Indian spin to the famous Charcuterie board made with favorite desi snacks and served with lip smacking chutneys.
What is Charcuterie?
Charcuterie is a display of cured meats. It is served as an appetizer on a board filled with various meats, cheese and nuts.
You can also do finger foods, salads, cheese boards, desserts and many more.
I have used this idea to make the Desi Snack Cuterie board. This is the Vegetarian version of the cuterie board which can be served as snack/appetizer for your next gathering.
What to Serve in Indian Snack Cuterie Board?
There are no rules to what can be served on this board. You can keep it super simple or elaborate as you wish.
You can serve samosa, vada, pani puri, chaats, bonda, cutlets, dhokla, chakli, masala nuts, chivda, and many more.
You can make few at home and buy some from the store. You can serve what works for you and use the things you have at home.
What is in my Indian Snack Cuterie Board?
I did a combination of fried food (samosa), steamed ( dhokla), light snacks like puri and makhana, crispy chakli, masala nuts and assorted fruits.
Samosa – used frozen samosa which I baked according to package instructions.
Khaman Dhokla – used instant pack which I steamed and did a tadka (tempering)
Murmura – light snack which can be made few days in advance. ( recipe in the blog)
Masala Peanuts – another favorite masala nuts you will love
Spicy Makhana – recipe below
Pepper Cashew – recipe below
Coriander Mint Chutney – you can use store bought or make it fresh at home (link included)
Date Tamarind Chutney – used store bought
Fruits – grapes and pineapple ( you can also make fruit chaat with assorted fruits )
Prepping & Tips:
- Make the masala peanuts, pepper cashew few days in advance. Store in a air tight container.
- Coriander Mint chutney – can be made one day in advance. Add lemon juice and put a cling wrap right on top of the chutney to avoid dis coloring.
- Fruits can be washed and stored in the refrigerator night before.
- You can order few snacks from your favorite restaurants or buy frozen or prepared snacks from your favorite brands. Would definitely recommend buying snacks from the brands you have tried and liked in the past.
More Appetizer Ideas –
Indian Snack Cuterie Board
Spicy Masala Makhana
- 1 cup makhana/foxnuts
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon chaat masala
- salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 sprig curry leaves (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon jaggery (optional)
- 1 cup whole cashew
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ tablespoon oil
Spicy Masala Makhana
- In a pan dry roast the makhana in low flame till crispy. If you press on the makhana, it will should break properly.
- Remove the makhana and set a side.
- Heat oil and add chopped curry leaves. Saute for 30 seconds. Add the turmeric powder, chili powder, salt and chaat masala and immediately turn off the stove. Mix it well.
- Add the roasted makhana nd coat with the spices.
- In a pan add the cashew and oil and coat it well. You can roast the cashew in the toaster oven or in a pan till crispy and slightly golden.
- When the cashew is still hot, add salt and black pepper. Toss it well.
- Taste and adjust the salt and pepper.