Spices and flavors are abundant in Indian cuisine. Because of the numerous ingredients and the lengthy cooking process, this cuisine is highly satisfying. The majority of Indian dishes are a mash-up of flavors and veggies. Though beginnings are usually on the lighter side of a meal, Indian starters are rich in texture and aroma on their own. It’s fair to say that starters with an Indian twist have a distinct flavor and are a must-try. Here are some Indian entrees that you should try:

Paneer Pakora

       Paneer Pakoras are one of the most famous entrees in Indian cuisine. Paneer pakoras are deep-fried cottage cheese slices. Cottage cheese chunks are fried after being dipped in gramme flour batter. A variety of spices are used to flavour the batter. Onions, cauliflower, spinach, and potatoes can also be used to make pakoras. Typically, paneer pakoras are served with mint dipping sauces or chutneys.


       Samosa is a fried dish with a somewhat spicy kick. Samosas are not only served as an entrée, but also as a snack. This triangular entrée is stuffed with a blend of veggies such as potatoes, onions, and green peas. After then, a variety of spices are added to the mix. The stuffing’s triangular covering is made of wheat flour and then filled with the prepared filling. Samosas are made up of a wide range of spices and ingredients. This delectable snack is best served with chutneys.

  Papdi chaat

        Papdi chaat is a must-try for everyone who likes savoury and spicy flavours. Papdi are Deep-fried dough wafers. The mashed boiling potatoes, chickpeas, and a variety of chutneys are then spread on top of the wafers. A little minced onion is sometimes added to papdi chaat. This dish is usually topped with fresh chopped coriander. People who wish to try something new and crunchy should try papdi chaat.

Spring Rolls

        These Chinese vegetable spring rolls are popular starter snacks that are served in Indo Chinese restaurants. These are perfect as a tea snack and or for a weekend brunch. These flaky spring rolls also go perfectly with a hot cup of black tea or coffee. These can be made with homemade spring roll wrappers or ready made frozen sheets. Frozen sheets can be available in rice,wheat flour or plain flour sheets. The filling can be stir fried cabbage and other vegetables or paneer or you can also opt for non veg. Filling as per your choice.

You can try out these amazing starters at any Indian Restaurant in Melbourne.

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