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Cocktail Party recipes


Last Updated : May 14,2022



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

Cocktail Party Recipes | Indian Cocktail Party Starters | Cocktail Party Snacks and Appetizers | 

Cocktail Party Recipes | Indian Cocktail Party Starters | Cocktail Party Snacks and Appetizers | 

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 Cocktail 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 for Cocktail Party Starters

1. Always include some starters with bread as it soaks up alcohol. Mexican bread rolls is an evergreen starter which can be served to young or old. 

This quick party starter features bread, deep-fried with a filling of sweet corn, capsicum and cheese bound with milk and flour, and flavoured with red chilli flakes. For all the cheese fans these rolls when served with tomato ketchup are truly irresistible. You can’t just stop at one roll!

A perfect balance of textures and flavours makes the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sandwich a delight to relish! Mellow zucchini, pungent capsicum, peppy herbs and spiky spices come together to make a mind-boggling filling for mustard-lined hot dog rolls.

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.

Paneer mixed herb balls is a no-fuss starter can be prepared before you can say mix-and-shape, yet it has the most charming melt-in-the-mouth texture and exciting flavour.

3. Include a selection of chips and dry tidbits that can be enjoyed with dips. The all-time favourite combo of Nacho Chips with Cheese Dip is not only energizing but also delightful to kids because they love the ‘chip-n-dip’ concept. This flavourful cheese dip stays fresh for 4 to 5 hours.

Also try other dips like hummus. This authentic hummus with tahini paste recipe has a rich mouth-feel and really strong flavour. Apart from the exciting flavour of tahini paste, the strong taste of garlic and a tinge of lemony tang are also clearly noticeable in this recipe, not to forget the herby touch of parsley.

Try tidbits like masala peanuts. Served as a cocktail accompaniment or tea-time snack, Masala Peanuts also happens to be a hot favourite with kids. Place the jar on the table and you can be sure that they will put their hands into it within the hour!

4. The starters served should be easy to pick and eat, and not saucy or messy. Go for bite-sized! Spinach cheese cigars is a tempting starter for any party – be it for kids or a cocktail party. Crunchy samosa patti rolls, filled with a spicy cheese and spinach mixture is what makes this easy Indian snack recipe. Mozzarella cheese gives the necessary gooey stuffing in spinach cheese cigars which we all enjoy.

5. Pick a good mix of deep-fried, baked, tandoori and barbequed snacks like Paneer Achari Tikka, gobi pakoda, baked samosa and veg seekh kabab

6. Make it convenient for the guests by serving each starter with toothpicks and tissues. Cheese corn balls makes a super starter and it just melts down in the mouth. Eye appealing, perfect sized Indian style cheese corn balls is a cocktail party starter to be served with tomato ketchup. The cheese corn balls recipe is super quick and easy to make and the combination of cheese and corn is supreme. All ingredients for this recipe are easy to get and most are found in the Indian kitchen.

7. The starters should be piping hot and fresh. Hara bhara kabab is one of the most loved kabab in Indian restaurants around the world. The hara bhara kabab is a vegetarian kabab made from chana dal, green peas, paneer, spinach, plain flour, bread crumbs and Indian spices. You can deep-fry veg hara bhara kabab or shallow fry them on a tawa and serve it hot.

8. The cocktail snacks must be arranged attractively in platters to make it look classy. Friends and family coming over and want to serve them something that would tantalize their taste buds? Here we have given a transformation to the very famous Indian street food recipe “pav bhaji” that is loved by all the age group and is very famous street food with “Pav Bhaji Fondue”. The Pav Bhaji Fondue smartly combines veggies, cheese, cream, milk and pav bhaji masala, into a richly flavored dip. It is really quick and easy to make. Not even an amateur cook can go wrong with this recipe!!

9. Do not select starters with uncommon ingredients, because some guests might be hesitant to try. Mushrooms and eggs are also not very preferable. Use commonly available ingredients and make something unique and presentable. Try chana chor garam nachos. While the roadside vendor would jazz it up with onions, tomatoes and a dash of spice powders, here were have created a fusion snack by topping the Chana Chor Garam with popular international dips and sauces like guacamole, tomato salsa and nacho sauce.

10. Ensure that the starters are circulated well, or placed amply in several locations, so that is it available for all the guests to try. 

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.

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.

Enjoy our Cocktail Party Recipes | Indian Cocktail Party Starters | Cocktail Party Snacks and Appetizers | 


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Nachos with Salsa and Baked Beans
Recipe# 38291
13 May 22

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Recipe# 40929
11 May 22

 
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Corn Kachori
Recipe# 41535
02 May 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a yummy variant to the traditional dal kachori, which is sure to entice everybody, especially children. This amazing variant is made with a filling of crushed sweet corn kernels and sliced onions perked up with tasty spice powders. Like all authentic kachoris, the deep-fried Corn Kachori ....
Paneer Tikka
Recipe# 2754
30 Apr 22

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Apple and Grape Juice
Recipe# 39014
04 May 22

 
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Classic Chocolate Fondue
Recipe# 22738
22 Mar 22

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by Tarla Dalal
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Chana Chor Garam Nachos
Recipe# 41231
09 Mar 22

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by Tarla Dalal
Chana Chor Garam – cooked chickpeas that are flattened, fried and seasoned – is an all-time favourite street food in India. While the roadside vendor would jazz it up with onions, tomatoes and a dash of spice powders, here were have created a fusion snack by topping the Chana Chor Garam with pop ....
Cheese Corn Balls
Recipe# 30981
02 Mar 22

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Fried Chana Dal, Savoury Jar Snack
Recipe# 42424
23 Feb 22

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Veg Crispy, Crispy Fried Vegetables
Recipe# 310
14 Feb 22

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Cheesy Vegetable Discs
Recipe# 40942
09 Feb 22

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A delight to behold and a greater delight to bite into, Cheesy Vegetable Discs make a fabulous, eye-catching starter for any party . With two discs of bread seated one above the other, layered with tangy sauces and topped with a yummy, cheesy ve ....
Corn Cheese Balls ( Starter )
Recipe# 36452
10 Feb 22

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Namkeen Shakarpara
Recipe# 40489
07 Feb 22

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Zucchini Rollups
Recipe# 42559
07 Feb 22

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Zucchini Rollups is an awesome cold starter, where the creaminess of feta cheese is interspersed with a burst of basil! This starter requires no cooking and is quite easy to make. It owes its success to the attractive presentation and the exciting mix of natural flavours, including the creamines ....
Aloo Chaat
Recipe# 2582
09 Jan 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers
Recipe# 41200
23 Dec 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 ....
Gobi Pakora, Cauliflower Pakoda
Recipe# 42081
06 Mar 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Spinach Cheese Cigars with Honey Chilli Sauce
Recipe# 8610
05 Oct 21

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Cheesy Paneer Bread Rolls
Recipe# 40600
01 Oct 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 ....
Tomato Ketchup, Tomato Sauce, Homemade Tomato Ketchup
Recipe# 40725
28 Sep 21

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Mini Onion Samosa
Recipe# 40490
22 Sep 21

 
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These scrumptious bite-sized samosas are excitingly stuffed with onions that have been sautéed with masala powders for that really mouthwatering aroma and flavour. Sautéing the onions rids it of the raw smell and imparts a rich aroma instead. The texture also gets more enjoyable. Mini Onion Sa ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers
Recipe# 39832
29 Sep 21

 
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Veg Momos, Indian Vegetable Momos
Recipe# 22253
14 Apr 22

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Lebanese Garlic Sauce
Recipe# 22579
19 Aug 21

 
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