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5 almost ‘desi’ snack ideas for your Halloween party

Sheryl Thomas

We had a crazy day yesterday. Guess what we were up to? We were COOKING! Can you believe it? Cooking with your friends can be super fun. You don’t know what you are doing, your friends don’t know what they are doing but in the end, you manage to bring it all together. We were planning for this year’s Halloween and wanted to get it ready at the earliest so that you can watch us and replicate some of the snack ideas that we implemented. Pixie also gave me a few insights about what Halloween is and why it is being celebrated. Sounds like it’s crazy and fun at the same time. Okay okay! I’ll stop ranting now. Let’s go to the kitchen…

  1. Chappathi Roll Mummies

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Ooooo! Mummies. Pixie made me watch a few movies when I set foot on Earth and The Mummy totally intrigued me. This is where Pixie and I drew the inspiration of recreating a mummy-themed dish for Halloween.

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Cheese
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Ragi Vermicelli

Preparation:

  1. Make dough for Chappathi by mixing wheat flour, salt and the required amount of water.
  2. Roll out the dough as a flat circle and toss them in the pan. 
  3. After the Chappathis are ready, cut one Chappathi into half and roll each piece into a pipe.
  4. Cut thin strips out of the Chappathis separately and roll them on the Chappathi pipe rolls to make it look like bandages on a Mummy.
  5. Use cheese and sesame seeds to make the eyes of the Mummy. You can also use chocolate sauce instead of sesame seeds for the eyes.
  6. To plate the Mummies, boil Ragi Vermicelli and use it as a bed and place the mummies on top of it.
  7. You can use Tomato chutney as a side for these Chappathi rolls.


  1. Thattai Spiders

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Thattai Murukku is one of the famous south-Indian snacks and I love munching them. Just when I was thinking about Spider, I remembered about Thattais and thought it would be great to make edible spiders out of Thattais. Look how they turned out. 

Ingredients:

  • Thattai Murukku
  • Murukku sticks
  • Cheese
  • Sesame seeds
  • Ragi Vermicelli

Preparation:

  1. Boil the Ragi Vermicelli and keep it on a plate.
  2. Sandwich two Thattai Murukkus (you can buy them ready-made from the supermarket or make them) using cheese and stick Murukku pieces into the cheese to make it look like a spider.
  3. Use Cheese and Sesame seeds for the eyes and place it on the boiled Ragi Vermicelli.

  1. Cheese Cracker Zombies

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Don’t you think Cheese and Zombies make a great combo? We don’t have Zombies in Boomerang but we have a lot of other characters that resemble these spooky creatures. Hence, we will be having our very own edible Zombies. 

Ingredients:

  • Crackers
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Ragi Vermicelli

Preparation:

  1. Take a cracker and spread some mayonnaise over it. You can also use mustard sauce or any sauce of your choice. 
  2. Cut the cheese slices into strips and then place it on top of the cracker to give a spooky zombie effect.
  3. Use the Ragi Vermicelli as the Zombie's hair.
  4. Take some Sesame seeds and place it as eyes on the Zombie Cracker. 

  1. Rusky Coffins

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Crunch crunch... Don’t let the dead get to you. Just eat the coffins instead. Haha! Here’s how you do it. 

Ingredients:

  • Rusk
  • Oreo
  • Chocolate sauce

Preparation:

  1. Cut the rusks in the form of a coffin or use our template to cut them.
  1. Use chocolate sauce to draw a cross or write RIP on the rusks.
  1. Use crushed Oreos to give a muddy effect and place the coffins on top. 

 

  1. Chocolate-in-bread Eyeballs

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Nervy eyeballs are scary. Don’t you think so? I’ve watched a few animated movies and I found the eyeballs deadly. So let’s see how we can add this to our snack idea. 


Ingredients:

  • Bread
  • Chocolate sauce

Preparation:

  1. Use a circular mold to cut circular pieces of bread.
  1. Use chocolate sauce to paint the iris and the nerves of the eyeballs.
  1. Give a spooky effect to the eyeballs while plating. 

Did you like the Halloween ideas from The Happiness Factory? Pixie and I are so stoked for this year’s Halloween. We wish we could invite all our friends from Boomerang to celebrate it with us. So you guys, gather all your friends and have fun this Halloween. If you try any of our snack ideas, do share it with us. Toodles!

Author: Sheryl Thomas

Born and raised in the favourite Chennai city, Sheryl loves exploring the tiniest cafes to the humongous native food outlets. She thrives on words, books, food, music, sleep and some tiny bit of travel. Sheryl actively reviews restaurants on Zomato, sings and plays the Ukulele, and indulges in really heart-wrenching books. You can follow her work on Instagram


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