Grazing boards at parties are always a hit, no matter what you put together on them. For Holi this year, it only made sense to throw together a delicious but simple snack platter with all the sweet, spicy, salty flavours to sneak bites between the festivities.
Although there isn’t one specific recipe to create a grazing board, it is only a matter of gathering things you would normally find yourself snacking on and putting them together in a beautiful arrangement. Even the thought of having a snack is a feeling that is highly satisfying to have on its own, let alone a whole array of them in one place, for you to munch on. Celebrations like Holi arrive as an opportunity to enjoy this style of eating where you don’t have to sit down to get some food, rather you keep taking small bites as you get around, engulfed in gulaal.
Grazing boards are pretty simple because they’re a reflection of your personal preferences and tastes you would enjoy. This means that while you can go down the predictable route and make a meat and cheese board, by all means, but it can be tweaked to suit your dietary preferences if you happen to be vegetarian or vegan. Using this as context to the upcoming occasion, this delicious desi grazing board is an ode to food that is fresh, simple but delicious. Pairing mathri, pakode or puri with a variety of chutneys, chikki, boiled or roasted peanuts, citrus fruits, salads and even flavoured butters. Keeping a balance between healthy as well as rich food is a great way to ensure that both, adults and children are having a great time. Here’s a few things you can make to add to yours.
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Ingredients [For pineapple chaat]
Ingredients [For flavoured butter]
Ingredients [For sweet potato chaat]
Toss together all the ingredients right before it is ready to serve and transfer to a serving bowl to place on the board.