Category Archives: Starters & Appetizers

Two Bite Potato Salad Cups
Two Bite Potato Salad Cups

Light, vegan potato salad with a secret ingredient (grapes!) served in baby bok choy cups. Ingredients Potatoes Peppers Scallions Cornichons Grapes Cilantro Olive oil Rice vinegar Dijon Get the recipe

Succulent Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops Salad
Succulent Pan Seared Hokkaido Scallops Salad

This simple and colourful refreshing salad features plumpy seared scallops on a bed of greens with cherry tomatoes, chopped eggs and grated Parmesan cheese. Definitely a teaser to the palate!

Kachhe Kele Ke Kebab Recipe  Gluten Free Raw Banana Fritters
Kachhe Kele Ke Kebab Recipe-Gluten Free Raw Banana Fritters

Kachhe Kele Ke Kebab Recipe is a delicious appetizer or snack made with raw banana and Bengal Gram Dal, it is gluten free too. These plantain fritters has mouth melting texture like the famed Lucknowi galouti kebabs and the teaspoon of garam masala provide the much required earthy flavor to the Kachhe Kele ke Kebab.

Raspberry Brie Appetizer
Raspberry Brie Appetizer

A warm raspberry brie is delicious and beautiful! It makes a lovely rustic display for a large group or intimate date. Pair it with your favorite crackers!

Cucumber Cups
Cucumber Cups

These lovely cucumber cups make a gorgeous presentation for your appetizer display. Wow your dinner guests with a quick, easy and healthy appetizer.

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..:)


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 […]

caprese flatbread
Caprese Flatbreads

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

sabudana vada
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 !!

Chicken Pakodas  Chicken Fritters
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 … […]

Crostini recipes-1
Crostini recipes

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

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!

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 […]

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

sweet potato tartlets
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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

Mutton Round Samosa

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

“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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]