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21 Healthy Low-Calorie Indian Snacks

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This snack list contains some of the most exciting low-calorie Indian snacks that are easy to make at home. They can be great party starters, evening tea time treats or something to get you through the workday – basically perfect for any occasion.

Wouldn’t life be boring without snacks? Indeed, they add some valuable nutrition and sometimes some spice and crunch to satisfy your taste buds as well!

Most of these healthy Indian snack recipes take no more than 15-20 minutes to prep. If you need to whip up something to fill your stomach, be sure to check out this compilation!

Flavourful low-calorie Indian snacks

When it comes to Indian food, flavour and spice are very important. The most frequently used ingredients for achieving the right taste combinations are chilli pepper, black mustard seed, cardamom, cumin, turmeric, asafoetida, ginger, coriander, and garlic.

Many of the vegetarian Indian snacks in our compilation also contain garam masala which is a popular spice mix in Indian cuisine.

Indian snacks are very flavourful and bold due to all the spices and herbs. You’ll incorporate a truly new style into your cooking.

Healthy Indian snack recipes aren’t the only part of Indian food culture that fascinates us. Just check out these pages for some other fresh ideas:

Best Indian snacks to fit into your weight loss plan

Can quick Indian snacks be healthy enough to become part of your weight loss plan? Definitely, yes!

Indian savoury snacks on this list are very veggie-centric while Indian sweet snacks contain nuts, seeds, and fruits. We’ve made sure to stay away from unhealthy super sweet desserts high in calories.

Speaking of nutrition, all of our healthy Indian snacks for weight loss contain no more than 150 calories and have protein and fiber for satiety (check out these healthy vegetarian snack ideas for more health-focussed snacking!).

Some of the ingredients for these Indian snacks recipes, like legumes, yoghurt, chilli peppers, and hot spices really help increase metabolism and lose weight easier (an efficient metabolism also helps with weight maintenance once you have reached your goal!).

This article on metabolism booster foods for vegetarians can help you find more foods and drinks for a faster metabolism.

If you want to snack more with us, check these 50 low-calorie healthy snacks for some valuable info and recipes.

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1. Baked Samosa Recipe

Recipe by: DebraKlein
Bonus: vegan, gluten-free
65 calories per serving

Light and crisp homemade healthy samosas baked in rice paper wrapper. A super tasty, vegan and gluten-free appetizer, served with green chutney.

2. Paneer Aloo Samosas

Ready in: 1 hour 15 minutes (just 25 minutes prep)
Recipe by: Masala&Chai
Bonus: delicious, restaurant quality
112 calories per serving

Impress your guests with a platter of freshly-made restaurant quality Paneer Aloo Samosas! The samosa dough is kneaded and shaped by hand, filled with Indian cheese and spiced potatoes, and then deep-fried.

3. Roasted Chana

Ready in: 45 minutes (just 15 minutes prep)
Recipe by: UrbanFarmie
Bonus: super nutritious, rich in protein
24 calories per serving

Roasted chana is a delicious, super easy-to-make snack that’ll keep you full for a long time!

4. Roasted Makhana Snack

Ready in: 6 minutes
Recipe by: RachnaCooks
Bonus: high in fiber and protein, gluten-free
68 calories per serving

This delicious roasted makhana snack recipe is a wonderful and healthy any-time snack. It is also perfect as a fasting recipe during Navratri. Make in Air fryer or skillet.

5. Katori Chaat

Ready in: 1 hour 45 minutes (just 15 minutes prep)
Recipe by: EnhanceYourPalate
Bonus: protein and good fats
99 calories per serving

Katori Chaat literally means a cup filled with your favorite lip-smacking filling. ‘Katori’ is the Hindi word for cup and ‘chaat’ means a favorite snack (often savory) that you adore.

6. Vegan Fritters (Pakoda)

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: UrbanFarmie
Bonus: vegan, gluten-free, nut-free
60 calories per serving

Delicious vegan fritters (stuffed with cabbage and onions) i.e. pakodas or pakoras – these are perfect for a tea-time snack, especially when the weather gets cold!

7. Dahi Vada / Dahi Bhalla

Ready in: 2 hours (just 15 minutes prep)
Recipe by: EnhanceYourPalate
Bonus: protein-rich, gluten-free
149 calories per serving

Dahi Vada: fluffy, melt-in-mouth lentil dumplings (Vada), dunked increamy yogurt (Dahi), and topped with classic Indian chutneys is undeniably atreat for the palate.

8. Egg Free Breakfast Muffins

Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: EnhanceYourPalate
Bonus: wholesome, easy to customize
101 calories per serving

Healthy breakfast muffins are so easy to make and delicious to resist. These savory muffins are indeed wholesome without any use of processed flour, sugar or fat.

9. Mangalore Buns

Ready in: 5 hours 45 minutes (just 15 minutes prep)
Recipe by: SpicyTamarind
Bonus: don’t absorb even a drop of oil
42 calories per serving

Mangalore buns is a popular breakfast and snack from the Udipi-Mangalore region of Karnataka. These delightfully sweet and soft Mangalore buns (banana buns) are made with overripe bananas and plain flour.

10. Dahi Vada / Mosaru Vade

Ready in: 1 hour
Recipe by: SpicyTamarind
Bonus: delicious and comforting
78 calories per serving

Dahi vada/mosaru vade is a delicious dish where split black gram fritters are dunked in a spicy yogurt mix. They are great as chaat or snack, and can be served as a side dish at lunch/dinner too.

11. Bengali Vegetable Chop

Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: SpicyTamarind
Bonus: great finger food, can be crumbed and frozen
55 calories per serving

Vegetable chop is a mouth-watering street food of Kolkata. It is similar to what the world knows as croquettes, but is loaded with winter vegetables and the Bengali staple potatoes.

Ready in: 35 minutes
Recipe by: Recipe52
Bonus: hassle-free, adjust in any meal
113 calories per serving

Aloo tikki is Indian Potato Cutlets, making aloo tikki is the easiest thing if you have a recipe in hand. Why? Because the steps are super simple the only trick is getting the right taste and proper proportions to get that crispy texture without breaking.

Ready in: 22 minutes
Recipe by: Recipe52
Bonus: nutritious, filling
56 calories per serving

This date roll is so tasty and nutritious. They make a great pre workout snack as well welcoming sweet for guests.

14. Onion Bhaji

Ready in: 20 minutes
Recipe by: LittleSunnyKitchen
Bonus: vegan, quick, gluten-free
104 calories per serving

Golden, light, and perfectly crispy Indian onion bhajis made from scratch! A great gluten-free and vegan snack or starter that you can easily make in 20 minutes (for more like this, check out these low calorie vegan snacks!).

15. Easy Baked Okra

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: Cooktoria
Bonus: easy and healthy
106 calories per serving

This is a simple, flavorful, and easy Baked Okra recipe. Seasoned with paprika, salt, and a pinch of cayenne, this okra makes a great snack or side dish.

16. Healthy Paneer Tikka

Ready in: 2 hours 10 minutes
Recipe by: VegBuffet
Bonus: low-fat, high-protein
144 calories per serving

Paneer Tikka is an Indian Delicacy which has acknowledged new popularity worldwide. India has always been known for its wonder spices and Paneer Tikka just does justice to that.

17. Healthy Power Balls

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: TipsNRecipes
Bonus: power-packed nutrition, all-natural ingredients
109 calories per serving

These super easy power balls made with dry fruits and desiccated coconut are the perfect healthy snack to provide a boost of energy enough to uplift your tiring day (and if you like them, why not also try these vegetarian protein balls!).

18. Vegetable Pakoras

Ready in: 25 minutes
Recipe by: VeggieDesserts
Bonus: quick, easy and delicious
39 calories per serving

These aromatic Spinach Cauliflower Pakoras combine vegetables, Indian spices and gram (chickpea) flour to create tasty baked fritters. Vegan and gluten-free.

19. Crispy Potato Samosa Pastry

Ready in: 50 minutes
Recipe by: TheDeliciousCrescent
Bonus: flavourful and nutritious
75 calories per serving

Crispy potato samosa pastry – an easier and lighter baked version of a hugely popular spicy Indian snack, loaded with flavor and boosted in nutrients.

20. Easy Sev Puri

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: PipingPotCurry
Bonus: super quick and delicious
155 calories per serving (5 calories over the limit but so good we had to include it)

A popular Mumbai street food, Sev Puri is a sweet, spicy and tangy chaat. This no-cook chaat recipe is a favorite snack to enjoy with your evening tea!

21. Masala Papad

Ready in: 10 minutes
Recipe by: ProfusionCurry
Bonus: easy, quick and plant-based
66 calories per serving

Masala Papad is delicious Indian Snack appetizer. Papad is thin lentil wafer which is roasted and layered with colorful vegetables and spicy tangy seasoning.

We hope you liked this compilation of low-calorie Indian snacks for weight loss (if you did I bet you’ll like these other low calorie snack recipes). Feel open to sharing your best Indian snacks with us anytime!

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