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Recipe: Homemade Party Bites

Last updated on: October 31, 2022 13:39 IST

If you need some unusual bites for your weekend party menu, Chef Gunjit Singh Chawla has got you covered.

Chef Gunjit, who was an executive chef for the Oberoi group of hotels, has worked in Shimla, New Delhi, Pune, Ranthambore, Pune and Mumbai. In Shimla he founded a restaurant, The Corner Cafe.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Independence Brewing Co

Party Bites with Chilly Brown Sauce

Serves: 2


For the chilly brown sauce

To serve


For the chilly brown sauce

To serve

Editor's Note: For vegan mushrooms, use only olive oil.

Make the vegetable broth by combining 1 vegetable soup cube or 1 vegetable broth/bouillon cube or 1 tsp vegetable broth/bouillon powder with 2 cups boiling water.

Or make vegetable broth from scratch by boiling 4-5 cups water with 1-2 large roughly chopped carrots, 3 stalks roughly chopped celery with leaves, 2 medium onions chopped in chunks, 5-6 whole black peppercorns, 2 tsp salt, 4 tbsp chopped parsley with stems, 2 laung or cloves, 5 pods garlic, 2 tej patta or bay leaves till vegetables are tender and the water is steeped with the flavour of the vegetables and spices.

Strain and use 200 ml for the recipe.

Meat lovers might like to add 1 whole chicken along with the vegetables and spices while making the broth.


Gunjit Singh Chawla is the corporate chef at the Independence Brewing Co, that has outlets in Mumbai and Pune.