Mouth-watering Appetizer Recipes You Can Make for Your Family Gathering

appetizer recipes

It is always a delight to catch up with your extended family members – what would make these gatherings even more memorable are some mouth-watering appetizers! If you are looking some easy and yummy recipes to treat your family members with, you must take at some of the suggestions in the post below!



Quick & Easy Appetizer Recipes to Make at Home for Every Occasion

Here are some easy and quick appetizer recipe ideas that you must give a try!





1. Corn Kebabs

When fresh corn is in season, this is a recipe that you should surely try.

Ingredients 




  • 2 cups boiled and grated corn kernels
  • 3 boiled potatoes
  • 2-3 slices of bread
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Total Cook Time : 15-20 minutes

Serving: 6-8





How to Prepare 

  • Mash potatoes and bread together.
  • Mix corn and all the ingredients.
  • Make small and flat kebabs.
  • Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the kebabs until they turn golden.
  • Serve with mint chutney.

corn fritters

2. Salami Rolls

This is a great cold appetizer recipe to bring to a party, and this can be made in a jiffy.




Ingredients 

  • 10 to 15 salamis
  • ½ cup hung curd
  • 10-15 green/black olives, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed dry red chilli flakes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • Toothpicks as required

Total Cook Time : 12-15 minutes





Serving: 8-10

How to Prepare 




  • Heat butter in a non-stick pan and roast salamis until crispy.
  • Take all the ingredients mentioned above and mix well.
  • Spread on each salami and roll it. Secure with a toothpick and serve.
salami roll

3. Lemon and Garlic Fish

This fish recipe will be an instant hit with your loved ones, and it is super easy to make.

Ingredients





  • ½ boneless fish cut into medium pieces (like basa)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon crushed black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Total Cook Time: 20-25 minutes

Serving : 8-10




How to Prepare 

  • Smear lemon juice, garlic, pepper and salt over the fish pieces and leave for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a pan that is flat, and shallow fry fish until it turns golden on both sides.
  • Serve with tartar sauce.

lemon and garlic fish

4. Corn Filled Cucumbers

This light and a non-fried recipe is great for summer gatherings or parties.





Ingredients 

  • 4-5 small and tender cucumbers
  • 1 cup boiled corn kernels
  • 2 tablespoon honey mustard sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dry red chilli flakes, crushed

Total Cook Time : 10-12 minutes




Serving : 8-10

How to Prepare 


  • Peel and slit the cucumber lengthwise.
  • Scoop the seeds from the centre.
  • Take boiled corns and mix honey mustard sauce and paprika. Mix well.
  • Fill the corn mixture in the scooped cucumbers and cut into smaller pieces.
  • Serve chilled.
corn filled cucumber

5. Potato and Cottage Cheese Rolls

This Indian appetizer recipe is great for large gatherings.

Ingredients 

  • 5-6 boiled potatoes
  • 2-3 bread slices
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 100 grams cottage cheese, cut into 1 inch long fingers
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger and garlic
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Total Cook Time : 15-20 minutes

Serving : 9-10


How to Prepare 

  • Mash potatoes and bread slices together.
  • Add the other ingredients and mix well.
  • Take a small portion of the mashed potato and spread it on one palm. Put a stick of cottage cheese in the middle and cover it with the spread mashed potato. Make it into an elongated ball.
  • Heat oil in a pan or wok and deep fry the rolls until done.
  • Serve with tomato chutney.

potato cottage cheese roll

6. Cottage Cheese Coated With Curry Leaves

Curry leaves add a distinctive flavour to this hot appetizer or starter recipe.

Ingredients 

  • 200 grams cottage cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup curry leaves
  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon asafoetida
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • Toothpicks, as required

Total Cook Time : 10-12 minutes


Serving : 8-10

How to Prepare 

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, curry leaves, and asafoetida and let it sputter.
  • Add cottage cheese pieces, salt and pepper and sauté together for a minute.
  • Place cottage cheese pieces on a plate and place toothpicks on each. Sprinkle the leftover tempering over the pieces before serving.

cottage cheese and curry leaves

7. Mint Chicken Tikka

This is a delectable recipe for all chicken lovers and requires very less effort.

Ingredients 


  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • ½ kg boneless chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, garlic and green chilli paste
  • ½ cup hung curd
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee

Total Cook Time : 45 minutes

Serving : 8-10

How to Prepare 

  • Take mint and coriander leaves and make a coarse paste in a blender by adding some water.
  • Take the chicken pieces; add mint paste, ginger-garlic-chilli paste, hung curd, cream and salt. Let it marinate for half an hour.
  • Heat butter in a pan, cook chicken pieces until done.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala before serving.
  • Serve with onions rings and mint chutney.

mint chicken tikka

8. Peanut Chaat

You can add boiled corn kernels to this recipe to make it more interesting.

Ingredients 

  • 250 grams of peanuts
  • 2 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green coriander
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • Salt to taste

Total Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Serving: 10-12

How to Prepare 

  • Roast peanuts in a wok until they turn crispy. Alternatively, you can deep fry peanuts too. Let it cool.
  • Take all the ingredients mentioned above and add to the peanuts (add them just before serving, else they will turn soggy). Mix well and serve.
peanut chaat

9. Chana Canapes

This recipe is ideal for all those calorie-conscious guests.

Ingredients 

  • 1 packet ready to eat canapes
  • 2 cups boiled black chana
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 finely chopped green chilli
  • 2 tablespoons mint chutney
  • 2 tablespoon imli chutney
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala

Total Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Serving: 10-12

How to Prepare 

  • Take boiled chana; add onion, tomato, green chilli, mint chutney, imli chutney, chaat masala and mix well.
  • Place the canapes on a serving dish and fill them with the chana mix.
  • Garnish with green coriander before serving. (fill the canapes just before serving or else they will turn soggy)

canapes

10. Chana Daal Vada

This is an interesting Indian appetizer and very easy to make.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chana daal, soaked for 6 to 7 hours
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • ½ cup chopped green coriander
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Total Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Serving:10-12

How to Prepare 

  • Coarsely grind chana daal in the grinder.
  • Add onion, chilli, ginger, coriander and salt and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Make small vadas from the mixture and fry until they turn crisp and golden.
  • Serve hot with mint chutney.

dal wada

The best part about the recipes mentioned above is that you can make changes as per your preference and requirements.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions:

1. What Are Heavy Appetizers?

Hearty or heavy appetizers are any kind of hot or cold appetizers that are enough to replace a meal. Some of the examples of heavy appetizers include wraps, roll-ups, filled buns etc.

2.How Many Appetizers Should I Have Before Dinner?

If you have a mixed gathering of non-vegetarians and vegetarians, then it is best to have two of each, which means four appetizers in total. However, make sure your appetizers aren’t too filling because it may kill your guests’ appetite for dinner.

3.What Is the Difference Between a Starter and an Appetizer?

Starter and appetizer both mean the same, which means light and a small first course in a meal that usually include savoury dishes.

We hope that you try some of our recipes and relish them with your loved ones! These are sure to be favourites at your family gatherings.

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