10 Delicious Vegetarian Snacks | 6 Vegan Finger Foods

A compilation of top ten delicious vegetarian snacks or six vegan finger foods.

Hey guys, how you doing?? So it's Friday and I'm all set to welcome in the weekend. How about you?

While the month on the calendar still says Summer, the weather does not feel like summer. It's been raining almost the entire month of May. And when it rains, I crave for delicious finger food with a hot cuppa tea. I love curling up with my hot snacks near the window and watch the rain. Do you love rain?

Here, in this post today, I have compiled a list of 10 of my favorite go to snacks when it rains. I hope you enjoy them.

1) Curried Brown Rice and Zucchini Fritters [Vegan]

Who said healthy has to be boring? We've taken healthy brown rice and zucchini and created a perfect snack. These fritters are flavored with spices and shallow fried in a pan. These fritters are also an awesome way to use leftover rice.

chawal tikki garam masala vegan pan fried snacks appetizer

2) Maggi Pakoda [Vegan]

Everyone knows that when it rains, it is the perfect time to eat Maggi. Maggi is an instant noodles from Nestle. The instant noodles are cooked and then dipped in a chickpea flour batter and deep fried until crunchy.  Use your favorite instant noodles to make these fritters / pakoda.

maggi instant noodles fritters fried pakoda chickpeas besan

3. Instant Paneer Tikka

Chunks of Paneer or Cottage cheese marinated in instant marinade made of spices and chickpea flours and grilled. While Paneer Tikka is traditionally baked in a Tandoor oven, you can enjoy this delicacy at home with this instant version.

instant quick paneer tikka masala grilled capsicum pepper tomato spices

4. Cucumber Pakoda [Vegan]

Pakodas are the ultimate Indian snack when it rains. Generally made with a variety of vegetables like onions, potatoes, capsicum, we have made this deep fried snack a little healthier by using cucumbers. Sliced cucumbers are dipped in a spiced chickpea batter and deep fried to make crispy pakodas.

Cucumber pakoda fritter sautekayee bonda khira khire kakdi

5. Baked Wholewheat Chips [Vegan]

My Indian version of nachos. These whole wheat chips are made by baking chapatis or whole wheat flat breads into crispy chips. Serve it with freshly made guacamole.

6. Sabudana Vada [Vegan]

Sabudana Vadas are shallow fried vadas or poppers made with Sabudana/Sago, peanuts and mashed potatoes. While these can be deep fried, I have pan fried them to reduce the oil consumed.

How to make vegan sabudana vada sabakki vada recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

7. Chilli Basil Potato [Vegan]

Potato stir fried with fresh basil leaves and spicy red chilli flakes makes for a delicious snack. Unlike french fries, these are not deep fried but sauteed in oil until cooked.

chilli basil potato fry french fries chips thai aloo

8. Dahi Kebab

Dahi kebabs are yogurt kebabs. Thick yogurt is strained further, chickpea flour and spices are mixed in and then pan fried until golden brown. Crisp on the outside and cheesy on the inside, these will win you over for sure.

Dahi Kebab Yogurt Kebab kabab kebob hung curd punjabi besan chickpeas snacks

9. Broccoli and Zucchini Fritters

Broccoli, zucchini, carrots, peas are mixed with cheese and pan fried. Ultimate goodness!!!

10. Vegetable Cutlets

I can never have enough of these vegetable cutlets. Made from potatoes, beetroots, peas and a variety of other vegetables, coated in flour-milk wash, dipped in fine semolina and shallow fried until golden. Serve it with green mint-coriander chutney for added taste.

how to make vegetable cutlets recipe, aloo tikki recipe, vegan cutlet recipe, beetroot cutlet recipe at www.oneteaspoonoflife.com

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  1. Looks delicious. I'll definitely need to try the cucumber pokoda. Never fried a cucumber but surely seems something worth a try.

  2. Let me know how it turns out!