Indian starters (60)

Find tasty Indian starters for a dinner party first course or for moreish party nibbles. We have vegetarian Indian starters such as pakoras and onion bhajis, as well as some unique Indian fusion starters for something different.

Indian starter recipe collections

Top Indian starter recipes

38 reviews

A healthier alternative to the deep-fried onion bhajis you find in Indian restaurants. These are baked and exceedingly tasty. They are sweet, tender and very moreish. Serve as an appetiser or starter.

Recipe by: honeyandspice

28 reviews

This is a tasty starter that can be found in every Indian restaurant around the West of Scotland. I’ve tried loads of recipes but this one really hits the spot in terms of authenticity in relation to the best of restaurant recipes. In Scotland we eat our spiced onions with Indian poppadoms but you could serve these as a chutney, side dish or dip.

Recipe by: gill2979

15 reviews

Spicy, crispy Indian fritters, made with onions and gram flour (a big plus for gluten-free eaters!), are the ultimate Indian comfort food snack.

Recipe by: Pankaj

6 reviews

A deliciously crunchy and satisfying Indian starter, which is perfect when served with a variety of sauces. These chicken pakoras are quick and easy to make and taste fantastic.

Recipe by: deshigrub

6 reviews

These stuffed savoury pastries are a traditional Indian favourite. Lamb and spices are cooked together to create a mouthwatering filling for the easy to make pastry. The recipe may seem complex, but it's actually fairly simple. Enjoy!

Recipe by: Kimber

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