This category has been viewed 52986 times

 Healthy Indian Recipes > High Protein > 
69

High Protein Starters & Snacks recipes


Last Updated : Jun 06,2022



प्रोटीन से भरपूर स्टार्टर और नाश्ता - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (High Protein Starters & Snacks recipes in Hindi)
હાઇ પ્રોટીન સ્ટાર્ટસ્ અને નાસ્તા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (High Protein Starters & Snacks recipes in Gujarati)

High Protein Indian Starters and Snacks Recipes | Healthy Protein Rich Snacks | High Protein Snacks for Vegetarians | 

High Protein Indian Starters and Snacks Recipes | Healthy Protein Rich Snacks | High Protein Snacks for Vegetarians. Snacks and Starters, often looked upon as culprits for weight gain, can also be made nutritious. That is what this section portrays. Make these snacks and starters a ladder to strengthen your bones and maintain cell health. 

6 Pointers to Keep in Mind for Making Protein Rich Snacks and Starters

1. Include loads of sprouts.

2. Befriend nutritious dairy products like milk, curd and paneer.

3. Rely on some nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts and sesame seeds.

4. Include protein rich veggies like broccoli, green peas and cauliflower.

5. Embrace your diet with protein rich cereals like buckwheat, jowar, bajra, ragi etc. Try the recipe of Buckwheat Dhokla.

6. Stay steer off frying as a cooking method.

Buckwheat DhoklaBuckwheat Dhokla

Non-fried Indian Protein Rich Starters and Snacks

Deep fried tikkis are loved by one and all at snack time. But excess fat can be a welcome factor for many other diseases. Try using a non-stick tava to enjoy all those tikkis, kebabs and cutlets you love to indulge into. 

Tikkis of various types are very popular in India. Healthy chick pea pattice is a nutritious variant of this all-time favourite snack made with protein and calcium rich ingredients like chick peas and mint. When you feel like having a snack, go for these tasty Indian chick peas tikki. With no cornflour or potatoes used for binding these tikkis, these are a nourishing snack option for weight-watchersheart patients and even diabetics. The addition of veggies enhances its fibre content, which is known to be beneficial to control blood sugar levels and blood cholesterol levels too.

chickpea tikki recipe | healthy chick pea pattice | Indian chana tikki | how to make chickpea pattieschickpea tikki recipe | healthy chick pea pattice | Indian chana tikki | how to make chickpea patties

Healthy cabbage jowar muthia uses cabbage and jowar flour to provide you with plenty of fibre, protein and flavour. Jowar flour is a complex carb and will be absorbed slowly in the blood stream and not cause a spike in insulin. Jowar and all Millets are rich in potassiumCabbage is low in caloriesrelieves constipation, good for diabetics. That’s why his is a healthy cabbage jowar muthia. You can try eating these to lower down your caloric intake but do remember to limit the oil used for the tempering. 

Cabbage Jowar MuthiasCabbage Jowar Muthias

Try them with a chutney of your choice and you will never be disappointed. Just a bit of effort and you will have a nourishing fare on your table to begin your meal that’s healthy for your bones and body both.

Kabuli chana, also known as chick peas, is the prime ingredient of any hummus. In this spinach hummus, chick peas are soaked and cooked till done. Spinach, garlic, green chillies and lemon juice are added to it as flavour enhancers. 

Spinach Hummus with Cucumber SticksSpinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks

Curd and olive oil in this homemade Spinach hummus is to ease the process of blending and give a smooth texture to the hummus. Curd will add on to your protein levels while the olive oil will lend omega-3 fats – the healthy fats known to protect your heart in healthy parsley hummus.

Buckwheat dosa known as kuttu dosa is an instant buckwheat dosa which requires no fermentation. Here is an easy and healthy Indian buckwheat crepes prepared with buckwheat and urad dal.

buckwheat dosa recipe | kuttu dosa | healthy Indian buckwheat crepes | instant buckwheat dosabuckwheat dosa recipe | kuttu dosa | healthy Indian buckwheat crepes | instant buckwheat dosa

The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy buckwheat dosas. See why this is a healthy Indian buckwheat crepes? Buckwheat is a very good source of iron and good to prevent anaemia. Rich in folate and good food for pregnant women . Buckwheat keeps your heart healthy and high in fibre and diabetic friendly. So dig into this buckwheat dosa.

Protein Rich Indian Snacks using Sprouts

Sprouts often are the so-considered boring food. But here their use has been made in a nourishing way and the recipes have been tweaked to make protein bound delicacies like Cauliflower Greens and Mixed Sprouts Tikki

Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts TikkiCauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki

Make the most of cauliflower greens to up your haemoglobin levels! Though not very commonly used, these greens are a very good source of iron and lend themselves to the preparation of very tasty dishes, such as this Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki. This easy and tasty starter uses mixed sprouts for binding and to enhance the iron , protein and calcium content of the recipe further.

Let’s give a healthy twist to the evergreen Aloo Tikki! Using sprouted moong increases the nutrient-value by at least 15 per cent, while coriander and mint give an aromatic spin to the tale. Serve these protein and fibre-rich Sprouts Tikkis hot and crisp, as soon as you prepare them. Serve with Spicy Onion ChutneyTomato Cutney or Chilli Garlic Chutney.

Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki RecipeSprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe

Mixed Sprouts chaat is a treat to your taste buds as it is flavor packed and is made with desi chutneys and the juicy pomegranate, lemon, boiled mixed sprouts and little coriander to add freshness to the dish. Laced with lemon juice and chaat masala, the bountiful flavour of this Mixed Sprout Chaat knows no bounds.

mixed sprouts chaat | Indian sprouts chaat | boiled mixed sprouts chaatmixed sprouts chaat | Indian sprouts chaat | boiled mixed sprouts chaat

See why mixed sprouts are good for you. Sprouts contain enzymes that aid digestion and are alkaline in nature. Sprouting increases the availability of proteins. For example, on sprouting, the protein content of moong increases by 30%.

Batata poha is a breakfast dish that's really easy to make and is commonly eaten in most houses. To make it healthier, I have substituted potatoes with sprouts in this Mixed Sprouts Poha recipe as sprouted pulses are easier to digest.

mixed sprouts poha recipe | healthy sprouts poha | breakfast pohamixed sprouts poha recipe | healthy sprouts poha | breakfast poha

Sprouts contain enzymes that aid digestion and are alkaline in nature. On sprouting, the seed becomes a veritable nutrient factory with a greater concentration of protein, vitamin Avitamin Cvitamin Evitamin K and B-complex. Sprouts are a good source of fibre, good for diabetic and heart friendly too.

Also Read : Health Benefits of Sprouts

Health Benefits of SproutsHealth Benefits of Sprouts

Protein Rich Indian Snacks using Paneer

Cottage cheese mixed herb balls is a no-fuss starter can be prepared before you can say mix-and-shape, yet it has the most charming melt-in-the-mouth texture and exciting flavour. Paneer mixed herb balls are made by coating balls of crumbled paneer with mixed herbs (thyme, basil), you get a delectably unique cold starter. The paneer absorbs the flavour of the topping in paneer mixed herb balls very well, and also has a very soft and succulent texture which feels magical when you bite into it.

paneer mixed herb balls recipe | healthy paneer mixed herb balls starter | cottage cheese mixed herb ballspaneer mixed herb balls recipe | healthy paneer mixed herb balls starter | cottage cheese mixed herb balls

See why these are healthy paneer mixed herb balls? Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetes.

The tandoori paneer tikka tastes awesome with pudina chutney. You can serve it alone or with a platter of tandoori starters. The paneer and curd in microwave paneer tikka are a good source of proteinphosphorus and calcium which strengthen our bones and the capsicum adds in a dose of antioxidants to keep the body cells healthy. Those watching calorie and fat count closely, can substitute full fat paneer and curd with their low fat counterparts. Learn how to make Low Fat Paneer and Low Fat Curd.

Paneer TikkaPaneer Tikka

Paneer bhurji is made from paneer, tomatoes, onions, spices and pav bhaji masala which are cooked together on a non stick tava. Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by Indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas! Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabeticspotassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure.

Paneer BhurjiPaneer Bhurji

Paneer stuffed mushroom masala is easy to make protein rich snack, but also serves as an exotic starter for parties! Here, the cavities in fresh button mushrooms are stuffed with a succulent and flavourful cottage cheese mixture, and carefully cooked for a few minutes along with chopped garlic for added flavour.

mushrooms stuffed with paneer recipe | paneer stuffed mushroom masala | paneer stuffed mushroom Indian starter | stuffed mushroom startermushrooms stuffed with paneer recipe | paneer stuffed mushroom masala | paneer stuffed mushroom Indian starter | stuffed mushroom starter

Protein Rich Indian Wrap Recipes

Wraps are filling cooking ideas which serve the purpose of one dish meal. What you need to make an appetizing wrap is a roti, a spread and a filling. Now the maida based roti can easily be replaced with whole wheat option. The trick you need to learn is the spread and the most important is the filling. For filling, choose veggies and sprouts. Try and use a variety of sprouts like bean sproutsmoong sproutsAlfa-Alfat Sprouts, chana sprouts and so on. We have tried creating healthy protein rich wraps for you.

Bean sprouts and veggie wrap is a dish which can be served as an Indian snack as well as a healthy one dish meal. A filling and wholesome snack that is ideal for an expectant mother to satiate small hunger pangs. With abundant nutrients, such as protein from bean sprouts; as well as antioxidants like vitamin A and Vitamin C from broccoli, carrot, capsicum and lettuce, the protein rich recipe will also help meet the growing nutrient requirements at this stage.

bean sprouts and veggie wrap recipe | veg wrap with bean sprouts | Indian protein rich recipe | sprouts veggie wrap

bean sprouts and veggie wrap recipe | veg wrap with bean sprouts | Indian protein rich recipe | sprouts veggie wrap

You would surely love to make a wrap with health spread too… right? So here’s an idea for the same. Try Spinach Tahini Wrap which makes use of Tahini paste as spread that is made in a jiffy using protein rich sesame seeds (often known as til). 

spinach tahini wrap recipe | healthy spinach wrap Indian style | spinach wrap with tahini spread | healthy spinach roll | healthy recipe for pregnancyspinach tahini wrap recipe | healthy spinach wrap Indian style | spinach wrap with tahini spread | healthy spinach roll | healthy recipe for pregnancy

Protein Rich Indian Dips and Spreads

A lot people rely only on cheese based dips to treat their taste buds. But believe it or no, there are many other ingredients which can be flavoured with correct combination and proportion of herbs and spices to make tasty spreads and dips. 

Tahini dip recipe is an attractive and aromatic sesame seed based dip. An inseparable part of Lebanese cuisine, tahini sauce basically means a paste of roasted sesame seeds. These tiny seeds along with curd add in some protein and calcium too, which are necessary for bone strengthening. The paste is widely used to make salad dressingsdips and sauces.

tahini dip recipetahini dip recipe

Homemade Almond Butter is totally awesome, a tantalising treat with a very unique flavour and interesting mouth-feel! Actually, it is something that must be experienced and not described! When you think almonds, you expect a nutty flavour, but this Homemade Almond Butter gives you a better flavour than you bargain for, because the nuts are roasted before blending. A dash of coconut oil further improves the flavour of this butter, apart from boosting its health benefits.

Homemade Almond Butter, for Weight Loss and AthletesHomemade Almond Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes

Almond butter is a great source of Protein, while coconut gives you healthy fatty acids of medium chain triglycerides. It is always better to make your almond butter at home as store-bought almond butter contains loads of sugar and hydrogenated vegetable fats, which are not good for you. You can have almond butter as it is or spread it on multigrain bread.

multigrain bread recipe | homemade multigrain bread recipe | eggless multigrain bread recipemultigrain bread recipe | homemade multigrain bread recipe | eggless multigrain bread recipe

Enjoy our High Protein Indian Starters and Snacks Recipes | Healthy Protein Rich Snacks | High Protein Snacks for Vegetarians and do try our other high protein recipes from the options below.

Protein Rich Veg Recipes
High Protein Dals, Kadhis recipes
High Protein Desserts recipes
High Protein International recipes
High Protein Juices, Milkshakes, Drinks recipes
High Protein Breakfast recipes
High Protein Rice, Pulao, Biryani
High Protein Rotis Parathas
High Protein Salads Raitas
High Protein Soups
High Protein Sabzis


Show only recipe names containing:
  



Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
14 Jun 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 2754
30 Apr 22

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer tikka recipe | restaurant style paneer tikka | microwave paneer tikka | tandoori paneer tikka | paneer tikka is a
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
31 Mar 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indian style peanut butter recipe | homemade peanut butter | healthy peanut butter | with amazing 6 images. Indian style peanut butter recipe is a simple recipe made from unsalted peanuts ....
Homemade Almond Butter,  for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41117
07 Feb 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Homemade Almond Butter is totally awesome, a tantalising treat with a very unique flavour and interesting mouth-feel! Actually, it is something that must be experienced and not described! When you think almonds, you expect a nutty flavour, but this Homemade Almond Butter gives you a better flavour t ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
03 May 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indian style oats granola bar with peanut butter recipe | healthy oats peanut butter bar | oats, cocoa and peanut butter bar with flax seeds | with 33 amazing images. Indian style oats granola bar ....
Nachni Khichu
Recipe# 5281
07 Jun 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nachni khichu recipe | ragi khichu | Gujarati nachni khichu | healthy red millet snack | with 16 amazing images. Nachni Khichu is a tasty and healthy delicacy whi ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
22 Feb 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
buckwheat dosa recipe | kuttu dosa | healthy Indian buckwheat crepes | instant buckwheat dosa | with 15 amazing images. buckwheat dosa known as
Ragi Uttapam, Healthy Nachni Coriander Uttapam
Recipe# 4823
06 Aug 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
ragi uttapam recipe | ragi coriander uttapam | healthy nachni uttapam | with 29 amazing images. ragi uttapam recipe | ragi coriander uttapam |
Poha Nachni Handvo
Recipe# 22308
16 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
poha nachni handvo recipe | nachni handvo | snacks for hypertension | Indian snack for high blood pressure | with step by step images. poha nachni handvo is a nou ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
23 Mar 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Spinach Dosa
Recipe# 41017
29 Mar 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
spinach dosa recipe | palak dosa | keerai dosai | spinach dosa for pregnancy and kids | with step by step images. spinach dosa is a unique snack idea to make up f ....
Masala Chickpeas, Kabuli Chana Tea Time Snack
Recipe# 41905
01 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Enhance your tea-time with this scrumptious snack of par-boiled chickpeas cooked in olive oil with tongue-tickling spice powders. The combination of spices used to make the Masala Chickpeas guarantees a super wild time, what with garlic powder, chaat masala, and more such mouth-watering stuff. ....
Paneer Bhurji
Recipe# 190
04 Mar 22

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer bhurji | dry paneer bhurji | how to make paneer bhurji | with 18 mazing images. paneer bhurji is made from paneer, tomatoes, onions, spices and pav bhaji masala which are cooked tog ....
Spinach Tahini Wraps ( Nutritious Recipe for Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22444
08 Mar 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
spinach tahini wrap recipe | healthy spinach wrap Indian style | spinach wrap with tahini spread | healthy spinach roll | healthy recipe for pregnancy |
Spinach and Cheese Balls, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33225
29 Dec 20

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cheese balls, this power-packed snack is made up of cheese and paneer, 2 dense sources of protein. Paneer has a bland flavour and thus blends well with any ingredient. This recipes is sure to be enjoyed by people of all age groups especially the kids who love to munch on finger foo ....
Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza
Recipe# 40709
12 May 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
mini oats bhakri pizza recipe | healthy oats pizza | oats flour pizza no eggs | Indian style bhakri pizza | with 28 amazing images. oats bhakri pizza is a nourish ....
Khatta Meetha Chana Chaat
Recipe# 30806
23 Nov 20

  This recipe has an associated video
 
by Tarla Dalal
khatta meetha chana chaat recipe | khatti meethi chana chaat | chickpeas chaat | healthy snack for kids | with step by step photos. khatta meetha chana chaat is a ....
Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40347
23 Sep 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
spinach hummus recipe | healthy Indian style spinach hummus | palak hummus for kids tiffins | with 19 amazing images. spinach hummus is a quick healthy Indian style spin ....
Mixed Sprouts Poha
Recipe# 3542
16 May 22

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
mixed sprouts poha recipe | healthy sprouts poha | breakfast poha | protein poha | with 20 amazing images. Mixed Sprouts Poha is made of poha, mixed sprouts, pean ....
Mushrooms Stuffed with Paneer
Recipe# 204
23 Sep 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
mushrooms stuffed with paneer recipe | paneer stuffed mushroom masala | paneer stuffed mushroom Indian starter | stuffed mushroom starter | with 16 amazing images. mushr ....
Stir Fry Whole Wheat Noodles with Paneer and Bean Sprouts
Recipe# 33224
16 Oct 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Noodles just got healthier than you ever imagined! This lip-smacking treat combines whole wheat noodles with a basketful of healthy ingredients like veggies, paneer and bean sprouts. With garlic, onions and black pepper, the Stir-Fry Whole Wheat Noodles with Paneer and Bean Sprouts is amazingl ....
Tahini Dip, Lebanese Tahini Sauce
Recipe# 22575
16 Oct 20

  This recipe has an associated video
 
by Tarla Dalal
tahini dip recipe | tahini sauce | how to make tahini | tahini yoghurt dip | with 17 amazing images. tahini dip recipe | tahini sauce | ....
Chick Pea Tikkis
Recipe# 22434
11 Jul 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
chickpea tikki recipe | healthy chick pea pattice | Indian chana tikki | how to make chickpea patties | with 29 amazing images. chickpea tikki recipe |
Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe
Recipe# 35023
23 Sep 21

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
Let’s give a healthy twist to the evergreen Aloo Tikki! Using sprouted moong increases the nutrient-value by at least 15 per cent, while coriander and mint give an aromatic spin to the tale. Serve these fibre-rich Sprouts Tikkis hot and crisp, as soon as you prepare them. Serve with
Subscribe to the free food mailer

Ice creams- beat the heat

Missed out on our mailers?
Our mailers are now online!

View Mailer Archive

Privacy Policy: We never give away your email

REGISTER NOW If you are a new user.
Or Sign In here, if you are an existing member.

Login Name
Password

Forgot Login / Passowrd?Click here

If your Gmail or Facebook email id is registered with Tarladalal.com, the accounts will be merged. If the respective id is not registered, a new Tarladalal.com account will be created.

Click OK to sign out from tarladalal.
For security reasons (specially on shared computers), proceed to Google and sign out from your Google account.

Are you sure you want to delete this review ?