5 Quick Vegetarian Snacks For Your Diwali Party
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The ‘festival of light’ is just around the corner. One of the biggest Indian festivals, people from all groups across the country eagerly wait for Diwali. In the run up to it, one can already feel the festive vibe in the air, experience the hustle bustle in the markets, wonder at the sparkling lights, go on a shopping spree, plan get-togethers, and indulge in an endless array of delicious food and drinks. 

Diwali is an emotion in India, and do you know the best part about it? The Diwali parties! Be it a card party with friends and family or just an evening full of chatter, song, dance, and food – we love every bit of it. Food, of course, plays an important role in Diwali celebrations. 

This year, the ‘festival of lights’ falls on October 24, and the party season seems to have kicked off already. With multiple chores to take care of before that - from cleaning the house, finding outfits, and buying gifts for our friends and family - planning the menu for a party might be tough. But fret not, if you want to have a party at home, we have some quick, easy and yummy snack ideas for you right here.

1. Potato Paneer Bites 

If you are a fan of cheese balls, you would love these delicious bites packed with the goodness of paneer and potatoes. Mashed and mixed with chilli paste, garam masala, salt, and rolled into breadcrumbs and flour mixture, these small bites are deep-fried until they turn crispy. Make sure to serve them hot, along with a dip or tomato ketchup. 

2. Pan-Fried Onion Momos 

Move over your regular paneer or chicken momos, and try these yummy onion momos this time. To make these, lightly fried onion is tossed in garlic, chilli powder, cumin, coriander powder, hot spice powder, and black pepper. Following this, the onion is stuffed and steamed in a flour momo. It is then pan-fried with garlic butter, sesame seeds, coriander leaves, and black pepper. Interesting, isn't it? 

3. Achari Paneer Tikka 

This quick and easy achari paneer tikka has cottage cheese marinated in a mix of classic pickle spices, strung into skewer sticks, and cooked in a tawa. A classic starter recipe, you can also roll it in a wrap for a quick meal for kids. 

4. Aloo Chaat 

Who doesn’t like chaat in India? Well, if you too love to nosh on the chatpate flavours of an aloo chaat, this recipe is sure to make you slurp. It involves shallow-frying boiled potato cubes, sprinkling them with a choice of spices and herbs, and topping them with mint and tamarind chutneys, along with sev, pomegranate seed, yoghurt and mint leaves. 

5. Cutlet Pizza 

This is sure to impress kids and adults alike. A simple and quick recipe, made with simple ingredients, cutlet pizza has a mix of onion, capsicum, and sweetcorn, along with oregano, chilli flakes, salt, and pepper tossed with grated cheese and tomato ketchup. This mix is stuffed between bread slices, folded in the shape of a cutlet and deep fried.  

 Try these recipes at your Diwali party and share your experience with us. Happy Diwali!