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Easter is the perfect occasion to sit down with the entire family and bond over gorgeous food. Here are 3 really easy Easter menus that you can put together without sweating it out in the kitchen and still steal plenty of praises for the spread you created. Choose between a decadent summer brunch, an awesome Asian inspired menu and a super healthy super food menu and celebrate Easter in true foodie style!


Menu 1 - Breezy Summer Brunch

Hot summer months call for a really cool Easter celebration.  We put together this delicious menu with 4 brilliant recipes that make the perfect breezy summer brunch for the entire family to enjoy!


Mangolicious Ice Tea Starting your Easter brunch with this super refreshing mango iced tea will put everyone in the festive mood instantly. It is one of the best ways to use the gorgeous mangoes which are in season now!


Caramelized onion and fig Open sandwichOpen sandwiches are great to serve as an appetizer and this one is a delicious mix of flavours and textures. It will make even fussy kids fall in love with figs!


Mama mia! Seafood Rigatoni Pie – This cross between a pasta and pie is exactly what you need to put some excitement on the dining table. Fresh seafood, al dante pasta and a creamy sauce create a beautiful marriage of flavours that you have to try to know how fabulous it is!


Chocolate Easter Egg Pearl Cake – Not only is this cake decadent and delicious but the chocolate pearls on top are almost like mini chocolate Easter eggs – a big slice of the cake and a big nap afterwards go hand in hand!


Menu 2 - Asian Easter Eats

This menu is a brilliant mix of Asian flavours. Desi scotch eggs keep in line with the Easter theme perfectly. Along with the stir fried veg, Thai rice bowl and a luscious coconutty cheese cake – this menu is a treat for Asian food fans.


Indian Style Scotch Eggs – A spicy mutton keema mixture shaped around boiled eggs, crumb coated and deep fried till crisp and golden brown – served with some fresh green chutney – perfect desi spin to scotch eggs.


Stir fried Tofu with Asian Greens – The most delicious way to enjoy veggies, this delicious Asian stir fry has gorgeous colours, plenty of flavour and thecrunchy fried carrot strips on top take it to a whole new level!


Fragrant Thai Rice Bowl – This one dish is all you need for main course because it packs such a brilliant punch. Pan tossed herb rice, a luscious Thai coconut curry and grilled chicken skewers on top. Place all the components on the table alongside bowls of accompaniments like fried garlic, onion, crushed peanuts, lemon wedges etc. to give it a more interactive khaosweh vibe!


No bake Coconut Cheesecake – A creamy coconut and white chocolate cheese cake sitting on top of a base of crumbled cashew biscuits topped with desiccated coconut and fresh mint – you can serve these up with some fresh chopped mangoes for a full on Asian dessert party.


Menu 3–Veggie Super food feast

Festive meals can be healthy and this menu is testimony for that. A bright refreshing chilled soup, veggie burger and two kinds of luscious berry popsicles – this super food menu makes zero compromise on taste!


Chilled Beetroot Apple SoupFull of antioxidants from the colourful ingredients this soup is actually served warm, but keeping with the weather outside we suggest you do a chilled version because it tastes just as great if not better!


Wild Mushrooms in oat cups – Crunchy edible oat cups with an earthy herbed wild mushroom-crunchy walnut mixture siting in them – this party starter is superfood paradise and will be flying off the rack in minutes – so make a big batch.


Edamame Quinoa Burger – A wholesome quinoa and edamame patty, cooling yogurt spread and chunky slices of tomatoes instead of burger buns- if this one isn’t healthy we don’t know what is!


Strawberry Buttermilk PopsiclesA perfect mix of tangy and sweet these buttermilk strawberry popsicles are always a show stealer. If you want to add a boozy twist to your popsicles we urge you to try out these sangria popsicles – you will not be disappointed!

Check out a bunch of delicious cakes and cookies you want to skip the grand lunch and go for a funky tea party instead!

Do not forget to prepare a batch of hot cross buns and easter eggs – we have just the perfect recipe for both. Take a look!

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.