I love fried food…and this season is the perfect excuse to indulge in it!! 😛😛
Last week I had shared the recipe for my Lehsuni Pakode aur Teekhi Lal Chutney and Maska Mathris here….they were a deep fried heaven! Made two big batches of the Pakode within half an hour on hubby’s request 💓 who usually avoids fried food.
But he loves snacking on spicy stuff…so I keep my Appe pan very handy. You can try my Sabudana Wadas ..they turned out so well even though they aren’t deep fried 😊
Anyways, coming to these Croquettes… They just happened on an impulse a couple days ago…had some boiled rice in my refrigerator begging me to use them. So decided to go ahead and make something for my hubby to have with his evening tea! Since he didn’t want an oily snack, I used my Appe pan…just a few drops of oil…and the result was awesome! Crispy and crunchy on the outside and perfectly moist inside! Some spicy dip on the side, with a cup of tea along with these croquettes…and my hubby thoroughly enjoyed them! 😁
And if you do not have any leftover rice, that’s fine too, make some fresh rice, drain all the water once it’s cooked and spread the rice on a plate to dry out for 15-20 mins! The end results are just as fabulous 👌👌 lets get started with the recipe… ☺️
Yield: 10-12 medium croquettes
Equipment: Appe pan (optional, you can deep fry), a mixing bowl, measuring cups / spoons, absorbent kitchen paper.
1 1/2 cup cooked rice
2 small boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes
1/4 cup roasted and crushed peanuts
2 tsp chopped green chillies
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
2 tbs rice flour (you can use cornflour or APF as well)
1/4 tsp chaat masala
oil as required
Mix all the ingredients mentioned above except the oil. Make sure the mixture is combined well. Keep this mixture in the refrigerator for 10-15 mins. Next, make croquettes of equal size. If your using the Appe pan, simply drop a croquettes in each indentation and a couple of drops of oil around them, cook well on the first side to get a deep brown colour. Then flip over to the other side and cook until you get an even colour. That’s it. Serve them piping hot!!
Alternatively, you can deep fry these croquettes…but I have kept things healthy. 😉