Category Archives: Starters & Appetizers

Falafel Stuffed Bread Bites
Falafel Stuffed Bread Bites

These Freshly Bread Bites are perfect for those little fussy eaters. Rich in Protein, Fresh Bake makes it healthy and cute little icey Micey Shapes makes them looks Cute too.. :) Perfect for kid”s tiffin ideas, Small Parties and picnics too..:)

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TANDOORI GOBHI

Guest arriving in a short notice can panic anyone in the kitchen. Today the same happened with me too. I just had around 40 mins in hand to make the entire lunch. Somehow managed to complete the whole course but some where found something lacking in the spread. Something that can be served both as […]

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Caprese Flatbreads

Delicious Italian flatbreads filled with fresh Caprese salad… Easy to make and perfect for this season!

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Sabudana Vada

I was introduced to this amchi mumbai street-food in Bangalore.  After that sabudana vada became a common snacks at my home .  A cloudy weather ,a cup of Masala chai with some hot vadas ..what can i ask more !!

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Chicken Pakodas Chicken Fritters

When in a jiffy this recipe has always came to my rescue… Hubby being a chicken lover always demands for chicken based dishes and when I don’t have anything at hand this gets ready in minutes… My mother-in-law taught me this recipe…So with sudden guests arriving this recipe is always recommended… And the taste … […]

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Crostini recipes

3 different easy and delicious crostini recipes bursting with flavour. Great appetizer to start your new party! Get the Recipe: Crostini recipes

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Singapore Dry Laksa Noodles, A Great Party Treat!

If you’ve non-Asian friends coming over for a meal, it’s perfect for entertaining them with these yummy Asian tasting portions, giving them a taste of Singapore cuisine. Don’t you think it is aesthetically pleasing to the eyes as well? Get the Recipe: Singapore Dry Laksa Noodles, A Great Party Treat!

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Bulgur Wheat Stuffed Mini Peppers

A perfect whole grain, spiced up perfectly, stuffed inside a perfect vegetable – the end result – one of the perfect starters/appetizers! Everybody at home loved these simply delicious, healthy, vegan, bulgur wheat stuffed mini peppers :) I’m sure your guests this holiday season will do so too and will keep asking for more:) Add […]

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Yellow Pumpkin Raita/Dip

A cooling, sweet yet spicy roasted yellow pumpkin raita – a traditional south Indian recipe. Get the Recipe: Yellow Pumpkin Raita/Dip

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Sweet Potato Mini Tarts

So the Fall Entertaining Season begins!  I adapted this from my full sized sweet potato casserole with cranberry-macadamia topping .  It’s a great party dessert / appetizer.   Here’s how you make the Tartlet Shells… they were very easy and inexpensive to make, but if you’re pressed for time, you can use any type of pre-made […]

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Mini taco cups with Roasted Tomato salsa

This dish celebrates mexican cuisine.Tiny baked cups perfectly hold refried beans, veggies and the utterly addictive salsa. Salsa is made by roasting tomatoes, onions and garlic in oven and blending with cumin powder, fresh lime juice and coriander. This salsa is perfect for a movie night when you have a bowl of chips to finish […]

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Warm French Onion Dip

Creamy Warm French Onion Dip made with caramelized onions, beef consomme, cream cheese and Swiss cheese! Get the Recipe: Warm French Onion Dip

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Orange and Mixed Green Salad

Orange and Mixed Green Salad with fresh orange juice vinaigrette. From the original site: I have used combination of basil, lettuce, dandelion and young amaranth but any variety of greens can be used like rocket, iceberg lettuce, pea shoots, baby spinach, and I have not used any imported variety of oranges for this salad, these […]

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Mutton Round Samosa

One of the yummiest recipe and easy to prepare for appetizer,potluck or picnic. Get the Recipe: Mutton Round Samosa

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“Fried” Green Tomato Stack

Crispy panko breaded green tomatoes layered with spring mix, bacon, corn and drizzled with blue cheese dressing. Get the Recipe: “Fried” Green Tomato Stack

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Spicy Tomato and Pepper Chutney

Spicy Tomato and Pepper Chutney. Takes less than an hour to make. Can and freeze extra to have on hand. From the original site: Spicy Tomato and Pepper Chutney. Takes less than an hour to make. Can and freeze extra to have on hand. Get the Recipe: Spicy Tomato and Pepper Chutney

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Sweet Potato Fries with Chili and Cheese

Melted cheese and meaty chili top sweet potato fries, for the best Chili Cheese Fries, whether you are a surfer or a snow boarder. From the original site: My son adores chili-cheese fries, especially when he is on vacation skiing. There’s something about spuds and chili that just hits the spot for lunch or dinner […]

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Three Beans Salad

Beans are powerhouse of protein and have significant amount of soluble fiber, which is helpful in keeping blood cholesterol low. In India, beans are an integral part of our daily diet but we always prefer them in spicy curries along with rice or chapatti, till recently for me also beans means Rajma Masala or Lobia […]

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Cream of Garlic Soup

Unlike French Onion Soup onions need not to be browned over a low flame for this recipe therefore I consider it a great quick weeknight soup also. Meanwhile you are preparing for the main course the soup is ready and then the whole family can sit around, enjoy soup and share how was the day. […]

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Pineapple Cream Cheese Salad

I love fresh fruits in salad, that sweetness and citrusy juices of fruits give flavors of salad a punch; Pear, Pineapple, Apple, Globe Grapes and Raw Papaya are few fruits that always make a delicious salad. Cream Cheese or Sour Cream has a zingy taste, which compliments sweetness of Pineapple perfectly, and crunchiness of vegetables […]

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Red Harissa

Harissa is a hot and explosive Moroccan Dip made of loads of variety of chilies and pepper, commonly served in Mediterranean restaurants. Harissa has its roots in Tunisia and slowly it’s popularity reached Libya, Algeria and now Morocco. Ingredients: 1 red bell pepper, whole 10-15 dried long red chilies 4 – 5 small red chilies […]

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Pineapple Jam

It is always hard to bid goodbye to seasonal fruits and to enjoy taste of seasonal fruits for a longer duration I make fruit jams, few seasonal fruits I have got obsessed with are Plums, Peaches and Pineapples (All P’s!!) Jam for me is the best way o preserve fruits and relish their goodness for […]

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Crab Cakes

Delectable delicious moist crab cakes! It is a perfect blend of spices that leave a little tang on your tang. Get the Recipe: Crab Cakes

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Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes

I love the flavors and textures in these Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Quinoa Cakes. These make great appetizers or snacks and pair great with a sour cream-Dijon dressing. From the original site: The cumin and rosemary pair well with the sweet potatoes in this dish, and the walnuts do, too. They also add a […]

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Chinese New Year Inari Age Laughing Prawns Salad

Why the name “Laughing Prawns”? In Cantonese, the word for prawn is Ha (虾); or in Mandarin, it sounds like 哈, which means laughter. So let’s all go “Hahaha!” with this refreshing sweet & sour appetizer! Ingredients: 12 medium Prawns 2 Hard-boiled Eggs 1 Green Apple ½ Mango (not too ripe so it’s sourish) 1 […]