After a long and hectic work week, we all eagerly await the weekend for some respite. These two days are filled with rest, relaxation and, of course, some good food too! We often plan get-togethers with family, friends and close relatives to unwind and relax during the weekend. And what would a good party be without some delicious food? We have collated a list of party snacks that are our all-time favourites for weekend indulgence. These are classic party snacks that are evergreen and never go out of style. We have seen them at parties and weddings in our childhood days, and even today, they set off our taste buds like no other snack would. So without further ado, here's a list of classic party snacks that are ideal for weekend bingeing!
Here Are 13 Classic Party Snacks Recipes For Weekends:
1. Cheese Balls
Crispy on the outside and cheesy on the inside - what's not there to like about cheese balls? This classic recipe is a must-have at any party and it's just about as good as it gets. Click here for the full recipe of this deep-fried cheese balls snack.
2. Nachos And Salsa
Crunchy nachos paired with a zingy and spicy salsa dip is another must-have at every party. We have come across this delicious combination in so many avatars, it's hard to keep track! Loaded nachos and salsa are not just incredibly evergreen but can also be shared among groups quite easily. Click here for the recipe of nachos and salsa.
3. Dry Chilli Paneer
An instant pick-me-up at any gathering, dry chilli paneer has a fan following of its own. Crunchy and chewy paneer bits drizzled with tangy sauces, just the mention of this desi-Chinese dish is enough to get you drooling. Chilli potato and chilli lotus stem are also some of the alternatives to this one. Get the full recipe for dry chilli paneer here.
4. French Fries
Whether for children or adults, French fries never go out of style. This classic potato snack can be enjoyed by itself or paired with an array of dips. You can experiment with the texture, flavour, seasoning and even cooking methods of this evergreen snack. Click here for some French fries recipes.
5. Chicken Wings
Dig into some juicy chicken wings while watching a sports game or interacting with your close ones. Could there be a better way to relish the weekend? We think not! These restaurant-style chicken wings can easily be made at home for any party or get-together and your guests will be left craving more. Find the full recipe here.
(Also Read: 5 Best Chicken Wings Recipes You Can Try At Home)
6. Fish Fingers
Another crispy entry on this list, fish fingers is a classic snack that we find at almost every gathering. There's something so unique and unmissable about fish fingers that it undoubtedly becomes a part of our party menu. Click here for the recipe.
Be it pan-fried or gravy, butter garlic or simple steamed - momos are probably the most delicious party snack. Choose your filling and cooking method of choice, pair them with the classic chilli garlic dip and your party will be a guaranteed success. Click here for an easy momos recipe that you can tweak according to your tastes and preferences.
8. Garlic Bread
Small toasted bread slices are topped with herb and garlic butter and oodles of cheese to give this evergreen party snack. The wholesome flavour of garlic makes for a divine experience. Thankfully, this recipe is also surprisingly simple to make and would be ready in a short span of time before your guests arrive. Find an easy garlic bread recipe here.
9. Aloo Chaat
When in doubt, keep it simple and desi! Crispy aloo squares are fried to perfection and topped with mint and tamarind chutney as well as a host of spices. Trust us, this one will have everyone at your party asking for second helping. Click here for an easy aloo chaat recipe.
10. Pizza Bread
Another recipe that is always a hit across age groups is pizza bread. Slices of bread are topped with pizza sauce, vegetables or chicken and drizzled with mozzarella cheese, oregano and chilli flakes and baked to perfection. This munchable snack is sure to be a simple yet classic recipe your guests will surely enjoy. Click here for the recipe.
11. Chicken Popcorn
Running out of time and want a quick and bingeable snack for your party? Chicken popcorn comes to your rescue! The crunchy, bite-sized snack can be made at home in huge batches and is always a sure shot success. For vegetarians, you can also make soya or paneer popcorn. Find the full recipe for chicken popcorn here.
12. Peanut Chaat
Yes, the humble peanut too can be transformed into an amazing snack recipe that will be an amazing addition to your party menu. Simply roast peanuts in some oil, add chopped onion, tomatoes, green chillies, and coriander and just a sprinkling of chaat masala and lemon juice. Your simple chaat is ready! Find the full recipe for peanut chaat here.
13. Mutton Cutlet
An all-time favourite, cutlet is a recipe that never goes out of style. This classic party snack is so fulfilling and delicious, it can be the star of the show at your get-together. For those who avoid meat, you can substitute with ingredients like paneer or soya. Click here for the delicious mutton cutlet recipe.
Here's hoping you have a memorable get-together with all these classic party snacks! Bon appetit.
About Aditi AhujaAditi loves talking to and meeting like-minded foodies (especially the kind who like veg momos). Plus points if you get her bad jokes and sitcom references, or if you recommend a new place to eat at.