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White plate with ritz crackers topped vegetable dip

Indian style Veggie Canapes

These delicious Indian style vegetarian canapes are perfect to serve as holiday appetizer. Ritz crackers topped with spicy vegetable dip.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8 Servings


  • 2 cups Mixed vegetables, very finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Oil or Unsalted butter
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 Small Tomato, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kitchen King Masala (add a little more, if you like it spicy)
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
  • To taste salt
  • As needed Cilantro, chopped
  • As needed Mozzarella or other cheese, grated
  • 24 Ritz crackers or Pita Chips


Make the Veggie Topping:

  • Boil, steam or microwave the veggies until tender.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the onions, green chilies and cook until the onions are translucent, about 2~3 minutes. Add the tomato and cook till mushy, about 2~3 minutes. Next add the cooked veggies and cook for 4~5 minutes.
  • Stir in the red chili powder, kitchen king masala, ketchup and salt. Mix well and cook for 1~2 minutes for the flavors to mingle. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro. Cool slightly.

To make Veg Canape:

  • Top each cracker with 1~2 teaspoons of veggie topping and grated cheese. Serve right away and enjoy!!



  • Make sure to chop the veggies really fine. You do not want big chunks of veggies when eating these canapes.
  • Also make sure that the veggies are chopped almost the same size for even cooking.
  • You can use tomato paste instead of ketchup.
  • Kitchen king masala adds a beautiful flavor to this spicy veggie dip. But feel free to sub with garam masala.
  • Feel free to use Ritz crackers or pita chips or any of your favorite salted crackers as the base.
  • Veggie mixture for the topping can be made up to 2 days in advance. Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Microwave until hot before serving.
  • Assemble the veg canapes just before serving to ensure that the crackers remain crisp.
  • Instead of topping the crackers with the veggie mixture, you can serve it on the side for everyone to help themselves.
  • To make vegan canapes, omit the grated cheese or use vegan cheese instead.


Serving: 3Canape | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 2446IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg
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