Indian Appetizer Recipes

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Easy Raita with Mint and Cilantro

Rating: 5 stars 2
This easy cucumber raita is flavored with fresh mint, fresh cilantro, and a touch of ground cumin. You'll be making this often!
By manju

Indian Masala Chicken Wings

Rating: 5 stars 5
Marinate chicken wings ahead of time in a simple homemade masala paste for an explosion of spicy Indian flavors. Serve with lemon wedges and steamed basmati rice.
By MICHELLE CHEN

Green Chutney

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Chutney is excellent served as a condiment with any number of dishes, it adds a flavor that can't be beat.
By Allrecipes Member

Easy Veggie Samosas

Rating: 4 stars 49
Quick vegetarian samosas with a curried garbanzo bean filling. You can adjust the amount of curry paste according to your taste.
By PUMBSTER

Elijah's Phulourie

Rating: 4.5 stars 9
These savory fritters are made with split pea flour and a blend of mild spices. An East Indian snack that goes well with mango chutney!
By JWARD100

Spicy Peach Chutney

Rating: 4.5 stars 63
This chutney closely resembles imported Indian chutneys and is good with all curry dishes. It is also great with cream cheese and crackers.

Spicy Lentil Dip

Rating: 4 stars 44
Indian spices lace this spicy, delicious dip. It's great served with naan or pita chips!
By Noni

Chaat - Dahi Batata Puri

Rating: 5 stars 12
Chaat is a broad term that encompasses many different dishes. This recipe is made of yogurt and potatoes and other chaat sauces. You may need to make a trip to an Indian grocery store to stock up on spherical 'puris' (also called as pani-puri puris), 'sev', green chutney, and a sweet and sour chutney. I have tried here to give as many substitutions as possible, if you are unable to go to an Indian grocery store. However, you will definitely lose the authentic taste if you make substitutions. If you can find them, use black salt in place of the rock salt, spherical puris in place of the wheat crackers, and plain sev in place of the crushed potato chips.
By Allrecipes Member

Beef Samosas

Rating: 4.5 stars 240
Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.

Roti Bread from India

Rating: 4 stars 66
A an unleavened griddle bread from India which is similar to pita bread. It is also known as roti. Ideally, I use the traditional Indian roti griddle called a 'tava.'
By MARBALET

Indian Spiced Onions

Rating: 3 stars 7
Spicy onions just like the ones served in Indian restaurants as a side dish! Delicious served with crispy pappadums as a starter for any Indian meal!

Chennai Chicken Wings

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
A football snack from the land of cricket, these gluten-free spicy wings are inspired by one of my favorite Indian restaurants. As usual, feel free to alter the spice amounts as you see fit, but as I said in the video, do not skip the rice vinegar sauce.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Indian Chole Aloo Tikki
Rating: Unrated 50
A delicious vegan Indian potato pancake with chickpea curry.
Traditional Beef Samosas
Rating: Unrated 4
"I love this recipe!" – ChefForFun
Beef Samosas
Rating: 4.5 stars 238

Beef and potatoes are the main ingredients folded inside these wonderful deep fried samosas. Chicken livers may be substituted for beef, if you choose. My friend from Bangladesh gave me this savory, spicy recipe. You just can't buy better in the shops.