A party is only as good as its food. No one can deny that. If you go to a party, have a lot of fun dancing and catching up with friends, but the food is not up to the mark, then all you'll take back from that party is the proverbial and (in this case) quite literal 'bad taste in the mouth'.
And since Christmas is right around the corner, and the pressure of throwing the perfect party is on your shoulders this year, you'll need to fix up a remarkable menu. When people think about making food for a party, most of them sigh in exhaustion even before they begin the actual process of cooking.
We're here to dismiss all the tension that creeps into you when the mention of party food is made. Given here are some really easy ideas and some a little more challenging. Rest assured that the final result will definitely be a party full of well-fed guests with happy tummies.
You can either mix the garlic while preparing the dough for the bread or if you're going to be using fresh bread (recommended), then all you have to do is whip up a delicious garlic sauce by crushing fresh garlic and adding some grated cheese to it.
Heat this mixture a little so that its consistency is slightly thinner than a paste. Spread this on the bread and heat it in the toaster till the cheese begins to melt into the bread.
This one's a slightly more time-consuming but utterly delectable appetizer. Get fresh boneless chicken and cut it into small cubes. Prepare a marinade using ginger, garlic, tomato puree, grated onions, black pepper, chilly powder, and salt to taste. Marinate the chicken cubes in this sauce for at least four hours before the party.
Put the chicken into a vessel with some oil and empty the cream of chicken on it. Add water and let the mixture come to a boil. Make a cheese sauce separately using the cheese, cornflour, and milk. Mix the cheese and milk and add the cornflour until a thick gravy-type consistency is achieved.
Pour this sauce on the chicken and let the chicken become tender. Once it begins to boil, you can turn the flame to a simmer. Serve this with bread or pour it on steamed rice, garnished with oregano and cilantro.
Then add the other ingredients to the oil and cook till the onions turn brown. Meanwhile, wash the rice clean. Then you have two options. Either add water to the mixture and make it into a stew to be served with rice or you can add the rice to the mixture, mix it thoroughly, wait for the rice to cook completely, and serve it as a pulav.
Apart from these ideas, you can come up with various other ideas and plan out the meal accordingly using the recipes mentioned here. So have a wonderful party. Merry Christmas!