Interesting Western Fusion Recipes for your Café

Posted: Monday 22, 2016

Interesting Western Fusion Recipes for your Café Continuous innovation is one of the basic tenets of the F&B industry. The more one stays relevant, more are the chances of growing one’s business. Undoubtedly, one of the most important things to take care of is your menu. Nothing can beat a menu with an entire gamut of options to choose from as you can appeal to guests will all kinds of eating habits. So, here are some interesting fusion recipes which could give more life to your menu.

Idli Satay


Preparation time: 26-30 minutes




Cocktail idlis - 1 inch cubes

Onion – 1, large, layers separated

Green capsicum - 1 large, seeded and cubed

Tomato - 1 large

Satay sticks - 8

Salt to taste

Garlic - finely chopped, 3-4 cloves

Pav bhaji masala - 1 teaspoon

Lemon juice - 2 tablespoons

Oil - 2 tablespoons

Green garlic - roughly chopped, 4-5 stalks

Green chillies - roughly chopped, 2

Roasted peanuts

Coconut scraped - 1/2 cup

Fresh coriander leaves - roughly chopped, 2 tablespoons


Method of Preparation:

1. Take a skewer and put the ingredients in the following order - onion, idli, green capsicum, idli, tomato, idli, onion, idli and green capsicum.

2. Do this for all 8 satays.

3. Sprinkle salt, garlic, pav bhaji masala, one tablespoon lemon juice and one tablespoon oil over the satays.

4. Heat a flat pan and pour oil.

5. Once the oil is hot, arrange the satay sticks.

6. Turn the satay sticks on both sides to cook them evenly.

7. For the chutney, grind green garlic, green chillies, peanuts, coconut, salt, remaining lemon juice, coriander leaves together with a little water.

8. Serve the satays hot with the chutney.


Bruschetta Tandoori Chicken


Preparation time: 25 minutes



Bread - 2-3 slices, cut into cubes and lightly toasted

Olive oil - 1 1/2 tsp

Onions – Finely chopped, 2 Tbsp

Tomatoes - Finely chopped, 2 Tbsp

Green chilly - 1, finely chopped

Tandoori chicken – 1 cup, shredded

Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp

Coriander leaves - 1 tsp, fresh


Method of Preparation:

1. Heat some oil in a pan and sauté the onions and tomatoes till they soften.

2. Add in green chillies.

3. Now, add the tandoori chicken.

4. Add the coriander powder and fresh coriander.

5. Mix everything together and sauté lightly.

6. Top the bread slices with this mix and serve.


Pesto Fish Kebabs


Preparation time: 30 minutes



King fish - 1/2 pound, cut into 1-inch chunks

Red bell pepper - 1, cut into 1-inch chunks

Basil pesto - 3 Tbsp

White wine vinegar - 2 Tbsp

Salt - 1/2 Tsp


Cooking spray


Method of Preparation:

1. Preheat a tandoor.

2. Take a shallow dish and place the fish and bell pepper. Then drizzle pesto and vinegar over fish mixture and coat everything nicely.

3. Let the mixture marinate for 5 minutes.

4. Then thread fish and pepper alternately onto 4 (12-inch) skewers. Sprinkle salt.

5. Take a jelly-roll pan and coat it with cooking spray. Then place the skewers.

6. Let it cook for 8 minutes or until done. Then turn once and let the other side cook as well.

7. Serve hot.


Try these innovative Indo-Western recipes and give your guests some more reasons to come back to you, again and again.