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Category: Vegetarian Appetizer Recipes

Looking for easy Indian vegetarian appetizer recipes? Here are some great Indian vegetarian appetizer recipes−perfect for an elegant dinner party, a casual get-together, or just because it’s time for a wholesome snack. Serve them with delicious drinks.

Made with different grains, lentils, vegetables, and greens, these appetizers are full of nutrition, and great for a healthy diet. Many of these appetizers are easy to transport, don’t spoil easily, and are great for picnics and road trips.

If you don’t eat onion and garlic, there are many no-onion, no-garlic recipes to choose from.

Potato-Onion Pakoda

Potato-Onion Pakoda

| March 15, 2013 Comment

Potato-Onion Pakoda is wonderful if you’re hungry and want to make a quick snack with simple ingredients. Eat it plain or with the traditional mint-cilantro chutney. This is a healthy vegetarian/vegan snack for some quick energy. The carbohydrates in potatoes provide just the boost you need. Servings: 3-4 Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1 1/2 […]

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Poha-Bread Vada

Poha-Bread Vada

| March 15, 2013 Comment

Poha-bread vada is a perfect afternoon snack when you need a quick boost of energy. This crispy treat is sure to delight kids and adults. If you don’t have bread-crumbs, you can use 1/2 cup mashed potato. The vadas will have a softer texture, but will still be crunchy on the outside and delicious! Servings: […]

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Plantain Bhajia (Valakkai Bajji)

Plantain Bhajia (Valakkai Bajji)

| March 15, 2013 Comment

Hungry and need a quick snack? Plantain Bhajia (valakkai bajji, aratikai bajji, plantain tempura) is one of those easy appetizer recipes you can make in minutes. Serve with ketchup and hot tea, and these vegetable appetizers will please any vegetarian. Servings: 6 (makes about 20) Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 2 medium plantains (raw banana), […]

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Pav Bhaji

Pav Bhaji

| March 14, 2013 Comment

For the best Pav Bhaji, you should go to the street vendors in Mumbai, India. Pav Bhaji is a very popular snack in India, and is served in many Indian restaurants around the world.  Bhaji is the mixed vegetable curry and pav is the bun on which it’s served. This spicy vegetarian burger is easy to put […]

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Paneer Spring Rolls

Paneer Spring Rolls

| March 14, 2013 Comment

These crunchy Paneer Spring Rolls are a vegetarian/vegan snack sure to please kids and adults. Though they take a while to make, they’re well worth it. Filled with paneer (cottage cheese) and vegetables of your choice, these rolls make a healthy snack, despite being deep-fried. Paneer or cottage cheese is a great way to get your […]

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Paneer-Potato Patties

Paneer-Potato Patties

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Paneer-Potato Patties are a great option if you’re looking to rustle up a quick and healthy snack. The paneer (Indian cheese) is full of calcium and the potatoes and carrots provide potassium and vitamin A. Not too spicy, these patties make a wonderful after-school vegetarian snack. Servings: 2 (makes 8) Cooking Time: 25 minutes Ingredients […]

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Mysore Bonda

Mysore Bonda

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Mysore Bonda is an easy vegetarian snack recipe. They are usually made with soaked and ground urad dal (split and hulled black gram), but this recipe is a slight variation on the traditional one. Mysore bonda is a delightful and healthy snack, crunchy on the outside and soft and spongy on the inside. Servings: 4-6 […]

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Mustard Greens Pakoda

Mustard Greens Pakoda

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Mustard Greens Pakoda is a quick and simple appetizer or snack that would appeal to kids and adults. This is a good way to add green leafy vegetables to your diet. The black pepper adds a wonderful flavor to the fritters and the stalks of the greens a nice crunch. This is also a great way […]

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Mirchi Bajji

Mirchi Bajji

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Mirchi Bajji or mirchi pakoda is a favorite street snack of many Indians. Spicy and a little tangy, depending on who makes it, this hot snack makes you hunger for more. The chilli peppers used for these fritters are moderately hot or mild; if you are using the hot variety, you can remove some of […]

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Medu Vada

Medu Vada

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Medu Vada (soft vada) is very popular in South India as breakfast and snack. Try this easy recipe for these fried fritters. Made with split black gram, medu vadas are crunchy on the outside and soft inside and make a great picnic food. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 30 minutes (excluding the soaking time for dal) Ingredients […]

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Masala Vada

Masala Vada

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Masala Vada is made with mixed lentils, and is a wholesome and very popular vegetarian snack. This is one of those healthy recipes for everyday food from South India that’s rich in protein. This vada also makes perfect party food. Servings:4 Cooking Time: 30 minutes (excluding the soaking time for dal) Ingredients 1/4 cup urad […]

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Idli-Batter Fritters

Idli-Batter Fritters

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Idli-Batter Fritters are a crunchy and delightful snack you can literally make in minutes if you have the idli batter ready. If you’re wondering what to do with leftover batter, try this easy vegetarian/vegan snack recipe. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients 4 cups idli batter 1 tbsp all-purpose flour (maida) 1 cup onions, […]

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