Indian Snacks for Party | Veg Starter Recipes

Party, a get together of people! As much as the party is about people, that much it is about food. With the guests’ list, is prepared the party menu. There could be a number of reasons to host a party. It could be the celebration of any occasion or festival, or just to catch up with the near and dear ones.

As such there are no set norms for the food to be served at parties. It totally depends on the reason, guests, etc. A more formal party has definite course of meal starting from a starter and ending with a dessert,  whereas an informal gathering can just have an array of chaat recipes or meals such as chola kulcha, pav bhaji etc with some pakoda and so on.

The most loved food at parties is Indian snacks. Guests always love to indulge in a number of evening snacks. For the weight watcher guests, healthy snacks can be prepared. While guests’ comfort is important, it is equally important that the snacks served are easy snacks and quick Indian snacks recipes so that it becomes manageable for the host too.

Here is a list of Indian snacks that the host will love to prepare and the guests will love to relish. These are Indian snack recipes for a party and do not call for any special ingredients. These can be prepared with the ingredients easily available in the Indian pantry.

indian snacks recipesChana Cone Garam

This is an innovative recipe using chana zor garam. It combines chana with boiled sweet corn to make a fusion dish and an interesting party appetizer.

For the recipe of chana cone garam click here.

chana cone garam

Paneer Pakora

Flavorful chunks of paneer dipped and coated with gram flour batter and deep-fried to make a paneer snack to be loved by one and all are paneer pakora.

For the recipe of paneer pakora click here.

paneer pakora

Veg Seekh Kabab

Absolutely flavorsome and healthful snack prepared using vegetables and spices, with the kick of ginger, garlic, and chilies, is veg seekh kabab.

For the recipe of Veg Seekh Kabab click here.

veg seekh kabab

Tandoori Paneer Tikka

Cubes of cottage cheese along with onions and bell peppers marinated in yogurt and spices and other ingredients, grilled to cook, given the tandoori flavor and charred effect without any tandoor, to make India’s most popular appetizer, paneer tikka!

For the recipe of Tandoori Paneer Tikka click here.

tandoori paneer tikka

Soya Matar Kebab

Kebab is basically a dish made with the meat of mutton or lamb. But we talk vegetarian, so we will be making some veg kebabs having the same flavors and texture. Crispy exterior, melt in mouth interior, just as kebabs should be!

For the recipe of soya matar kabab click here.

soya matar kebab 2

Masala Papad

Fried papad topped with chopped vegetables seasoned with chaat masala and lemon juice, this simple dish can give a nice kick to any simple meal. Generally, to make masala papad, papad is deep-fried.

For the recipe of Masala Papad click here.

masala papad

Hara Bhara Kebab

Hara bhara kebab is an absolutely flavoury yet wholesome snack or starter that can be prepared effortlessly. Hara bhara kebab is prepared with spinach, green peas, and potatoes and has the flavors of ginger, garlic, green chili.

For the recipe of hara bhara kebab click here.

hara bhara kebab

Pinwheel Samosa

Samosa is a very popular snack in India. A delicious potato stuffing, stuffed in a sheet of all-purpose flour and is deep-fried. Samosas have a typical shape. Pinwheel samosas have all of these characteristics except the shape of regular samosa.

For the recipe of pinwheel samosa click here.


Tandoori Aloo

Tandoori Aloo is a grilled snack or starter made using baby potatoes. It is spicy and tangy with the flavors of ginger, garlic, mint and fenugreek leaves. It has a sharp flavor of mustard oil that makes it very delicious.

For the recipe of tandoori aloo click here.

Tandooori Aloo

Soya Kofta

Soya Kofta is a hot and spicy ball made up of soya chunks that have awesome flavors of ginger, garlic, onions, coriander, and green chilies and garam masala. They are basically (without any offense) vegetarian meatballs.

For the recipe of soya kofta click here.


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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.