Appetizers or All Recipes..

Beetroot Tikkis – Indian Vegetarian Recipe

We love the color drama that Beetroots have. Not only are they fun to work with but are healthy for you as well and we am always looking for ways to incorporate them into our everyday meals. These Beetroot Tikkis are always a hit in our homes, and we use them for parties and for […]
Chickpea Felafel Recipe

The crisp and crunchy exterior and the soft, moist, and ooh, so flavorful inside…now, that can mean only one thing – Felafel! Now if you have to get off your diet for one fried food, it should be this one, it will be so worth it. Felafels are very versatile and can be had as […]
Pita Chips

Now that you know how to make Whole Wheat Pita Bread at home, why not take it a step further and make homemade pita chips? They are a fantastic accompaniment to hummus and even a fabulous substitution for papdi in papdi chaat. You can make the pita chips with homemade or store bought pita bread. […]
Spinach & Green Pea Hummus Recipe

Hummus is such a fantastic and easy recipe but we decided to take it a step further with a light and fresh twist. Try this delicious Spinach and Green Pea Hummus recipe for the summer. The fresh spinach leaves and green peas give the hummus a beautiful shade of green and lighten the normally dense […]
Chili Paneer Recipe

There is a certain exotic flair with fusion foods. Everyone loves the popular pairing of Indian cuisine with Chinese cuisine to form “Indo-Chinese” cuisine. With this colorful and flavorful Chili Paneer recipe, we have combined a staple Indian ingredient (Paneer) with the aromatic flavors of Chinese food. Give it a shot!
Vegetable and Chicken Steamed Momos Recipe

The origins of Momos are unclear but what is clear is that they are an absolute treat – full of flavor! The little bags or sacks of fillings that burst flavors the moment you take a bite are something not easily to forget. We have shown some very basic fillings here but really, you can […]
Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizer Recipe

Looking for fun appetizers? This Stuffed Mushrooms Appetizers steal the show. They are easy to make and as a one-bite-appetizer, they are one of our favorites. The texture of the Mushrooms with the softness of the cheese and the crunch of the bread-crumbs…absolute bliss. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: Baby Portabella […]
Pineapple Cheese Appetizer Recipe for the Holidays

With so many holiday parties coming up, we can never have enough easy to make appetizers or finger foods. Try this simple pineapple and cheese appetizer recipe with a little zing and set your holiday spread apart from the rest.
Baked Crispy Paneer Sandwiches Recipe

With all the holidays and festivals around the corner, we are always looking for new and fresh ideas to put smiles on the faces of the ones we love. Diwali, Dushera, Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years, this Paneer Sandwiches are sure to please. What we love is that they are easy to make and since […]
Kathal (Jackfruit) Kebabs Recipe

Jackfruit or Kathal (in Hindi) can be a very intimidating fruit and one that certainly piques curiosity. It can be had raw, as a in a savory dish or sweet in it’s ripe form. The texture is close to meat and hence known as Vegetarian’s meat. Here we have made Kathal Kebab, a recipe similar […]
Uttappam Recipe and Egg Dosa – Cuisine From Southern India

Uttapams, Uthappas, Oothappam – little variation in the spelling and the pronunciation but the outcome is just a delicious snack (or meal for some). The Uttappams may look like Pancakes but the similarities end right there. The “Indian Pancake” is usually savory and has toppings that are cooked along with the Uttappam. Traditionally, Uttappams are […]
Sweet Potato Lettuce Wraps

When comparing nutritional values of vegetables, the sweet potato always comes on top. Packed with complex carbohydrates, fiber and plenty of beta carotene (Vitamin A), the sweet potato can be a nutritious as well as delicious part of a healthy diet. It can also save millions of malnourished children around the world. Try a unique […]
Greek Layered Dip

There is nothing easier than putting together some chips and dip as an appetizer for your next soiree. At the same time, doesn’t everyone want their guests to think they spent good time and effort? Well, impress your guests with this “Wow” Greek layered dip recipe, but shhhh…don’t tell them how easy it was!
Roasted Eggplant & Garlic Dip

Summer always brings back memories of my dad’s garden. With a shovel in hand and sweat on his brow, my father turned our fairly large back yard into a crop producing farm. Rows and rows of plants would flaunt colorful peppers, shiny purple eggplants, bright green okra…the list goes on. As a child, I was […]
Marinated Mushrooms

This Marinated or Pickled Mushroom Recipe is an easy-to-make recipe that is great for parties and is a sure crowd pleaser. We love the fact that this easy Marinated Mushrooms Recipe can be made a day or days ahead and requires no cooking. Now if only all party menus could be like this…hmmmm. Prep Time: […]
Tandoori Broccoli

Imagine Tandoori – just healthier…and prettier…and yummier and so different! Impossible, right? Well, wait till you try the Tandoori Broccoli! Finger-licking good is the only way we can describe this Tandoori Broccoli Dish. Serve it up as an appetizer or as a side to a meal and WOW everyone. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: […]
Healthy Kale Chips

How many of you are sticking to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthy? Well, here is a simple recipe for Kale Chips that will satisfy your cravings for snacks and help you keep that resolution. Kale is a leafy green vegetable that is super rich in antioxidants and definitely a great addition to your […]
Baked Masala Wings

So how many of you are having a Superbowl Party? Tired of the unhealthy fried Buffalo Wings? Looking to make something familiar but with an Indian kick? Try this delicious Oven Baked Masala Chicken Wings recipe and you’re sure to be the winner, no matter who wins the game!
Muthiya (for Undhiyu)

Muthiya is a very Gujarati thing – it is often served with tea as a snack or is an essential part of a very famous Gujarati dish – Undhiyu. These bite-size pieces of flavor are just spectacular had either way. The combination of Fenugreek and the spice is a perfect insight to the great Gujarati […]
Jalapeno Basil Pesto Recipe

Fresh Basil Pesto is a wonderful thing to have around all year long but unfortunately, basil is a seasonal plant. So when the weather is turning cold and demise of your basil plant is inevitable, put the basil leaves to good use and make this Jalapeno Basil Pesto recipe. Make a big batch of this […]
Seitan Stirfry

As we explore different ways to enjoy Seitan (Vital Wheat Gluten), this Seitan Stirfry recipe is another one to add to the list. Seitan, commonly known as “veggie meat” can be prepared in bulk and kept refrigerated or frozen. Use it as a great meat replacer or to add protein to your vegetarian diet.
Paneer Pinwheels – Party Appetizer

We are ready for the holidays, how about you? Whether you are expecting a house full of guests or enjoying time with your loved ones, Paneer Pinwheels will put a smile on everyone’s face. With a perfect balance of flavorful filling covered with a light and flaky crust, this delicious appetizer recipe can be made […]
Chakli (Chakri Murukku)

Festival times are not complete without savory snacks to go along with the sweet ones. Chakli (aka Chakri or Murukku) is a crispy spiral snack made from rice flour. It is perfect with tea or coffee or just on its own. Try this super easy Chakli recipe for Diwali or any other time of year.
Namak Pare (Savory Bites)

Namak (Salt) Pare are one of those wonderful snacks that are appropriate anytime of the day, any time of the year. Traditionally, it is important to serve a savory item when a sweet is served for balance, or choice and because “Salt” is such an essential part of life. They are easy to make and […]
Khaman – Gujarati Appetizer

Khaman is probably the most recognized Gujarati appetizer or snack. This moist and delicious savory cake is a must for a Gujarati feast but don’t get it confused with Dhokla. A little bit of pre-planning is needed for this traditional khaman recipe but it’s worth every minute. Try it for your next party or get […]
Hot & Spicy Sev – A Perfect Savory Snack / Namkeen

There is something to be said about all the namkeens (savory snacks) that we can find at a sweet shop or just walk down the Indian store snack aisle. The number of options is mind blowing and enough to make your decision super hard. Every wonder what goes into making them, sounds hard, right? Think […]
Sauteed Stuffed Jalapenos

If you’re looking for a side dish with a major kick, you’ve got to try this Sauteed Stuffed Jalapenos recipe. Fresh jalapeno peppers are stuffed with a flavorful cream cheese mixture and lightly sauteed with onions and bell peppers. The beautiful medley of colors makes this dish a feast for the eyes!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potatoes (also known as yams) are a nutritious alternative to regular or common potatoes. They are high in fiber and rich in vitamin C, beta carotene, B-complex and iron. Try substituting these baked sweet potato fries with your sandwich or soup instead of potato chips or regular French fries. — guilt free pleasure! Prep […]
Spinach & Artichoke Dip

Spinach and Artichoke is a prefect appetizer that can be made for a party of 2 or 20 or even 200! Make it ahead and cook and serve right out of the oven when your friends arrive. Fabulous as a spread on a bread, toast, cracker or tortilla chips. Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: […]
Samosa – Indian Appetizer

If there’s one thing that comes to mind when you think of Indian appetizers, it has to be Samosa. Vegetable Samosas are triangular pastry crusts filled with a spicy potato mixture and deep fried until golden. They are usually served with Tamarind Chutney or Mint Chutney. Try this delicious samosa recipe for your next party […]
Quick Snacks

When you’re frying, its always a good idea to have multiple things to fry so you don’t waste as much oil. Try this Quick Snacks recipe…all you need is uncooked tortillas.
Puri for Pani Puri

Pani Puri is one of the most loved Indian street foods or “chaat”. The puri (small, round, crispy puffed shells made from semolina) is stuffed with potatoes, chickpeas, tamarind chutney and a spicy, tangy water, or pani. Eat it in one big bite and experience the explosion of flavor. They go fast so be sure […]
Pani for Pani Puri – Indian Chat Recipe

An all time favorite in the chaat category is Pani Puri (aka Gol Guppas or Puchkaas). You can’t have Puri without the Pani. How to describe a Pani of the Pani Puri fame? It is a mix that has depths of flavor. So when you put a Pani Puri in your mouth, it’s a burst […]
Mirchi Bhajji

Cold and rainy days…perfect climate for pakodas or bhajjis (fritters). Try this recipe for our version of mirchi bhajjis (stuffed green chili fritters). It’s the perfect tea time snack – super delicious and guaranteed to hit the spot!
Queso Dip

The king of appetizers and yet the easiest of them all! Queso aka Chili Con Queso, in Spanish means Cheese or Chili with Cheese. Don’t be alarmed if you are not too fond of chillies…just skip it and it’ll be just as good! The wonderful part about this starter is that it is easy to […]
Seven Layer Dip

Have a party coming up for which you need an appetizer recipe to feed a crowd? Seven Layer Dip (7 Layer Dip) is your answer. Make it ahead and serve this Mexican inspired dip with warm tortillas or chips. Don’t let the name (7 Layer) stop you. Go ahead and add an eighth layer (jalapenos) […]
Egg Rolls

Egg Rolls have a universal appeal and element of surprise once you bite into this delicious cylindrical shaped wonder! Stuff them with vegetables, noodles and /or cooked and shredded meats and you can do wonders with it. Egg Rolls sometimes known as Spring Rolls are just worth the effort. Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: […]
Batata Vada (Vada Pav)

Most people love Batata Vadas – seasoned potatoes with a crispy chick pea coating. It is a scrumptious snack with Mint/Coriander Chutney, Sweet Tamarind Chutney or just plain Tomato Ketchup. If you’re from Maharastra, you know how to take Batata Vada to a whole new level…Vada Pav! Try this recipe for Batata Vada and see […]
Pizza Dip – A Perfect Party Appetizer

For the holidays and for parties, we always need recipes that can be made ahead and kept aside. Make this Pizza Dip ahead of time and bake it right before you are ready to serve it. You’ll have your family and guests licking their fingers. It is also perfect for the winter season when you […]
Guacamole, A Mexican Side Kick!

Guacamole is a great addition to a Mexican meal, it adds a great dimension and a flavor that is unparalleled to anything else. The smooth texture of avocados, the medley of color and an amazing flavor are all brought together in this one side dish! Enjoy this Guacamole recipe as a dip with tortillas chips […]
Ragda Patties (Pattice)

Ragda Patties (pronounced as Pattice) are flavorful potato patties smothered with a zesty sauce made with vatana or dried white peas. It is then garnished with sweet and spicy chutneys, sev, onions and fresh cilantro. Ragda Patties, sometimes called Aloo Tikki Chaat, is a street favorite in Mumbai. Try this delicious recipe for a chaat […]
Hummus

SimplyRecipes.com’s Elise Bauer has this very easy recipe for a basic Hummus that we just love! It is great as a dip or spread. Serve with some crakers, pita bread or pita chips or just replace it with butter on toasts! You just can’t go wrong with this. Thanks again, Elise, this one is a […]
Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Summer Rolls, most commonly found in Vietnamese cuisine, are a light and healthy alternative to traditional fried spring rolls. Wrapped in rice paper and filled with crisp veggies and herbs, these Summer Rolls are the perfect appetizer or snack. Try this easy “no cooking” recipe with our Peanut Dipping Sauce for your next party!
Reshmi Kebab

Calling all Kebab fans… Here is super simple and utterly delicious “must-try” recipe for Reshmi Kebab. Bite size pieces of chicken are marinated in a fresh and flavorful mint cream sauce. You can grill the kebabs on skewers in your oven or barbecue grill. Don’t worry if you don’t have an oven or grill. We’ll […]
Dum Kebab (Meatloaf) Recipe

Looking for an easy, no-frills recipe that is simply delicious? Try this Dum Kebab recipe, our version of Indian meatloaf. The beauty of this versatile recipe — mix all the ingredients and bake! Cut it into small pieces and serve with a toothpick for a no-fuss, make ahead appetizer. Cut it into larger pieces and […]
Tofu Stir-Fry – Vegetarian Appetizer Recipe

With soy gaining reputation as a “super food”, it’s no wonder that many people are turning to tofu as their heart healthy and cancer fighting protein source. According to an article in Reader’s Digest, a recent study of 68,000 Chinese women who ate a soy-rich diet found that 30 percent were less likely to develop […]
Masaledar Aloo (Spiced Potatoes)

One time my sister-in-law was over for dinner and I made these crazy potatoes quite by fluke. For quite a while she pressurized me for the recipe. Little did she know what had gone into making them and why I thought they were ‘crazy’! Finally, when I did give her the recipe, this is kinda […]
Curried Chicken Bites

Looking for a quick appetizer idea? Try this delicious and easy recipe for Curried Chicken Bites. Serve it with a side of rice for a filling meal.
Vegetable Cutlets Recipe

Try this versatile recipe for vegetable cutlets. These vegetable cutlets can be jazzed up with chutney or ketchup and served as appetizers. Alternatively, make them a little bigger and place them between a bun for a fantastic veggie burger! Enjoy these wonderful cutlets sometimes also called – Tikkis, patties, tikkiya…!
Khandvi – Gujarati Snack

Khandvi (Khandavi) is a popular snack item from the state of Gujarat, India. It’s unique soft texture and mild flavor makes is a favorite with kids and adults. Try this super fast microwave recipe for Khandvi and serve it as an appetizer for your next get-together.
Seekh Kebab Recipe

Seekh Kebabs are flavorful little appetizers made from lamb (chicken or beef can also be used) that are traditionally prepared in a Tandoor (clay oven). Since most of us don’t have tandoors, try this easy recipe to make them at home. The use of fresh roasted and ground spices takes the flavor up a notch! […]
Tawa Gobi – Pan Seared Cauliflower

Want to give bland, boring Cauliflower (Gobi) a face lift? Try this delicious recipe for Tawa Gobi — the quick and easy answer to cauliflower with a kick!
Spicy Potato Wedges

It’s hard to find too many people who don’t love potatoes. With the holidays coming up and big gatherings expected, try this simple recipe — Potato Wedges made the “ShowMeTheCurry” way…full of spices and flavor! Serve them up as appetizers for a party or just treat yourself to a batch! Ready for our prediction? These […]
Healthy Cereal Chivda – A Perfect Munchie!

Being healthy and staying healthy should never be a hard thing to do. Eat right and exercise – simple! This recipe for Cereal Chivda will take care of your munching needs without all the unnecessary calories and fat from fried snacks.
Vegetable Quesadilla

Vegetable Quesadillas are a wonderful vegetarian menu choice at Mexican restaurants. Now, you can enjoy this Tex Mex favorite at home with your choice of vegetables.
Dahi Vada – Indian Appetizer Recipe

Dahi Vada are dumplings made from split black gram beans (urad daal) and soaked in a yogurt sauce. Sweet, tangy and spicy toppings such as tamarind chutney, coriander chutney, red chili powder, etc are layered on to make dahi vada a super delicious appetizer or chaat item.
Desi Fondue

Fondue is originally a Swiss creation in which cheese is melted with wine or beer in a communal pot and served as a dipping sauce with bread or vegetables. This recipe was submitted by Rachana Gandhi and offers a “Desi” twist to the popular appetizer. Serve it for your next get-together!
Fish Cutlets

Here is an easy to make and healthy recipe for Fish Cutlets which was sent in by one of our viewers – Sandhya. This delicious cutlet, or patty can be eaten as an appetizer or as a substantial meal – try it in a burger.
Aloo Tikki – Indian Appetizer Recipe

Aloo Tikki is an Indian appetizer that can be served in many different ways. Top it with a little mint and tamarind chutney, onions, cilantro and sev and it’s delicious chaat. Make the tikki a little bigger and use it as a patty for a satisfying veggie burger. Make them tiny and serve as appetizers […]
Crispy Seasoned Arbi (Taro Root) – Indian Snack Recipe

Stuffed Peppers – Indian Appetizer Recipe

There are a lot of variations to Stuffed Peppers. Try this recipe for our version of Peanut Stuffed Peppers made with mild and flavorful Anaheim peppers. They are great appetizer or snack idea. Roll one up in a Chapati and enjoy it on the go!
How to Make Vegetable Puffs – Indian Snack Recipe

Vegetable Puffs are a wonderful snack option for the days that you want something substantial and you can’t wait very long for it to be made!! These College-Canteen favorites are wonderful and the will take you back to the nostalgic ‘college days’. Relive the memories, at least the good parts with this easy recipe!
How to make Sooji Dhokla – Indian Appetizer Recipes

Dhokla is a Gujarati snack item traditionally made from rice and daal. Try this super simple, super quick recipe using Sooji (Suji, Semolina, Cream of Wheat). Next time some unexpected guests show up, serve this delicious “Instant Dhokla” with tea and impress them!
Bread Idli

Submitted by:Bimaldeep Kaur
Channa Dal Bada (Bhajji)

Submitted By: Priya
Sarvapindi

Submitted By: Deepika
Bread Pakoda

Poha Chivda

Indian snacks are awesome, but when we look into the health factor, they go from 30 to 0 in 2 seconds flat. Poha Chivda or Chidva is a wonderful healthy snack alternative to the fried ones, you so yearn for at the stores. This Poha Chivda recipe has a great shelf life and is so […]
Black Bean & Corn Dip

This is one of the recipes we made during our live video chat show on Friday. If you have not stopped by to chat live with us, please come see us on any Friday at 1:30PM Central. Try this Black Bean and Corn Dip next time you are having a get together. It takes just […]
Pakodas – Crispy Fried Fritters

There are shops that are dedicated to making ONLY Pakodas in India. Ever wonder why? Well, it is a dish that has a following and once you get hooked…
Gobi (Cauliflower) Manchurian (Dry)

Dry Gobi Manchurian, aka Cauliflower Manchurian is a tantalizing Indian Chinese appetizer and very different from the gravy version. The Cauliflower has a crispy coating and is tossed with a mouth-watering spicy sauce. It can be picked up with a toothpick or fork and enjoyed with cocktails or before a meal. Try this absolutely delicious […]
Rice Cheela

Submitted By: Naheed Khan
Fish Cutlets

Submitted by: Sandhya
Urad Dal Kebab

Submitted By: Namrata Wadhwani
Tikkas – Chicken & Paneer

New Year’s resolutions fall right into place when it comes to Tikkas…eat healthy and you don’t have to go and spend a bundle on eating out! Make this wonderful, quick and easy dish that will have you looking good and yes, keep the money where it is supposed to be – in your wallet. We […]
Bread Cutlet

Submitted by: Meenakshi Sharma
Dahi Sev Puri (Chaat)

Dahi Sev Puri is a popular variety of Indian “street food” known as “Chaat”. It is similar to Papdi Chaat in it’s ingredients except  that  it uses the puffed  puri usually used for  Pani Puri instead of the flat puri.  Dahi Sev Puri has a combination of flavors, from sweet and sour to hot.  It […]
Masala Peanuts (aka Raja Special )

Raja Special is a great Indian appetizer that is synonymous with clubs, bars and drinks. It’s amazing what some onions, lemon juice and some spices can do to dress up the already popular peanut! It is a great make-ahead appetizer for parties. Raja Special is also known as Masala Peanuts…enjoy!
Adai

Adai, the way I make it, is packed with protein and makes an excellent snack, school-lunch and an equally good meal. It can be served with Coconut Chutney, Butter, Sambar or for some, Jaggery! It is quick to make and unlike Dosa, it does not require as much pre-planning.
Tri-Color Stir-fry

Tri-Color Bell Pepper stir fry dish is a colorful and healthy way to enjoy your vegetables. Thanks, Nitu, for sharing this awesome recipe which is always a big hit with everyone!
Papdi Chaat

Papdi Chaat is part of the ‘chaat series’ for which we received a lot of requests…and rightly so. Chaat is generally sold by street vendors in India and is one of the most popular snacks.  Papdi Chaat is so easy to make and can be had as a snack, appetizer or a meal. I have to dedicate this recipe to Suraj-ji and all […]
Pan-Seared Shrimp

Pan-Seared Shrimp is such an easy dish to make and so appetizing. I love the rich color that the Turmeric and the Tandoori Masala bring to the shrimp. Pan-Seared Shrimp are great as snacks or appetizers…my kids love them as a after school snack. Shrimp, as we all know, are an excellent source of calcium […]
Bhel Puri – Chaat

Bhel Puri is one variety of Indian “street food” known as “Chaat”. With a nice balance of flavors, including savory, sweet and spicy, Bhel Puri is a perfect snack or appetizer idea. Try this recipe — it’s sure to please! Ingredients: Pre-packaged Bhel Mix – 3 cups Onion – 1/2 medium, finely chopped Tomato – […]
Roasted Chutney Paneer

Roasted Chutney (Chutnee) Paneer is a delicious appetizer idea. The next time you are entertaining, try this simple recipe. Chutney Paneer can be made in the oven, or put some on skewers and grill it on your outdoor barbecue grill this summer.
Rava Idli – Indian Cuisine Recipes

Rava Idlis are a super fast alternative to the traditional rice/daal idlis. Since there is no soaking, grinding or fermenting involved, you can enjoy these idlis at any time without the pre-planning. Try this simple and delicious recipe.
Masala Papad

Masala Papads are a great variation to plain Papads. They look great and can be served as snacks or appetizers. Just the thought of them makes our mouths water (the folks who have tried them will know what we mean!). Warning! – these can be very addictive, so make plenty!
Puda / Chilla (Savoury Pancakes)

Puda (also known as Chilla in some parts of India) is a great dish that can be served as a snack, appetizer, main course or as a great week-end breakfast. The Chickpea flour in the Puda gives it some body, while the Rava keeps it light. The onions provide just the right amount of crunch […]
Shammi Kebabs

There is a misconception that ‘kebabs’ are hard to make. These are anything but that. They are great as snacks, an accompaniment to a meal or simply as burgers for the kids’ school lunch. Also, with Ramadan going on, what a perfect time to make these wonderful kebabs. .

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