Indian food is great for entertaining and what better way to spice things up than with these tasty appetisers. Each of these party bites would be a great addition to any menu, and pair well with a tropical mango lassi or a refreshing glass of S.Pellegrino. If you need more Indian appetiser ideas we encourage you to try our tasty tips for making samosas like a chef.
Chicken Tikka Patties (pictured above)
If you like chicken tikka you'll enjoy this bite-size homage to one of India's most famous dishes. This recipe uses minced chicken breast so it's also a healthy choice as well as being delicious. It's very easy to make, and with lemon, yogurt, garlic, chilli, coriander, ginger and turmeric, there are lots of zingy flavours that will please everyone.
These golden fritters are coated in a savoury chickpea batter and served with a zesty yogurt sauce. They are suitable for vegetarians, but everyone will love them. And as a great Indian comfort food, they're suitable for any occasion.
Known in Hindi as idli, these steamed rice cakes are a great snack that originated in South India. Suitable for vegetarians, they use ghee, mustard seeds, green chiles and ginger, so they're packed with flavour and have a spicy kick.
Here's a fun Indian appetiser that's completely vegan and made with potatoes and cauliflower. Crispy and crunchy, the fried balls get the best of these vegetables and are a fun and delicious snack the whole family will love. Serve them as appetisers, but also a side with the main event.
These Indian flatbreads are made with just four ingredients - whole grain flour, water, salt and ghee - and are delicious with spicy chutneys or for dipping in any of your favourite Indian dishes. Tearing them with your hands and scooping up your curry is what Indian food is all about.