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Contest 2011 October Winners

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There were many entries last month for the appetizer. As usual, it was tough selecting the winners. Here are the my top five entries and two top winners from those: 1st Place: Divya (Chaat Bites) 2nd Place: Dipti Joshi (Mushroom Sesame Fingers) Congratulations to both of you!! Thank you to everyone else that also participated […]

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Dipti Joshi - Mushroom Sesame Fingers Recipe

Mushroom Sesame Fingers

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Mushroom Sesame Fingers are a great choice for a light, crispy and low-fat appetizer. Prepare it in advance whenever there’s a party, and store it in the oven. Reheat for 10 minutes before serving.

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Saloni Palkar - Cheese Para Recipe

Cheese Para

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Cheese is produced and consumed throughout the world in various forms. Shakkar para or Namak para are very popular snacks served in India during Diwali season. Combing cheese with Namak Para has resulted into what I call “Cheese Para”. The cheese adds a little zing to the Namak Para taking it to a whole new level.

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Divya - Chaat Bites Recipe

Chaat Bites

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Appetizers are typically finger foods that are easy to pick up and eat while waiting for the main course. So I decided to come up with an appetizer that has all the flavors of a traditional chaat and at the same time has the convenience of being able to be made ahead of time and is also a finger food. After some thinking, I came up with these yummy Chaat Bites – a crowd pleaser for sure!

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Contest October 2011

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Appetizers are a great way to share with friends and family during the holidays. Since Diwali festival is coming at the end of the month, I thought it will be nice to make the contest about an appetizer.  The rules for October are the following: You may create any kind of appetizer It must be vegetarian […]

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Raj Kachori Chat Recipe

Raj Kachori

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Raj Kachori is a spicy chaat bowl filled with delicious condiments. It has refreshing flavors and makes for a unique food experience. Guests will have fun filling their own Kachories according to their taste palette. Served as a snack or appetizer, Raj Kachories make a beautiful presentation and are thoroughly enjoyed by just about everyone.

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Garden Fresh Tapas Recipe by Manjula

Garden Fresh Tapas

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This is a mildly spiced, refreshing and healthy appetizer. Tomatoes and cucumbers are filled with sprouted moong or flavored cream cheese. It makes an amazingly colorful finger food that is easy to prepare and tastes incredible.

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Potato Skins Recipe by Manjula

Potato Skins / Potato Bowl Chaat

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These potato skins are beautiful potato bowls that are filled with spicy chickpeas. It is a mouthwatering snack that makes for a great presentation. For those who like to avoid oily/greasy foods, this is a wonderful option for a healthy appetizer with a lot of flavor.

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Priyam Saharia - Wanton Cups with Spicy Carrot and Cheesy Apple Filling 02

Wonton Cups with Spicy Carrot and Cheesy Apple Filling

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These pretty little wonton cups are perfect for a delicious springtime appetizer. A spicy carrot and potato filling is delicately balanced with the taste of cheesy and crunchy apples. The wonton cup adds just the right amount of crunchiness to this zestful mix of flavors. Serve these for your next party and watch the plate getting emptied out as quick as a wink!

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Contest 2011 April

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April’s contest will be a fresh spring appetizer using two or more of the following ingredients: carrot cucumber celery banana apple As usual, you will be judged on creativity, and presentation (in addition to the recipe as a whole). Most likely, I will be selecting the top two winners myself for this month. Below is […]

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Bhel Puri Chat

Bhel Puri Chat(Spicy Crunchy Snack)

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This is a simple spicy snack with a light crunch! This is very popular with street vendors in Mumbai, Bhel puri. Every street vendor has his own twist but it doesn’t matter how you make it. Two main ingredients remain the same . . . puffed rice (murmura) and fine sev.

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Black Eyed Peas Salad

Black Eyed Pea Salad

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Black-eyed pea salad is very colorful and delicious. Ginger dressing gives a nice tangy flavor. This is great for quick and light lunch.

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Asparagus with Ginger

Asparagus With Ginger

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Stir-fry asparagus is healthy and simple to prepare, yet very delicious. It is a beautiful dish to serve and makes a great appetizer or a side dish.

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Potato Paneer Tots

Potato Paneer Tots

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Potato Paneer Tots are a great blend of potatoes, paneer and jalapeno pepper.

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Namak Paare

Namak Paare

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Namak paare is pastry like crunchy snack lightly seasoned with carom seed. This is great snack with cup of tea. I like them with spiced mango or lemon pickle.

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