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Bread dahi vada is a quick and delicious version of the original dal – lentil vadas. There is no soaking of lentil required, no grinding and no frying required; this is an instant version of dahi vada. This can be served as a snack or appetizer.

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Bread Paneer Rolls

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Spicy bread Paneer rolls are great as an appetizer and a tasty compliment for afternoon tea. This is very easy and quick recipe to make. Paneer, is an Indian cheese also known as chena that is liked by all and used in many dishes. Bread paneer rolls are made with spiced paneer rolled in bread.

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Aloo Tikki (Potato Patties)

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Aloo tikki or potato patties are popular snack, traditionally when any snack is served with yogurt and chutney it is known as chaat. This is very popular with road side vendors, the aroma of the hot tikkis are enough to make you hungry.

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Spicy Corn Patties – Fritters

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Spicy corn Patties makes a healthy and delicious snack. They are also vegan and gluten free. This is a quick and easy recipe.

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Dabeli Spicy Potato Sandwich

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Dabeli is a popular snack on the go, with street vendor in Mumbai. Pav (small burger buns) filled with spicy potatoes and topped with peanuts, chutney, fine save and pomegranate. Enjoy this delicious sandwich;

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Spinach Potato (Aloo Palak) Pakora

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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.

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Batata Vada – Aloo Bonda (Fried Potato Dumpling)

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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.

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Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian

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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.

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