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Recipe: How to make Vegetable Croquettes

By Rama Muralidharan
January 05, 2016 17:23 IST
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Reader Rama Muralidharan tells us how to make crispy Vegetable Croquettes at home.

Here's the recipe.

Vegetable Croquettes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup soaked and drained soya granules
  • 2 cups finely chopped mixed vegetables ( carrot, beetroot, beans, peas, capsicum, cauliflower, broccoli)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp dhania jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp maida or whole wheat flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Oil to deep fry

Method

  • In a non stick pan, heat oil. Add grated ginger.
  • Add 2 cups of mixed vegetables and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. The vegetables should be cooked but not too soft.
  • Add soaked and drained soya granules.
  • Add salt, turmeric, dhania jeera powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder and cook for two minutes. Let it cool.
  • Add mashed potatoes to the vegetable mixture and mix well.
  • Take a lemon size ball of mixture and roll it in your palms to make smooth oval shapes.
  • In a bowl make a smooth paste of maida with water. It should not be too thick and have a batter-like consistency.
  • Spread the breadcrumbs on a plate. Take the oval-shaped croquet and dip it in the batter.
  • Drip off the excess batter and coat it evenly with the bread crumbs. Repeat the process with all the croquettes. (You may put these in a freezer in an air tight container and deep fry later. Do not thaw. Fry immediately.)
  • Heat oil in a pan. Deep fry the croquettes in small batches on medium heat.
  • Fry till they get a deep golden colour. Place on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  • Serve tomato ketchup or chutney of your choice.

Note: Fried croquettes can also be frozen in a freezer safe airtight container. To use the frozen croquettes, thaw them for an hour and then microwave it to heat it.

Image: Rama Muralidharan

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