This menu is designed to be served so that you do not need any cutlery, plates or glasses. It has elements to keep various kinds of guests happy.
Whether it is an evening get together, an office event, a kindergarten party or a school celebration, finger food is always needed. The best thing about this whole menu is that you do not need any crockery, cutlery or glasses, other than serving dishes. You may even use disposable serve-ware if you want to avoid it altogether. Scroll down for tips for prep and serving.
Halloumi Tikka Bites
Hariyali Tikka Skewers
Spicy Mint and Coriander Chutney
Mild Red Pepper Chutney
10 Minute Laddoos
Since this menu is meant to be designed in a way that you do not need to take out your plates and glasses, serving bottled drinks is recommended. You can buy individual bottles with different flavours and sizes so guests can select according to their choices. You can serve these in a bucket with ice cubes to keep them cold for serving.
But if you want to make your own drink, here are some suggestions:
Tips for prep and serving
- Bread Sushi: It could be made a few hours in advance. I wouldn’t recommend making it too ahead of time as it may become soggy. You can prep the veggies a day in advance though and store them refrigerated in an airtight container.
- Halloumi Tikka Bites: For best results, marinate them at least 3-4 hours in advance. A day ahead would be even better. You can even prepare the skewers a day ahead and keep them refrigerated until you are ready to sear or grill them.
- Zucchini Fritters: The mixture could be prepared up to a day in advance. If you want to serve them warm, fry them just before serving. Otherwise you can fry ahead of time and serve on room temperature. They also taste good on room temperature.
- Chaat Bites: Bake the sweet potatoes a few hours in advance. Prepare the toppings and put them in serving bowls. When these components are already prepared, you will only need to assemble and serve when needed.
- Beef Kabab: Prepare the kabab mixture and shape them up to a day ahead. Put a sheet of baking paper in between each layer so the kababs do not stick to each other. When you are ready to serve, you will only need to fry the kababs for about 3 minutes on each side with some oil.
- Hariyali Tikka Skewers: Marinate the chicken a day in advance for best results. Insert into skewers and keep them ready for searing or grilling. Sear or grill just before serving.
- Dips: All of the dips could be prepares a day ahead of time. Store them refrigerated in an airtight container until serving.
- 10 Minute Laddoos: You can prepare these a day ahead of time. But do not refrigerate them as the ghee will solidify and the laddoos will become hard. Keep them on room temperature.
- Cake Pops: Make a day, or at least a few hours ahead and store them in fridge until serving. The chocolate needs to set.
- Drinks: You can use a bucket filled with ice cubes to keep the drinks cool.