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A collection of Snacks & Starters which can be stored or made Instantly. We all are looking for some cupboard snacks during Diwali. So here is my collection of Cupboard snacks and Starters.

Collage of Collection of Snacks and Starters

Snacks that can be stored / Edible Gifts

Whole Wheat Namkeen Mathri | Papdi Puri for Sev Puri (Fried & Baked)
Whole Wheat Namkeen Mathri or mathi is a delicious cupboard and a tea time snack specially made during festive occasions.
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Whole Wheat Namkeen Mathri or mathi is a delicious cupboard and a tea time snack specially made during festivals like Diwali and festive occasions. Here I am sharing the fried version as well as the baked version to enjoy guilt-free.
Baked Whole Wheat Methi Matri
Baked Whole Wheat Methi Matri or Crackers is a delicious tea time snack as well as a yummy teething food from the Indian Cuisine.
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Baked Whole wheat Methi Matri (Fenugreek Crackers)
Besan ke Namkeen Sev
Besan ke Namkeen Sev is a gluten free fried tea time snack generally made during Diwali celebrations in India. Highly addictive and goes well on chaats too.
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Namkeen Sev in a jar and spread out on a parchment paper
Roasted Poha Chivda Roasted Poha Chivda (Flattened Rice Trail Mix)
Roasted Poha Chivda is a vegan lip-smacking Maharashtrian snack specially made during Diwali or eaten as a tea time snack.
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Roasted Poha Chivda is a vegan lip-smacking Maharashtrian snack specially made during Diwali or eaten as a tea time snack.
Oats Chivda | Spicy Oats Trail Mix
Oats Chivda or Spicy Oats Trail Mix is an Indian inspired tongue tickling munching snack made using roasted oats, healthy nuts and a few spices.
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Oats Chivda_Spicy oats Trail Mix a close up view
Baked Raw Banana Chips (Vegan, Gluten Free Snack)
Baked Raw Banana Chips are a delicious and healthy, guilt-free, vegan, and gluten free munching snack made with just 3 main ingredients including salt.
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Close up look of Baked Raw Banana Chips
Khasta Moong Dal Dry Kachori
Khasta Moong Dal Dry Kachori are crispy, flaky and utterly delicious kachori’s made using fried Moong dal along with a few spices.
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Khasta Moong Dal Dry Kachori
Herb Roasted Chickpeas
Herb Roasted Chickpeas are crunchy, easy, healthy and an addictive protein-rich munching snack and stays good for a couple of days.
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Herb Roasted Chickpeas
Baked Chickpea Crackers
This Baked Chickpea Cracker’s are gluten and vegan friendly munching snack using just 10 ingredients, and baked in just 20 minutes.
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Baked Chickpea Crackers
Spiced Candied mixed Nuts
This 3 ingredient easy peasy Spiced Candied mixed Nuts are an addictive munching snack as well as a perfect edible homemade gift idea.
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Spiced Brazil nuts in a gift tin with some Christmas Decorations seen on the side
Knäckebröd – Swedish Multi-Seed Crispbread
Easy thin and crispy Swedish crispbreads made using Rye Flour and Oats to serve with butter, cheese, or any savory or sweet spread.
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Knäckebröd – Swedish Multi-Seed Crispbread served on a brown board with some butter spread on top
Irish Oat Flapjacks
Chewy and buttery rich, these Irish Oat Flapjacks are easy to make breakfast bars or a post-workout snack, or a great finger or travel food.
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Irish Oat Flapjacks arranged on a black cheese board
Chocolate Puffed Amaranth Bars (Vegan, Gluten Free, No-Bake)
Chocolate Puffed Amaranth Bars are a perfect vegan, gluten-free, and a healthy sugar-free snack or no-bake protein bar perfect for your snack.
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Chocolate Puffed Amaranth Bars are a perfect vegan, gluten-free, and a healthy sugar-free snack or no-bake protein bar perfect for your snack.
Besan Ladoo (Indian festive Sweet)
Besan Ladoo is a popular Indian sweet dish made using gluten free gram flour, sugar and ghee. This is my mom’s foolproof recipe followed for years.
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Besan Ladoo (Indian festive Sweet )
Atte aur Gond ke Ladoo | Edible Gum Whole Wheat Truffles
Atte aur Gond ke ladoo is a traditional winter delicacy that is very healthy and provides the body with the required amount of needed calories.
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Atte aur Gond ke ladoo is a traditional winter delicacy that is very healthy and provides the body with the required amount of needed calories.
Processed Sugar-Free Ragi Ladoos (Finger Millet Energy Bites)
Processed Sugar-Free Ragi Ladoos or Finger Millet Energy Bites is a quick and easy gluten-free snack recipe loaded with Calcium, Iron and all the essential nutrients.
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Ragi ladoos arranged as a pyramid in a black bowl. Seen along are some apricots and figs.
Collection of Snacks & Starters

Appetizers

Bakery Style Veg Puff | Curry Puff
Veg Puff or Curry Puff are delicious bakery-style flaky puff pastry tea time snack, filled with spiced vegetable filling.
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Close up look of cut puff pastry with filling seen inside. Seen in the background are few more puff lying.
Crispy Baked French Fries or Oven Chips (Turnip, Sweet Potato, Carrot & Potato)
Crispy Baked French Fries of Oven chips are a guilt-free snack or a side which are baked in the oven until crisp with just a teaspoon of oil.
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Crispy Baked French Fries of Oven chips are a guilt-free snack or a side which are baked in the oven until crisp with just a teaspoon of oil.
Whole wheat Vegetarian Calzones
Whole wheat Vegetarian Calzones is a simple or delicious meal or a party idea for your kids, which is loaded with veggies and cheese.
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Whole wheat Vegetarian Calzones is a simple or delicious meal or a party idea for your kids, which is loaded with veggies and cheese.
Crispy Garlic Baked Potato Wedges
Crispy Garlic Baked Potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside , with no pre-soaking or boiling and a kick of garlic and a hint of parsley, which will definitely leave you craving for more.
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Crispy Garlic Baked Wedges
Farmer’s Market Vegetarian Quesadilla
Farmer’s Market Vegetarian quesadilla is an easy peasy, quick 10-minute lunch idea recipe using fresh swiss chard, peppers, and corn.
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Farmer's Market Vegetarian quesadilla is an easy peasy, quick 10-minute lunch idea recipe using fresh swiss chard, peppers, and corn.
Easy Homemade Baked Falafel (No Canned Beans)
Easy Homemade Baked Falafel is a healthy alternative to the typical fried falafel, which is made using chickpeas, a few spices and herbs.
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Falafel seen on a black plate.
Gobi Pakora (Cauliflower Tea Time Fritters)
Gobi pakora or Cauliflower pakoda is an irresistible and addictive tea time fritter which are crunchy on the outside, soft inside and perfect as a party appetizer.
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Gobi pakora or Cauliflower pakoda is an irresistible and addictive tea time fritter which are crunchy on the outside, soft inside and perfect as a party appetizer. They are served in a black bowl with 2 chutneys, coriander and tamarind.
Baked Potato Skins with Paneer & Veggies
Baked Potato Skins with Paneer & Veggies is a yummy and delicious starter or appetiser that can be made well ahead of time.
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Baked Potato Skins with Paneer & Veggies is a yummy and delicious starter or appetiser that can be made well ahead of time.
Manakish Za’atar (Lebanese Flatbread)
Manakish Za’atar is a Flatbread from the Levantine cuisine where the dough is sprinkled with Za’atar (Spice mix made of sesame-sumac-oregano) and is great for breakfast or as a dinner along with some falafel or hummus.
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Manakish Za’atar
Paneer Tikka (Indian Style Grilled Cottage Cheese & Vegetables)
Paneer Tikka is a very popular Indian Style appetizer or a vegetarian barbeque recipe made using cubes of paneer and Veggies marinated in yogurt and spice mixture.
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Close up look of Paneer Tikka
Instant Rava Dhokla (Steamed Savoury Semolina Cake)
Instant Rava Dhokla (Savoury Semolina Cake) is a quick and easy breakfast, or a tea time snack or a steamed side dish which can be made in a jiffy.
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Rava Dhokla being served with Green Coriander Chutney and a cup of tea
Instant Khaman Dhokla
Soft and spongy this Instant Khaman Dhokla can be done in under 30 minutes and is a perfect vegan Breakfast or a snack.
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Instant Khaman Dhokla - Soft and spongy this Instant Khaman Dhokla can be done in under 30 minutes and is a perfect vegan and gluten free Breakfast or a snack.
Boxty – Irish Potato FlatBread
A simple and easy to make flatbread from both raw and cooked potatoes, and served with soup or as a brunch along with mushrooms and sauteed kidney beans.
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Close up look of potato flatbread stacked one above other
Potato Apple Bread
Potato Apple bread is similar to a fadge or an Irish Potato Bread – Boxty and is popular in north-eastern Ireland around Halloween.
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Potato apple bread served on a white plate. Seen in the background are some blue flowers
Broccoli Vadi (Steamed Broccoli Snack)
Broccoli Vadi is a healthy, steamed and Vegan Snacks recipe made using Broccoli and gluten-free gram flour
Broccoli Vadi served on a hexagonal plate with some tomato ketchup
Easy Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi (Steamed Coriander Leaves cakes)
Easy Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi is one of the quick, and nutritious vegan snacks made using coriander, gram flour, and a few spices.
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Easy Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi is one of the quick, and nutritious vegan snacks made using coriander, gram flour, and a few spices.
Squash Leaves Patra / Pumpkin Patra / Stuffed Squash Leaves roll
Squash leaves patra is a vegan snack or an appetizer made using tender squash leaves, stuffed with a spicy, sweet filling made using gram flour and a few spices.
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Butternut Squash leaves patra served in a cream bowl
Homemade Vada Pav | Mumbai Special Vada Pav
Mumbai's Special Street food, Vada Pav, where the spicy potato filling is coated with gram flour batter and deep fried to make a spicy and yummy snack.
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Holi Special Vada Pav
Rajasthani Paush Bada | Vada | Posh Bada
Rajasthani Paush Bada are delicious and crunchy snacks made during winters or the Hindu Paush Month, using different lentils, spinach and a few spices.
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Paush Bada with 4 types of chutneys and Tea
Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls
Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls is delicious, crunchy, and flaky party appetizer stuffed with stir fried veggies and baked to perfection.
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Baked Vegetable Spring Rolls
Baked Spicy and Sweet Cauliflower Wings (Gluten-Free)
This Gluten free Baked Sticky Honey Sriracha Cauliflower wings are baked and not fried making it a perfect healthy snack, appetizer or as a side.
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Close up look of Baked Spicy and Sweet Cauliflower Wings seen on a black baking tray
Vegan Baked Oats and Vegetable Bites
This Vegan Baked Oats and Vegetable bites are loaded with low carb vegetables like Broccoli and cauliflower and serves as a perfect appetizer or finger food.
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Vegan Baked Oats and Vegetable Bites
Horse Gram and Sweet Potato Patties (Kulith and Shakarkand ki Tikki)
Horse Gram and Sweet Potato Patties is a delicious party snack or a lunch box idea that can be enjoyed as is or as a patties for your burger.
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Kulith and Shakarkand ki Tikki
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots is an easy and delicious tots recipes loaded with cheese and the goodness of low carb Cauliflower
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Baked Cauliflower Tots
Roasted Garlic Herb Mushrooms
Roasted Garlic and Herb Mushrooms is an easy, cheesy and delicious side dish done in under 30 minutes and bursting with flavours of garlic and herbs.
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Roasted Garlic and Herb Mushrooms
Whole Wheat Spinach Pizza Pinwheels
Whole Wheat Spinach Pizza Pinwheels is a quick, easy, freezer , kid and toddler friendly recipe with the goodness of spinach loaded into a pizza dough.
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Whole Wheat Spinach Pizza Pinwheels is a quick, easy, freezer , kid and toddler friendly recipe with the goodness of spinach loaded into a pizza dough.
Moong Dal Pakoda (Fritters)
Moong Dal Pakoda is a vegan and a gluten free snack, made using yellow split moong dal and a few ingredients available at home, best served along with tea.
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Moong Dal Pakoda (Fritters)
Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls
This Nutty Spinach, Poato & Paneer Balls have the melt in the mouth texture and is perfect as a side, evening snack or for kids lunchboxes.
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Nutty Spinach , Potato & Paneer Balls
Open Faced Grilled Cheese with Tomato | Bread Pizza
A simple open Faced Grilled cheese sandwich which can be assembled in 20-30 minutes and can be enjoyed as breakfast/ brunch or as a Snack.
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Open Faced Grilled Cheese with Tomato | Bread Pizza
Wholemeal Cheese Bombs
This Extra Course Wholemeal Cheese Bombs are very easy and a perfect healthy snack, starter or a sides for your Kid’s parties.
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Wholemeal Cheese Bombs
Aloo Toast Sandwich | Potato Toast Sandwich
Yummy and delicious Aloo Toast Sandwich is a filling snack , which can be made in a jiffy. Perfect as a toddler finger food, for lunchbox or a travel food.
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Aloo Toast Sandwich served in a blue plate.
Holi Special Dahi Vada | Dahi Bhalla
Holi Special Dahi Vada are fried dumplings topped with beaten yogurt, lipsmacking chutney’s and spices to make a tasty and mouthwatering chaat.
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Holi Special Dahi Vada | Dahi Bhalla
Four Leaf Clover Good Luck Rolls
This part Wholemeal flour Four Leaf Clover Good Luck Rolls are a perfect accompainment to any of your main dishes like gravy or pasta.
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Four Leaf Clover Good Luck Rolls
Baked Bread Katori (Cup) Chaat
A yummy and a tasty appetizer which can be made within half an hour for your sudden guest or for parties, with few ingredients available at home.
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Baked Bread Katori Chaat
Baked Handvo (Rice, Lentils & Vegetables Savory Gluten Free Snack)
Baked Handvo is a Savory and nutritious, gluten free Snack or Savory cake or Muffins made using Rice, Lentils and Vegetables. It is also a healthy toddler snack or a finger food.
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Baked Handvo (Rice, Lentils & Vegetables Savory Gluten Free Snack)
Ragda Pattice
Ragda Pattice is popular street food from the state of Maharashtra made using crispy potato pattice and dry white peas curry called Ragda.
Ragda Pattice served in a black plate with a generous garnish of chutney, tomato, onion and sev
Savoury Babka with Sun-dried Tomato, Feta, and Coriander Chutney
This Savory babka is delicious and bursting with flavors from spicy Coriander Chutney, tangy and salty Feta, and sweet-tart flavor from Sun-dried Tomato.
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Close up look of Savoury babka slices with half cut babka loaf in background
Vegan Chickpea Tomato Omelette
Vegan Chickpea Tomato Omelette is a quick and Instant Breakfast or a Snack recipe made using Chickpea flour, tomato, onion and a few spices.
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Vegan Chickpea Tomato Omeletee served with a bread slice along with tomato ketchup and green coriander chutney
Swirl Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread (Chocolate, Garlic & Herbs)
Swirl Sourdough Whole Wheat Bread is a delicious sourdough bread that is stuffed with different sweet or savoury fillings. I have used chocolate in one of the bread and garlic & oregano in another.
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Swirl Sourdough Bread cut into slices and laid on a food board. Along side is a cup of tea
Dudhi Kofta (Bottle Gourd Fritters)
Dudhi kofta are a yummy and delicious gluten free fritters made using Dudhi/Bottle Gourd. They serve as a perfect snack or a starter.
Dudhi Kofta (Bottle Gourd Fritters)
Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread
Whole Wheat Focaccia Bread with herbs is a simple and easy bread that is perfect for any occasion, family dinner or best for a lunchbox or after school snacks.
Whole Wheat focaccia bread seen on white parchment paper
Cebularz Lubelski (Polish Onion Flatbread)
Cebularz Lubelski is a round-shaped Polish Onion flatbread or rolls made using wheat flour, onion, and poppy seeds that can be enjoyed for breakfast, meal, or as a snack.
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Close up look of Cebularz Lubelski arranged on a baking tray
Air fryer French Fries
Crispy, Crunchy Air fryer French Fries are delicious and addictive appetizers, tasting like normal fried fries, but with much less fat.
French fries in an air fryer basket
Eggless Indian Pav/Dinner Rolls
Soft and puffy, this Indian Bakery Style pav/pao buns or Dinner rolls are eggless and made with just 5 ingredients flour, yeast, milk, sugar, and butter.
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Eggless Indian Pav
Squash Leaves Patra / Pumpkin Patra / Stuffed Squash Leaves roll
Squash leaves patra is a vegan snack or an appetizer made using tender squash leaves, stuffed with a spicy, sweet filling made using gram flour and a few spices.
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Butternut Squash leaves patra served in a cream bowl

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Seema Sriram

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

Wow! Renu, this is a vast collection of snacks and savouries. I cant say which one I like better coz the next one seems to tempt me more!

Mayuri Patel

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Renu an awesome collection of snacks not only for Diwali but any time of the year. Love the suggestions you have given for both the dry and fresh snacks. I've got to give Khasta Moong Dal Dry Kachori a try.

Priya Vj

Friday 21st of October 2022

Such an amazing post Renu with a variety of snacks for the festive season. I have bookmarked the kachori and namkeen sev recipe to try for this diwali .kachori recipe was in my to do list for a long time now .

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

Thank you Priya, I hope you like it