Looking for some vegetarian snacks to spice up your life? Why not turn to Indian food? A wealth of options and a wide and varied cuisine that naturally lends itself to a tasty supply of vegetarian recipes.
Easy Indian snacks are a perfect choice for irresistible finger food. Whether you're hosting a party to celebrate Diwali (the Hindu festival of Lights) or an informal gathering, they're ideal for entertaining, quick and easy to make, and more importantly, delicious.
Why not try a vegetarian platter with a variety of hot and tasty snacks perfect for handing round to guests? After all, who can resist a delicious deep-fried lightly spiced bite-size snack.
To make these snacks extra special serve them up with a dipping sauce like mango chutney or a yoghurt dip. Set the easy Indian snacks down and watch them disappear. If preparing them for Diwali, don't forget to also include these tantalising Indian sweets.
Easy Indian Snacks For Diwali (and beyond)
Mixed Vegetable Pakoras
Fabulous deep-fried vegetable fritters of asparagus, spinach, cauliflower and onion make for an irresistable snack.
Lightly spiced potato fritters made with a tasty chickpea flour batter.
They come served with a delicious dipping yoghurt sauce. Learn how to make them.
ONION BHAJIS WITH CHUTNEY
Mouth-watering onion fritters are always a sure winner. Serve them up with a mango chutney for the ultimate treat.
IDLI, INDIAN RICE CAKES
Steamed rice cakes are a great snack that originated in South India.
You can serve them with an array of chutneys and sauces for dipping. Here is the tasty recipe.
Punjabi Potato Samosa
Crispy triangular pillows filled with lightly spiced vegetables are a delicious and filling snack to enjoy at any time of the day.
Learn how to make one of India's most beloved street snacks.
MYSORE BONDA DEEP-FRIED VEGETABLE BALLS
These deep-fried cauliflower and potato dumplings coated in chickpea flour hail from the Southern Indian city of Mysore. Here's the easy recipe.
Try serving them with a traditional mango lassi.