So once you are done setting a date and sending out invites, what should you cook? Whether you are planning a Thanksgiving meal or a Diwali party, here are some menu ideas for an informal gathering. Best of all, get your friends a family involved!
For a light meal, serve appetizers, savory sides and salads with some protein:
Chaat hors d’oeuvres for a spicy bite to get the taste buds tingling.
Egg Bruschetta or Pizza on Bread
Snacky breads that can stand their own:
Gram Flour Pancakes/ Besan ka Cheela with Paneer
Methi Thepla/ Fenugreek Flatbread– let people use these to make their own rolls or snack on them with assorted chutneys and dips.
Egg Rolls! You cannot go wrong with a wrap- these grab and go foods are great for an informal do.
Salads that can be entrees:
A Stunning Cold Peanut Noodle Salad
Fruit Salad this light and airy salad can be paired with a variety of cheese, crackers and a side of tofu for protein.
Garden Fresh Salad with Chicken Sausage
Salmon and Quinoa Salad
Blackened Tilapia with Couscous Salad
One Pot Meals: Serve these stellar dishes with yogurt and a spicy chutney or pickle.
For Eggetarians: Herby Egg Rice
For Vegetarians: Lehsuni Palak Rice or a lip smacking Macaroni
For Non-vegetarians: Awadhi Chicken Biryani or the Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani
Trifle – serve it with hot chocolate sauce.
Mandarin Apple Cake
Homemade Banana Ice Cream
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