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Interesting snack items for your guests this Ganesh Utsav

When Lord Ganesh is finally home, everyone from your friend circle and family get-together to meet him and celebrate. And with guests flowing in one after another, Ganesh Utsav can get really hectic. It is a common custom of giving away snack-boxes to the guests. However, amidst the chaos, curating the items to add to the snack box can get confusing and tiresome. So to simplify this for you, we’ve picked simple and interesting food items which have been put into five categories. You could pick one from each category to create a complete and filling snack-box for your guests to take away home, apart from the quintessential modaks.

Micro munchies

For micro munchies, we recommend adding either Aloo Bhujiya or Farali Chiwda to the snack box. Made using potatoes and gram flour, Aloo Bhujiya is really light, yet flavourful along with a tangy and spicy masalas which pairs really well with a sweet, warm cup of Masala chai. Farali Chiwda on the other hand is a really light snack made using potatoes and peanuts which creates a unique statement of its own with a wonderful amalgamation of flavours and textures and is perfect for those keeping a fast too.

Mini Munchies

For Mini munchies, we are picking the crowd favourites- Samosas and Khasta Kachoris. Khasta Kachoris are tiny deep-fried balls which get a crunchy outer shell while the insides are stuffed with tangy, sweet and spicy masalas, along with cashews and ground black gram. The classic samosa on the other hand needs no introduction. Stuffed with a potato, peas and peanut stuffing, these tiny stuffed and deep fried pockets of awesomeness are a crowd favourite, tasty and filling at the same time. We also have a recipe to bake your samosa instead of frying it.

Chips and Crisps

Another crucial inclusion in a snack box are chips. These can be perfect for people who want to munch on something light. You could pick from a plethora of options like Potato wafers, banana wafers, fafda or you could try something different like nachos too!

Healthy Munchies

While some of the additions that we’ve done to the box aren’t really healthy, you could always include tiny pouches of dry-fruits like almonds, cashews or walnuts for some nutrition. You could also add regular fruits like bananas, apples, sweet lime among others to add a healthier and refreshing spin. Try these

Sweets and Drinks

All the yummy snacks would make your guest thirsty. To fix that, you could add a small juice box or chaas box to quench their thirst. Last, but not the least, sweets finally complete the lunch box. Apart from serving the prasad of modaks and other sweets, you could also create some interesting sweets at home such as Roasted Coconut Laddoos or Moong Dal Karanji.




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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 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.