Seven easy World Cup snacks to make for a party


There is no better way to enjoy the FIFA World Cup 2014 than with friends in the comfort of your own home. Kuali and StarMetro show you how to throw a memorable party with these simple but delicious snacks that we tried out ourselves.

Spiced Almonds & Cashew

Nuts

In a bowl, mix two teaspoons of cayenne powder, three teaspoons of chilli powder, one teaspoon of paprika, one teaspoon of garlic powder, two teaspoons of cinnamon powder, sugar and salt to taste, together.

In a separate bowl, whisk one egg white until frothy. Add 250gm of roasted almonds and 250gm roasted cashew nuts into the egg white and mix. Then, add the spices and keep mixing, to evenly coat the nuts. Spread the nuts on a baking tray in a single layer.

Bake in a pre-heated oven at 130 degrees Celsius, for 45 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Cool for one hour, and store in an air-tight container.

Make these ahead of time. These crunchy bites are ideal for snacking. – ESTHER CHANDRAN

Murtabak Mee

Cook one packet of instant noodles until soft and drain the water.

In a bowl, add two large eggs (beaten lightly), a little noodle seasoning, one medium chopped onion, one sliced red chilli, 1 sliced chicken/beef sausage and set aside. Then, add the noodle into the egg mixture and mix well. Divide the mixture into two portions.

Add a little cooking oil into a frying pan. Coat and heat the entire pan with oil. Then, pour a portion of the noodle mixture into the pan and fry until both sides are cooked and slightly brown. Serve immediately. – YUHALINI POOPALASINGAM

Tuna on Crackers

Combine 5cm finely diced cucumber and one finely diced medium onion in a small bowl.

Marinate with salt for two minutes and rinse with water. By doing this, the cucumber and onion will stay crunchy.

Place cucumber and onion in a big bowl and add one can of tuna. Mix well. Add two tablespoons of mayonnaise and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Mix well. Serve with crackers. – IVY LEONG

Strawberry Jelly with Nata         de Coco and Longan

Follow the instructions on the gelatin mix box to make the jelly. While the mix is still hot, pour into prepared moulds containing longan and Nata de Coco.

Refrigerate for four hours. Garnish with strawberries before serving. This refreshing dessert can be made in advance. – ESTHER CHANDRAN

Smores

Take two cream cracker or graham crackers and spread two teaspoons of chocolate hazelnut spread on one side of a cracker.

Then arrange four to five marshmallows on top of the cracker (with the spread). Heat in microwave until marshamallows melt slightly.

Put the other cracker on top of the melted marshmallows and press it down. – SHAQIRAH KAMAL

French toast

In a bowl, whisk two eggs and one cup of low-fat milk. Add a few drops of vanilla essence, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of ground pepper and mix well.

Heat a skillet and melt two tablespoons of butter. Soak four slices of bread, one slice at a time in the egg mix (make sure you coat both sides) and place on the skillet. Cook until golden brown, two to three minutes on each side. Serve with honey or fruits on the side. – AIDA AHMAD

Nachos with Chunky Salsa

In a medium bowl, combine three chopped tomatoes, 1/4 cup of chopped white onion, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, two cloves of minced garlic, one tablespoon of lime juice, one chopped green Jalapeno pepper and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Mix well and refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Then serve with sour cream, cheese dip and nachos. This snack is simply addictive. – KHAIRINAH CHUMARI

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