Sweet and Savory Canapes

 

Sweet and savory canapes
Sweet and savory canapes

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Nibbles, bits, bites and morsels, in short finger food are an essential part of every party. In fact they kick start an awesome party. They are thHors d’oeuvre, the first course of  food items served before the main meal. And since that is the first item presented to the guests, every party host or hostess makes that extra effort to put the best foot food forward. Canapes are an ideal finger food. If presented well they can be the talk of the party. Either you can slog for hours rolling, baking, cooking these naughty little ice breakers or try something simple yet tasty and stylish.

I have experimented with this sweet and savory  Indian filling which is sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting for more. The best part is you can prepare every thing a day in advance and spoon it in when the guests have started coming in.

 

Filling Ideas :

Savory sprinkles, Sweet chutney, Sweet yogurt, Garbanzo beans
Savory sprinkles, Sweet chutney, Sweet yogurt, Garbanzo beans

Garbanzo beans :

  • 2 cans ( 15 ounce) Garbanzo beans drained.
  • In a deep bottomed pan put some oil and fry 2  chopped onions till pink.
  • Add 1 diced tomato and saute further.
  • Add seasonings of your choice. For the Indian version I added salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and Punjabi chole masala ( easily available in Indian stores).
  • At this point add the cooked beans,
  • Simmer for five minutes on low heat.
  • Take off heat and keep aside.

 

Sweet Chutney :

  • Soak a cup of jaggery in a cup of water.
  • Take 3/4 cup tamarind extract/pulp.
  • Boil them together in a pan till a beautiful glaze appears.
  • Add half a teaspoon of rock salt, 1 tsp. chilli powder and 1 tsp. cumin powder.
  • Take off heat and cool in the refrigerator.

In case you cannot get hold of jaggery, use fresh pitted dates. If you can’t get rock salt/black salt use  regular salt.

 

Sweet  Greek Yogurt :

  • Add some caster sugar to Greek yogurt.

 

Savory sprinkles or Sev :

  • Sev is easily available in Indian food stores.  It is used  here as a sprinkle to add a crunchy and savory taste to the dish. 

 

Canapes :

 

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  • I got these at a store. I just had to drop them in hot oil for a few seconds to make them crispier and tastier.

 

Get ready to serve :

  • Put a spoon of Garbanzo beans in the canape shell.
  • Top it with some sweet chutney.
  • Spoon some sweet yogurt on it.
  • Sprinkle some Sev.

Now  carry this tangy, delish finger food to the party and get ready to take the compliments. 

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Fiesta friday is back again. And that too with some creeps and some chills. You will know why, when you visit Angie’s blog  lol 🙂 

FF 25 is being co hosted by  Hilda @Along The Grapevine and Julianna @Foodie On Board who have beautiful blogs worth visiting again and again.

Let’s party.Come along with me……..

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51 Comments Add yours

  1. These canapés are so cute…just today I tried similar kind of chaat but your version looks fab SKD…..

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Chitra 🙂

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  2. Hilda says:

    The hors d’oeuvre are my favourite course at any occasion but can be painstaking to make. These look pretty easy and delicious. I bet they would go very well with beer. Thanks for bringing them along to Fiesta Friday to sample.

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    1. skd says:

      Most welcome Hilda . And thanks for being a wonderful host 🙂

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  3. Wow! Look how pretty!

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  4. Arl's World says:

    These look wonderful!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  5. nimmiafzal says:

    Wow!! This is so amazing.. Loved it!! Hmmm… what you told was right!! How fun it would be😃, if we were neighbours…!!
    Happy FF😃

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    1. skd says:

      Haha ☺Happy FF to you too

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    2. skd says:

      Haha ☺Happy FF to you too

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  6. Love these, they look and sound delicious. Great for a party!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  7. Lori says:

    Love these!! Gorgeous! And so many options!

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    1. skd says:

      Something to nibble before we devour your pudding pops 😋

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  8. LFFL says:

    Those look so cute! I’m visualizing them at someone’s dinner party. Cool.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺ You will love them.

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  9. Your little Hors d’Oeuvre look very appetizing 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you ☺

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  10. saucygander says:

    Wow, SKD, these canapés will surely be the talk of any dinner party, and they are so easy to assemble on the day too! Perfect finger food for Fiesta Friday! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. That’s very kind of you ☺

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  11. I felt like having a perfect chat after seeing your ingredients:) yummy

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear ☺

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  12. Very smart, very beautiful!

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks a lot ☺

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  13. acbistro says:

    what a treat to the eyes 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Aww thank you ☺

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  14. muthahar says:

    Very smart looks yummy I too like to be your neighbour

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    1. skd says:

      ☺ Looks like soon a WordPress housing society is going to come up

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  15. fazal says:

    Wonderful presentation
    The recipee is awsome
    congrats

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words ☺

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  16. eugeniexox says:

    This is making me hungry! I’m getting ideas for what to make this weekend 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Then you must try it. This dish does a jig on your palate ☺

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  17. acasadisimi says:

    i love your blog and your recipes!

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  18. So cute and they look delicious!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sarah ☺

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  19. Afie says:

    I wonder where I can order the Canapes. Maybe online? Also thank you for your like on my post!

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    1. skd says:

      Welcome ☺I am sure you can easily get them at any grocery store.

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      1. Afie says:

        I’ll check them out. Thanks!

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  20. radhikasethi says:

    these look gorgeous. my mum would make these a lot and i absolutely love them! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Radhika for your kind words. It means a lot to me. Do keep stopping by. Have a nice weekend 👍☺

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      1. radhikasethi says:

        Thanks. Have a nice weekend as well 🙂

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  21. bnbhanoi says:

    fabulous and mouth watering, thanks for the recipe.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking it 🙂

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  22. It looks wonderful and tasty! Thanks for sharing, skd! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you for your kind words dear 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Haha thanks ☺

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