With the whistle about to blow, Shishira Sreenivas serves up some tasty dishes for football fans planning to host a World Cup party
It’s World Cup time and so out come the football shirts, face paint and plans to host a party. However, no World Cup watching party is complete without some scrumptious finger food to munch. As the games will be played according to Brazil’s time zone, football fans in the Sultanate are in for a whole lot of late-night cheering.
While crisps and fizzy drinks seem like the most obvious options to feed grumbling tummies late into the night, here is a list of five delicious snacks that will not only be in keeping with the World Cup theme, but will add colour and taste to your palate, not to mention help you to keep a check on your waistline.
Well, there it is! Get a shopping list ready as these colourful yet moderately healthy snacks are bound to impress your guests, as well as spice up your whole World Cup experience.
Prep time: 10 minutes
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In a skillet over a medium-high heat, combine olive oil and onions. Cook the onions until soft, then add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the ground beef and cook until brown, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, sugar and chilli paste. Cook until tomatoes are soft and incorporated into the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat, fold in scallions. Set aside to cool. To assemble, place the empanadas on a flat surface, spoon one tablespoon of the meat mixture on them and top with a cube of cheese. Fold over, crimp the sides with a fork and deep fry until golden. Let stand for three minutes.
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