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Appetizers: Finger Food

(Indian Appetizers, International Appetizers, Starters, Finger Foods, High Tea Snacks, Tea time Snacks, Evening Snacks)

Of late, the term Finger Foods is making a loud noise in the food industry. I first heard the term finger food when my son was a toddler and it meant the first kind of food which he can hold with his tiny hands directly. It includes all food items from a small stick of carrot to a cookie. This way, not only enabled to enjoy the experience but also teach them to be independent and develop their fine motor skills and co-ordination. But, as years rolled by this term has gained a new meaning and prominence. So, what exactly is finger food? It is just about any bite size piece of food that we can pick up and eat without dirtying our fingers. These bite sized foods are easy to pop into the mouth and they go perfectly well with drinks or cock tails that precedes the main course in any kind of a party.

These finger foods are gaining more and more prominence in many occasions as they are easy to make, easy to eat, utterly delicious and minimal wastage. The best part of the finger foods is that it can be eaten conveniently while walking around and talking and also it is easy to store leftovers. Though, people of all ages enjoy the finger foods, it is the children who relish these foods the most.

Now, these finger foods are no rocket science!! It is our traditional and regular homemade foods which are presented with a twist and in style. For an example, our traditional kuzhipaniyaram, unniappam, oats kozhukattai, Kara kozhukattai cauliflower pakoda etc can be served in colorful skewers which will be attractive as well as easy to eat. Likewise, the vada and the bajjis can be made bite sized and perfectly shaped. They also should be arranged on attractive platters and garnished well with complimentary colors. Go ahead and try these finger foods and make your get together or a birthday party the ultimate taste hub. Cheers!

Vegetarian Finger Food Appetizers

Broccoli Bajji Broccoli Bajji Samosa Samosa Onion Rings Onion Rings Boiled Tapioca Kappa Vevichathu (Boiled Tapioca)
Kuzhipaniyaram Kuzhipaniyaram Dahi Vada Dahi Vada Khaman Dhokla Khaman Dhokla Corn Vadai Corn Vadai
Medhu Vadai Medhu Vadai Unniappam Unniappam Curd Idli Curd Idli Sprouts Salad Sprouts Salad
Fried Idli Fried Idli Oats Kozhukattai Oats Kozhukattai Red Chori Vadai Red Chori Vadai Kaara Kozhukattai Kaara Kozhukattai
Khandvi Khandvi Black Bean Patties Black Bean Patties Ragi Vadai Ragi Vadai Vegetable Cutlets Vegetable Cutlets
Pakoras Bajji (Pakoras) Vella Kozhakkattai Vella Kozhakkattai Cauliflower 65 Cauliflower (Gobhi) 65 Mixed Vegetable Vadai Mixed Vegetable Vadai
Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram Khaman Dhokla Khaman Dhokla Onion Vadai Onion Vadai Unniappams Unniappams
Upma Kozhukattai Upma Kozhukattai Kothimbir Wadi Kothimbir Wadi Mushroom Cutlet Mushroom Cutlet Sabudhana Vada Sabudhana Vada
Masala Vadai Masala Vadai Badam Pakoras Badam Pakoras Yam Pattice Yam Pattice Corn Rolls Corn Rolls
Corn Stuffed Pockets Corn Stuffed Pockets Bread Pakoda Bread Pakoda Vazhaipoo Vadai Vazhaipoo Vadai Raw Banana Yam Bonda Raw Banana Yam Bonda
Sukhiyan Sukhiyan Corn Muffins Corn Muffins Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen) Roasted Lotus Seeds (Phool Makhana Namkeen) Butter Corn Butter Corn
Cauliflower Pakoda Cauliflower Pakoda Pazham Pori Pazham Pori Mirchi Bada (vada) Mirchi Bada Upvas Cutlet Upvas Cutlet
Assorted Mini Adai Assorted Mini Adai Pidi Kolukattai Pidi Kolukattai Ajwain Patta Bajia Ajwain Patta Bajia Broken Wheat Patties Broken Wheat Patties / Cutlets
Ellu Kozhukattai Ellu Kozhukattai Methi Corn Vada Methi Corn Vada Dahi ke Kebab Dahi Kebab (from Barbeque Nation) Dahi ke Kebab Broccoli Carrot Vada
Beetroot Roti Raw Vegetable Sushi Roll

Non-Vegetarian Finger Food Appetizers

Crab Cake Crab Cake Chicken Tikka Kabab Chicken Tikka Kabab Wonton Fries Wonton Fries Momo Momo
Shrimp Pakoras Shrimp Pakoras No Photo Breaded Prawns Fry Seekh Kabab Seekh Kabab Fish Cutlets Fish Cutlets
Crispy Fried Calamari Crispy Fried Calamari Fried Chicken like KFC Fried Chicken like KFC Chicken Lollypop Chicken Lollypop Chicken Roll Chicken Roll
Kerala Chicken Roast Kerala Chicken Roast Chilli Chicken Chili Chicken

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Comments (20)

Person moonlight   (September 6, 2016)
i love this!!!
when I go to india I'm going to eat everyone of this.....ill probabl;y gain lots of weight but eh ...whatevs .....I love india's bae <3
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 8, 2016)
Have a great time during your India trip. Be careful and eat good quality food so that you don't fall sick.
Person vishal darj   (September 14, 2015)
Momo is the best its my hometown wer the tibetian food got famous
Person vishal darj   (September 14, 2015)
Momo is the best its my hometown wer the tibetian food got famous
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (September 16, 2015)
Oh great.... Enjoy!!
Person ok   (May 12, 2015)
Person tonni   (April 5, 2015)
Jag älskar att läsa om det inte så bra, men jag tror inte det är en bra dag. Jag har inte fått in några utbildningar eller kurser i navigation i en vecka. Jag har inte fått in några utbildningar eller kurser i navigation i en vecka kvar på den där bilden på dig och dina kollegor, jag vet. Det finns ingen annan har du gjort i alla andra, så att det inte blir något. Men nu ska det inte blir något. Men nu ska det inte blir något. Men nu ska det vara så att jag inte kan vara bra om du vill ha. Jag är så att jag har inte fått in i duschen. Jag är så att jag har inte fått någon gång, det blir en lång tid. Det finns ingen annan har du för dig som vill köpa en ny. Jag har ju varit i stan och sen blir det nog
Person ch.lakshmi   (December 3, 2014)
Does capsicum good for health?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 10, 2015)
Yes ofcourse..
Person naga   (October 13, 2014)
All recipes very easy available ingredients to cook so , I like it.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 7, 2014)
Thank you.
Person naga   (October 13, 2014)
All recipes very easy available ingredients to cook so , I like it.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 15, 2014)
Thank You.
Person Nazia   (May 30, 2014)
Hi, Just tried the Chicken dum biryani and khadai bhindi,.... it was delicious. Thanks for sharing simple but awesome food. Cheers.
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (June 6, 2014)
Enjoy... try out other recipes too.
Person Indian Food, Good?   (May 17, 2014)
But does it taste good??
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 25, 2014)
Try it and find out :-)
Person muhammad abdullah   (January 18, 2013)
very nice,extreamly beautiful
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (May 25, 2014)
Thank you.
Person REVATHI JOTHI   (November 5, 2014)
Pepper chicken looks likes very tasty and super.

Thank You.

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