Father’s Day 2024: 7 Easy Indian Starters To Make At Home
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Father's Day is a global celebration that honours and appreciates fathers and father figures for their contributions, love, and support. It usually falls on the third Sunday of June. This day is celebrated by giving gifts, spending quality time together, and expressing gratitude through cards and love. But what can you do to make him feel extra special? You can make his favourite starters.

Indian snacks are yummy, flavourful, and rich in spices. Spend time preparing a unique lunch for him; this effort will undoubtedly make the food much more delightful for Dad. From tasty fried appetisers like pakoras to grilled delicacies like kebabs, these recipes are simple to follow and require little preparation time in the kitchen. If you're looking for something light and crispy, try dahi puris, which are bite-sized puris filled with yoghurt and chutney. Hara Bhara Kababs are a healthy kebab that contains veggies. Here are seven simple yet tasty starters that you can easily prepare at home. Make them with love and affection, and your dad will surely love them!


Paneer Tikka

 This popular Indian snack is soft and flavourful. This Father's Day, make these with coriander chutney and serve with vinegar onions. To make this, marinate paneer with a spicy mixture that includes ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala, chaat masala, and lemon juice. Coat the paneer well and just grill it using skewers. Garnish with coriander leaves and lemon wedges, and enjoy this side with your favourite beverage.


Pakoras are heavenly; you can make aloo, gobhi, onion or his favourite pakoras on Father's Day. To make these in a bowl, make the batter, which consists of spices. The batter is made from gram flour, water, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, ajwain (carom seeds), and gram flour. Dip your favourite vegetables in it and deep-fry them until crispy. Serve these pakoras hot with green chutney or ketchup for a satisfying and comforting snack.

Dahi Ke Kebab

Soft kebabs with a rich taste will surely melt in your mouth. To make these aromatic kebabs, in a bowl, add in hung curd, grated paneer, finely chopped onions, green chilies, cumin powder, garam masala, and bread crumbs. Now mix it well, ensuring every ingredient is combined perfectly. Now shape the mixture into the desired share, rounds or even hearts for Father's Day. Fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve these delicate yet yummy kebabs with mint chutney, offering a creamy and flavorful experience.

Masala Corn

This quick snack is easy and tasty. To prepare this, boil the corn kernels. Take a pan and add butter, chaat masala, red chilli powder, lemon juice, and salt. Add the boiled corn kernels and coat them well. This light yet flavourful snack is perfect for snacking on a rainy day, as the monsoon is coming. Lemon gives a tangy twist to this snack. Enjoy it with your friends and family and with your favourite beverages.

Aloo Tikki

A popular North Indian snack made from spiced mashed potatoes, formed into patties, and shallow fried until crispy. To make this, in a bowl, make the patty dough. Add in mashed potatoes with finely chopped onions, green chilies, cumin powder, coriander powder, chaat masala, and salt. Now shape the tikkis into the desired shapes and deep fry until golden brown or crispy. To make them more crispy, you can coat them with breadcrumbs before frying. Serve with mint chutney and tea.

Hara Bhara Kabab

 Nutritious yet delicious, this vegetarian starter can never disappoint you. To make this, add chopped spinach, boiled green peas, boiled potatoes, green chilies, cumin powder, coriander powder, and bread crumbs. Mash all well and make a perfect filling. Now make small rounds and shallow fry in oil. Your healthy green snack is ready. Serve it hot with green chutney or yoghurt dip.

Stuffed Mushroom

 Mushrooms can never disappoint when it comes to starters. To make this snack, prepare the filling by adding finely chopped mushroom stems, onions, garlic, black pepper, salt, rosemary, paprika, bread crumbs,  olive oil, and cheese. Now stuff the mushroom with this mixture. Bake until perfect and golden in colour. Garnish with cheese on top and sprinkle oregano on top.

This Father's Day, show love to your father by preparing these easy yet yummy snacks. Each dish is packed with flavour and made with love, ensuring that your dad enjoys a memorable and delicious meal. From the creamy Dahi Ke Kebab to the crispy Aloo Tikki, these starters will set the stage for a wonderful Father’s Day celebration