Entertaining guests without burning a hole in your pocket is possible—here are a few of our favourite recipes.
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With the festive season fast approaching, it's ideal you be ready to host impromptu parties. Birthdays, anniversaries, and festivals deserve lavish spreads and investments, even when money's tight. Luckily, we totally understand the money crunch and hence, we have a detailed  list of delicious party snacks recipes that won't break the bank. Rest assured, these budget friendly snacks will ensure you don't spend long hours in the kitchen too. 


Eggplant and Tomato Chips with Chutney
The classic potato chips and dip combo is one of the best budget friendly snacks to serve. But, if you ask us, we'd prefer a healthier alternative instead. How about eggplant and tomato chips with a spicy green chutney? The beautiful colours of the veggies and their sweet taste pair perfectly with the coriander dip. All you need to do is sprinkle some salt on the sliced veggies, let them stay for 10-15 minutes and then blot the excess moisture with a paper towel. Once this is done, put them in the microwave for 5-6 minutes and voila! Your party snack is ready. Transfer them on a rack and let them stay for a while before serving.   


Butterscotch Popcorn
YASS! They are perfect for the initial nibbles at a get-together.  Now, you may question, what's new and interesting in serving popcorn? It is the unique flavour that Chef Gurdeep suggests you add to the ultimate movie-time snack. Recently, on her show, she showed us how to veer away from the usual popcorn flavours and try butterscotch instead. Who said budget friendly snacks can't be fun?


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Herbed Chicken and Rice Lettuce Wraps
Remember making from scratch is always cheaper than buying something ready to make or readymade. Also, it is much healthier because you can decide what you want to add in your wrap and what you don't. Just in case you're unsure of going the DIY way, follow the lead of Chef Vaibhav Mahajan as he helps you with these fresh and healthy cold wraps. Take our word, this will become one of your favourite party snacks. 


Fiery Chicken and Cheese
If you've got all the ingredients handy, this dish can be prepared under 30 minutes. As far as the measurement of ingredients is concerned, we've got it you covered. Just follow the recipe and you’re good to go. 


Mung Bean and Green Apple Dahi Poori
We all know how Chef Ripudaman Handa is obsessed with healthy eats. Recently, he treated us to a delicious and nourishing Dahi Poori recipe. He replaced the usual chutneys and potato filling with apple pulp and green gram sprouts and gave us a brilliant budget friendly snack idea. 

   

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Farm Fresh Tostada
Take budget friendly snack inspiration from Chef Gurdeep Kohli Punj's kitchen and go rustic with your party snacks. All you need are some farm fresh vegetables, jalapenos, olives, basil leaves, balsamic vinegar, and a bunch of toasties. If this sounds confusing, here's the video of the recipe to prepare this farm fresh tostada in your kitchen. 


Kadak Chapati Tacos with Mumbai-style Keema

Another budget friendly snack recipe from Chef Vaibhav Mahajan's kitchen, this one puts leftover chapatis to good use. Just prepare keema according to his recipe, place it on perfectly toasted chapatis, and you're ready to go. 

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