New Year Eve is just a couple of days away and it’s time to party! If you have decided to host friends and family at the comfort of your home and treat them to yummy delicacies, we bring you these amazing appetizers that would leave your guests asking for more.

Healthy Appetizers

Appetizers should be light, presented attractively, with great flavour and aroma and carry enormous nutritional value. Cook these appetizers that go easy on your tummy, so that you can enjoy main dinner.

Crispy Baked Cauliflower

This spicy cauliflower dish is healthy and delicious. The unique sauce makes this snack hot, enhancing its unique flavour. Cauliflower is an excellent veggie loaded with impressive nutrients that is good for your health.


½ cup white rice flour

½ cup besan flour

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 medium head cauliflower, cut into 2- to 3-inch florets

½ cup barbecue sauce

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Bread crumbs


  • Grease the tray with oil and preheat oven to 230*C.
  • Take a bowl add rice flour, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper, blend together to form a thin batter.
  • Coat cauliflower florets completely with the batter.
  • Place them on the greased tray and bake for 10 minutes, simultaneously bake the other side until done for 10 minutes.
  • In a pan add butter and blend well with the barbecue sauce. Cook in a medium flame, stir occasionally until the butter is melted.
  • Coat the cauliflower florets with sauce and roll into bread crumbs, bake until the florets are crispy for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with sliced carrots and garlic dip.

Schezwan Paneer

Schezwan paneer is a great appetizer that is a combo of Indo Chinese culture. The spicy sauce coated with crunchy paneer takes your taste buds to next level.

An ideal appetizer for the New Year eve loaded with protein, calcium, essential nutrient and good probiotics that are good for your tummy health.


½ cup maida

¼ cup corn flour

¼ tsp pepper

½ tsp schezwan sauce

¼ tsp salt

½ cup water

11-piece paneer

oil for frying

Other Ingredients:

3 tsp oil

2 clove garlic, chopped

1-inch ginger, chopped

1 chill slit

4 tbsp spring onion, chopped

¼ onion, chopped

¼ capsicum cubes

2 tbsp schezwan sauce

1 tbsp vinegar

1 tbsp soy sauce

¼ tsp sugar

¼ tsp salt


Make a batter by taking maida, corn flour ¼ tsp pepper, 1/2 tsp schezwan sauce and salt.

Blend well adding ½ cup of water until no lumps are formed.

Dip paneer and coat well.

Deep fry in hot oil until it turns golden brown. (For healthy option you can shallow fry or bake)

Drain off the fried paneer to remove excess oil. Keep aside.

In a kadai heat 3 tsp oil and saute garlic, ginger and green chilli on high flame for few minutes, then add ¼ onion and spring onion for 3 minutes on high flame.

To this add capsicum and continue to saute till it slightly changes colour.

Finally add 2 tbsp schezwan sauce, 1 tbsp vinegar, 1 tbsp soy sauce, ¼ tsp sugar and ¼ tsp salt.

Mix well and saute for a minute.

Now add fried paneer, mix gently making sure the sauce has coated well uniformly.

Ring out the old and bring in the New Year. wishes you are your family a happy & healthy 2019