Whenever we hear “Super Bowl Sunday”, we immediately start to think of chicken wings and nachos. But wouldn’t you want to know what other recipes we can try to spice up our game night? And the answer to that is both yes and no. Chicken wings and nachos will always hold a place near and dear to our hearts, but as hard as it sounds to think of Super Bowl Sunday without a plate of hot nachos and wings, here are our top picks to spice up your food game on this game night.

Curry Leaf Popcorn Chicken

Yes, you heard it right! We guarantee that you would love this crispy snack just as much as you love its name.

Ingredients That You Will Need Are:

  • 4 cardamom pods (¼ tsp. seeds)
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2–3 Serrano chilies, coarsely chopped
  • 6 scallions, roots removed, coarsely chopped
  • 1 – 1″ piece fresh ginger, peeled, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 25 curry leaves, preferably fresh, divided
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1½ tsp cayenne pepper, divided
  • 2 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, patted dry, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Neutral oil (for frying; about 4-6 cups)
  • 4 green Thai chiles, seeded if desired

And a magical addition – A spice mill or mortar and pestle.


  • First, heat-dry a small skillet over medium-high. Then toast cardamom seeds, coriander, cumin, and peppercorns. Tossing often until fragrant for about 1 minute. Transfer half of the spices to a spice mill or mortar and pestle and grind to a fine powder, then set it aside.
  • Blend the remaining whole spices, buttermilk, lime juice, serrano chilies, scallions, ginger, garlic, 15 curry leaves, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tsp cayenne in a blender until it is smooth. Then transfer it to a large resealable plastic bag. Add chicken into the mixture, seal the bag and turn the chicken around to coat it. Chill it for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours.
  • Combine reserved ground spice mixture, flour, baking powder, baking soda and remaining 1tsp salt and ½ tps cayenne in another large resealable Finely chop the remaining 10 curry leaves and add them to the bag. Shake it vigorously until it all combines.
  • Pour oil into a large heavy pot fitted with a deep-fry thermometer to a depth of 1½”. Heat it over medium-high until the thermometer registers 350° F.
  • Meanwhile, remove one-third of the chicken from the marinade, letting the excess drip back into the bag, and transfer it to the bag with flour mixture. Shake vigorously to coat evenly, then transfer the chicken to a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat the same with remaining chicken.
  • Working in batches; fry the chicken, turning it often and adjusting the heat to maintain the temperature of the oil, until it turns golden brown and is cooked thoroughly; for 6-8 minutes. Using a spider or slotted spoon, transfer it to a wire rack set over paper towels to drain.
  • Cut Thai chilies in half (lengthwise). Add them to the hot oil and fry until crispy (about 30 seconds). Drain them on paper towels.
  • Arrange chicken on a platter. Top with fried chilies.
  • Decorate it with your favorite veggies and enjoy this mouthwatering snack with your loved ones.


Grilled Cheese Bloody Marys

Intrigued? Surely you are. We’re sure you would love a drink after munching on those hot and spicy snacks. Here is your fun go-to drink for the night!

Ingredients That You Will Need Are:

  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 8 oz vodka
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp prepared horseradish
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 slices of white bread
  • 4 slices of cheddar
  • ½ c Old Bay seasoning, for rimming the glasses
  • Ice
  • 4 pickle spears


  • Stir together tomato juice, vodka, Worcestershire sauce, horseradish, hot sauce, and lemon juice and season generously with pepper in a large pitcher.
  • Cook the bacon until it is crispy, for about 8 minutes in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Wipe the skillet clean.
  • Assemble the sandwiches; spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Place 2 slices of cheddar cheese onto the unbuttered side of the two slices of bread, then top with remaining bread slices, buttered-side up.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, cook sandwiches until bread is golden and the cheese has melted, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Remove the sandwiches from the skillet and cut each into four triangles.
  • Rim four glasses with a lemon wedge and dip them in Old Bay.
  • Add ice to the glasses and pour over the Bloody Mary mixture. Garnish with grilled cheese, bacon, and a pickle.

Football Brownies

There’s nothing better than devouring small football-shaped brownies, right? For those who have a sweet tooth, this is as perfect as it gets. Surprise your friends and family with these cute little football brownies. We assure you, they will become your biggest fans!

 Ingredients That You Will Need Are:

  • 1 box brownie mix, plus ingredients called for on box
  • ⅓ c heavy cream
  • 1 c semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream
  • ⅔ c powdered sugar
  • 3 ½ tsp milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350° F and line a 9″-x-13″ pan with parchment paper. Prepare the brownie mix according to instructions and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, which should be about 20 to 23 minutes. Let cool completely.
  • Cut football-shaped brownies out of the baked brownies and place on a cooling rack placed over a baking sheet.
  • Place the semi-sweet chocolate chips in a heat-proof bowl and microwave the cream until hot, (for about 40 seconds). Pour the cream over the chocolate and let sit for 3 minutes, and then stir until it becomes creamy with no lumps in it. Add Bailey’s Irish Cream and stir until smooth.
  • Dip brownies in the chocolate ganache and place it in the refrigerator to set, for about 30 minutes.
  • To prepare the icing, stir powdered sugar and milk together in a small bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Place the icing into a piping bag or re-sealable plastic bag and cut a very small hole on the tip. Decorate each football with laces, and then return the tray to the refrigerator to harden for 5 more
  • And voila! Your tasty, juicy, soft football brownies are ready. So go feast!

And now you know the best ideas for Super Bowl Sunday which would add a lot more flavor to the big day. Don’t be surprised if your friends and family come back for more!

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