Monthly Archives: February 2016

Corn and Bell Pepper “Love Bites”

Love is a celebration of lively colours and flavours; just like these adorable little ‘love bites’!

With visually-appealing yellow, red and green bell peppers, crunchy corn kernels and creamy cheese at its centre, it won’t be long before your Valentine fall in love with you all over again after a taste of these delectable ‘love bites’!

 

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Prep Time: 15 min              Cooking Time: 25 min            Makes: 8 pcs

Ingredients:

For the Base:
16 slice of bread
8 tsp butter
2 clove garlic (grated)
2 size of heart shape cutter

For the Stuffing:
1 1/4 teacup milk
2 tbsp Cornflour
1/2 tbsp butter
1 teacup corn (boil)
1/2 tea cup red bell pepper (finely chopped)
1/2 tea cup yellow bell pepper (finely chopped)
1 slice of bread (grind in mixture)
Salt and pepper to taste
25 + 75 gm of cheese
Tomato ketchup for garnish

Note: You will need heart shaped moulds/cutters of two different sizes

Method:

For the Base:

  1. Using the larger sized heart shaped cutter cut out the bread slice
  2. Take 8 of these heart shaped slice and using the smaller sized cutter cut out the middle part of the slice
  3. Mix the garlic and butter and spread it on the uncut heart shaped slice
  4. Top it with a slice that we cut in the middle
  5. Repeat the same with the remaining bread slice

For the stuffing:

  1. Boil 3/4 tea cup milk
  2. Mix 2 tbsp of Cornflour with 1/2 cup of milk
  3. Add the cornflour mixture & butter to the boiled milk and stir it continuously till it thickens
  4. Add the corn, bell peppers, 25 gm cheese and bread
  5. Season it with salt and pepper

How to proceed:

  1. Take one of the portion prepared as the base
  2. Fill it with spoonful of corn mixture
  3. Great some cheese on it
  4. Repeat with all the portions
  5. Bake it in the oven at 180* for 5 to 7 minute
  6. Garnish it with tomato ketchup
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Beetroot Heart (Kebab)

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to flaunt your love!
Instead of wearing your heart on your sleeve, I suggest you put it on a plate!
Today’s special recipe is ‘hearty’ to look at, and to eat!
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.. and this recipe will ensure his ‘heart’ ‘beets’ for you!

Prep Time: 20 min               Cooking Time: 25 min                   Serves: 10 -12 pcs

Ingredients:

1 1/2 tea cup potato (boiled and grated)
3 tbsp beetroot pulp
25 gms cheese
1 1/2 tbsp coriander leaves
1 onion finely chopped
1/4 tsp gram masala
1 clove garlic grated (optional)
1 slice of bread (churned in the grinder)
Salt to taste
Corn flour + plain flour for rubbing
Oil for deep or sallow fry

Method:

For the Beetroot Pulp

  1. Take one small beetroot. Boil it and remove the water and make a smooth paste

For the Kebabs

  1. Mix all ingredient for the kebab
  2. Divide it into 10 to 12 equal portion and shape it into a heart with the help of mould
  3. Rub it in the corn flour mixture
  4. Deep or shallow fry
  5. Serve it with any mayonnaise dip or tomato ketch-up