7 Easy Snacks To Make At Home At An IPL Knockouts Party
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While Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) fans recently rejoiced in their win against the Chennai Super Kings (CSR), fans of both the teams and their star players watched the game with equal excitement. The IPL Knockouts are at the crucial stage of the tournament where the top teams compete in high-stakes matches to secure a spot in the final. These knockout matches include the Qualifier 1, Eliminator, Qualifier 2, and the Final. Surprisingly the two most popular teams - Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings who usually qualify in the Knockouts will not be seen in this phase of the tournament. 

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Yet, the knockout matches promise to be intense and thrilling, with teams giving their all to emerge victorious and claim the IPL title. It's the perfect time for cricket fans to come together and enjoy the excitement. It’s perfectly understandable if you want to watch the matches from the comfort of your living room and want to invite friends, family and fellow cricket lovers to watch with you but don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen whipping up the snacks. 

Just a little bit of advanced prep and you’ll be all set. We’ve got you covered with some easy and delicious snacks that make for the perfect munchies for match viewing.

Vegetable Spring Rolls
Something crunchy is perfect to match on especially when the match gets thrilling. Spring rolls are an all-time favourite. These are crispy and flavourful. What makes them a quick fix is the fact that one can make them ahead of time. Just fill spring roll wrappers that are easily available in both online and offline stores with a mixture of finely chopped vegetables like cabbage, carrots, and bell peppers, roll them up, and fry until golden brown. You can also fry these in the air fryer.

Chicken Tikka Skewers
Bite-sized Tandoori chicken is delicious and always a crowd favourite. Pre-marinate chunks of chicken in a mixture of yogurt and spices like garam masala, turmeric, coriander powder, kasuri methi and chili powder. Just before the arrival of your guests, thread them onto skewers and grill them. This can be served with sliced onion and pre-made mint chutney.

Mini Sliders

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Sliders are easy to put together and make for filling snacks. Grill or pan-sear patties and place them on mini slider buns. To make a burger patty at home, boil and mash potatoes. Add dry spices such as turmeric, coriander powder, cumin powder, raw mango powder and finely chopped coriander and green chillies. Add salt to taste. Shape the mixture into flat round cutlets, dip in a beaten egg mixture, and breadcrumbs, and fry. Top with cheese, lettuce, tomato, and your favourite condiments like ketchup, mustard, and mayonnaise. The non-vegetarian version of the burger can be made with minced meat.

Corn and Cheese Poppers
These cheesy appetizers easily make it to every house party menu since they are so loved. They aren’t difficult to put together either. In a large mixing bowl, add boiled corn, shredded cheddar cheese, finely chopped onion, bell pepper, cilantro, chili powder, cumin powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined. Take small portions of the corn and cheese mixture and shape them into small balls or cylindrical shapes, about 1 inch in diameter. Dip the balls in beaten eggs and breadcrumbs. Cook in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes.

Mini Indian Veggie Quesadillas

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This one takes a bit of work but the results are totally worth it. Heat oil in a skillet. Add cumin seeds and sauté until they sizzle and become aromatic. Add the mixed vegetables to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender but still crisp. Season with garam masala, turmeric powder, chili powder, and salt. Place this vegetable mix on a ready tortilla sheet along with cheese and fold the tortilla into half. Place the assembled quesadillas on a skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the tortillas are golden brown.

Loaded Nachos

You can never go wrong with nachos. Soak rajma overnight and pressure cook the beans till they have the right amount of bite. Finely chop tomatoes and bell peppers. Preheat the oven. Place the cooked beans, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, bell pepper and jalapenos, and olives on the tortillas. Bake until the cheese is melted. The Nachos can be served with Salsa or cream cheese.The problem with serving this though is that they will disappear almost as soon as served and you may need to be ready to serve round 2.

Hummus and veggies

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In a mixer, combine the chickpeas with garlic cloves, tahini (you can also use white sesame seeds), lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and a bit of water. Process until smooth and creamy, adding more water if necessary to achieve the consistency you want. Arrange a variety of fresh vegetables cut into long slices. You can use carrots, cucumber, and even bell peppers and serve with the homemade hummus for dipping. The hummus can be made ahead, put in a jar, and refrigerated so that it’s ready to serve when the match begins.