India is relatively a large country, and every state has many different languages, dialects, unique traditions, and most importantly, Indian recipes. Food in India is so diverse that you can see dozens of variations of one dish alone. Snack food are often classified as junk food because they typically fried, and are not seen as contributing towards general health and nutrition. With growing concerns for diet weight control and general health.

10 quick and easy starter

1. Bread omelet
2. Methi pakoda
3. Garlic cheese bread
4. Potato bajji
5. Idli
6. Bhel puri
7. Sandwich
8. Potato vada
9. Samosa
10. dhokla


Top snack and appetizers

Indian cuisine is special because cooking is considered as an art in India and also due to the variations of mixed cuisines that we have a wide range of snacks and appetizers. Children love to eat them as they are delicious & tangy to taste.
Some of the popular Indian snacks & appetizers that you can expect to tickle your palates and satisfy your cravings inclues:
Chaat: This flat bread is very versatile as you can flavor it any way you want. The basic ingredient in this snack is potatoes, which are mashed together with spices and other veggies and deep fried. The chat can be served with sauces, chutneys and soups.


Samosa is a potato stuffed deep fried tea time snack that is very popular not only in India but also across Asian countries and the Middle East. It is believed that they originated from the Middle East and was brought to India by the merchants. Most commonly they are made with potato.


It is also considered as fast food in India, and is commonly served in streets as well. The basic ingredients of dhokla include chickpeas, which are ground and socked in water. The mixture is kneaded into a roll, and steamed.
Chivda: Popularly called the Bombay mix, chivda is a popular snack eaten with hands.


This crispy delight is made by dipping your favorite vegetables such as cauliflower, eggplant, bell pepper, potato, spinach, tomato and onion in a spicy batter and deep-fried.


Masala vada is basically a medium-sized dumpling served with sambhar, coriander chutney, coconut chutney or tomato ketchup along with tea or coffee, perfect as evening Tiffin. Its main ingredients are channa dal, chopped onions, curry leaves, ginger and green chilies. Masala vada is best served hot.
Top Indian snack & appetizers

5.Pav bhaji

Pav bhaji is one of the most popular Mumbai street food. You make a pav bhaji often at home.

6.Masala dosa

Masala dosa is a famous south Indian Tiffin snack. The dosa is crisp and served with a delicious potato masala.

7.Khaman dhokla

Khaman dhokla or khaman as it’s called, is a savory steamed cake made from gram flour. Khaman is soft and fluffy, mildly tangy-sweet and a great snack anytime of the day.

8.Veg momos

Momos takes quite a good amount of time. So when you have enough time to spare, than make the momos. If you have helping hand, then the time will reduce. But if you do everything.

9.Onion rava dosa

This is a variation of the popular rava dosa recipe with onions. Rava dosa is one of the easiest dosa to make since no grinding and no fermentation is required.


10.Chili chicken

Chili chicken is one of the most popular indo – Chinese style chicken appetizer or starter that is served in Chinese restaurants.

11.Bread omelet

Quick and easy breakfast sandwich recipe made with bread and eggs. Bread omelet sandwich is one of the street food of India and is made with tons of variations.

12.Chicken nuggets

Nuggets are one of the most commonly eaten dish in fast food restaurants. These are made either of meat slurry & ground chicken or chicken breasts.

13.Chicken cutlet

Delicious & crispy patties that can be made in just 40 min. these make a great snack/appetizer or a starter for parties or weekend meals. They go perfectly well even with a cup of tea as a evening snack.

14.Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian is one of the popular indo Chinese recipe that was initially made with chicken.

Conclusion: A snack is a portion of food, smaller than regular meal generally eaten between meals. Snack food is typically designed to be portable, quick, and satisfying. Snacking is the lifestyle of any average Indian, it is tradition of any Indian home to serve you with a variety of snacks, many are very easy and quick to make in few minutes.

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