Top 10 Indian Frozen Appetizers You Must Try for Your Quick Meals

The Indian cuisine is unmatched. Indians never forget the true flavors no matter where in the world they are. And those who ever visit the country as tourists, start missing the richness and variety of typical Indian food the moment they go back. 

Indians living away from their home country mostly miss the desi-flavors. Especially the Indian snacks and appetizers from their favorite roadside stalls. Yes, preparing them in the kitchen is always an option, but most of them either need too many ingredients, too much preparation time or just culinary skills that many don’t possess. 

Be it a college student, a young professional, or anyone who’s found themselves far from the comforting embrace of home, the prospect of preparing daily meals can be a daunting task. And if this is the case with regular meals, preparing appetizers to satiate munching-cravings is a distant dream. 

More often than not, time, energy, and resources are in short supply. In such situations the convenience of ready-to-cook Indian frozen appetizers has emerged as a complete game-changer.

These pre-packaged frozen delights serve as a lifeline when you crave something quick, easy, and yet undeniably delicious. 

In this blog, we’re about to take a delectable journey through the best Indian frozen appetizers that are tailor-made for those living away from the warmth of their Indian home or those who’ve never had the chance to experience what the whole “Indian street food’ hype is all about.

1. Deep Jumbo Punjabi Samosa

Discover the culinary magic of northern India with Deep Jumbo Punjabi Samosa, now available wrapped in modern convenience. This Indian frozen appetizer offers a delectable filling of spiced potatoes and peas that’s a feast for the senses, encased in a crisp, golden-brown shell. Whether you’re a true samosa lover or a newcomer to this beloved Indian snack, these snacks are bound to make your taste buds do a little Bhangra. Enjoy with a cup of chai.

2. Deep Dabeli

Savor the vibrant flavors of Gujarat with Deep Dabeli, an Indian frozen appetizer that’s a perfect blend of sweet, spicy, and tangy. These delightful Dabelis bring the essence of street food to your kitchen, featuring a spicy potato filling encased in a soft bun served with tamarind & chilly-garlic Chutney. Simply heat and serve, and you’ll enjoy the experience of eating at your favorite chaat stall during your evening stroll in the streets of Gujarat, even when you’re thousands of miles away from home.

3. Deep-Udupi Medu Vada

Experience the South Indian culinary tradition with this one, another Indian frozen appetizer that captures the essence of Udupi cuisine. These crispy, golden-brown vadas are made from urad dal and are a perfect accompaniment to your sambar and coconut chutney. A quick and easy way to enjoy the authentic flavors of your favorite Dosa corner back home- anytime, anywhere. Relish with a cup full of filter coffee and take your soul back to South Indian.

4. Haldiram Khaman Dhokla

Another mouth watering delight to transport your taste buds to the streets of Gujarat. Haldiram’s Khaman Dhokla, is an Indian frozen appetizer. These soft, spongy fluffy, steamed cakes are made with chickpea, seasoned with mustard seeds and fresh coriander leaves, making them an ideal light snack or starter. Ready in minutes, they offer a taste of your roots and we bet you can’t stop at one, or two, or even three.

5. Haldiram Hara Bhara Kebab

Elevate your snacking game for a game or movie night with Haldiram’s Hara Bhara Kebab, another frozen Indian appetizer that’s an absolute treat bursting with the goodness of spinach, potatoes and green peas coupled with aromatic spices that gained popularity during the Mughal era. These kebabs are not just delicious but also healthy, which makes them an excellent choice for parties or quick bites.Just defrost,heat them up, and serve to have a scrumptious, guilt-free indulgence.

6. Haldiram Aloo Tikki

Haldiram Aloo Tikki, a classic street food favorite, from North India is a must have for your freezer stock to feel like home even when you’re miles away. These potato patties/croquettes stuffed generously with lentils and spices are available as frozen Indian appetizers that can be fried, air-fried, or baked to perfection. Serve them hot with chutney or stuff them in a burger for a unique twist on this beloved snack and let it take you on a trip to nostalgia land.

7. Udupi Idli

Another blessing from the magical world of traditional South Indian cooking, an Indian frozen appetizer that’s synonymous with comfort food or filling breakfast. These soft, steamed rice cakes are a versatile and quick way to enjoy a traditional breakfast or snack. Pair with your favorite chutney or sambar for a true South Indian experience. We know serving them on a Banana leaf would have added to the flavor, but there’s only so much we can freeze, right?

8. Udupi Masala Dosa

Who does not love a light and crispy Dosa? If you’ve never had one, you don’t know what you’re really missing out in life. It’s not just a delicacy, it’s a whole experience for the soul. 

This South Indian frozen appetizer is a crispy Crepe made from rice and lentil, stuffed with flavorful mashed potatoes and onions, that can be enjoyed anytime. Heat them to golden-brown perfection, serve with coconut chutney and/or sambhar and your senses will be on a trip to an authentic Udupi restaurant.

9. Vadilal Bombay Club Jumbo Grilled Sandwich

Indulge in desi street style sandwich experience with this Indian frozen appetizer. A mix of Indian flavor and contemporary style of cooking, these hearty sandwiches are generously filled with a delectable mix of ingredients like boiled potato, cheese, onion, cucumber, tomato, and lots of masala. With mint-coriander chutney spread on the inside, these sandwiches make for a satisfying and convenient option for a quick, delicious meal. Simply heat, and quickly eat. Enjoy a sandwich experience with an Indian twist.

10. Vadilal Tandoori Paneer Pizza

This frozen Indian appetizer brings together the best of desi and Italian flavors in one. These pizzas are topped with tandoori-spiced Indian cottage cheese, vegetables, and a flavorful sauce, delivering a unique culinary fusion. Enjoy restaurant-quality pizza straight from a street-side pizza cart in India. Give your oven the best of both worlds.

Don’t blame us if our list is making you crave all these Indian frozen appetizers and turning you into Snacky-Chan. We’re trying really hard to not drool as well. But on a brighter note, Indian delicacies are not unreachable anymore.

If you’ve ever struggled to make the most of your weekend downtime without sacrificing precious hours to the kitchen trying to somehow re-create the authentic magic of grandma’s hands when you saw her last during your vacation in India, your quest ends here. 

With Kesar Grocery handpicked collection of authentic Indian frozen appetizers just a few clicks away, you can now bring the taste of India to your home in The US while sitting back and relaxing without the worry of starting your meal from scratch.

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