Looking for some New Year’s party food ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place! Read this blog to learn about a few great recipes that will be the highlight of your party!
The biggest party of the year is just around the corner. Everyone is excited about ending the year on a celebratory note, and rightfully so! After the struggles of the past couple of years, we finally see some positive signs. The world is slowly getting back to normalcy, and partying in a group is not forbidden anymore.
If you are planning to host a New Year party, then there’s a lot for you to look forward to as well. You need to make a guest list, decide the theme, choose the venue, stock up on all the decorations and do a million other tasks. Moreover, you need to start working on them early so that you don’t miss out on anything.
One of the major tasks involved in hosting any party is arranging the food. And if you’re planning a small get-together at home, then you may also consider cooking it yourself. But when it comes to Indian cuisine, not many dishes fit the narrative of party food. Most Indian parties usually offer dishes like Pav Bhaji, Samosa, or Chaat. While these are always the most reliable options, we assume you would want to welcome 2022 with a lot more special treats.
And that’s why you’re here. So let’s stop beating around the bush and get right to it! Here are five tasty appetizers that we highly recommend you add to your New Year’s party menu!
Vegetable Pakora is a classic Indian snack that people always have with masala chai or as appetizers. This crispy mix vegetable fritter is also a favorite during match days, movie nights, and small get-togethers. And if you’re looking for some easy food ideas that you can prepare quickly, this is the best option for you.
Another great thing about Vegetable Pakora is that you don’t need many complicated ingredients to prepare it. All you need is Chana Besan, Rice Flour, Ginger Garlic Paste, Garam Masala Powder, Ajwain, Sunflower Oil, salt, and your favorite mix vegetables. We recommend adding onions, carrots, capsicum, and green chilli for the spice. It shouldn’t take you more than 30 minutes to prepare freshly fried and hot Vegetable Pakoras for your guests during the New Year’s party!
Paneer Tikka is one of the most loved Indian appetizers. The soft and juicy paneer coated with the spicy and flavorful masala makes for an amazing combination. When served at parties, it’s usually the first dish that you might need to refill.
It’s a relatively easy appetizer to prepare. You only need Tikka Masala, Ginger Garlic Paste, paneer cubes, curd or yogurt, and salt to taste. Marinate the paneer cubes in all the other ingredients and roast them in an oven. You can also add layers of capsicum, onions, and tomatoes in between to add more flavor. Just make sure you marinate the vegetables as well before putting them in the oven. You can serve them hot with some chutney.
Paneer Puff Pastry
If you’re looking for something more adventurous, then you should give Paneer Puff Pastry a try. This crispy snack is filled with the rich and spicy goodness of a paneer stuffing cooked with amazing flavors.
The ingredients for this dish are pretty simple, and you can prepare it with your basic household spices. You will require Sunflower Oil, Cumin Whole, Ginger Garlic Paste, Turmeric Powder, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, paneer cubes, onions, tomatoes, green chili, salt to taste, milk to brush, and puff pastry dough. Just sautee the paneer in the masalas and veggies, fill it in puff pastry dough pockets and bake them! Your Paneer Puff Pastry will be ready in a few minutes!
Rajma Kebab is like a vegetarian variant of the famous Galouti Kebabs, a popular appetizer in Lucknow, India. While they are relatively easy to make, you just need to make sure that you soak your rajma at least 8 hours before you start preparing the dish.
The first and most important ingredient you will need in this dish is rajma. You can use any variant of rajma like Rajma Chitra, Rajma Jammu, or Rajma Red. Other ingredients you will need are Green Cardamom, Ginger Garlic Paste, Chilli Powder, Garam Masala Powder, Chana Besan, and Sunflower Oil, amongst other common ingredients. You can make this delicious appetizer within 30 minutes!
Honey Chilli Potatoes
This Indo-Chinese dish is a famous party snack all around the world. Mostly because it’s incredibly delicious and very easy to make, you also won’t require too many ingredients to prepare this dish. Whatsmore, it can be prepared in a matter of minutes.
All you will need is potatoes, Corn Flour, Sunflower Oil, Black Pepper, Garlic Paste, Ginger Paste, and Sesame Seed White as the base ingredients. Once you prepare all the ingredients, you will only require about 15 minutes to make it. And it will definitely be a hit at your New Year’s party!
Getting Ready For 2022
The year is about to end, and everyone’s eagerly waiting for 2022. And these dishes will be the perfect way to start the new year on a positive note. Even if you’re planning to choose only a couple of these ideas, we recommend you try the other recipes and make your 2022 a lot more flavorful.
Speaking of the new year, we thank you for being our dedicated followers throughout 2021. We have many more interesting blogs and recipes planned for 2022. We hope to see you on the other side. We would also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year! May we share many more flavorful journeys in 2022.