Indian Party Finger Foods

The food you serve can make the difference between a good or not-so-good party, but it isn't always easy to come up with tasty snack ideas. We all have old favorites we end up doing over and over again.

Break from the usual and serve an array of sumptuous Indian snacks at your next get-together. Your guests will love the difference, be suitably impressed and chances are you won't need to cook dinner...they'll be too full from eating the yummy finger foods you made! Here's a list of easy-to-cook, easy-to-serve foods:

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    Chicken tikka
    Chicken tikka.

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    Choose from a huge variety, including Reshmi Kabab, Galouti Kabab, Bihari Kabab, Hara Bhara Kabab, and Paneer Kabab. Can't decide which one you like best? Do a mixed platter! Serve them with Mint-Coriander Chutney.

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    Prawns Rava Fry

    Prawns Rava Fry
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    Serve these delicious, golden, crispy fried prawns with Mint-Coriander Chutney or Pyaaz Ki Chutney.

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    Chicken Tikka

    Chicken tikka and pineapple skewers
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    Tender chicken chunks marinated in special spices and then grilled on skewers. You can either make the Chicken Tikka on large skewers and remove the chunks on to a platter for guests to pick up with toothpicks or make mini individual skewers.

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    Steamed Momos

    Steamed Momo
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    This appetizer from the east Indian state of Sikkim can be filled with any minced meat of your choice. Momos are usually served with a fiery Sikkimese Tomato Chutney.

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    Baida Roti

    Baida roti
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    Roti (flatbread) is coated in egg and fried to make this tasty dish. Fill Baida Roti with anything you like! To serve cut a roll into bite-sized pieces, skewer each piece with a toothpick and serve with a chutney of your choice.

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    This popular Indian snack consists of crispy pastry filled with meat or mixed vegetables. For your party, make mini Samosas and serve with Tamarind Chutney and a yogurt dipping sauce like Minty Yogurt Dip.

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    Chicken Pakoda
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    Also known as Pakoras, these are the perfect quick party snack. You can make them with any vegetable you like.

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    Sabudana Vada

    Sabudana Vada
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    This is a terrific snack to serve your vegetarian guests. The crunchy peanuts in these Vadas (cutlets) are a nice contrast to the soft sago and potato. Serve with Mint-Coriander Chutney.

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    Chip and Dip Indian Style


    If you'd never thought of Chip and Dip as an Indian concept, think again! Here're some seriously yummy ideas.

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    Vegetable Pan Rolls

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    Vegetable Pan Rolls are the kind of food that makes you want more - it is almost impossible to eat only one! They take time to make but the result is well worth the effort!

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    Khasta Kachori

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     Delicious Khasta Kachori or Khasta Kachori is a popular snack in Northern and Central India. One bite and you will see why!