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The Best Party Appetizers

The Best Party Appetizers

You guests will arrive hungry!! Keep some crowd-pleasing appetizers ready to feed hungry souls!!

Sharing with you, 15 scrumptious appetizer recipes for your next family get-together or holiday celebration party.

Keep it spicy with Spiced Baked Okra Fries, Spiced Lamb Pies and Spicy Pickled Chicken, Or keep it light and healthy with Fresh Carrot Rolls, Stuffed Eggplant Bites, Roasted Garlic Pink Lentils Dip!!

It is often said, "Party is as good as Appetizers served!!". I recommend making at-least 3 appetizers to keep conversations going...

Lite and fresh Tomatillo Salsa with a bowl of Tortillas Chips, Roasted Garlic and Pink Lentils Dip with Veggie Straws, and Masala Hummus with Pita Chips make a delicious dip-trio, perfect crowd-entertainers! As a rule-of-thumb, serve everything in two small batches to encourage self-service and less follow-ups :)

Enjoy your next event and happy partying!

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

This is an easy recipe for Chicken Tikka - Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then grilled or baked in Conventional Oven Or traditional Indian Tandoor. It is popular in countries all over the world. Serve it as Appetizer with onion and Green Chutney of your choice. Chicken Tikka and Vegetarian Pane...

Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa - My other Chipotle Mexican Grill Favorite

Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa - My other Chipotle Mexican Grill Favorite

Few simple recipes just touch your heart and above all your taste palate. Tomatillo Salsa is one of such simple yet very flavorful Mexican condiment that I can never get enough. My first introduction to roasted salsa was in Chiptole's Mexican Grill, while eating a vegan bean and rice bowl. Back then, chip...

Italian Rice Balls

Italian Rice Balls

Arancini or arancine are fried rice appetizer balls coated with breadcrumbs, said to have originated in Sicily in the 10th century. The name derives from the food's shape and color, which is reminiscent of an orange (the Italian word for orange is arancia, and arancina means "little orange"). For long, I w...

Spicy Baked Okra Fries with Homemade Creole Spice and Lime-Cilantro Dip

Spicy Baked Okra Fries with Homemade Creole Spice and Lime-Cilantro Dip

I am a big fan of home-blend spices. And I am not talking about just Indian spices. Once I taste and understand flavor of spice blends of any cuisine, I often test and make it at home. It is like an addiction! Every cuisine has some secret spice blends which make their food extra special. I mean, you can m...

Spicy Pickled Chicken

Spicy Pickled Chicken

To make Pickled Chicken, chicken is cooked in vinegar, spices and my special secret which makes this pickle recipe a star i.e. Nigella Seeds. Nigella seeds are used very often for oil based pickles. Seeds, vinegar and spices make chicken very flavorful and aromatic.Often, chicken pickles are consumed fast....

Mango Chutney and Cream Cheese Pin Wheels

Mango Chutney and Cream Cheese Pin Wheels

These Pin Wheels vanished from my cookie cooling rack in no time. I baked’em during lunch hour and my husband was home and in no more than 20 minutes, wheels from one of the cooling rack disappeared like hot cakes. Mango Chutney I used for this recipe was homemade, with few black peppercorns. You bite i...

Creamy Tangy Lentil Dip

Creamy Tangy Lentil Dip

I always keep few recipe up my sleeves to utilize leftovers. This creamy lentil dip is made with leftover lentils from other day lentils soup. However, you are most welcome to make it with fresh cooked lentils and recipe below provides complete steps for making this dip from scratch. Special touch was, add...

Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels

Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Pin Wheels

Spinach and Cheese (Sharp Cheddar and Gouda) Pin Wheels are great mini treats for kids to enjoy as evening snack or in a kiddie party with nice refreshing fruit drink. It’s a simple, inspired snack, easy to make and can easily be doubled to serve a kid party crowd. For parties, keep the rolled and filed p...

Masala Hummus

Masala Hummus

Masala Hummus is my spicy and aromatic twist on classic Hummus recipe. I am sure you had Hummus a number of times but this spicy, creamy and garlicky Hummus will change your perception about it. And In-case you ever find classic hummus bland then this is a must try recipe. I call it Masala Hummus because I...

Spiced Lamb Pies

Spiced Lamb Pies

Homemade Spiced Lamb Pies have special space in my home. Growing up, we had lots of vegetarian and ground spiced lamb stuffed samosas (deep fried hand pies) and this pie always reminds my of those. However, other than spicy lamb stuffing, these pies are totally different from Samosa in ingredients as well...

Fresh Carrot and Basil Rolls

Fresh Carrot and Basil Rolls

For large get-together or kids parties, I always love having several small platters of finger food appetizers. These are life savers when people make small groups and are busy chit-chatting. Instead of circulating big platters around like a humble hostess, just serve few small platters to each group, sit a...

Stuffed Baby Eggplant Bites

Stuffed Baby Eggplant Bites

I love baby eggplant available once-in-a-while in farmers market. I often try various different combinations to stuff and bake these cute little eggplants (also known as brinjal or aubergines). Few of my most favorite stuffing are curried sweet yellow onions or tomato and cheese. Many people often don't li...

Homemade Cocktail Sauce with Succulent Baked Oysters

Homemade Cocktail Sauce with Succulent Baked Oysters

Sharing with you a delicious five ingredients condiment - sweet, sharp and spicy cocktail sauce that goes excellent with seafood. Whether you like seafood direct out of ocean or out of oven, cocktail sauce will make it taste scrumptious either ways. The perfect balance of sweet, sour and spicy! I especiall...

Roasted Garlic and Pink Lentil Dip

Roasted Garlic and Pink Lentil Dip

Lentils like other legumes have approx. third highest level of proteins and contain dietary fiber and minerals too. And above all, when we eat lentils, we don't need to worry about fat or calories. This dip is yet another healthy and skinny lentil recipe which my family loves to enjoy. Well, not just for h...

Chili Lime Roasted Corn Salsa

Chili Lime Roasted Corn Salsa

Caution! This Chili Lime Corn Salsa is so addictive, your chips bowl will be empty much before you think it would. My take on Chipotle's Chili Lime Corn Salsa has sweetness and deep corn flavor from roasted sweet corn and three kinds of chilies for extra kick. Lime juice and red wine vinegar balance the sw...

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  1. thank you so much @Piyali! Your feedback means a lot. Thank you so much for stopping by!
  2. Each Appetiser is very creative especially the stuffed baby egg plant bites. This is a very useful post which shall serve as a handy guide for many parties. The selection of recipes is very exciting and I commend you for putting up this wonderful post.