Don't have a recipe- just an idea for good party food that also fits into that particular holiday since it's fried: falafel. You could also try the Israeli fried doughnuts (forgot the spelling- starts with an s). You could probably also get some ideas on the kosher board.
We often will do a mostly middle eastern themed Chanukah dinner. Latkes, of course, are not middle eastern but we don't care. Apple sauce and sour cream to go with them. Will also make hummus, baba ghannouj, tabouli salad, stuffed grape leaves, something delicious with lamb like kibbe or ground lamb skewers. Serve pita bread on the side, sliced oranges sprinkled with cinnamon or something. Dessert can be anything. A fruit platter goes well with all these rich foods, but also some small middle eastern pastries like baklava and, yes, donuts.
I grew up in a home with very traditional eastern European jewish food every single day, so a holiday, for me, is an opportunity to do something different.
Latke's - doing a search on this board will net you numerous recipes and comments going back many years.
Kasha Varnishkes - jewish pasta - who knew...
Kishka - buy a half or whole (like a salami), slice in 3/8-1/2" slices and grill like a sausage patty - but much shorter time. Make a batch of brown gravy and serve over the kishka.
Cook a brisket, kosher style (braised). Make the gravy from the pan (use for the kishka, too).