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Valentine hearts cutlets with raw banana


I feel very romantic posting this recipe for the valentines day.
I loved making it and it took not a lot of time to put it together.

The ingredients are as follows.

Valentine banana patties

For patties or cutlets

1. 2 Raw bananas
2. 1 /2 cups of blanched frozen peas
3. 2-3 bread slices crumbled
4. Mix spices or season
5. Pinch of salt
Boil bananas for 15 min and peel and smash in a bowl. Add spices, bread crumbs, chopped Corriader mashed peas into it.
Make small balls and pat them flat. Make a dip in a place and pinch the patties to make a heart shape. Now theg can be shallow fried on frypan or just spyar with some olive oil and air fry in an airfryer.

Mint and Corriader chutney

For the chutney or dip

1. A bunch of Coriader leaves
2. Half a bunch mint leaves
3. 1 whole garlic peeled
4. 1/4inch ginger
5. A few green chillies
6. Salt
7. 2 tsp Lemon juice
8. 2 medium soft and juicy tomatoes

Grind all the ingredients for the chutney in a grinder except salt and lemon to a fine paste. And pour in serving bowl. Now add salt and lemon according to your taste.

Now serve with all the love you have on the plate and enjoy.

Note: All of my recipes can be changed according to taste. You can easily change the amount of salt, spices and lemon juice in chutney and patties to your taste.


Sweet & Sour Cranberry Pickle



Winter is dull but berries are not only colourful they are full of taste and health benefits. I see the supermarkets and wholesale markets are selling the berries in really great prices I can’t wait to stuff our tummies with the goodness.

Though all berries are beautiful I figured not all of them are tasty. I mean I like to eat strawberries with chocolate dip or cream but don’t like it in salad and I truly hate blueberries. Aha, what I found in market today, a bowl full of cranberries. yummmmm.

Today I rang up my mum in India and asked what to do with them as Mr N refused it in breakfast. As always mum had plenty of scrumptious recipes to share. I picked the one I always had as a kid but forgotten the flavour over the years. My mouth almost got moist with the mare thought of it. So here it goes.

To make this beautiful and extremely quick pickle take a large bowl of cranberries washed in clear drinking water. and halve them all removing any seeds if you see. I just plain rinsed them altogether in colander to remove any leftover seeds.

Next in a wok warm up half a teaspoon of olive oil however you can choose anyone you like and when its ready add 1/2 tsp of fennel seeds and 1/4 tsp of fenugreek seeds. When they start crackling and smelling heavenly you are ready to add the berries straight to wok. mix them all together and remember a very low flame as berries are really soft and cook very soon. Cover the lid. After a minute add a big spoon full of sugar(may be a bit more) and mix properly. The berries will look really nice and juicy.


At this time add pinch of broken dry red chillies (I added 1/2 tsp)according to your taste and a pinch of salt too.Mix them all thoroughly and leave to simmer for another 2 minutes and your pickle is ready. Cool it down on wire cooling rack and pour it in a mason jar or any leftover jam jars and put it in the fridge

This pickle tastes awesome as a filling in wraps and also as a topping on crackers with cheese for tea.