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Three Party Menu Ideas for a fun evening

Weekend’s here! T.G.I.F. right? The word ‘Friday’ is synonymous to partying and having fun. Nothing can be better than having friends over with some music, games and delicious food. However, while planning to throw an amazing party or get-together with your favourites, deciding what to cook can be a task. So we’ve gone ahead and curated three party menus, each with a dietary preference in mind, making your party experience less tiring and more fun. 

The Vegetarian Flair

Vegetarian food is light on the tummy and can pretty delicious too. Indians are known to have one of the richest combinations of vegetarian recipes to boot, and we’ve picked some really cool ones for you to try out.

Starter: Chutney Bombs
These crispy deep-fried balls of awesomeness are made using potato and mashed bread. They’re then stuffed with coconut chutney and a cube of the stringy mozzarella cheese. This starter is a bomb indeed!

Main Course: Reshmi Paneer
Adding some royal flair to the dinner table, this Reshmi Paneer is an easy-to-make and really delicious dish, that pairs well with chapatis, naan as well as the humble steamed rice.

Dessert: Cookie Sundae
The best way to end this meal is with an easy yet sinfully delicious dessert. This Cookie Sundae recipe has got the best of both worlds with the crumbly cookie and chilled ice-cream, which is favourite post dinner treat for many.  The contrasting textures in this recipe will leave your guests craving for more.

The Chicken-love affair

Vegetarian food might be healthy and light, but nothing can tickle your taste buds and comfort your insides better than some good ’ol chicken. Try out this interesting non-vegetarian menu for your get-together.

Starter: Chicken Cheese Bombs
Slightly similar to the Chutney Bombs, these use minced chicken and mashed potatoes as the main base. Stuffed with mozzarella on the inside and coated with a crunchy breadcrumb layer on the outside, this starter is delicious inside out.

Main Course: Hyderabadi Chicken
Bored of the regular butter chicken or chicken kadai? Try this one for a change. From the royal kitchen of the Nizams of Hyderabad, this Hyderabadi Chicken curry is simple to make, loaded with favour and pairs great with some tandoori roti or naan.

Dessert: Moong Dal Halwa
To end any gastronomical affair, a good dessert is a must. And nothing could be better than a bowl full of piping hot, sweet Moong Dal Halwa. Loaded with a ton of dry fruits and ghee, topped with silver varq; this is the perfect end to an amazing dinner.

The Jain Extravaganza

Even though Jains have strict dietary restrictions pertaining to ingredients that they can eat - Jain cuisine is still super delicious. This simple menu is enough to prove it. Take a look at these lip-smacking Jain delicacies to keep your guests hooked.

Starter: Jain Noodle Cutlet
This simple-to-make yet delicious starter is made with noodles, paneer and cheese along with a great mix of masalas, coated with breadcrumbs and fried to perfection. This one is a crowd pleaser.

Main Course: Jain Cholay Rajma

This Jain version of a delicious Punjabi style Rajma Chawal is perfect to serve at a party of you have Jain friends coming over. Even with the absence of onions and garlic the final dish is super tasty. Serve it piping hot with some streamed rice or tandoori rotis – everyone will be pleased!

Dessert: Jain Paneeri Malpua
Keeping the tradition of ending on a sweet not, for the Jain menu we’ve got for you this delicious and fussfree Paneeri Malpua. The crispy malpuas are drenched with sugar syrup and garnished with creamy paneer and crunchy dry fruits – a great mix of texture and flavpours!

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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 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.