Mon. Jun 17th, 2024
10 mouth-watering Indian appetizers

It’s one of those days when you’re craving something Indian, ideally vegan, and with intense flavors. Many people need Indian veg starters recipes, so here is a list of 10 mouth-that are easy to make at home. 

Methi chilla

In India, methi chilla is a highly well-liked snack. The most basic kind of this group of snacks is methi cheela.


In a small bowl, combine asafoetida and a little water. Gram flour, red chili powder, turmeric powder, carom seeds, kasoori methi, asafoetida water, fenugreek leaves, onion, green chili, ginger-garlic paste, and enough water to produce a thick batter should all be combined in a big bowl. Heat a nonstick tawa while the batter rests for five minutes. A ladleful of the batter should be poured and evenly spread out on the tawa. Cook for two to three minutes on low heat after drizzling some oil all over. Flip it over once the underside is finished, drizzle some oil and enjoy.

Punjabi Chole bhature

One of the most popular Punjabi dishes, Punjabi Chole Bhature recipe, often referred to as Chana Bhatura, is mainly enjoyed throughout India. 


 For Chole

The soaked Chole is pressure cooked for 4–5 whistles, cooled, and strained. Add the ground paste to hot oil in a pan and continue to sauté. Add sliced green chilies as well as Chole masala or garam masala powder. 

For Bhature’s

 Make soft dough and roll it into thick rotis in a round form by dividing it into little balls. A heavy-bottomed container with adequate oil heated up for deep frying. Put the bhatura into the hot oil at this point. After dipping the back of the spoon in the oil, see it puff up – flip it over and fry the other side until light golden brown and your Punjabi Chole bhature are ready.

Pani Puri

One of the most popular Indian street meals. Anyone can feel the most comfort from the crispy panipuri stuffed with potatoes, chana, and sweet & tangy water.


For Puri- Add semolina, all-purpose flour, salt to taste, and any necessary warm water to a bowl. Make a stiff dough, knead and roll it out, use a round cutter to cut it into pieces, and deep-fried until it turns golden brown.

For Pani Puri ka Pani

Add mint leaves, ginger, coriander leaves, ice cubes, green chile, jaggery, and salt to taste in a bowl. Put this in a grinder, and add a little water to make a smooth paste while grinding. Add black salt after you transfer this to a bowl. In a container, thoroughly combine water and cumin powder. Mix in the salted boondi and tamarind pulp.

For potato masala

In a bowl, add the boiled potato and thoroughly mash it. Then, add the chaat masala, red chili powder, green moong, black salt, and cumin powder. Serve with puri, ragda, pani, green moong, tamarind chutney, and sev.

Vada Pav

A fried, seasoned, and mashed potato fritter-filled dinner roll is called a Vada Pav. 


Slice the onions very thinly. Curry leaves and mustard seeds are added to hot oil in a skillet till fragrant and cooked. Mix in the asafoetida. Salt and turmeric powder should also be added. After thoroughly blending in the ginger-garlic paste, simmer for 3–4 minutes. Use your hands to mash the potatoes and add them to the pan. Make the batter, add gram flour, baking soda, and water to a bowl, and whisk, then mix in the salt and turmeric powder. To the potato mixture that has cooled, add chopped coriander. Vadas should be deep-fried till firm and golden. Serve them hot.


Burgers are softened up into dabeli. A bun with the filling, a spicy potato combination with additional toppings, sev, onions, peanuts, and more.


 Heat the oil and cook the onion and hing for the filling. Cook for two to three minutes after adding the mashed potatoes, dabeli masala, salt, water, and sweet tamarind chutney. When finished, spread the filling onto a plate. Add some coriander leaves and pomegranate pearls over the top. To make garlic chutney, combine all the ingredients in a blender. Add some finely sliced onion and fresh coriander. Enjoy

Moong Dal Pakoda Kadhi

A popular Indian meal, Moong Daal Pakoda Kadhi, differs significantly from a curry. In India, there are several varieties of kadhi. 


Add yogurt and moong dal powder to a bowl. Salt and turmeric powder are now added, whisked, and set away. In a kadhai, warm the oil—Fry the methi and cumin seeds.

Pour the yogurt mixture in now, and combine. Coriander seeds, salt, asafoetida, red chili powder, and turmeric powder are now added. 

Combine all the ingredients for the pakoda and add water as needed. Create a thick paste-like consistency by combining. In a frying pan, heat the oil. Now, add tiny bits of batter to form pakodas. Fry till a beautiful golden brown color. Serve the kadhi hot and garnish with coriander leaves.

Tawa Paneer recipe

The Tawa Paneer recipe tastes like the dish you often order at your favorite restaurant—exceptionally delicious and luxuriously creamy.


To make a ginger-garlic paste. To taste, green chile, ginger, garlic, and salt should all be combined in a mortar and pestle to produce a coarse paste. 

For gravy

When the oil in a shallow pan or kadai is hot, add the cumin seeds and let them sputter vigorously. Once the onions are transparent, add them with the ginger and garlic cloves and continue cooking for one to two minutes. Add the following spices: cumin, coriander, turmeric, and degi red chili powder, and cook for one minute on medium heat or until the masala is cooked. Add the tomato and season with salt and pepper. Add some water, and then cook it for a minute and serve.

Sabudana Wada 

Sabudana Vada is a crunchy Maharashtrian snack prepared of potatoes, peanuts, and a few other staples. Let’s see how to make it.


Add a teaspoon of oil to the pan. Add peanuts and jeera. Allow the peanuts to oxidize. Make potato mash. Salt, chopped coriander, lemon juice, and green chilies should be added. Mix well. Sabudana is drained and combined with the potato mixture. Make equal pieces of each. Each one should be rolled into a ball and shape into a wada. In a kadai, heat the oil for frying. The wadas are deep-fried in oil till nicely golden brown, and enjoy.

Bread Pakoda

Kids and adults adore this snack because it is so easy, quick, and delicious to make.


Green chilies, ginger, garlic paste, mustard seeds, and curry leaves are added to hot oil in a skillet. Add the onion and cook it until transparent. Salt, turmeric, and asafoetida are now added. Mix in the mashed, previously boiled potatoes. The Pakoda Besan, salt, and water are combined to make a thick batter.

In a pan, heat the oil. Spread the potato mixture on a bread slice, then top with another piece of bread and seal the borders. Besan batter is applied to the sandwich. Two minutes on each side in hot oil, deep frying brown. Slice in half and serve with tamarind and mint chutney.

Hash Browns

The hash browns are well cooked and have an extremely crispy exterior and a rustic brown color.


 Using a peeler, remove the potatoes skin. Use the side of the grater with the large holes to shred the potatoes.

Oil in a pan for shallow frying is now heating. On the pan, set a round cookie cutter. Take some potatoes and lightly press them into the mold. Allow it to simmer for 4 minutes. Remove the cutter, turn it over, and cook until both sides are nicely golden brown. With tomato ketchup, serve warm.

The Summary

We hope you enjoy the curated list filled with the richness and flavors of spices from India, which represents the true cultural spirit. Start your cooking adventure by making these Indian dishes, and follow the Spicyum page for more Indian appetizers like these.