Snacks are one of the most exciting meals of the day. From a cozy rainy day to cold weather, from a school lunch box to a picnic with family, several appetizers or snack recipes are available for every occasion. You can’t just eat the same snack every day.
Sometimes you need a little extra delicious dish that is mouth-watering. Homemade food has its advantages. You get to be your boss. Cooking snacks at home means you get to eat everything fresh, hot, and as per your choice. Here we have:
10 Mouthwatering Snacks To Try At Home
1. Potato Wedges
Potato wedges are delicious and easy-to-cook snacks at home that everyone would love- hot, crispy, and spicy. Let’s jump to the recipe.
- 4 medium-sized potato
- ¾ tsp salt
- ¼ cup cornflour
- 2 tbsp oil
- ½ tsp pepper (crushed)
- ½ tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- oil for deep frying
- ½ tsp mixed herbs (basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, marjoram, oregano)
Peel the potatoes, and chop them to the shape of a thick wedge. Now, boil the potato wedges for 3 minutes in salted water. After that, let the water drain and keep the potatoes aside. Add a little bit of oil to the boiled potato wedges. Now, add cornflour, pepper, chili powder, and herbs of your choice. Mix it well till the wedges get a nice coat. Now, you can either bake it in an oven at 180 celsius for 15-18 minutes or till the potatoes are golden and crisp. OR, you can deep fry it in hot oil. Stir it in between till the potatoes turn golden brown and crip. Delicious potato wedges are ready to serve with ketchup, green chutney, or both.
2. Cheesy Bread
Yet another one of the most appetizing snacks at home to satiate your craving for cheese. This cheesy bread recipe is going to solve your misery. Let’s get to the quick recipe.
- Mozzarella cheese (1 cup)
- cheddar cheese (about 2 cups)
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped green onion (to taste)
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 Tbsp sour cream (optional)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 stick unsalted butter (1/4 cup, 2 ounces), slightly melted
- French or Italian bread
Take a bowl and add the melted butter and garlic, and mix it properly until smooth. Now, take another large bowl to prepare the topping. Add both kinds of cheese followed by green onion, mayonnaise and sour cream, and the butter mixture. Preheat the oven or broiler for about 3-5 minutes, spread the loaf of bread, and slice it in half horizontally, now spread the cheese mixture over the bread. Place the bread gently in the oven and cook it for about 5-10 minutes. Let it cool, slice it with the bread knife. Enjoy!
3. Kakori Kebabs
This Mughlai recipe, Kakori Kebabs is made with mutton, onion, and lots of spices that will melt your heart. This juicy and succulent snack is the most delicious snack to make at home. Let’s find out the method.
- 400 gm mutton
- 2 egg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 5 tablespoon ghee
- 1/2 cup chickpeas
- water as required.
- 2 cup onion
- 1 teaspoon mace
- 2 powdered black cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 5 clove
- 5 green chilli
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
First of all, wash the mutton and put it in a pressure cooker to boil. Now, chop the coriander leaves, green chillies, and papaya. Also, grate nutmeg and finely slice the onions.
Now the mutton is boiled, let it coll and mice in properly using a mincer. Grind the roasted chickpeas and cinnamon to give it a fine texture. Take a frying pan and add ghee to it. Once the pan is heated, add thinly sliced onions into the pan and fry it until brown colour. Now take a large bowl to mix all the ingredients along with the minced mutton and fried onions. Keep the marinated mixture aside for 2-3 hours.
Now, put this mixture in a grinder and grind them well. Now add powdered roasted chana and cinnamon, then add eggs and mix all the ingredients nicely. Refrigerate the mixture for 1-2 hours. Now put the mixture onto skewers and shape them into kebabs. Preheat the oven and place the kebabs into a baking tray and bake them for20 minutes at 260 degrees Celcius. Serve the hot kebabs with chutney of your choice!
4. Dorito Haystacks
The surprisingly easy family recipe which you can also make for a big get-together. This flavoursome Spanish cuisine is on the list for all the yummy reasons. Let’s follow through with the recipe.
- 2 cups kidney beans, cooked
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 package corn chips (Doritos)
- 1 head iceberg lettuce – rinsed, dried, and shredded
- 2 large chopped tomatoes
- 1 chopped green bell pepper
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 chopped black olives
- 1 shredded carrot
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 cup salsa
In a medium saucepan, add the kidney beans, salt, chilli powder, and pepper. Cook over medium heat until heated through. To prepare the haystacks put a hand full of corn chips following with all the ingredients one by one. Spread them roughly. Top the plate with salsa and sour cream. Dorito haystacks are all set to eat! Eat them instantly to get the real taste.
5. Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Immensely prominent North Indian snacks to make at home. Spiced with yogurt and Indian spices processed with marinated paneer chunks which makes it full of flavour. Read below to find the recipe.
- Paneer 15-16 cubes
- Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tbsp
- Salt 1 tsp
- Coriander Powder 1 tsp
- Cumin Powder 1 tsp
- Garam Masala 1 tsp
- Black Salt 1 tsp
- Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder 2 tsp
- Red Chilli Powder 2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder 1 tsp
- Yogurt 1 cup
- Carrom Seeds 1/2 tsp
- Amchoor Powder 1 tsp
- Onion, chopped 1
- Capsicum 1
- Lemon Juice 1 tsp
- Mustard Oil 2 tsp
Cut the paneer into one and a half-inch squares with a thickness of half an inch. Mix ingredients and marinate the paneer cubes in it for about 45-60 minutes. Now, thread the chunks of capsicum, onion, and paneer alternatively on the skewer. Preheat at 230 degrees celsius for 15 minutes. Place the skewers on the baking tray. Spray a little bit of oil on the paneer. Bake them for 2-3 minutes or until getting a golden brown colour. Paneer tikkas are ready to serve. Complement them with mint chutney, tomato sauce, or both.
6. Cheese Balls
Yet another utterly tempting cheese snack has a unique flavour to drool over. This is easy to make a snack for you to try. Find the recipe below.
- 1 cup Potato (Boiled, peeled, and grated)
- 200 g Paneer (Grated)
- 50 g Mozzarella Cheese (Cut into small cubes)
- 3 tbsp All-purpose flour
- ¼ cup Cheddar Cheese (Grated)
- 4 tbsp Cornflour
- 2 tbsp Fresh coriander (Chopped)
- Salt to taste
- ½ tsp Garam masala powder
- ½ cup Bread crumbs
- Oil for frying
Take a bowl and add potato, paneer, cheese, salt, coriander, cornflour, and garam masala and mix them. Make small balls out of this mixture. Keep one mozzarella cube in each ball in the centre and close it. In another bowl add all-purpose flour and add water to make a thin paste. Dip the balls in the paste and roll it over the bread crumbs. Deep fry in hot oil till golden brown. Take them out and place them on a kitchen towel. Serve these hot and crisp cheese balls. Serve hot with coriander chutney and ketchup.
7. Mozzarella Sticks
Everyone’s favourite snacks Mozzarella sticks are a wonderfully ooey-gooey snack! The cheesy treat to all the cheese lovers’ mouths. Flavour them with oregano and chilli flakes to make them a little hot and spicy. Let’s go to the recipe to try at home.
- 2 eggs, beaten
- ¼ cup water
- 1 ½ cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup cornstarch
- 1-quart oil for deep frying
- 1 (16 ounces) package mozzarella cheese sticks
First of all, mix the eggs in a bowl with a little bit of water. Take garlic salt and bread crumbs in a medium bowl and mix it well. Mix cornstarch and flour in another bowl. Now, take a saucepan and heat the oil. Coat each mozzarella stuck in the flour mixture then in the egg mixture and lastly in the bread crumbs. Now put them into oil one by one, deep fry them till golden brown. Remove them and place in on a paper towel. And it’s done!
8. Pizza Poppers
The spicy and creamy pizza poppers are going to be the most tasteful dish for you. Pizza poppers are special due to their melty, saucy, and yummy flavour.
- 3/4 c flour
- 3/4 c milk
- 1 egg
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 4 oz pepperoni, diced
- 2 oz shredded mozzarella
- 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 tsp dried basil or Italian seasoning
- warmed pizza sauce for dipping
First off, preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celcius. Add the flour and baking powder to stir it with milk and beaten egg. Add basil, pepproni, and mozzerella. Fill the muffin tray with an even portion of the mix. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. And it’s done! Serve them hot with pizza sauce.
9. Avocado Sweet Potato Tacos
Topped with creamy avocado lime sauce, the perfect combination of sweet and sour is a delicious filler. Try the Avocado sweet potato tacos snacks at home.
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
- 1 x 380g carton black beans, drained and rinsed
- 125g Greek yogurt
- 1 small avocado peeled and roughly chopped
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges, to serve
- 12 small tortillas (or 4 large)
- coriander leaves, to serve
Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C. Take a large baking paper to spread on a baking tray. Saute the sweet potato with chilli powder, and olive oil, and season. Roast for about 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Now heat the black beans in a pan with 2-3 tablespoons of water for about 5 minutes. While the sweet potato and beans are cooking, mix the yogurt, avocado, garlic, and lime juice and give it a good grind. Season to taste and chill until ready to use.
Warm the tortillas, then assemble the tacos with a scoop of the avocado yogurt sauce, followed by the roasted sweet potato, and black beans. Finish with coriander and wedges of lime.
10. Baked Onion Rings
The fuss-free snacks have all the goodness of onion with seasoning to make your evening extra spicy. Try the recipe to impress your kids and friends.
- 1 yellow onion
- 2 egg whites
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper, (or to taste)
- 3 cups panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup of all-purpose flour
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C. Separate all the onions into a single ring. Take egg white and milk in a bowl and whisk it thoroughly. Add a pinch of cayenne pepper.
Put the onion rings into a resealable bag. Add flour, salt, and black pepper; seal bag and shake until rings are well coated with flour. Drop all the coated onion rings in the egg white-milk mixture and now drop in the panko crumbs and toss the onions until they are coated evenly. Place the rings onto the baking sheet. Spray the onion rings with the cooking spray. Now, Bake in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes or until the onion rings turn golden brown. Crunchy onion rings are ready! Serve them with tomato ketchup.
These luscious recipes you can try at home and give yourself and your loved ones an amazing treat. These tempting snacks are easy to make and the best fit for any game nights, kitty parties, BBQ nights, and whatnot. Start with one snack at a time and level up your cooking game.