11 Best Indian Snack Recipes | Easy Snack Recipes

Indians have a penchant for snacking. If you're looking for the best Indian snack recipes of all time, look no further. Here's a list of our top 11 snack recipes to prepare at home.

Aashna Ahuja, NDTV  |  Updated: September 12, 2019 17:06 IST

11 Best Indian Snack Recipes | Easy Snack Recipes

Indian snacks recipes

If you're looking for the best Indian snack recipes of all time, look no further. Here's a list of our Top 10 - downright divine and ready in no time.

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Snack Recipes- Whether it's a plateful of piping hot pakoras on a rainy evening or steamed momos served with a fiery red chutney at every street corner; bhel puri spruced with a tangy tamarind sauce or the Gujaratifarsaan - let's face it - Indians have a penchant for snacking. Spicy, tangy and crunchy all in one bite, we bring you show-stopping snacks bursting with punchy flavours of curry leaves, chillies, ginger, garlic and all the ingredients that make a happy Indian dish. So the next time you have last minute visitors, don't fret. You can skip the store-bought samosas and dhoklas and instead check out our easy and impressive ideas which will turn an average gathering into something really special.

Step this way please, if you wish to bask in the glory at your next fancy cocktail party or casual game night, here are our 11 best Indian snack recipes to prepare at home: 

1. Chicken 65

This deep-fried dish has a fiery kick to make your heart beat faster and relegate the usual bread-coated fried chicken to the curb. We've got you the recipe straight from the kitchens of Dakshin, New Delhi. (You can thank us later).

Dakshin's Chicken 65
A South Indian, fiery chicken dish, popular across restaurants.

2. Paneer Haryali

Marinated with coriander, chilli, cardamom and cinnamon, garnish the paneer with coconut and serve piping hot.

3. Fried Fish (Karimeen)

Tempered with garlic, ginger, pepper and a sprig of curry leaves, this Karimeen fish fried in coconut oil is like an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Get ready to have your mind blown!

Comments4. Kakori Kebabs

Make way for the ultimate Lucknowi Kebabs - juicy, succulent and just right. Indeed, a celebration of meat. Spruce them up with some chaat masala, fresh mint chutney and serve with lemon wedges.

These melt in the mouth kebabs are the perfect appetizers for a dinner party at home.

5. Dilli ki Fried Aloo Chaat

Tossed in tamarind and spicy mint chutney, you will love this deep fried potato chat from the streets of New Delhi. Top it off with a handful of fresh coriander leaves and a pinch of chaat masala before serving.

Aloo Chaat
Tossed in tamarind and mint chutney, this fried aloo chaat is a must try.

6. Dahi Kebab

Made with hung curd, cheese and the crunchiness of onion - these quick and easy vegetarian kebabs are a hit at every party. Flavour with ginger, pepper and go straight to foodie heaven.

Dahi Kebab
Rich in taste and texture , dahi kebabs are perfect to make on special occasions. 

7. Keema Samosa with Yogurt Dip

Nothing trumps samosas when it comes to tea time, don't you agree? Make this ultimate Punjabi snack stuffed with keema masala and serve with a refreshing hung curd dip.

Dough pockets stuffed with keema masala mixture, fried golden and served with a refreshing hung curd dip, a classic samosa recipe with a delicious keema twist!

8. Besan Khandvi

Skip the store-bought variety, and learn how to make besan khandvi with this easy-to-follow recipe. Temper with sesame seeds, mustard seeds, chopped green chillies and garnish with coriander leaves plus some red chilli powder.

A Gujarati specialty, here is an easy recipe of khandvi to enjoy these little, delightful rolls at home.

9. Rajma ke Kebab

Fried golden, these vegetarian Rajma ke Kebabs make for a great way to start your dinner party and are sure to draw recipe requests.

Rajma Kebab
A great way to start your dinner party is to serve these vegetarian Rajma kebabs.

10. Cheese Chicken Kebabs

Want to impress your guests at your next dinner party? Switch things up and try this inventive recipe - succulent chicken kebabs marinated with cheese, coriander, spices and grilled to perfection.

An inventive fusion of western flavors with the Indian tikka.

11. Bread Pakoda

The undisputed king of snacks, is an easy to make home recipe. Crispy from outside and soft from inside, Bread pakora has a spicy and tangy taste that is sure to give a mouth-watering experience.

bread pakodas
Enjoy this potato-filled snack recipe which is deep fried with a cup of hot tea or coffee.

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