The 14th edition of the Indian Premier League is finally coming to and end with Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Lions and Sanju Samson’s Rajasthan Royals in the finale. With all the match screenings and match day shenanigans in place, it only makes sense to keep your home stocked up and ready for the big day. Hosting a few friends for a party, planning to enjoy the game with family or just by yourself, it’s best to keep some snacks prepped to keep yourself busy munching on them and not biting your nails! You can always order in and enjoy the match with quick food deliveries but in case you’re looking to up your host game or just enjoy a wholesome snacking time, we’ve got you covered for the match. We bring to you some of the coolest and fuss-free snack ideas for the grand finale of the ongoing cricket festival.

1) Assorted Toast

Pull out some bread, butter, a few grilled veggies and you’re ready to roll. Take a few toasts, butter them up, add dollops of cream cheese, whip up some veggies with a generous drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, freshly chopped garlic and basil leaves, add a dash of lime juice, sprinkle some salt, pepper and chilli flakes and you’re fine. To spice it up a little, lather some sauces, guacamole, salsa, literally anything you want, finish off with some cheese and you’ve earned yourself a delicious dish.

2) Flavoured Popcorn/ Fox Nuts

Can you ever go wrong with crunchy munchies? Flavoured popcorn or foxnuts (popularly known as Makhana) are simple, easy to make and so yum, you just can’t get enough of them. Toss your popcorn or foxnuts in a whole lot of plain butter or clarified butter and it’s all things awesome. Peri Peri, Cheese, Pepper, Pink Salt, Chaat Masala, Cream and Onion, BBQ, the flavours and possibilities are endless and you can keep snacking all day long.

3) Papad Basket

Papad is literally the Indian version of Tortillas and you can do as much as you want with it. Play around with toppings, veggies, sauces and you’ll get yourself something just as crispy, tasty and awesome. There’s a mix of veggies you can whip up with a dash of lime and spices, serve your papad with that, some pasta sauces with a generous garnish of cheese and so much more.

4) Chips and Dips

It’s time for Chips and Dips and it’s always right! Keep your fridge stocked with hummus, salsa, cream cheese, garlic-chilli oils, mayonnaise, guacamole, garlic aioli, tzatziki, baba ganoush and so much more. Serve these dips with toasts, nachos, veggie and baked chips, pita bread, lavash, potato chips, endless options to make snacking easy.

5) All Things Grease

Match Days call for some grease! Be it fries, onion rings, fritters, chicken wings, garlic breads, pizzas, my mouth is already watering with the multiple choices available. Order in or fry some frozen food, serve with any dip of your choice and you are ready to enjoy the match day of your dreams!