Here are a few recipes of easy-to-prepare dishes for a kitty party

Are you throwing a kitty party and looking for simple food ideas? Using everyday ingredients, you can make these sumptuous items for all to savour on a special occasion. These items taste good with appetising drinks.

Here are a few recipes for easy-to-prepare kitty party dishes.

Hot Apple Punch

Ingredients

Apple juice: 1 litre

Star anise: 3

Cloves: 2

Green cardamom: 1

Cinnamon stick, crumbled: A small piece

Nutmeg: A pinch

Mint leaves: 1 tsp

Lemon, sliced: 1

Method

Place one litre of apple juice in a large saucepan with star anise, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon stick. Add sliced lemon and mint leaves. Heat it slowly and leave it aside for 10 minutes before garnishing and serving.

Vegetable Kebab

Ingredients

Boiled potatoes: 4 medium-sized

Boiled green peas: half cup

Spinach: 100 grams

Green chillies, chopped: 1 tbsp

Coriander leaves, chopped: 2 tbsp

Ginger, crushed: 1 tbsp

Chaat masala: 1 tsp

Corn flour: 2 tbsp

Chopped nuts: quarter cup

Oil: For cooking

Salt: To taste

Method

Peel and grate the boiled potatoes. Macerate boiled green peas. Blanch spinach leaves in salted boiling water, refresh in cold water and squeeze out excess water. Chop finely. Mix grated potatoes, peas and spinach. Add chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, ginger, chaat masala, nuts and salt, along with corn flour for binding. Divide mixture into 20 equal portions. Shape each portion into a ball and then press it between your palms to give it a flat tikki shape. Heat oil in a pan. Deep-fry the tikkis in hot oil for three or four minutes. Remove and serve hot with your choice of sauce / chutney.

Open Cauliflower Sandwich

Ingredients

Cauliflower, washed and sliced into florets: 500 gm

Onions, chopped: 100 gm

Ginger strips: 1 tsp

Oil or butter: 2 tbsp

Soya sauce: 1 tbsp

Chilli sauce: 1 tbsp

Tomato sauce: 1 tsp

Vegetable stock: 1 cup

Garam masala powder: 1 tsp

Green chilli: 1

Pepper corns: 10

Garlic: 2 cloves

Turmeric powder: half tsp

Red chilli powder: half tsp

Brown bread slices: 8

Salt: To taste

Method

Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and fry onions till golden brown. Add the powders, green chilli, garlic and ginger strips while stirring. Now, add the cauliflower and keep stirring till the cauliflower is slightly brown. Moisten with vegetable stock and reduce the heat. Add salt, pepper, and chopped coriander leaves. Add soya, chilli and tomato sauce and mix well. Keep in the oven for 15 minutes. Serve cauliflower on a bed of sliced toasted brown bread.

Gajar Halwa Roll

Ingredients

For Gajar Halwa

Carrots: 1 kg

Milk: 1 litre

Cardamom powder: 1 tsp

Ghee: 3 tbsp

Chopped nuts: half cup

Sugar: 450 gm

For the Pancake

Maida: 1 cup

Soda bicarbonate: A pinch

Water: As required

Vanilla essence: A few drops

Egg: 1

Oil: For cooking

Method

For the gajar halwa, wash and grate the carrots. Put milk to boil, and add grated carrots. Cook on a low flame, stirring occasionally, till the milk thickens and the carrot mixture is soft and done. Add sugar, ghee and cook till it thickens. Add cardamom powder and nuts. Mix well. Remove from heat and arrange in a serving dish. Garnish with nuts. Keep aside and let it cool.

For the pancake, prepare a batter with the ingredients listed and rest for 10 minutes. Using a non-stick pan, prepare thin pancakes, cook on both sides, and remove. Cool the pancake and stuff with the cooled halwa, roll and slice. Serve chilled.