Banana and Red Pumpkin Fritters




Banana and Red Pumpkin Fritters
Ever over estimated the size of the pumpkin you needed? Have some left over pumpkin? Here’s something extra special to serve to the kids – and it’s a favorite with the grown ups too 😉


  • Ripe bananas-4
  • Red pumpkin puree-½ cup
  • Refined flour -1½ cups
  • Cornstarch-2 tablespoons
  • Baking soda-¼ teaspoon
  • Powdered sugar-2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla essence-1 teaspoon
  • Oil to deep fry
  • Chocolate sauce as required


Step 1

Put refined flour in a large mixing bowl, add cornstarch, baking soda, sugar, vanilla essence, pumpkin puree and sufficient milk and whisk well to make a thick batter. Rest the batter for a few minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a deep frying pan.

Step 3

Peel and … Continue reading

Pumpkin Quesadilla




  • Red pumpkin -150 grams
  • Leftover chapattis-4
  • Olive oil-2 tablespoon
  • Salt-to taste
  • mixed dried herbs-1 teaspoon
  • Crushed black peppercorns-2 teaspoon
  • Red bird’s-eye chillies finely chopped-3-4
  • Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon
  • Schezwan sauce-1 tablespoon
  • Processed cheese grated-For topping
  • Spring onion bulbs sliced-¼ cup
  • Black olives sliced-6-8
  • Green olives sliced-6-8
  • Red capsicum cut into thin strips + for garnishing-½ medium
  • Green capsicum cut into thin strips + for garnishing-½ medium
  • Oil-for shallow frying


Step 1
Peel and cut pumpkin into thin strips.
Step 2
Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan, add pumpkin strips and cook till golden and crisp. Add salt, mixed herbs and crushed peppercorns and mix well. Add red … Continue reading