Party appetizers are crunchy, savory and crispy finger foods that are usually served with drinks. These collections of party appetizer recipes include both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipes. Many of these recipes are easy and simple to make at home from kids to everyone loves these appetizers. Whenever I host parties at home these recipes are the first that comes to my mind then I pick 3 to 4 appetizers from this list. Though store-bought chips, salsa, crackers, and dips are the easiest and quickest appetizers for a large crowd nothing beats the homemade ones.
1. Onion Pakora
Onion pakora is the simplest and easiest deep fried dish with onion and chickpea flour. This pakora tastes crunchy and delicious. It is easy to make for the large crowd.
Check out the recipe for Onion Pakora.
2. Chicken Seekh Kebab
Chicken seekh kebab is the spicy and flavorful appetizer that is perfect for the summer deck parties. You can grill or bake or cook on the stove top. Grilling and baking in the oven are the easiest options for the parties with many people.
Check out the recipe for the chicken seekh kebab.
3. Masala Vadai
Masala vadai is a popular Indian snack with lentils and spices. It tastes crunchy and flavorful.
Check out the recipe for masala vadai.
4. Peanut Chat
Peanut chat is an easy and quick appetizer with roasted peanuts, fresh vegetables, lemon juice and chat masala.
Check out the recipe peanut chat.
5. Aloo Bonda
Mashed and seasoned potato shaped into small balls, dipped in the chickpea flour batter and deep fried.
Check out the recipe for aloo bonda.
6. Spicy Baked Potato Wedges
Spicy baked potato wedges is a flavorful appetizer with potatoes and spices. It tastes crispy on the outer and soft inside.
Check out the recipe for spicy baked potato wedges.
Falafel is a popular Mediterranean snack with chickpeas and fresh herbs.
Check out the recipe for falafel.
8. Medu Vadai
Medu vadai is a popular South Indian dish with urad dal. It is a delicious vegetarian appetizer that is loved by everyone.
Check out the recipe for urad dal vadai.
9. Fish Tikka
Fish tikka is a spicy and delicious appetizer with salmon and veggies that you can bake in the oven or grill in the outdoor grills.
Check out the recipe for fish tikka.
10. Baked Chicken Drumsticks
Baked chicken drumsticks are the spicy and flavorful appetizer. It is an excellent party appetizer that is easy to bake for a large crowd.
Check out the recipe for baked chicken drumsticks.
11. Egg Bonda
Egg bonda is an easy and quick appetizer with boiled eggs. Boiled eggs dipped in the chickpea flour and deep fried. Alternatively, you can make this deep-fried snack healthier using the paniyaram pan.
Check out the recipe for egg bonda.
12. Baked Spicy Chickpea
Baked spicy chickpeas is a crunchy and gluten-free appetizer recipe with chickpeas and spices.
Check out the recipe for baked spicy chickpeas.
13. Chicken Pakora
Chicken strips marinated in the spices and coated with the chickpea flour and deep fried.
Check out the recipe for chicken pakora.
14. Fish Cutlet
Fish cutlet is a crispy seafood appetizer with shredded fish, mashed potato, spices and bread crumbs. Kids would love this crispy appetizer.
Check out the recipe for fish cutlet.
15. Chicken Cutlet
Minced chicken cooked with spices, mixed with the mashed potatoes, coated in breadcrumbs and deep fried. This cutlet is a kid-friendly appetizer.
Check out the recipe for chicken cutlet.
16. Vegetable Kebabs
Vegetable kebabs is an easy and delicious appetizer with mixed vegetables that tastes crispy on the outer and soft inside.
Check out the recipe for vegetable kebabs.
17. Kara Sev
Kara sev is an easy and crunchy finger food. You can make kara sev ahead even a couple of days before the parties.
Check out the recipe for kara sev.
18. Avocado Deviled Eggs
Avocado deviled eggs are the healthy and gluten-free appetizer with boiled eggs and onion.
Check out the recipe for avocado deviled eggs.
19. Fish Fingers
Fish fingers are the crispy and crunchy finger food with fish and breadcrumbs. Thinly sliced fish marinated with spices, coated with bread crumbs and deep fried.
Check out the recipe for fish fingers.
20. Crispy Cabbage Pakora
Cabbage pakora is a crunchy finger food with shredded cabbage and chickpea flour.
Check out the recipe for crispy cabbage pakora.
21. Cauliflower 65
Cauliflower florets marinated with spices, yogurt and deep fried. It is crispy and spicy appetizer that goes well with cocktail or mocktail.
Check out the recipe for cauliflower 65.
22. Egg Chops
Boiled eggs wrapped with mashed potatoes, rolled in the breadcrumbs and deep fried.
Check out the recipe for egg chops.
23. Shrimp Cakes
Minced shrimp seasoned with spices, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried. It is an excellent appetizer for the seafood lovers.
Check out the recipe for shrimp cakes.
24. Masala Vada
Masala vada is a crunchy and flavorful appetizer with channa dal and spices. Apart from soaking time, it is simple to make in just a few mins.
Check out the recipe for Masala Vada.
25. Masala Omelette
Masala omelet is a flavorful and healthy appetizer cooked in an appe pan. It tastes soft, spongy and flavorful.
Check out the recipe for Masala Omelette.
26. Goli Bajji (Mangalore Bonda)
Goli bajji (Mangalore Bonda) is a popular South Indian appetizer. It tastes crispy on the outer and soft inside, easy and simple to make at home.
Check out the recipe for Goli Bajji.
27. Masala Peanuts
Masala peanuts (Peanut Bhujia) are the crunchy and gluten-free snack. It is simple to make in just a few mins and stores well for a couple of weeks.
Check out the recipe for Masala Peanuts.
28. SWEET CORN CHAAT
Sweet corn chaat is a delicious snack recipe with sweet corn, fresh vegetables and flavored with chaat masala. It is also an excellent appetizer for the parties.
Check out the recipe for Sweet Corn Chaat.
29. Egg Manchurian
Egg Manchurian dry is a sweet and spicy Indo Chinese recipe. It serves as an excellent party appetizer or sides with fried rice and noodles.
Check out the recipe for Egg Manchurian.
30. EASY TORTILLA PINWHEELS
Tortilla pinwheels are the easy and delicious party appetizer. Rich creamy guacamole and spicy pan seared chicken filling wrapped in a soft corn tortilla.
Check out the recipe for Tortilla Pinwheels.
31. CHICKEN 65 – INDIAN FRIED CHICKEN
Chicken 65 is a popular Indian fried chicken, which can be easily made with either breast or thigh chicken. Apart from marination time, you can make this recipe within 30 minutes.
Check out the recipe for Chicken 65.
32. HARA BHARA KABAB
Hara bhara kabab is an easy and healthy snack with spinach, peas, and potato. It is an excellent way to include veggies in the kids diet.
Check out the recipe for Hara Bhara Kabab.