Appetizers!! No party is complete without appetizers. And honestly who on this earth doesn't love the appetizers? Here is a collection of 31+ easy Indian appetizers for any party or get-together. These are easy and delicious vegetarian appetizers that are party-perfect.
These are finger foods and are served before the main course. Well, these yummy appetizers are perfect to serve in any of your house gatherings or cocktail parties. Everyone is going to love these delicious party-perfect vegetarian appetizers.
Some of these party appetizers are cheesy and some are purely vegan appetizers. If you are purely vegan, check out my list of 40+ vegan appetizers also.
And the good part is that these are really easy-to-make recipes. Even you can prepare them well in advance and refrigerate them for future requirements. Yes, these are make-ahead vegetarian appetizers.
These are quick to make and don't require more preparation. No fancy items are required in fact. These are prepared with everyday groceries and vegetables.
31 Vegetarian Party Appetizers (Indian Appetizers)
Find out some yummy and delicious appetizers list you can make easily at home with little effort. Also, these are vegetarian and vegan appetizers.
Potato lollipop is one of the easiest and cleanest vegetarian party appetizers you will come across. This is really really simple but at the same time, it tastes great. This is crunchy outside but melt-in-mouth from the inside. Add herbs seasonings and cheese to make it cheesy and flavorful. Kids will love this yummy cheesy lollipop.
Veg seekh kabab is a healthier snack or appetizer. This is a vegan appetizer. To make this kabab, we have added lots of veggies to the dish. This is again an easy and quick appetizer that you will love to make. Serve with cilantro dip or any sauce.
This crispy corn chaat is made in BBQ Nation Style. This is also easy but you have to be careful while frying corn kernels. Then it's quick and takes hardly 10 minutes to make this. This is an easy Indian appetizer that is perfect for parties and gatherings. I love this for my cocktail parties especially.
Corn kabab is an easy and quick Indian appetizer made with sweet corn. These are vegetarian or vegan. This can be shaped into a patty also. These are perfect quick appetizers for any party. You can make them ahead and grill, bake, or shallow fry them when required.
Paneer corn seekh kabab is one of my favorite vegetarian appetizers. This has twist of paneer along with sweet corns. This paneer corn kabab is also one quick party appetizer. You can make either kabab or patty of the same. Serve them with coriander mint chutney for best taste. Or stuff the patty into burger buns and make a delicious healthy breakfast for your kid. Or make small balls or lollipops for them. This is really versatile.
As the name says this one is green in color as it's made with green vegetables. The basic ingredients are green spinach leaves and green peas. For binding potatoes are also used. If you don't want more greens then increase the number of potatoes in the recipe. It tastes mouth-watering. One of the easiest and most popular Indian appetizers. This is vegetarian/ vegan. Read my best vegetarian spinach recipe collection here.
Veg Shammi Kabab is a protein-rich appetizer that is made with chickpeas. These are so easy and quick to make that any naive can make this kabab easily. It's a vegetarian kabab recipe perfect for a party, teatime, or in the kid's tiffin box. You can use these kabab as a patty and make delicious and healthy burgers for your kids. Kebabs are truly popular Indian appetizers. And this way you can enjoy the vegetarian versions as well.
When we are talking about high-protein food in vegetarians, soybean stands first. This is rich in protein and fiber and hence one of the good foods. I make these healthy soya chunks cutlet often for kid's tiffin boxes. I make burgers with these cutlets also for my kid. Extremely easy to make and healthy finger food. Add lots of veggies to make it even healthier.
This hara bhara kabab is stuffed with crumbled paneer or cottage cheese. Paneer or cottage cheese stuffing enhanced the taste of the traditional hara bhara kabab. At the same time, this healthy vegetarian appetizer has got another punch of protein from paneer. So another great finger food for kids. Alternatively, you can also add grated processed cheese also as stuffing.
Falafel is made with chickpeas. This is one of the best replacements for meatballs. This is vegan, gluten-free, and a protein-rich appetizer. Originally this was a street food in Middle Eastern countries. But this is a variation to the meat falafel. And chickpeas are the best replacement for that. This is also an easy and make-ahead party appetizer.
Indian-style aloo chat is another quick snack option. This is an easy snack made with fried potatoes and peas. These are again mixed with green chutney or dip and sweet chutney. Garnish with coriander leaves and sev bhujia.
Though sounds simple the tangy, sweet and sour, spicy street-style aloo chat is an excellent snack option and a party appetizer. If you are planning to keep it on your menu, You can prepare the sauces well in advance, assemble them directly, and serve them. This is another popular one amongst the Indian appetizers.
Tater tots are our Indian potato bites which are crispy and quick to make. This is one of the easiest party appetizers I have made till now. Include this in your party menu. These tots are kid's favorite also. For toddlers another good finger food option. Reduce or eliminate chili flakes and add veggies if you are making them for kids.
Potato latkes originally belonged to Jewish cuisine. These are referred as potato pancakes or potato fritters as well in Indian cuisine. You can play around with spices to add your favorite flavor. These are small potato pancakes that have crunchy sides with a little soft center. Make thin cakes to get crispy latkes.
Vegan broccoli tots are a nice healthier twist to classic tater tots. This is another healthier way to induce healthy food habits in kids and toddlers. Blanched and mashed broccoli are added with mashed potatoes. Add nutritional yeast or bread crumbs. You can either shallow fry or even bake or grill it.
15. Chinese Fritters (Indo-Chinese)
Chinese fritters are easy and quick vegetarian appetizers (vegan in fact) for your next party. Extremely delicious and simple fritters made with Indo-Chinese sauces give this an umami flavor. Make them for your next party.
Spinach cheese balls are one of the vegetarian keto appetizers. These are loaded with the nutrition of spinach and then stuffed with cheese cubes. These spinach cheese balls are easy and quick party appetizers.
Italian croquettes are those cheesy party appetizers that have stolen my heart always. It's cheesy and soft inside. These croquettes are tasty but it takes only a few minutes to make these cheesy appetizers for any party or get-together. This cheesy snack is again another kid's favorite finger food. This is one of the best among all party appetizers.
These cheese balls are almost similar to croquettes apart from a few ingredients. These soft cheese balls are perfect for kids and toddlers. This is an easy and quick cheesy party appetizer that is vegetarian. Add lots of veggies to make it a healthier option.
Pinwheel samosa is a delicious twist to an authentic samosa recipe. The ingredients remain the same but the only difference is giving it a pinwheel shape. This is easier to make than traditional samosa. Takes little time and is delicious with the taste of samosa. Crispy outside with soft spiced potato filling makes it perfect for any party or get-together.
You can make these crispy potato cakes or Indian aloo tikki for the party. These are quick, easy, and make-ahead appetizers that are vegan too. This is also a popular Indian street food.
Cheesy onion fritters are again another cheesy twist to classic onion fritters. This tastes delicious when we add that extra cheese to regular fritters. These are perfect vegetarian party appetizers. Serve them hot for the best melting cheesy texture in bites.
Veg arancini are basically crispy and cheesy rice balls made from risotto rice. Authentically this is derived from Italian cuisine, but equally popular in India. This is crispy crunchy outside and soft cheesy inside.
However, my veg arancini has again some twist to classic arancini. It has cooked lentils along with some spices, onions chillies added. This was even better than regular arancini. You can make it with only rice if you are making this fresh (without using leftovers). Check out my air fryer arancini recipe.
Chilli paneer is one of my favorite Chinese dishes. This is a quick, easy appetizer that everyone loves. Make it dry for appetizers and snacks or otherwise mix it with Chinese gravy and serve a side with fried rice or noodles. This is my all-time favorite dish that's prepared with ease within 15 - 20 minutes. So here is a quick vegetarian appetizer that is perfect for any party too.
Cauliflower Manchurian is a quick cauliflower-based Indo-Chinese dish. This is an easy and quick vegetarian appetizer that is party-perfect. Cauliflower florets are coated with the flour mixture and are deep-fried. Alternatively, you can grate the cauliflower and mix it with flour to make Manchurian balls. You can also bake or air fry the florets to them healthier. Then saute the fried cauliflower with flavorful sauces to make cauliflower Manchurian. You can also add this to gravy for the main course as well.
Veg Manchurian balls are made with lots of vegetables and deep-fried. Again after frying these are sauteed with Indo-Chinese sauces to make final dry Manchurian balls. These taste great as appetizers as well as a side dish to the fried rice or noodles. Otherwise, you can add them to Chinese sauce and noodles, and rice preparation.
Chilli baby corn is another Indo-Chinese party appetizer. This is a quick recipe that takes less than 30 minutes. Serve them with hakka noodles or as an appetizers. These baby corns are delicious and quick party appetizers.
I must say this is a healthy snack for your parties. Quick salad is made with minimum ingredients. If you want you can add more of boiled corn kernels to this. I love this light and healthy snack or salad to accompany other appetizers. Add more bell peppers and corns.
Cabbage is my favorite vegetable. These cabbage fritters are perfectly crispy and crunchy. A yummy accompaniment for teatime as a snack on those rainy days. This is another vegetarian appetizer that is okay for diabetes patients. Include these fritters in your party appetizer menu.
Onion fritters are crispy crunchy and a little soft also. These taste great when hot and crispy. Perfect vegetarian appetizer and tea-time snack. Adding rice flour to the chickpea flour helps make the fritters crispier. I love these fritters for my cocktail parties especially.
Corn fritters are made with sweet corn kernels. These are crispy outside and tender within. You can also pulse the corn kernels to a coarsely mashy paste for once to avoid bursting in hot oil. Add the necessary spices and flour.
This is a quick potato appetizer made in Barbeque Nation style. These crispy fried potatoes have a topping of delicious creamy flavorful cajun sauce. Easy to make this Indian vegetarian appetizer is a must to try.
This is one of the easiest recipes to add to your list of appetizers for the upcoming party. These are baby potatoes coated with flavorful spices. Simple to make yet scrumptious ones. These are vegan.
So here is my collection of the best party appetizers that are vegetarian and/ or vegan. If you like these Indian Appetizers, add them to your party menu this time.
31 Vegetarian Party Appetizers
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