5 Absolutely Delicious Appetizers

I think we all look forward to appetizers! They are samples of exciting tastes and textures that allow us to anticipate a delightful social interaction. For me they are an important part of every family get-together or in hosting a party with friends and making new acquaintances. You can do a great deal of the preparation for some of the appetizers in advance and serve them in several variations. You can play around by mixing and matching the ingredients, creating different tastes and looks.

Here are five highly favored recipes from my viewers:

Samosa Pinwheels
Samosa Pinwheels Recipe by Manjula

These appetizers freeze very well. In preparation for freezing, fry them half way and then cool them down to room temperature and then freeze the pinwheels. These can be refrigerated for 5-6 days, and can be frozen for a month.

Khasta KachorisKhasta Kachori

These appetizers will stay good for 4-5 days at room temperature. Before sealing them into a storage container be sure they are at room temperature. I have heard from viewers that their Kachories are soft and they want to know why this has happened. If they are still warm when stored, condensation will form inside the storage container causing them to soften. If they have softened, place them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes. The crispiness will return.

Bread Potato Rolls
Bread Potato Rolls Recipe by Manjula

These can be refrigerated for 2-3 days. Make sure to cover them with moist paper towel and keep in flat container. When you are ready to serve them, take them out from refrigerator and fry.

Crispy Aloo Tikki
Crispy Aloo Tikki Recipe by Manjula

Uncooked patties can be refrigerated for 3-4 days before frying, shallow fry them time of serving.

Vegetable Rice Cutlets
Vegetable Rice Cutlets Recipe by Manjula

If you need to prepare these patties in advance of your event, add some bread crumbs to the mix, and then make the patties. Now they can be refrigerated for 2-3 days.
Gather up your ingredients and prepare your magical delicacies. Enjoy!

Included are some suggestions as to how to best store and serve them, making them unique every time they are served. You can make them small or a little larger in size depending on how you want to serve them and the space needed for toppings. All of these appetizers are traditionally served with cilantro and tamarind chutney. They can also be served like a Chaat, drizzling the appetizer with whipped yogurt and chutney. Additional variations can develop by serving them with Aloo Dum or Spicy Chole. The various sauces enhance the flavor of your appetizers.

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