30+ Indian Snacks

Quick and easy recipes for popular Indian snacks that are great for parties, and perfect for an evening snack with a hot cup of chai. This snack list consists of some of the best Indian snacks that are sweet, spicy, tangy and utterly delicious!

You'll love this collection of lip-smacking Indian snack recipes. Whether it's for a party, festive celebrations like Holi or Diwali, or a casual tea time with family, these crunchy Indian snacks are full of flavor and great for all occasions.

This snack list contains some of the most popular North Indian snacks along with some irresistible south Indian dishes as well. It includes a variety of popular vegetarian and non-vegetarian items like Samosa, Chaat, Tikka, Idli-Chutney, Pav Bhaji, Bhutta (corn), Kebab, just to name a few.

The best part about all these snacks recipes is that they are easy to make at home using an air fryer, Instant pot, oven or stove.

I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does! I'll keep adding to this delicious collection, so be sure to bookmark this page for later!

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Let's get started and explore some of the BEST Indian snack recipes:

Vegetarian Indian Snacks

best samosas on serving platter with green and tamarind chutneys
Samosa Recipe - Air Fryer, Fried & Baked
Sharing my fail-proof samosa recipe with step-by-step instructions on the dough, filling and fold in the air fryer, oven or deep-fried.
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Dahi vada garnished with chutney and cilantro
Dahi Vada (Dahi Bhalla)
Easy & authentic recipe for Dahi Vada, or Dahi Bhalla, a popular Indian street food. Soft lentil fritters (fried or no-fry) soaked in yogurt sauce topped with zesty chutneys.
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samosa and chana masala in bowl
Samosa Chaat
This fun and festive Samosa Chaat recipe is bursting with color, flavor and texture. Crispy Samosa served with Chana masala made in the Instant Pot, this popular street food is easy to prep ahead.
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samosa chaat phyllo cups garnished with cilantro, pomegranate seeds and thin sev on white plate with chutneys in small bowls
Samosa Chaat Phyllo Cups
These Samosa Chaat Phyllo Cups are a bite-size version of popular Indian street food baked until crisp in the Oven, AirFryer or Crisplid!
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puff pastry samosa pinwheels on black serving plate with cilantro and tamarind chutney in two small white bowls
Samosa Pinwheels Recipe
This Samosa Pinwheels recipe is a crispy take on the popular Indian chaat that's wrapped in puff pastry and baked in the Oven or AirFryer.
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A bowl of vegetable curry with dinner rolls
Pav Bhaji
Authentic Mumbai Pav Bhaji recipe! Flavorful mashed vegetable curry, called Bhaji, served with buttery dinner rolls called Pav, ready in 30 minutes in your Instant Pot or stove.
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baked samosa stuffed jalapeno poppers on charcoal board with cilantro and tamarind chutney in two white bowls
Samosa Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers
These Samosa Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers are an Indian inspired take on the popular American appetizer that gets baked in the AirFryer, Crisplid or Oven.
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A bowl of white peas dip garnished with onions, tomato, cilantro and a wedge of lime
Pigeon Peas Dip | Matar Chaat in Instant Pot
Easy dump & start pressure cooker recipe for Matar chaat, a popular Indian pigeon peas dip! Enjoy it as a dip or as a flavorful meal with a side of Naan or Kulcha.
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Mediterranean Spiced Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Oven Roasted Chickpeas
Oven Roasted Chickpeas are crispy, crunchy, tiny-little flavor bombs that are just ideal for snacking, or, as salad toppers. Try them, they are IRRESISTIBLY GOOD! 
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Spicy roasted bombay potatoes served in a black bowl
Bombay Potatoes - Instant Pot/ Air Fryer/ Oven
Baby potatoes coated with a potpourri of Indian spices, and cooked till they are golden crisp, these Spicy Bombay Potatoes make for a finger-licking good appetizer, and are a perfect sidekick to any curry or roasted entree. Make them in the Instant Pot, Air Fryer or oven and enjoy this gluten-free and vegan side dish.
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bombay cheese toastie coated in namkeen on black plate
Bombay Masala Toast (Grilled Vegetable Sandwich)
This Bombay Masala Toast has a make-ahead Indian potato filling layered with crunchy vegetables, chutney and ketchup ready in 25 minutes!
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Vegetable Puffs Recipe by Spice Cravings. Warm, flaky and crispy on the outside, buttery and delicious from within, these Vegetable Puffs are great as a tea-time snack, or, as a lunch surprise for kids!  These puffs are made with a healthy assortment of vegetables tossed in an aromatic Indian masala and stuffed inside a golden-brown baked puff pastry shell.  These puffs can be easily customized with your choice of filling- sweet or savory. #food #foodie #foodblogger #delicious #recipe #instantpot #recipes #easyrecipe #cuisine #30minutemeal #instagood #foodphotography #tasty #curry #indian
Curry Puff Recipe
Warm, flaky and crispy on the outside, buttery and delicious from within, Curry Puff is great as an appetizer, tea-time snack, or, as a lunch surprise for kids! Easy to make filling used in store-bought pastry shells, and baked till golden crisp. These delicious puffs are ready in just 30 minutes!
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three skewers of paneer tikka on black plate with chutney and onions on side
Paneer Tikka- Air fryer| Oven| Grill
This Paneer Tikka recipe is smokey and spicy with a zingy finish prepared in the Air Fryer, Oven or Grill served as an appetizer or meal.
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indian flatbread pizza with marinated paneer cheese and veggies on black board
Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza
This Tandoori Paneer Naan Pizza is a fusion of Indian flatbread, pizza toppings and yogurt-marinated paneer cheese that's baked until golden and crispy.
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savory indian waffles on black plate with two bowls of chuteny on side
Uttapam Waffles (Savory Indian Waffles)
These Uttapam Waffles are tenderly soft with a golden-brown crust bursting with vegetables and Indian spices that are easily made at home with dosa batter.
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Instant Pot Rava Idli, savory steamed semolina cakes by Spice Cravings. These idlis made with rava, with mixed in corn, peas, carrots, and cashews. These rava idlis are soft and spongy and a real favorite with my kids. Made with semolina flour called Rava, this dish is a variation of the popular south-Indian breakfast dish called 'Idli' (steamed rice & lentil cakes). #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Instant Pot Rava Idli | Steamed Semolina Cakes
Soft & spongy rava idli is a favorite with my kids. It's a variation of the popular south-Indian breakfast recipe called 'Idli' (steamed rice & lentil cakes). Made with semolina (rava), corn, peas, carrots, and cashews, these savory cakes make for a healthy & tasty breakfast or brunch. 
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stack of homemade idli on black plate
Idli Recipe in Instant Pot (Steamed Rice Cakes)
Learn how to make pillowy soft idli in the Instant Pot from homemade or store-ready batter in 30-minutes! Enjoy this popular South Indian treat as a healthy breakfast or snack.
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Roasted corn ears next to spices and chili powder and lime halves
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Crisp, juicy corn on the cob, perfectly roasted in the air fryer in 10 minutes. Add your favorite seasoning and enjoy it as a snack or side dish, or add it to your salads and soups.
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Non-Vegetarian Indian Snacks

A tray of tandoori chicken wings
Tandoori Chicken Wings
These tandoori chicken wings are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and flavored with Indian spices. Made easily in the oven or air fryer.
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Tandoori Fish Tikka on a black stone plate
Tandoori Fish Tikka - Airfryer/ Oven/Crisplid
Say hello to your new favorite appetizer, Tandoori Fish Tikka! Tender fish marinated in a classic Indian tandoori masala and crisped to perfection in an Airfyer, Crisplid or oven. Enjoy this low-carb dish with a side of cilantro chutney!
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Chicken tikka skewered and grilled with peppers
Chicken Tikka Recipe - Airfryer/Oven/Crisplid
Chicken Tikka, is an extremely flavorful appetizer in north Indian cuisine! In this easy Airfryer or oven recipe, chicken chunks are marinated in yogurt and aromatic Indian spices, then grilled to a crisp brown texture!
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Grilled Tandoori Chicken Slider on a tray
Tandoori Chicken Sliders
Tandoori Chicken Sliders are mini-burgers made with marinated & grilled chicken, buttery-soft slider buns, dressed with a tart & spicy cilantro-chutney spread.
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Tandoori Chicken Recipe, with chicken marinated in yogurt, lemon juice, aromatics and bold Indian spices. By Spice Cravings. #cooking #food #recipe #recipes #foodphotography #foodblogger #yummy #delicious #foodie
Tandoori Chicken Recipe
An easy Tandoori Chicken Recipe with chicken marinated in an authentic yogurt-spice blend is baked until juicy and crisp in air fryer, oven, Instant Pot or outdoor grill.
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Chutneys for your Crunchy Snacks

No chaat is complete without tamarind chutney (saunth) and cilantro chutney (hari chutney). Here are a few of my family's favorite condiments to go with the snack recipes.

Spoon filled with tamarind sauce
Tamarind Chutney in Instant Pot (Imli Chutney)
Easy Instant Pot recipe for sweet & tart Tamarind Chutney, a popular Indian dipping sauce made with tamarind pulp, dates, jaggery & spices.
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Cilantro chutney in a spoon
Cilantro Chutney (Green Chutney)
Cilantro Chutney is an irresistible mildly spicy sauce, made with fresh cilantro, green chillies, ginger, lime juice, salt, cumin and honey.
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pudina chutney in glass jar with mint leave and gold spoon on the side
Mint Chutney (Pudina Chutney)
This fresh Mint Chutney is a bright, cooling and sensational dip, sauce or spread that's an easy and versatile 10-minute blender recipe.
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cilantro coconut chutney recipe in black bowl
Cilantro Coconut Chutney (Nariyal Chutney)
This Cilantro Coconut Chutney is a vibrant south-Indian condiment that's easy to make in 15 minutes, and is the perfect accompaniment with idli, dosa, vada and uttapam.
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cilantro sauce in glass jar with cilantro sprigs in backgroud
Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce
This 10-minute Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce is spicy, cooling, tangy and creamy for a versatile dip, sauce or spread best served with any cuisine.
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Drinks to Pair with Indian Snacks

Besides chai, you can pair your snack recipes with lassi, cold coffee or even a fun cocktail. Here are a few good ones to try.

Two cups of Indian tea served with cookies
Ginger Tea (Adrak Wali Chai)
This soothing and invigorating Indian-style Ginger tea, or Adrak wali chai, is made with just four ingredients, and is ready in 10 minutes!
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A glass of mango lassi garnished with saffron and ground cardamom
Mango Lassi
Sweet, creamy, and simply delicious, here's an easy blender recipe for an Indian restaurant favorite, Mango Lassi. This popular yogurt drink can be made at home with five simple ingredients in just five minutes.
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dalgona coffee recipe over milk in two glasses
Dalgona Coffee | Iced Latte
Dalgona coffee, the best whipped coffee recipe, is made with a glass of ice-cold milk and finished with a velvety smooth and sweet coffee foam on top.
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Jal-Jeera Vodka (Indian Vodka Mojito) Cocktail
Jal Jeera Mojito | Indian Spiced Mojito Cocktail
In this recipe, I pair the minty and spicy Indian beverage, Jal Jeera, with a classic mojito.  There is nothing more refreshing than a Jal Jeera Mojito (Indian Spiced Mojito) on a hot summer day. Refreshing, chilled, minty and spicy! Yum!
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30+ Indian Snacks