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Cocktail Party recipes


Last Updated : Feb 17,2021



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.


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Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 2754
25 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer tikka recipe | restaurant style paneer tikka | microwave paneer tikka | tandoori paneer tikka | paneer tikka is a
Spicy Garlic Hummus
Recipe# 41552
24 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
spicy garlic hummus recipe | spicy garlic hummus without tahini | Indian style spicy garlic hummus | healthy garlic hummus | with amazing 16 images. Spicy garlic hummus ....
Virgin Mary  Mocktail
Recipe# 489
22 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A unique drink with an intermingling taste of tomato juice and worcestershire sauce with a dash of lemon and pepper.
Queso Dip
Recipe# 39811
19 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Eggless Lemon Cake, Indian Style Lemon Cake
Recipe# 2620
22 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
eggless lemon cake | Indian style lemon cake | vegetarian lemon cake | no egg lemon cake | Make this simple eggless lemon cake with easily available ingredients i ....
Mexican Cheese Fondue
Recipe# 40715
12 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is not one of those bland, cheesy fondues! It is a spicy treat, a true tongue-tickler that will shake awake your taste buds. Here, two exotic varieties of cheese are perked up with a flavourful, homemade chunky salsa, jalapeno paste, peppy seasonings and a couple of other ingredients, which ....
Veg Crispy, Crispy Fried Vegetables
Recipe# 310
08 Feb 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
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Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
Recipe# 41200
29 Jan 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time! You can also surprise your guests with thi ....
Spiced Baby Corn and Broccoli
Recipe# 4922
27 Jan 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Baby corn and broccoli cooked in a fragrant spice mix makes a delectable starter. You may even serve this as a vegetable with steamed rice to make a satiating meal.
Tomato Ketchup, Tomato Sauce, Homemade Tomato Ketchup
Recipe# 40725
20 Jan 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
tomato ketchup recipe | tomato sauce recipe | Indian style tomato ketchup | homemade tomato ketchup | with 25 amazing images. Creamy, spicy and tangy, this Tomato Ketchu ....
Cheesy Paneer Bread Rolls
Recipe# 40600
05 Jan 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Three types of cheese give these bread rolls a unique texture and mind-blowing flavour, which make you long for more helpings! Here, bread slices are packed with a mixture of potatoes and three types of cheese seasoned with herbs and spices, and deep-fried till perfectly crisp. The filling has a mel ....
Cheese Corn Balls
Recipe# 30981
12 Jan 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
cheese corn balls recipe | Indian style cheese corn balls | veg cheese sweet corn balls | with amazing 35 images. cheese corn balls makes a super s ....
Aloo Pakora, Potato Bhajji, Potato Pakoda
Recipe# 42009
07 Jan 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
aloo pakora recipe | Punjabi style aloo pakora | potato bhajji | street style aloo pakora | aloo pakore | with amazing 26 images. aloo pakora ....
Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce
Recipe# 39763
05 Jan 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Risotto is a traditional continental preparation of rice and cheese. It is a soft dish, somewhat similar to our comforting khichdi. In this more exotic form, a mixture of rice, cheese, herbs and capsicum is rounded into balls, dipped in a flour batter and deep-fried into delicious Risotto Balls, whi ....
Cheese Potato Balls, Potato Cheese Balls
Recipe# 2209
05 Jan 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
cheese potato balls recipe | Indian style potato cheese balls | party starter | with 20 amazing images. Cheese and potatoes, two ingredients that nobody refuses, come together in this exciting ....
Spinach and Cheese Balls, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33225
29 Dec 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cheese balls, this power-packed snack is made up of cheese and paneer, 2 dense sources of protein. Paneer has a bland flavour and thus blends well with any ingredient. This recipes is sure to be enjoyed by people of all age groups especially the kids who love to munch on finger foo ....
Eggless Plum Cake, Indian Style Christmas Plum Cake
Recipe# 41307
30 Dec 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
plum cake recipe | Christmas eggless plum cake | X mas rum and raisin cake | fruit cake | with 35 amazing images. plum cake recipe | Christmas ....
Cheese Sticks
Recipe# 3102
25 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A crunchy and flavourful finger food made with a dough of whole wheat flour and cheese, these Cheese Sticks are perfect to serve with a tangy or herby dip. Cheese gives this crispy snack a nice texture that is kind of flaky and crisp. Its cheesy flavour is also perfect to serve with tongue-tic ....
Baba Ganoush
Recipe# 22576
20 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
baba ganoush recipe | roasted Indian eggplant dip | baba ganoush Lebanese recipe | with images. baba ganoush is a Middle Eastern style creamy dip most enjoyed for its flavour and texture. L ....
Parsley Paneer Dip, Healthy Cottage Cheese Parsley Dip
Recipe# 340
18 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
parsley paneer dip | healthy paneer parsley dip | paneer dip with herbs | cottage cheese dip with parsley | with 12 amazing photos. When you are looking for a healthy dip, this
Spinach Hummus with Cucumber Sticks ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40347
13 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
spinach hummus recipe | healthy Indian style spinach hummus | palak hummus for kids tiffins | with 19 amazing images. spinach hummus is a quick healthy Indian style spin ....
Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter )
Recipe# 36452
05 Nov 20

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by Tarla Dalal
corn cheese balls recipe | cheese corn balls | crispy corn cheese balls | with amazing 40 images Looking for a lip smacking starter recipe for your kids birthday ba ....
Pita Bread, Lebanese Whole Wheat Pita Bread
Recipe# 22571
02 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
Mushrooms Stuffed with Paneer
Recipe# 204
30 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Mushrooms Stuffed with Paneer is easy to make, but serves as an exotic starter for parties ! Here, the cavities in fresh button mushrooms are stuffed with a succulent and flavourful cottage cheese mi ....
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