Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies

Trick or Treat? The trend of celebrating Halloween has caught up in India with Halloween themed parties and food served.  I tried out these Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies Today we are watching a lot of western television, we understand why and how Halloween is celebrated. Costumes, candy and spooky food; that’s what Halloween is all about.

My Grandsons Halloween

For kids and youth, any festival which involves dressing and seeking treats (we have this tradition during Lohri in Punjab) was ought to become a rage. Methinks there is no harm in this. Life is full of stress then why resist a chance to dress up and make-believe to be a Zombie or a magician or a ghost or even a Marie Antoinette. My grandsons have two costumes this year…a Vampire and a ghoulish skeleton for one and a skeleton and Peter Pan for the other.

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies

Spook out your party guests with these scary and gross-looking Halloween Food recipes I have dished out today- Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Terrifying Mummies! Celebrate Halloween with this fun and creepy Halloween ideas! From Halloween Mummies to Ghoulish Fingers fingers. I did borrow the ideas but the recipes are typically Indian and revolting-yet-delicious treats. Make your Macabre mummies with potato stuffed fingers wrapped around with flour strips. Stick some lentils as eyes and you have macabre looking Potato mummies.

Punjabi Namak Paare meet Western Halloween

I have a salt tooth and I love crispy and crunchy snacks rather than any kind of sweets. We Punjabis are known for our Namak Pare and Mathri which go great with a hot cup of Chai Tea. I felt this was a perfect recipe for the flour strips on the mummies as well as for the Ghoulish fingers. My mom always used to make a batch and store it but we were so many of us that the tin would always be empty. I too started making them for the kids as it was always better to have homemade snacks rather than packaged store-bought ones.

Recipe for Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies

The secret to making perfect Namak Paare lies in the tight dough; knead it as hard as you can and fry patiently on simmering oil.  For flaky Namak Para crisp, the amount of ghee added to the dough has to be perfect. I like to add Kasuri methi or dried Pudina for added flavour. What’s awesome about these snacks are that they are delicious but look absolutely disgusting. Try these Halloween snacks recipes with our very own Indian Namak pare recipes and make sure to spook delicious havoc among your guests.

I have some lovely ideas for Easter- Easter Bunnies and for Christmas these Fruits Skewers and a pull-apart Christmas Tree

Ingredients for the Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers

½ kg Flour/ Maida

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Carom Seeds/ Ajwain

4 tbsp Ghee

½ cup water or as needed

Oil for frying

10 soaked almonds peeled and halved

Garlic Sauce

Pinch of green colour

Method

Namak paare Dough
Namak Paare Dough

In a bowl take the maida, salt, ajwain and make a well in the centre. Add the ghee and crumble with fingers. Take half a cup of lukewarm water, add a little at a time and make a hard dough.

The green colour is to add a ghoulish look to the Frankenstein’s fingers.

Set aside half the dough for the Terrifying Mummies.

Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 10-15 minutes to rest.

Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies
Frankenstein’s fingers

Divide the dough into parts and roll out in a large not very thin circle.

How to make Frankenstein’s fingers

Cut the circle into three-inch long strips. Shape one edge narrow and pinch in two places to look like a finger. With a toothpick mark the digits and knuckles of a finger.

Do the same to all the fingers.

Frying Frankenstein's fingers
Fried Fingers

Add these fingers to the already hot oil and fry in a pan on simmering heat.

Once done with a perforated spoon transfer onto paper towels to remove excess oil.

On the tip of the finger spread some garlic sauce to look like blood and place an almond half on it to look like gory nails.

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers

Serve arranged on a circular plate with a garlic sauce dip. Your spooky-looking Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers are ready to be devoured.

Ingredients for the Halloween Snack Ideas| MacabreMummies

5 potatoes boiled, peeled and grated

1 tsp red chilli powder

½ tsp garam masala powder

Salt to taste

2 tbsp chopped Coriander

2-3 Bread Slices for binding.

1 tsp of roasted Bengal gram lentils.

Strips of Namak Pare.

Oil for frying.

Method

Potato fingers Mix
Potato fingers

Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix nicely.

The mixture should not be sticky or crumbly. It should retain its shape like finger chips.

Macabre Mummies
Bandaging the Mummies

Shape the mixture into 3-inch long oblong potato fingers with a curved shape on top. Take two strips of the Namak Paare dough and wind it around the potato fingers. Leave little space on top for the eyes. Press two roasted gram lentils as eyes.

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies
Fried Mummies

Similarly, make the rest of the fingers and deep fry.

Drain on paper towels and transfer to a plate. Serve these Macabre Mummieswith garlic tomato sauce.

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies

These potato fingers look like surreal mummies and are a great snack on Halloween.

Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies
Print Recipe
Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies
Print Recipe
Instructions
  1. Method for Frankenstein’s fingers.
  2. In a bowl take the Maida, salt, ajwain and make a well in the centre. Add the ghee and crumble with fingers. Take half a cup of lukewarm water, add a little at a time and make a hard dough.
  3. The green colour is to add a ghoulish look to the Frankenstein’s fingers.
  4. Set aside half the dough for the Macabre Mummies.
  5. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 10-15 minutes to rest.
  6. Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan.
  7. Divide the dough into parts and roll out in a large not very thin circle.
  8. Cut the circle into three-inch long strips. Shape one edge narrow and pinch in two places to look like a finger. With a toothpick mark the digits and knuckles of a finger.
  9. Do the same to all the fingers.
  10. Add these fingers to the already hot oil and fry in a pan on simmering heat.
  11. Once done with a perforated spoon transfer onto paper towels to remove excess oil.
  12. On the tip of the finger spread some garlic sauce to look like blood and place an almond half on it to look like gory nails.
  13. Serve arranged on a circular plate with a garlic sauce dip. Your spooky-looking Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers are ready to be devoured.
  14. Method for Macabre Mummies
  15. Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix nicely.
  16. The mixture should not be sticky or crumbly. It should retain its shape like finger chips.
  17. Shape the mixture into 3-inch long oblong potato fingers with a curved shape on top. Take two strips of the Namak Paare dough and wind it around the potato fingers. Leave little space on top for the eyes. Press two roasted gram lentils as eyes.
  18. Similarly, make the rest of the fingers and deep fry.
  19. Drain on paper towels and transfer to a plate. Serve these Macabre Mummies with garlic tomato sauce.
  20. These potato fingers look like surreal mummies and are a great snack on Halloween.
Recipe Notes
  1. The dough has to be really stiff
  2. You can make any other shapes like snakes as well with the dough.
  3. For the Potato fingers, you can use sausages.

14 thoughts on “Halloween Snack Ideas| Frankenstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies”

  1. wow…amazed at the creativity you bring to each of your idea/ post. Would never have imagined anyone integrating the Indian cooking with the Western tradition. The Frankstein’s Fingers and Macabre Mummies look really yummy 🙂

    Reply
  2. I wish I had read this post 1 week before, so i can surprise my girls with this on their halloween party..I loved your idea and creativity. it looks really tempting and attractive, will surly make this for my girls.

    Reply
  3. Wow this is so creative of you! Both the fingers and the wrapped mummies look super scary and fit the theme perfectly! Great job.

    Reply
  4. I think I should have read this post earlier. Your Frankenstein finger looked so real that for a moment I thought what link have I clicked .Hats off to your creativity, Harjeet. Your Macabre mummies looked equally impressive and yummy.

    Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.