Healthy Beetroot Cutlet (Valentines Heart Patties-V-GF): This delicious and gorgeous looking Valentine’s inspired cutlet/patties are a healthy mix of beetroot, seasonal veggies along with some light spices. They are lightly fried and are completely vegan (dairy-free) and gluten-free.
Valentine’s is not over till you have had some heart-shaped delicacies and this Healthy Beetroot Cutlet (Valentines Heart Patties-V-GF) will surely make your Valentine’s extra special.
The sweetness from beets mixed with veggies and spices gives these cutlets/patties such a delicious and rich savory flavor. Every year, I come up with different Valentine’s breakfast options and as both of us (me and hubby) have a very different taste.
He loves more savory-spicy food and I’m all for sweets and not so spicy food. But, since it’s Valentines, I thought why not create something that both of us will like and saves time too and oh healthy too.
Hence, these cutlets were decided upon and I’m planning to serve them along with Coconut-Raspberry Valentines Milkshake that I shared last year.
Now, beets are not an everyday vegetable for a lot of us although I do try have it once a month.
Also, I always found it to be too red in color and definitely sweeter than I like BUT if you read all about the healthy stuff these tiny little beets provides, you would want to include them in your regular meal plan.
Beets are rich in phytonutrients that’s essential for healthy nerve and muscle functions along with much more. You do have to consider one thing while using beets and that is not to cook them for long as they lose the phytonutrients the longer they are cooked.
Hence, for my recipe, I’m lightly frying them over high flame which quickly cooks them and keeps the inside soft and moist.
As I’ve mentioned above, I’m using seasonal vegetables in this like carrots, potatoes, capsicum, etc and the mix of all these vegetable makes this recipe even more healthy and colorful.
Since it’s all lovey-dovey, I’m using the heart shape cookie cutter to give them a perfect heart shape. Here’s a picture of How I made them and also, I decorated one of the heart cutlets with a simple mint yogurt dressing.
Once you’ve had all your veggies+beets mixed together, it’s time to add some kind of binder to help cutlets hold its shape while frying.
I’m using a mix of oatmeal flour and almond flour which I had bought for a cookie recipe but you can use any other flour or even bread for this. That’s it the mixture is ready and it will take 10 minutes to make 6 heart shape cutlets (medium side).
This Healthy Beetroot Cutlet also makes for a great burger stuffing or serve them along with a hot cuppa joe for a perfect little snack.
No matter how or when you serve them, they always make everyone happy. So go ahead and make them for your someone special and enjoy them together this Valentines.
Infact these Healthy Beetroot Cutlet are extremely popular in Indian cuisine and mostly known as ‘Chukandar ki Tikki’ or Beetroot Tikki (where chukandar = beetroot in hindi).
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