Having a party, but don’t know what to cook? You can be sure that none of your other friends will think of Indian food for their next event, but you could be the first to try something new. These Indian foods are great party snacks and can be made in a jiff.
Vegetarian Tandoori Momos
Need a snack everyone will love? Then the answer is vegetarian momos. The idea of having the spicy, mouth-watering tandoori momo will take just about anyone to their knees as they wait. The taste of momos are excellent and the best part is, they can be easily made a few hours before your party. Need to get your hands on a recipe for tandoori momos? Try this one to get the party started.
For those who are not aware of what a Kati Roll is, it is most like your everyday wrap, but in Indian form. Kati rolls are served throughout the streets of India and can be found in almost every restaurant.
Normally kati rolls are made with marinated greens cooked on a skillet, after which is served with chutney wrapped in parathas, or Indian bread. Some chefs use a layer of cooked eggs, too. Not only does it taste great, but it is a quick Indian meal if you need to throw something together.
If you’re looking to spice things up, try Masala Papadum. This is a thin, crispy, and roasted papadum crowned with finely chopped tomato, onion, coriander and a hint of zesty hot spices like chaat masala, dry mango powder, and chili powder. Use the ingredients below to give your party an extra kick with Masala Papadum!
- 6 mini papad
- 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
- 1 medium tomato, seeds removed and chopped
- 1 raw mango, finely chopped
- 1 cucumber, seeds removed and chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
- 2 chilies, finely chopped (optional)
- juice of half of a lemon, plus a little more to put on top prior to serving
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon chat masala, plus more to sprinkle on top before serving
Honey Chili Potatoes
If you’re looking for a quick way to get your sweet and sour flavors, try honey chili potatoes. It’s as easy as it sounds. Mix your honey and chili powder together, pour the mixture over your cooked potatoes (roasted or fried), and voila! You have honey chili potatoes that will be crowd pleaser for everyone in the room! Find a great honey chili potato recipe here.
Build Your Own Indian Food
Although many of these foods are traditionally Indian, you can add your individual culture’s recipes into them. Want a more Americanized version of kati rolls? Try adding cheese, avocado, and whatever else you normally eat in your everyday sandwiches. There are many ways to give these Indian foods a cultural touch of your own.
Can’t Find What You Need?
If you’re visiting a local grocery store for this, you may not find what you need. Try visiting an Indian grocery store to find the best spices and ingredients for your party foods. Pioneer Cash & Carry has a variety of Indian spices, frozen foods, and dairy products, making it easy for you to grab and go as you rush to get ready for your party in time. Visit us today and we’ll point you in the right direction!
Need a little more inspiration? Try our Indian Fourth of July recipe, here.