6 under 30 minute party starters

by Sanjeev Kapoor

When it comes to hosting a party, if you serve a few good starters you can be rest assured that the party is going to be a hit. We bring to you 7 delicious party starter recipes, which with the right kind of prep, get made in less than 30 minutes and with absolutely no compromise on the taste. So you can enjoy the party instead of slogging it out in the kitchen. Take a look.

Kung Pao Potatoes

A colourful mix of bell peppers and crisp potato wedges tossed with sweet and spicy Chinese sauces. What make this recipe stand out are the roasted peanuts that add a fabulous nutty crunch in each mouthful. It is an all-time party hit.

Crunchy Mustard Chicken

 These fried chicken nuggets are coated in a pungent mustard marinade, crumbed and deep fried. Crunchy and golden brown on the outside, succulent flavorful and juicy inside – these are a definite crowd pleaser.

Carrot Tacos

 No, these are not do not have carrots in the filing, but hidden in the taco itself. Stuffed with some fresh crunchy veggies and a good drizzle of sour cream these tacos will be a new favourite in your household! Keep experimenting with the fillings and even make colourful taco shells with beetroot, spinach etc.!

Meatballs with Cherry Sauce

These spicy pan fried mutton mince meatballs taste pretty great even just like that, but once you toss them in this sticky sweet cherry sauce, things go up a notch! Simple to make and a super hit at every party.

Crispy Indian Prawns

Fresh prawns marinated in flavourful desi marinade, coated in breadcrumbs and fried to crisp perfection. The best part though is that how simple and quick they are to prepare. Serve these bit sized munchies with a simple green chutney, mayonnaise or even tomato ketchup and you have a super party dish ready in minutes.

Corn Cakes

The sweetness of corn balanced out with a spice hit from a thai red curry paste these potato and corn cakes are super simple to make. You must make a large batch because these are going to vanish from the table in minutes.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.