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कॉकटेल पार्टी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Cocktail Party recipes in Hindi)
કૉકટેલ પાર્ટી - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Cocktail Party recipes in Gujarati)

 

Top 10 Snacks, Starters for Cocktail Parties

A cocktail party is usually an occasion for celebration. It might be to celebrate an occasion, an achievement or simply a sophisticated get-together.

Some of the occasions for which cocktail parties are held:
1. Pre-wedding events
2. Birthday party
3. Business meeting
4. Baby shower
5. Engagement
6. Any other happy moment worth celebrating!

  Top 10 Starter Recipes
1. Corn Cheese Balls
2. Nacho Chips with Cheese Dip
3. Pav Bhaji Fondue
4. Besan Masala Peanuts
5. Aloo Cheese Croquettes
6. Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries
7. Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini
8. Broccoli and Cheese Balls
9. Pesto Corn and Black Olives Pinwheel Sandwich
10. Paneer Tikka

At a cocktail party, the guests are usually served several bite-sized starters along with alcohol-based drinks or cocktails. A couple of non-alcoholic mocktails are also served for teetotalers. The guests will be moving around freely at a cocktail party. The snacks or starters may be placed at tables at convenient places or carried around by bearers depending on the scale of the party, the place where it is held, the number of helpers available, etc.

Usually, dry and bite-sized snacks are preferred. The starters are always made to look very attractive because there is a certain standard to live up to in a cocktail party! The cocktails may precede a brunch or dinner party.

 

10 Tips to choose your Veg Starters wisely for Cocktail Parties

1. Always include some starters with bread as it soaks up alcohol.
2. Let not all the starters be deep-fried. Not only will it get difficult to prepare, but some people might be hesitant about having so much deep-fried stuff. So, include some raw, steamed or baked starters too.
3. Include a selection of chips and dry tidbits that can be enjoyed with dips.
4. The starters served should be easy to pick and eat, and not saucy or messy. Go for bite-sized!
5. Pick a good mix of deep-fried, baked, tandoori and barbequed snacks.
6. Make it convenient for the guests by serving each starter with toothpicks and tissues.
7. The starters should be piping hot and fresh.
8. Ensure that the starters are circulated well, or placed amply in several locations, so that is it available for all the guests to try.
9. The cocktail snacks must be arranged attractively in platters to make it look classy.
10. Do not select starters with uncommon ingredients, because some guests might be hesitant to try. Mushrooms and eggs are also not very preferable.

A mix of Indian and international starters will strike a proper balance and make sure all your guests are satiated. When a series of snacks is served one after the other, variety is very important. Only then people will pay attention to and individually relish each snack. If the snacks are repetitive, for example if you serve four or five types of tikkis one after the other, the guests will get bored and not even notice what they are eating. So, go for a good variety.

This is not very difficult to do, because there does exist a rather large pool of cocktail snacks and starters in every cuisine. You can go for standard, ever-popular choices like the Corn Cheese Balls, Nacho Chips with Cheese Dip and Besan Masala Peanuts, or surprise your guests with something different like the Cheesy Baked Zucchini Fries or Pav Bhaji Fondue! Croquettes and crostini are ideal to serve at cocktail parties because they are handily sized and extremely attractive to look at. If you are planning to serve Tikkis or samosas, make sure you size them small.

When arranging a cocktail party, the idea is not just to serve satiating food, but to do it in such way that you set a new standard that’s spoken about memorably for a long time! Class and convenience go hand-in-hand to make a cocktail party a great success.



Crunchy Bread Cutlets recipe
Crisp, crunchy bread and vegetable cutlets made using a flavourful green coconut paste. Don't make these if you are on a diet - they are so wonderful that it is impossible to stop eating them. You may need to add a little water to the mixture if it becomes too dry and difficult to shape the cutle ....
Sugar Syrup, How To Make Sugar Syrup for Drinks and Desserts recipe
Sugar syrup is one of the essential items you must learn to make sometime early in your culinary journey, especially if you are interested in making sweets, preserves, drinks and desserts. This simple sugar syrup is ideal or making drinks and desserts. It can be kept at room temperature or in ....
Vegetable Kebab recipe
Appetising, cocktail-sized snack made from bottle gourd, potatoes and onions, with a generous sprinkling of piquant onion masala mixture. Serve vegetable kebabs hot, with tea or at a cocktail party, and bask in the compliments.
Paneer and Corn Croquettes recipe
Pockets made of boiled potatoes are stuffed with a luscious paneer and sweet corn mixture and deep-fried to make a really irresistible snack, which can be served with tea, or as a starter or cocktail accompaniment. These mouth-watering Paneer and Corn Croquettes have a desi aura about them, thanks t ....
Pomegranate Citrus Juice recipe
Tangy joy in every sip! This juice combines pomegranate juice with the citrusy notes of orange, grapefruit and lemon in a very interesting way. The layers of red and orange look absolutely awesome in the glass, and the fresh taste of the juice is even more fabulous. The grapefruit segments in th ....
Malai Paneer Dill Balls, Cold Starter recipe
What a delightful snack to behold – and to bite into! The Malai Paneer Dill Balls is a dainty cold starter, made by coating succulent balls of paneer with finely chopped dill leaves. The melt-in-the-mouth texture of malai paneer together with the irresistible taste of dill leaves, which is absor ....
Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread recipe
pita bread recipe | Indian style pita bread | healthy whole wheat pita bread | pita bread on tava | with 22 amazing images. pita bread is a famous Lebanese fl ....
Cheesy Rice Stick recipe
The Cheesy Rice Stick is a snazzy starter made with a dough of rice and potatoes perked up with appropriate herbs and spices. Portions of the dough are stuffed with a piece of cheese before being deep-fried to a perfect golden brown. The cheese melts in the heat and coats the inside of the ric ....
Lemongrass Iced Tea, Indian Style recipe
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Guava and Pomegranate Drink, Peru Aur Anar ka Drink recipe
Combine the lusciousness of guava with the peppiness of pomegranate and you get a mouth-watering drink that will elate your senses. Both fruits are known for their distinct flavours and their special touch can be felt in the juice. A dash of black salt accentuates the flavours further, makin ....
Spicy Garlic Hummus recipe
spicy garlic hummus recipe | spicy garlic hummus without tahini | Indian style spicy garlic hummus | healthy garlic hummus | with amazing 16 images. Spicy garlic hummus ....
Grilled Broccoli Recipe recipe
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones. This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
Grilled Sweet Potato in Lemon Coriander Dressing recipe
This is a radically new way to use sweet potatoes and it is sure to become one of your favourites too! Here, we have grilled the sweet potato slices with olive oil, and laced it with a mind-boggling dressing that combines tangy lemon, peppy coriander, spicy green chillies, a bit of this and a bi ....
Queso Dip recipe
Queso Dip is a great accompaniment to crunchy nacho chips, as it provides a perfectly complementary blend of spice and cheese, which is what ‘queso’ means. Cheese slices melted with a mix of milk and chopped spring onions, garlic, chilli flakes and tomatoes gives the right balance of creamy cheesine ....
Galouti Kebab On Crispy Naan recipe
The Galouti Kebab on Crispy Naan is an appetizer with such an attractive appearance and awesome flavour that it will capture everybody’s attention. It does involve a bit of effort but it is not difficult per se, and is surely worth the time you put in. More so, if you are serving it at a party b ....
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