Palak Paneer Bites / Spinach & Indian Cottage Cheese Bites – a delectable Indian snack / starter. These visually tempting palak paneer bites are easy to prepare and can be made within minutes. It is prepared by mixing grated paneer, finely chopped spinach leaves, green chillies, ginger and a binding agent namely corn flour. The ingredients are mixed well and made into small round balls, flattened and shallow fried in oil. These palak paneer bites can be served with tomato ketchup or mint flavoured yoghurt dip.
Sabudana vada – a sumptuous deep fried fritter made with sabudana / tapioca pearls that is popular in the state of Maharashtra in India. This Maharashtrian delicacy is prepared by mixing the soaked sabudana, boiled potatoes, roasted peanuts, green chillies and fresh herbs. The mashed dough is then flattened into small portions and are deep fried in oil to golden crisp. This Sabudana vada can be served as an evening snack or as an appetizer along with with green chutney.
Rajma Cutlet / Red Kidney Pattie – a nutritious and delicious starter made with red kidney beans, potatoes and spices. Red kidney beans are one of the healthiest beans since they are packed with protein and fibre rich content. These delectable cutlets / patties can be served as an evening snack / starter or as a healthy vegetarian pattie for burgers.
Mango Salad – a healthy, heart warming and vibrant mango salad with refreshing cucumbers, red onions and bell peppers. The thinly sliced mangoes, cucumbers, red onions and bell peppers are tossed and infused with a lime vinaigrette dressing.
Chilli Paneer – a trendy and delicious Indo-Chinese starter that is popular in Indian restaurants. The paneer aka Indian Cottage cheese is coated with corn flour and then shallow fried. The fried paneer is then tossed in a flavourful spicy sauce mixture. This chilli paneer can be served as a starter or as an accompaniment to main course.
Mediterranean chickpea salad – refreshing, hearty, filling, nutritious & packed with veggies. This salad is made by tossing freshly cooked chickpeas, crunchy and colourful red and green bell peppers, flavourful olives, crisp cucumbers and creamy feta cheese. The protein and fibre rich chickpeas and the colourful veggies are then infused with the flavourful lemon-parsley vinaigrette dressing. This healthy salad can be served as an appetizer or as a main course.