10 Best Finger Food Recipes
Plavaneeta Borah , NDTV | Updated: March 29, 2016 12:30 IST
Petite, bite-sized, and often brimming with myriad flavours and textures, finger foods are what makes parties and game nights a memorable affair. They are the centre of attention always, regardless of the conversations floating around the room. Talk about crispy fries, cheesy treats, spicy meaty snacks or baked goodies, these irresistible starters contribute to making the evening a smashing success. And there’s nothing like whipping them all at home and enjoying wholesome flavours at their best.
So what does it take to create a lip-smacking platter of finger foods? A good mix of ingredients and a little effort, and we promise you that your kitchen time won’t go unrewarded. What’s more? You will actually be having a whole lot of fun while dishing out popular finger foods and then watching your guests relishing them to the last bite. And our 10 best finger food recipes will help you cook up a storm without having to toil much in the kitchen. Yes, they are that simple and fool-proof. From decadent cheese balls and tostadas to spicy chicken tikka croquettes and mutton cutlets, we have got you covered. If you’d like to team these treats with interesting dips and accompaniments, click here for some more recipes that are guaranteed to be a hit.
So let’s get started -
1. Spinach Crostini
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Crisp bread slices are smeared with spinach hummus, topped with red pepper jam and cabbage slaw, and served with onion rings. For the recipe, click here.
2. Corn and Mushroom Tostada
Recipe by Chef Ritu Dalmia
Tostada is a Spanish word which means 'toasted'. A crisp fried corn tortilla topped with a medley of mushrooms, herbs, chillies, coriander, avocado, salsa and sour cream. For the recipe, click here.
3. Patatas Bravas
Recipe by Chef Manuel Olveria, JW Marriott Hotel
Crisp fried potato chunks filled with spicy tomato salsa and home-made aioli are divinely delicious. Spanish tapas are small potions that can create a light supper or serve as great appetisers. For the recipe, click here.
4. Chicken Tikka Croquette with Mint Mayo
Recipe by Chef Kunal Kapur
Juicy, boneless chicken pieces are marinated, rolled in a mix of masalas, wrapped in bread crumbs and deep fried to perfection. For the recipe, click here.
5. Bacon and Herb Scones
Lip-smacking scones with the perfect combination of cheese and bacon, and spruced up with herbs and condiments. These little baked treats make for the most savoured finger foods. For the recipe, click here.
6. Cheese Balls
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Mix, mash, fry and you're done! The end result is delicious crisp balls with a gooey cheesy filling. oh so yum! For the recipe, click here.
7. Devilled Eggs
Recipe by Plavaneeta Borah
Devilled eggs, also known as picnic eggs, egg mimosa and Russian eggs, are stuffed with a creamy filling that can be spruced up in numerous ways using spices, herbs and sauces. It's ridiculously easy and hard to resist! For the recipe, click here.
8. Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Recipe by Chefs Jaiwanti Dugal and Meenu Dugal
Marinated chicken pieces that are grilled on skewers, and served with a flavourful peanut butter sauce. For the recipe, click here.
9. Falafel Wrap
Recipe by Chef Aharoni, Chef and Cook Book Author from Israel
Here's a traditional falafel recipe – deep fried chickpea balls, served with a tangy tahini paste. Perfect as a starter or an evening snack! For the recipe, click here.
10. Parsi Mutton Cutlets
Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal
Chef Aditya Bal dishes outhis version of the Parsi mutton cutlets. They are succulent and delicious. For the recipe, click here.
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