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Diwali Miniature Snack Platter

The festival of lights will be low key this year but you still have family to celebrate with and make it special. If you want to up your entertainment game you could woo them with this Diwali snack platter with individual miniature serving portions!

Diwali snack platter with miniature individual serving sizes

I’m a big fan of nibbles and bite size appetisers, so i’ve created a fusion mix of appetisers for you that are also very appealing to the eye.

Here’s what’s on my platter:

Cheese and Chutney Pinwheels

cheese and chutney pinwheels for a Diwali snack

Ingredients:

-Green Chutney (ingredients and recipe below)

-Sliced Cheese

-Tortilla Wraps

Method:

-To make the chutney blend together in a mixer

1 green chilly

4 large cloves of garlic

1/2 inch piece of ginger

1 handful of coriander leaves

1 handful of mint leaves

Half of a medium size fresh coconut

1/2 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp salt

While blending, you may have to add some water to make a smooth chutney, we usually make this chutney by eyeballing the ingredients and don’t really measure. Keep tasting it and adding in more of something if needed. If you have your own chutney recipe you can most definitely add that instead.

– Spread the chutney on a tortilla wrapper

-Add a slice of cheese in the centre of the tortilla

-Start rolling the tortilla tightly from one end to make a roll/log

-Using a sharp knife cut the 1- 2 inch circles/pinwheels

Mini Dosas with a Peanut Chutney

mini dosa and peanut chutney for a Diwali snack

Ingredients:

For the Peanut Chutney

1 cup raw peanuts

10 garlic cloves

1 green chilly

1 handful coriander leaves

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

5 curry leaves

1 tbs oil

1/2 tsp salt

For the dosa I used a store bought mix (ID is the brand I use)

Method:

To make the chutney roast raw peanuts on a pan

Remove the skin by rubbing the peanuts with your hands

In a blender add roasted peanuts, garlic cloves, chilly and coriander leaves

Add a little water till you get a smooth paste

In a pan add oil, curry leaves and cumin seeds, toast for a minute and add the chutney mix with salt, fry for a few minutes and your chutney is ready.

Make mini dosas on your pan using the ID mix by following the recipe on the packet.

Tip-You could spread the peanut chutney onto the dosa or serve separately. If you want to make it even more interesting you could make mini uttapam’s by pouring a thicker layer of dosa batter and topping it with some chopped onion, capsicum and tomato!

Masala Papad Cones

masala papad cones for Diwali snack or appetiizer

Ingredients:

Papad (you could use any kind even the plain ones)

1 chopped tomato

1 chopped onion

Coriander leaves chopped

1/2 tsp Chilly powder

Salt to taste

Juice of half a lime

Method:

To make the cones, cut one circular papad in the middle (you will love a semicircle)

Roll the semi circle into a cone shape and hold the edge that meets with kitchen tongs (pakad)

Roast all sides, turning the tongs over an open flame on the stove till the papad is cooked on all sides. Keep the flame on low and be careful it can burn easily.

In a bowl mix together tomato, onion, coriander, chilly powder, salt and lime juice to make a masala

Set the papad cones in tiny liqueur glasses and fill with the masala.

Serve immediately

Chilly Cheese Toast on Roasted Samosa Wrappers

cheese chilly toast for a Diwali snack or appetizer

Ingredients:

Samosa wrappers

Cheese (grated, I used the Britannia block)

Chilly chopped fine

A little milk

Method:

Cut up samosa wrappers into cracker sizes (like in the picture)

On a pan/tava without any oil toast the wrappers on both sides for a couple of minutes. You will see the toasted marks. Take them off the pan and let rest, they turn into delicious crackers!

On a stove over a medium flame add grated cheese, chopped chilly and a little milk and make a paste.

Spread the paste over the crackers and you’re done!

Masala Lemon Soda Shots

Masala lemon soda for Diwali drinks

Ingredients:

Lemon barley mix (I used Mapro and followed the instructions on the bottle)

Soda

Ice

Cut lemon slices

Generous pinch of:

Cumin powder

Dry Mango powder

Black Pepper

Pink salt

Method:

Pour some lemon barley mix in a glass

Add soda and ice

Add all the masalas and mix

Garnish with a lemon slice and mint leaves

These measurements are for one large glass of masala lemon soda. I added them into tiny beer mugs… just because!

If you try any of the recipes above I would love for you to share them with me @buildingahoneycomb

Stay lit this Diwali!

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