Personal Indian Cheeseboards — a desi riff on the classic party appetizer that is so effortless to put together and will leave your guests feeling so special! Use a mix of store bought and homemade elements to make them hassle-free yet still stunning!
In my board, I had Cheesy Achari Paneer Tikka, Grape-Basil-Cheese Skewers, Chili Jam Nut Bread, Papad with Mango Chutney & Kachumber Salad, Herbed Boondi Crackers, Cheesy Yogurt Dip and Basil Mozzarella Strawberries.
WATCH HOW TO MAKE PERSONAL INDIAN CHEESE BOARDS:
Truly, there’s an endless amount of fusion bites you can make. Pair these with a festive Indian inspired cocktail and your picture perfect cheese board are all set to enjoy!
If you like this, please try my other recipes:
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- Lasooni Chili Peanuts
- Elaichi Infused Walnut Kebabs with Pineapple Yogurt Dip
Personal Indian Cheeseboards — a desi riff on the classic party appetizer that is so effortless to put together and will leave your guests feeling so special! Use a mix of store bought and homemade elements to make them hassle-free yet still stunning! In my board, I had Cheesy Achari Paneer Tikka, Grape-Basil-Cheese Skewers, Chili Jam Nut Bread, Papad with Mango Chutney & Kachumber Salad, Herbed Boondi Crackers, Cheesy Yogurt Dip and Basil Mozzarella Strawberries.
- 1 cup paneer , cut in 1" squares
- 3 tbsp hung curd or greek yogurt
- 1 tsp roasted besan (gram or chickpeas flour)
- 1 tsp mixed pickle , mashed with oil, I used Mothers mixed pickle
- 1 tsp ginger garlic green chili paste
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- pinch turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
- 1/2 tsp kasoori methi
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 2 tbsp cheese , grated, I've used Amul cheese
- pomegranate seeds , for garnish
- pistachio , slivered for garnish
- green onions
- 1/4 cup hung curd or greek yogurt
- 2 tsp mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp italian seasoning
- 2 tsp olive oil , or any neutral oil
- salt , to taste
- black pepper , to taste
- mini papad
- mango chunda pickle
- kachumber salad
- white sesame seeds
- chaat masala
- red grapes , sliced
- green grapes , sliced
- pepperjack cheese , or use any cheese of your choice
- basil leaves
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 tbsp cream cheese
- 1 tsp mustard sauce
- 1/4 tsp basil
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- chili oil , garnish
- masala boondi (chickpea flour droplets)
- pomegranate seeds , or any fruit of your choice
- fresh mozzarella cheese
- basil leaves
Herbed Yogurt - mix together all the ingredients.
Cheese Achari Paneer Tikka - mix together all the paneer tikka ingredients except the garnish. Keep it aside for 20 minutes. When you are ready to serve, saute them in a non-stick pan or grill them in the over for 10-15 minutes at 350℉/180℃ until they are done. To serve, garnish them with some herbed yogurt, pistachios , scallions, and pomegranate seed.
Masala Papad - apply mango chundo chutney on the papad and top off with kachumber salad, chaat masala and sesame seeds.
Grapes & Basil Cheese Skewers - arrange the grapes, cheese and basil on the skewers.
Chili Jam Nut Bread - mix together the jam with all the chilies and spices and apply it on nut bread. You can thin the jam with a bit of warm water, if needed.
Cheesy Yogurt Dip - mix all ingredients together and serve with some chili oil on top.
Herbed Boondi Crackers - add some cheesy yogurt dip on crackers and top them off with masala boondi and any fruit of your choice.
Basil Mozzarella Strawberries - make a slit in the strawberries and stuff them with fresh mozzarella and basil leaves.
Sprinkle some chaat masala on the entire platter and your Personal Indian Cheese Boards are ready to serve!
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