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Delectable Appetizers for a Holiday Party

Smita Pandit Aug 27, 2020
What's a party without mouth-watering appetizers? Here are few recipes for appetizers to get the party rolling.
The best way to set the mood for a party is to serve delicious appetizers. While the guests enjoy playing games, mouth-watering appetizers will set the ball rolling. Here are a few simple recipes that are definitely worth a try.

Mint and Lemon Dip

♦ Fresh mint leaves, 2 handfuls
♦ Fresh coriander leaves, 1 handful
♦ Olive oil, ¾ cup
♦ Mayonnaise, ¼ cup
♦ Garlic cloves, 3 (minced)
♦ Lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
♦ Rock salt, a pinch
♦ Black pepper, a pinch (powdered)
♦ Cumin seeds (roasted and ground)
♦ Pour mayonnaise in a bowl.
♦ Add olive oil to it and stir well.
♦ Put the mint leaves and coriander leaves in the processor.
♦ Peel garlic cloves and then add minced garlic, pepper, salt, and cumin to the processor.
♦ Now, add mayonnaise to this paste and process.
♦ Once all the ingredients have blended well, pour it into a bowl and add lemon juice to it.
♦ Cool mint and lemon dip is ready! Enjoy it with spicy potato rolls or potato chips.

Spicy Potato Rolls

♦ Potatoes, 6 (boiled)
♦ Bread crumbs
♦ Dried mango powder
♦ Tomato sauce, 1 tablespoon
♦ Medium-sized onions, 2 (finely chopped)
♦ Salt
♦ Oil
♦ Mash the boiled potatoes and add bread crumbs, dried mango powder, sauce, onions, and salt.
♦ Make sure all the ingredients are mashed well.
♦ Roll these into small balls.
♦ Deep-fry these potato balls.
♦ Your spicy potato appetizer is ready!

Melon Delight

♦ Diced muskmelon
♦ Fresh lemon juice, 3 tablespoons
♦ Sugar, ½ cup
♦ Lemon rind, 1 teaspoon
♦ Cinnamon, a pinch
♦ Water, 1 cup
♦ Fresh ginger, 2 teaspoons (finely chopped)
♦ Black pepper (ground)
♦ Take a saucepan and put it on a medium flame.
♦ Add water, cinnamon, a pinch of black pepper, sugar, lemon juice, and ginger and let it boil.
♦ Now, reduce the flame and simmer for 5 minutes.
♦ Remove from flame and add lemon rind to it.
♦ Once it has cooled down to room temperature, use a strainer to remove the lemon rind and ginger.
♦ Your ginger flavored syrup is ready.
♦ Now, serve the diced muskmelon in a bowl and pour some ginger syrup to it.
♦ Refrigerate for half an hour and serve chilled.
♦ Your melon delight is ready!

Yummy Hummus

♦ Frozen shelled green soybeans, 2 cups
♦ Sesame seeds
♦ Water, ¾ cup
♦ Lemon rind, 1 teaspoon
♦ Garlic paste, 1 teaspoon
♦ Peanuts, 1 tablespoon (roasted and ground) (to be avoided in case you are allergic to peanuts)
♦ Cumin, a pinch (roasted and ground)
♦ Black pepper, a pinch
♦ Lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
♦ Dry mango powder, a pinch
♦ Fennel seeds, 1 teaspoon (ground)
♦ Olive oil, 2 tablespoons
♦ Mint leaves, 2 tablespoons
♦ Boil the beans in salted water.
♦ Add the beans, peanuts, water, lemon juice, lemon rind, garlic paste, salt, cumin, mint leaves, dry mango powder, pepper, and fennel till you get a smooth paste.
♦ Add olive oil and process till it blends with other ingredients.
♦ Add this to a bowl and garnish with sesame seeds.
♦ Serve this hummus with bread.
Do try the aforementioned recipes. There is no dearth of recipes, all you need to do is keep the preference of your guests in mind. Don't forget to plate the dishes well. Food must not only taste good, it should also look good. Cook with love, and you will find the guests flocking around the delicious appetizers.