Although we did say chef in the title, you may not be one, but what you can certainly be is a smart cook who knows how to put in little effort and still wow. How? By using beautiful dishes and making any ordinary dinner feel 10x special! Like we have done in this list - rounded up our favourite designer (they all look fire) platters to serve appetisers in and totally impress. Trust us, a simple samosa and chutney combo in any of these plates will have your guests drooling. Plus, you won't have to worry about hectic plating or budget, either! We've covered all budgets and styles. Quick now, read on, bookmark and get to adding to cart.
Samosas To Momos & More: Platters To Serve Appetisers Like A Chef! Order Away!
'Press' To Impress
We've never seen anything quite like this before, especially on the dinner table and so we had to add it to our list. Here's a press shaped serving platter that comes with skewers, for you to get that barbecue party going. How offbeat and cool! It is made of iron, is heavy duty and therefore is of great quality and easy to clean. It also holds heat longer (you can lay hot coal below some foil) so you won't be eating cold barbecue anymore.
Wood So Good
Bring out this rustic-looking, one-of-a-kind platter and surprise your guests. Made of mango wood, it is shaped like a khatiya! Use it to serve Indian hors d'oeuvres during family parties - think tiny rolled up khandvis, dhoklas, aloo tikkis or galouti kebabs. Guests can easily pick their bites without making a mess because of its flat surface. This one is a little bit difficult to clean up, so maybe use butter paper below the snacks.
Snack In Buckets
Because no other way is fun. Load up fries, nuggets, wedges and more - get creative with your snacks for this platter (actually bucket) you're serving it in is creative and stylish. We love this set of round iron bucket platters for its functionality - great for crowds to dig into at a match day get together - and pop of colour. These buckets are portable too, so ideal to pass around at larger terrace parties too.
Mad Over Morocco
This gorgeous handmade Moroccan ceramic plate will wow at date night or at a small gathering. It's microwave and oven safe so we can easily reheat our samosas as and when we serve them. We may also go a step ahead and make a one pot meal like a shakshuka in it to save time and washing dirty dishes, on the weekends especially. Convenience max! Now bring on Arabian Nights.
Happening & Hand-painted
Tableware is getting creative by the minute and set of wooden round snack trays is innovation at its best. Not only do these make for a cute serving option, they also have colourful handpainted indie-style art on them and come with a metal handle. You know, for easier service (pick and pass around easily too) and standout style! Perfect for chai and snacks like vada pav, no?
Chaat Party Ahead
Can there be a more apt platter for the household that loves eating and serving chaat? Pull out this chaat serving platter that opens into a little station and comes with glass bowls to hold and serve all your sauces, chutneys and paanis. Made of iron and easy to fold and store and clean too, this one's an investment and a crowd pleaser.
Taco Tuesday, Everyday
We love spacious platters, something that looks like a centerpiece on the table. And so we found this long rectangular platter with a set of dip bowls. We think it's a match made in heaven for tacos, guac and salsa. Since it is quite large, you won't need to keep replenishing your snacks. Easy for the host or hostess. Despite the size though, don't stress about washing as it is dishwasher safe.
The More, The Merry
'The' sharing platter to load up and present to your guests - this 3 part rectangle platter with an in-built dip bowl is where the party's at! Zhoosh it up with chips, kebabs, nachos, mini tikkis, or any finger-food you can possibly think of and make an entry at the dining table. We also love that it is handcrafted out of light wood, so its easy to pass around and in-built dip bowl means zero spillage.