Updated January 1st, 2024 at 08:15 IST

New Year’s Eve: Last-minute Indian snacks to prepare for guests at party

New Year is right around the corner and everyone is gearing up for it. If you are stuck with what to serve your guests, take a look at last-minute party snacks.

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As the clock ticks down to the final moments of the year, there's often a rush to prepare for the New Year's Eve celebration. Whether you're hosting a gathering or attending one, having an array of delectable last-minute party snacks is a must. If you are in a rush or left the New Year preparation for the last, check out the easy snack recipe to wow the guests. 

Masala papad

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Spruce up plain papads by sprinkling them with a mixture of finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies, and chaat masala. Drizzle a bit of lime juice for an extra kick.

Spicy chana chaat

Create a zesty chickpea salad by mixing boiled chickpeas with chopped onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a medley of spices like cumin, chaat masala, and red chilli powder. Garnish with fresh coriander and serve chilled.

Paneer tikka 

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Cut paneer into cubes and marinate them in a mixture of yoghurt and tikka spices. Thread onto skewers and grill or bake for a quick and flavorful appetizer.

Pani Puri shots

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Transform store-bought puris into mini pani puri shots. Fill them with spicy tamarind water, boiled potatoes, chickpeas, and mint chutney for a burst of flavour in every bite.

Bread pakoras

Slice bread into triangles, dip them into a besan (gram flour) batter seasoned with spices, and deep fry until golden brown. Serve with mint chutney for a delightful snack. The quintessential party snacks never fail to impress the guests. 

Vegetable samosas

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Utilize frozen samosa sheets or spring roll wrappers to quickly assemble vegetable samosas. Fill them with a mixture of spiced potatoes, peas, and other vegetables, then deep fry until crispy.

Dhokla sandwiches

Slice dhokla into thin layers and create sandwiches with mint chutney and thinly sliced vegetables. These bite-sized delights are both colourful and tasty.

Keema puffs

If you have puff pastry sheets on hand, fill them with pre-cooked spiced keema (minced meat) and bake until golden brown. Cut into bite-sized portions for a savoury treat.



Published December 31st, 2023 at 15:45 IST