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Crispy Vegetable Pakoras

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Crispy Vegetable Pakoras are probably my all-time favorite and satisfying appetizer. They are perfect for any occasion, not to mention they are a favorite with all –young or old! These bite-sized snacks are fried to crispy golden-brown perfection. I serve pakoras with tamarind or cilantro chutney. When cooked right they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. These pakoras also have the added benefits of being vegan and gluten-free.

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Dahi Vada

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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.

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Dhokla (Suji – Semolina)

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

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Garden Fresh Tapas

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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.

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Kachori with Kadhi

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Kachori topped with Kadhi this is a Rajasthani specialty that is simply delicious. There are times that we like to indulge ourselves or want to make a special treat for guests, but there is not enough time in the day to prepare such dishes. For times like this, I like to make semi-homemade recipes. This dish is perfect for this and can be presented beautifully.

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Khasta Kachori

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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.

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Masala French Fries

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

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Mathri (Salted Crackers)

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Mathris are similar to salted crisp crackers and are a very popular afternoon snack. Traditionally, mathris are served with spicy pickles.

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Mushroom Sesame Fingers

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Mushroom Sesame Fingers are a great choice for a light, crispy and low-fat appetizer. Prepare it in advance whenever there’s a party, and store it in the oven. Reheat for 10 minutes before serving.

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Namak Paare

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Namak paare is pastry like crunchy snack lightly seasoned with carom seed. This is great snack with cup of tea. I like them with spiced mango or lemon pickle.

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Potato Paneer Tots

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

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Potato Skins / Potato Bowl Chaat

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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.

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Raj Kachori

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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.

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Samosa

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Samosa is probably the most popular Indian snack. Fried puffed pastry filled with spicy potatoes and green peas. No one can resist samosas, a mouthwatering snack. Samosas can be served any time and for any occasion. This recipe is for traditional north Indian Samosa.

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Sorghum Dosa (Jowar)

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trying gluten free recipes and exploring the grains I rarely used. Sorghum Dosa is one of those recipes. This is a good alternative to regular dosa it is quick and easy to make. Sorghum Dosa batter does not need to be fermented. Sorghum dosa also vegan and gluten free. It is crispy and has a lacy look like Rava Dosa. You can serve this with traditional Samber and coconut Chutney or serve for a snack with cilantro Chutney.

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