Exotic Indian Dinner Party Menu Ideas

Indian dinner parties are trendy party idea full of exotic flavors full of a spicy kick to impress guests.

If you’re looking to get out of your usual routine when hosting a dinner party at home, an Indian theme is a unique theme that has plenty of amazing recipes you can have on your dinner table.

Indian cuisine is known for its use of spices. From cumin to paprika to turmeric, blending these spices create memorable dishes that will tickle your guests taste buds! These Indian recipes are full of those yummy flavors people have immediately fall in  love with. Follow our Indian dinner party menu suggestions and plan a fun evening with your loved ones.


  • Starters Done Right: Tandoori Shrimp Skewers

    These delicious shrimp skewers have those exotic flavors of various spices that make Indian dishes so tasty. Using cardamom, allspice, and turmeric, our recipe is for this popular coastal Indian dish that’ll start off your Indian dinner party right.

  • Spiced Lamb and Beef Meatballs

    Who doesn’t love meatballs?! Give your dinner party guests a little surprise when they bite into these amazing Indian spiced meatballs featured on One Hungry Mama. This recipe upgrades your traditional meatball recipe for a spicy dish that can be served as an appetizer.

  • Pan Fried Cauliflower with Yogurt and Soy Sauce

    This recipe from eCurry definitely takes Indian food to another level. Adding soy sauce to the mix gives this dish a slight oriental kick.

  • Staple Indian Dinner: Chicken Tikka Masala

    Chicken tikka masala has become one of those most popular dishes from Indian cuisine. Because of it’s universally loved appeal, it is a must-have at your Indian dinner party. Try out this delicious recipe from Can’t Live Without for a tasty way to serve this traditional dish.

  • Chutneys Are a Must at an Indian Dinner Party

    One of the best things about Indian cuisine is the variety of savory dips and sauces available to enhance food. Our peach Serrano pepper chutney offers a nice blend of sweet and spicy that you can add to your dinner table.

  • Can’t Have a Dinner Party With a Dessert

    Halwa is an easy dessert recipe that’s common in Indian households. This recipe here makes it easy to recreate this simple yet rich treat to include in your Indian dinner party.

  • Serve Traditional Tea After Dinner

    Chai, or tea with milk, is the preferred drink of choice in India. At an Indian dinner party, make a pot of this delicious chai recipe to wind down the evening with your party guests. Make this recipe for chai and combine it with the halwa dessert recipe for a delicious combination to end the night with.

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