Tea Party

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Menu: Planning for a tea party with your favourite bunch of people? And equally confused as to go about dishing up that unique, yet simple and easy recipe? Try these and make up a meal plan for that perfect fun time alongwith hot cups of tea – include Tomato Cheese Sandwich, Saucy Croutons and Hare Pyaaz ke Pakore.

Shopping list

1 packet multigrain bread

1 packet cream cheese

1 bottle crushed black peppercorns

1 bottle olive oil

50 grams basil leaves

1 bottle pasta sauce

1 packet white bread slices

50 grams fresh herbs

1 bottle red chilli flakes

1 bottle Parmesan cheese powder

2 bunch spring onions 

100 grams gram flour

For faster preparation

Marinate tomato slices with salt, crushed peppercorns, basil leaves and olive oil for 10-15 minutes. Apply 2 tablespoons cream cheese on each of four bread slices. Cut white bread slices into cubes and pan-fry them till crispy. Put spring onions with greens, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder and salt in a bowl and mix well. Add gram flour and make pakora batter ready. 

How to go about

Spread marinated tomato mixture evenly over bread slices. Cover with remaining four slices. Cut into fingers and serve. Sauté garlic along with herbs, pasta sauce, salt, red chilli flakes and make the sauce ready. Slide in the sautéed bread and toss well. Serve hot. Heat oil in a kadai and deep-fry the pakoras till golden and serve hot with tomato ketchup. 

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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.