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Lovely treat to impress your valentine

Celebrate your love in a way that is not just warming but also tasty.

CHENNAI: This Valentine Week celebrate your love in a way that is not just warming but also tasty. Try out these recipes curated by chef Roopa Nabar from TTK Prestige and sweeten your partner’s day

Gambaz pilpil


  • Prawns – 10 - 12 (medium, deveined with heads and shells intact)

  • Kashmiri dried red chillies - 4-5

  • Olive oil - 2 tablespoons

  • Crushed garlic - 2 tablespoons

  • Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoons (chopped fresh)

  • Salt to taste

Gambaz pilpil
Gambaz pilpil


  • Dry roast red chillies in a pan on low heat till fragrant. Remove from heat, cool and grind coarsely in a mixer grinder.

  • Add salt and 1 tablespoon oil to the prawns and mix well. Add ground chillies and mix well. Set aside for 5-10 minutes.

  • Heat remaining oil in a pan. Add garlic and sauté on high heat till they turn pink.

  • Add marinated prawns and toss gently. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 minutes.

  • Flip the prawns, cover and cook for 1 minute. Add lemon juice and mix gently. Add 1 tablespoon chopped coriander and mix well.

  • Garnish with remaining chopped coriander and serve hot.

Cranberry oat muffins

Cranberry oat muffins
Cranberry oat muffins


  • Flour - 1 cup

  • Baking powder - 1 tablespoon

  • Brown sugar- 1⁄2 cup

  • Oats - 1&3/4 cup

  • Dried cranberries - 1⁄2 cup

  • Chopped walnuts - 1/3 cup

  • Eggs - 2 (lightly beaten)

  • Butter milk - 1 cup

  • Oil - 6 tablespoons

  • Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon


  • Pre heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

  • In a glass bowl mix flour, baking powder sugar and oats and stir in cranberries and walnut.

  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, vanilla essence and oil. Whisk it lightly. Add dry ingredients into this and combine

  • Pour the batter into greased muffin tins

  • Bake in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes and serve.

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