Happy Heart Day!

Savory Heart Patties

 

 Savory Heart Patties

Heart day is here! We are surrounded by lots of love and tons of sweets around us. Grocery store isles are full of chocolates, cakes and cookies….But, as we celebrate our love for each other; What about something really HEALTHY FOR THE HEART?

How about something savory on this Valentine’s day?

I made Savory Heart Patties to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They are perfect as an appetizer or as a snack.  I used oats and red beans as my main ingredients – both are very high in soluble fiber and excellent super foods for heart. I also added small amount of beetroot mainly to impart the color and of course bunch of spices (that goes without saying; LOL!). I used Garam Masala which is mixture of spices and you can buy them at any Indian grocery store.  I shallow fried these patties in Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) and served them with cilantro chutney – Yum!!

Serving size: 2 patties

Ingredients: (Makes 2 servings)

1 cup rolled oats

½ cup Red beans

¼ small beetroot

1 small potato

Ginger, green chilies paste – 1/2 teaspoon

Sea salt to taste

Garam Masala (Mixture of spices) – ¼ teaspoon

Lemon juice – ¼ teaspoon

Sugar – ½ teaspoon

Extra virgin olive oil – 2 teaspoon

Soak red beans for 4-6 hours in warm water and cook them well. Also, boil potato & beetroot. In a bowl, combine and mix beans, potato and beetroot with a potato masher. Now add oats, salt, lemon juice, sugar and mix it well. Divide it into 4 equal parts and shape it into round patty first and then into heart shape using a heart shaped cookie cutter. Cook these patties in a shallow pan with  2 teaspoon EVOO until cooked. Serve warm with cilantro chutney and/or ketchup!

Variations:

  • You could also serve them with Avocado-cilantro dip instead of chutney to make it extra special!
  • If you wish to convert this into a meal; serve it on a bed of mix spring greens and a bowl of soup!

Enjoy the special heart day with these heart patties made with love! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

 

 

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