Appetizer Recipes You Need To Try Right Now

Appetizer Recipes You Need to Try Right Now

This article is planned for individuals who would like to be proud of their cooking. We have compiled best appetizer recipes (including easy appetizers for a crowd) that will leave your family and friends speechless. And satiated.

 

Hot Appetizer Recipes

1. Calcio Nuts

A novel snack, made from puffed wheat.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients:

Salt, to taste

1 tbsp coriander, chopped

3 tbsp cheese, grated

1 onion, chopped

1 tsp chilli powder

2 tbsp butter, softened

2 teacups puffed wheat

Method:

  1. Apply salt, chilli powder and butter to the puffed wheat and spread it in a baking tin.
  2. Bake in a moderate oven for 350 F for 15 minutes in the middle shelf until crisp.
  3. Add the cheese, onion and coriander. If desired, sprinkle a little salt and chilli powder.
  4. Serve immediately.

 

2. Capsicum and Paneer on Toast

One of the most attractive appetizer recipes that’s also easy to prepare.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

½ tsp chilli sauce

Salt, to taste

4 tbsp cheese, grated

2 tbsp ghee

2 tbsp butter, melted

1 loaf bread, sliced

¼ tsp chilli powder

225 g paneer

½ teacup tomato ketchup

1 onion

1 capsicum

Method:

  1. Finely chop the capsicum, onion and paneer.
  2. Stamp out rounds from bread slices with a 40-50 mm diameter cutter.
  3. For every alternate round, cut a hole in the centre with a 12-14 mm nozzle.
  4. Grease a baking tin. Begin by arranging all bread slices that do not have holes and then placing slices with holes over them.
  5. Brush the slices with melted butter and bake in a preheated oven at 400 F until crisp or for 10 minutes.
  6. Heat ghee in a vessel and fry the onions for a minute. Add capsicum and continue to fry for another minute or so.
  7. Remove from heat and add salt, chilli powder, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup and paneer.
  8. Spread a small amount of the filling on each uncut bread slice and put back the cut slice over it.
  9. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 F for 8-10 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately.

 

3. Paneer Potato and Corn Balls

A tasty fried cocktail snack.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

Salt, to taste

Oil, to deep fry

Bread crumbs

1 teacup plain flour

4 tbsp cheese, grated

1 teacup boiled corn

2 tbsp coriander, chopped

4 green chillies, chopped

225 g paneer

4 potatoes, boiled

To serve:

Tomato ketchup or chilli sauce

For the sauce:

4 tbsp butter

2 tbsp plain flour

2 teacups milk

Method:

  1. To prepare the sauce, heat the butter in a vessel and fry the flour for 30 seconds. Add the milk and cook until a thick mixture is obtained.
  2. Chop the paneer and potatoes.
  3. Mix the prepared sauce, cheese, corn, coriander, green chillies, paneer and potatoes.
  4. Shape into balls.
  5. Mix the flour in 1 ½ teacup of water. Dip the balls in this paste, roll in bread crumbs and deep fry in oil.
  6. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.

 

4. Cheese Straws

Pungent and spicy, this is one of the best appetizer recipes.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 30-40 straws

Ingredients:

2 pinches salt

3 pinches chilli powder

4 tbsp cheese, grated

35 g butter

115 g plain flour

Method:

  1. Sieve the flour and add the salt.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips till the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Add chilli powder and cheese and mix well.
  4. Add 1 tbsp ice-cold water and knead to make a soft dough.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to 6 mm thickness.
  6. Cut into long strips with a fluted cutter and give 2 twists.
  7. Arrange the straws on an ungreased baking dish and bake in a hot oven at 450 F for 10 to 12 minutes.
  8. Serve hot or cold.

 

5. Potato and Sago Rolls

Want easy appetizers finger foods? Look no further.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

For the stuffing:

Salt, to taste

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp coriander, chopped

1 tsp garam masala

3 green chillies, chopped

4 potatoes, boiled

For the covering:

2 tbsp sago

½ teacup plain flour for the paste

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp hot ghee

1 ½ teacup plain flour

For the rolls:

Sweet chutney (or any other dip of your choice)

Oil, to deep fry

Method:

For the stuffing:

  1. Finely cut the potatoes.
  2. Add salt, lemon juice, corinader, garam masala and green chillies.

For the covering:

  1. Soak the sago in 1 teacup of water for at least an hour. Drain the sago.
  2. Prepare the paste by adding 1 teacup of water to the flour and mixin well.
  3. Mix water, salt, ghee and flour and knead a stiff dough.
  4. Roll out small puris from the dough.

How to proceed:

  1. Put a little stuffing in the centre of each puri.
  2. Pull a quarter of one puri towards the centre and apply a little paste on it. Pull the opposite corner similarly and seal the two using the paste. Now dip the open edges in the paste and sprinkle sago on this portion.
  3. Repeat for the remaining puris.
  4. Deep fry in hot oil.
  5. Serve hot with sweet chutney.

 

6. Cheese Crackers

Your guests will love these bite-sized crackers.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 40-50 pieces

Ingredients:

A pinch of salt

1 tbsp milk

½ tsp caraway seeds

55 g cheese, grated

25 g butter

85 g plain flour

Method:

  1. Sieve flour.
  2. Rub in butter using your fingertips.
  3. Add salt, milk, cheese and caraway seeds. Knead a dough.
  4. Roll out this dough in about 6 mm thickness. Cut into small pieces using a fancy cutter.
  5. Arrange on a greased baking tin. Use a fork or a toothpick to prick all over.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 450 F for 6-8 minutes.
  7. Serve plain or with yoghurt cheese dip (see recipe below).

 

7. Cottage Cheese Balls with Barbeque Sauce

A wonderful snack for impressing your guests.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 8 pieces

Ingredients:

To prepare the cottage cheese balls:

Ghee, to deep fry

Salt, to taste

4 tbsp plain flour

½ tsp soda bi-carb

1 tbsp coriander, chopped

3-4 green chillies, chopped

3 tbsp fresh yoghurt

4 bread slices

150 g paneer

To prepare the sauce:

Salt, to taste

2 tbsp tomato ketchup

1 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp soya sauce

2 large tomatoes

1 tbsp brown sugar

Method:

For the cottage cheese balls:

  1. Mash the cottage cheese and knead well.
  2. Next, soak the slices in yoghurt for a little time.
  3. Mix the salt, flour, soda bi-carb, coriander, chillies, bread and paneer.
  4. Deep fry in ghee.

To prepare the sauce:

  1. Heat water in a vessel and bring to boil. Add tomatoes.
  2. Remove after 10-12 minutes and take out their skin. Chop and keep aside.
  3. Add salt, tomato ketchup, vinegar, soya sauce, and brown sugar.

How to serve:

Plate the cottage cheese balls with warm barbeque sauce.

Tip: You can also serve tinned mushrooms with this sauce.

 

8. Cheese Topping on Toast

A delicious all-time snack recipe.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients:

A pinch of salt

6 bread slices

3 tbsp butter

2-3 tsp chilli sauce

½ onion, chopped

1 teacup cheese, grated

Method:

  1. Beat the cheese and butter very well.
  2. Add salt, chilli sauce and onion and grease the baking tin.
  3. Bake in a hot oven at 400 F for 5 minutes. Remove and let it cool.
  4. Spread a little filling on top of each toast.
  5. Just before serving, bake in a hot oven at 450 F for 10 minutes.
  6. Cut into small pieces and serve.

 

9. Cheesy Potato Chips

You can serve these cheesy chips at cocktails as well as at children’s parties.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Salt, to taste

1 tsp chilli powder

6 tbsp cheese, grated

4 tsp fried potato chips

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Spread in a broad baking dish and bake in a hot oven at 450 F for 20 minutes.
  3. Serve hot.

 

Cold Appetizer Recipes

Cold Appetizer Recipes

10. Carrot and Cheese Dip

A versatile dip that goes well with everything – from crackers to cheese straws.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves: 15-20

Ingredients:

Salt, to taste

2 tbsp fresh cream

¼ tsp green chilli, chopped

¼ teacup milk

2 tbsp cheese, grated

2 tsp onions, chopped

1 carrot, grated

2 tsp capsicums, chopped

2 teacups fresh yoghurt

To serve:

Carrot sticks, capsicum sticks, cucumber sticks, and cheese crackers.

Method:

  1. Put the yoghurt into a thin cloth. Tie and hang for 3 hours allowing water to drain out.
  2. Add salt, cream, chilli, milk, cheese, onions, capsicums, and carrots to the yoghurt.
  3. Chill thoroughly.
  4. Serve cold with carrot sticks, capsicum sticks, cucumber sticks, and cheese crackers.

 

11. Yoghurt Cheese Dip

A perfect dip for the calorie-conscious.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves: 15

Ingredients:

½ tsp salt

2 pinches chilli powder

2 tsp chopped capsicum

1 tsp thick fresh curd

2 tsp celery, chopped

2 tsp onion, chopped

1 teacup finely chopped paneer

To serve:

  1. Carrot sticks, capsicum sticks, cucumber sticks, and cheese crackers.
  2. Method:
  3. Thoroughly mix the chilli powder, salt, paneer, celery, onion, capsicum and yoghurt.
  4. Chill.
  5. Serve cold with carrot sticks, capsicum sticks, cucumber sticks, and cheese crackers.

We hope you liked these simple yet amazing appetizer recipes!