Indian Appetizer Recipes

Enjoy fried favorites like samosas and an array of fritters, pastries, kebabs and more.
Close-up of two kachories
Khasta Kachori a Crispy Lentil-Filled Pastry
paneer
How to Make Your Own Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
Bhel Puri: A Favorite Indian Snack
Bhel Puri: A Favorite Indian Snack
Szechuan Chicken
Indo-Chinese Sichuan Chicken
Medu Vada
South Indian Vada/Medu Vada Recipe
Poori (Fried Indian Flatbread) on a plate
How to Make Poori (Fried Indian Flatbread)
Pickle
Chunda Hot Sour Sweet Mango Pickle From Gujarat (Chundo)
Methi Paratha (Fenugreek Paratha) on a plate, served with a side of sauce
Methi Paratha (Fenugreek Paratha)
Masala Chicken Quesadillas
Vegetable Samosas
Vegetable Samosas
Steamed Momos (Wontons)
Steamed Momos (Wontons)
Close-up of raw rice in wooden spoon on table
Sanna - Sannas - Sannaa
Ripe red tomatoes on a wood table
Andhra Tomato Pickle
Idli
Idlis Steamed Rice Cakes
Fish and Chip
Fish Amritsari
Fried paneer cheese pakora recipe
Fried Paneer Cheese Pakora
Besan Ki Roti (Bengal Gram Flour Flatbread)
Besan Ki Roti (Bengal Gram Flour Flatbread)
Dhokla
Dhokla Recipe (Steamed Gram Flour Snack)
Fish Pakora
Fish Pakora
Mangodi - Moong Daal Ke Vadey
Moong Daal Ka Vada Fritters Recipe
Lachcha Paratha (Layered Indian Bread)
Lachcha Paratha (Layered Indian Bread)
A plate of samosas
Indian Samosa Snack
Indian Boondi or Motichoor Laddoo Recipe
A square white dish and spoon filled with curry powder
What Is Curry Powder?
Close up photo of pile of Hing seasoning on a table
What Is Hing or Heeng?
Gulgulas (Indian Banana Fritters)
Gulgulas (Indian Banana Fritters)
Mukhmali Kofta
Mukhmali Kofta - Cheese Balls in Thick Indian Gravy
Aubergine
Cutting Eggplant Without Discoloration
Sev Batata Puri with Ragda Pattice and Dahi Puri
Sev Batata Puri
Bhajias (Pakoras) - Fried Indian Snack
Bhajias (Pakoras) - Fried Indian Snack
Dosa on plate with sauces
How to Make a Dosa
Pan Rolls / Taquitos
Indian Kheema Pan Rolls
Illustration featuring types of party-ready Indian-inspired finger foods
12 Indian Finger Foods That Are Surefire Party Hits
Spinach soup in bowl with swirl of cream and flowering rosemary sprig garnish
Daal-Palak Ka Shorba (Lentil and Spinach Soup)
Avocado Raita (Indian Guacamole)
Avocado Raita (Indian Guacamole)
tomatoes on the vine
Tomatoes Take a Starring Role in These Indian Recipes
chivda
Namkeen Is Hindi for Savory Snack Foods
Chana masala chickpeas in wooden bowl
Chatpata and Puta in Indian Food
Chapatis (Indian flatbread)
Chip and Dip Indian Style