Quick Indian snacks made within 30 minutes and under! Whether you are looking for a quick homemade school snack, for a party, or to serve at teatime you’ll find some inspiration.
- Vegetarian, many vegan
- Quick – take 30 minutes or under to make
- Ideas for Indian snacks to serve at a party or festive occassions
- All snacks could also be served as tea time snacks or as evening snacks
- Savory snacks would complement Indian sweets
This list of quick Indian snacks includes ideas that are authentic Indian snacks plus some new Indian fusion ideas to help you change things up! I’m sure you can find some ideas for your next party.
I also have a large variety of chutneys such as tamarind chutney, cilantro or coriander chutney and much more that can be served with many of these snacks.
If you need drinks such as lassi, kesar milk or other ideas explore the Drinks page.
I’ve broken this list into two categories:
- Traditional snacks: A few North Indian appetizers, particularly from Gujarat are up so far. Will be updated with more!
- Indian Fusion Snacks: These are new ideas, fusing traditional Indian recipes or flavors with new ideas
Hope you enjoy this roundup of easy Indian snack recipes!
Traditional Indian Snacks
First up is 15 minute roasted poha chivda! This is roasted instead of deep fried. If you are looking for crispy snacks, roasted poha chivda is a perfect crunchy snack for you to take on the go.
Roasted Poha Chevdo
Methi na gota are also known as methi pakora. These are commonly served with a hot cup of chai. If you want to make some chai to serve with it, you can easily make chai masala powder at home.
Methi Na Gota
Chaats are popular Indian street food that balance spicy and sweet perfectly to tickle your taste buds! Samosa chaat, a famous street food, can be easily made at home.
Quick Mouth-Watering Samosa Chaat with Spiced Chana
Fresh fruits are the main ingredients of what is next on the snack list. The best part is this Indian snack takes little effort. Just chop up some fruits and top with chaat masala and a few other common Indian spices. Your tangy chaat is ready!
15 Minute Delicious Fruit Chaat Recipe (Spicy Fruit Salad)
Another easy snack is Shakkarpara which my family tends to make around Diwali but can be enjoyed year round.
Instant 30 Minute Khaman Dhokla Recipe – (Besan)
If you have leftover khaman or want to make a different dish using them, try out Sev Khamani. A delicious snack for sure.
Khichu is a popular Gujarati snack or side dish. Topped with a little oil and methi masala, it is one of the easiest Indian snacks recipes. It is traditionally used to make papad. You could even serve it as a delicious appetizer.
Gujarati Khichu Recipe – Papdi No Lot
Chilli cheese toast is a snack I had often in Mumbai. It uses lots of veggies like bell pepper and red onions and makes for great finger foods.
If you are looking for a way to serve up a snack using common ingredients found at home, I think an Indian cheese board is a fun idea.
An Indian-Mexican fusion snack is next fusing pav bhaji from Indian cuisine and nachos from Mexican cuisine. Pav bhaji is one of the most popular Indian snacks. This recipe uses the flavors to make bean nacho toppings for a delicious snack.
Pav Bhaji Nachos Indian Mexican Fusion
If you are looking for easy recipes, chutney crostinis fit the bill. You can get creative pairing different chutneys with cheeses for a variety of tasty snacks.
Goat Cheese Crostini with Cranberry Chutney
The best thing about Samosadillas, another Indi-Mex fusion dish is that you can get the taste of samosas without the frying.
Samosadilla – Samosa Quesadillas (Indian Mexican Fusion)
You just need a few basic ingredients to make the next idea on this easy recipes list:
Cheddar Pani Puri Masala Hasselback Potatoes
Hope you enjoyed this roundup of Indian snacks recipes!
Indian Shakarpara Recipe
- Pot for frying
- Rolling Pin
- Mixing bowl
- 1 cup flour 125g can use all purpose or wheat
- ¼ cup jaggery or sugar 72g
- 1 tbsp sesame seeds, optional 11g
- 3 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp oil
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ tsp salt
- Melt jaggery in heated water.
- Mix flour, salt, water and sesame seeds.
- Add jaggery water to dough and mix to combine. Using hands makes it easier.
- Shape dough into a ball. Let sit 10 minutes.
- Roll out and cut dough
Option 1: Fry
- Heat oil for frying and fry on low-medium heat for 10 minutes until golden brown. Place on paper towel. Serve warm or cool.
Option 2: Bake
- Line a tray with parchment paper. Bake for 15-20 minutes at 350F.