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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crispy Rice Stuffed Croquettes



Crispy Rice Stuffed Croquettes are not only a great way to get some healthy veggies packed in an interesting way, but also a very innovative way to use up leftover rice as that is what you need for the stuffing. The potato covering gives the mealy taste which makes you grab for more. The shallow frying required for these croquettes makes it a wee bit more healthy than deep frying it. You can even bake these croquettes if you do not wish to fry them.


Crispy Rice Stuffed Croquettes
Yield: 7-8 large croquettes

You Need:

For the filling
  • 1 cup lightly packed cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 2 bulbs spring onion whites finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot finely chopped
  • 4 french beans finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves chopped
  • 1-2 tbsps lime juice
  • 1 long green chilli (adjust as per taste) minced
  • 3-4 curry leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil
For the covering
  • 250gm -300gm potatoes 
  • 3-4 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 2-3 pinches chilli powder (adjust as per taste)
For frying
  • oil for shallow frying
Method:
1. Pressure cook the potatoes with a little salt for about 5-6 whistles. Peel them and mash them well to avoid any lumps. When it is cool enough to handle add the cornflour, chilli powder and salt if required and knead it into a smooth dough. Keep aside
2. In a pan or wok heat some oil and toss in the mustard, when they splutter add the green chillies and the finely chopped carrots & french beans. Stir fry for a couple of minutes & sprinkle some water, cover and cook on a slow flame for about a minute. Add the spring onion whites, masala powders and sauté for a few seconds. When the mixture has cooked, add the cooked rice and mash it up a little. Add the chopped coriander, lime juice & salt to taste, mix well, turn off the flame and allow to cool.
3. Take a lemon size ball of potato mixture and flatten it into a circle in the centre of your palm. Place a small portion of the rice & vegetable filling in the centre & work towards covering it with the potato mixture. Gently flatten this croquette and shape it into a rectangular block (resembling a log). If you wish to deep fry it you can retain its round shape. Repeat till all the mixture is used up
4. Heat a tawa with oil and shallow fry the croquettes till golden brown on all sides. Remove & place on an absorbent kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil.
5. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney of your choice



22 comments:

  1. croquettes look finger-licking yum! esp the one with the insides showing - YUMMMYY!!!

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  2. Croquetts look extremely delicious and fulfilling. Lovely preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. looks finger-locking good shireen-; absolutely delightful

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  4. Send me some Shir..Croquettes look so stunning and delicious. It looks so crisp and perfectly fried.

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  5. Croquetts look so inviting and mouthwatering.

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  6. These croquettes look amazing and very tempting

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  7. Wow, Just a big Wow Shir. I love it. I love deep fried foods as I don't have to watch my weight and this looks just perfect.

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  8. very neatly roasted on tawa looking gorgeous

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  9. Lovely clicks, these look so tempting..want to take a bite.

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  10. oH MY..!!! These look super tempting!!!! Mouthwatering & crispy snack :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  11. Hey Shireen! First time here. Love all your (veg) recipes! :D Love the photography too!!!!
    -
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

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  12. lovely recipe...love the clicks...

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  13. Superb, so well done, love them, I am going to bookmark them as well :)

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  14. I liked this recipe very much and definately going to give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. wow, croquettes look amazing, too tempting ones, excellent clicks dear..they made me hungry like anything..thanks a lot for the wishes at my space..

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  16. thats a lovely snack..beautiful pics

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  17. Hi shireen, lovely looking croquettes, thanks for trying out and thanks for all the lovely words, your clicks are superb!, the last one is sooo good!

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Crispy Rice Stuffed Croquettes



Crispy Rice Stuffed Croquettes are not only a great way to get some healthy veggies packed in an interesting way, but also a very innovative way to use up leftover rice as that is what you need for the stuffing. The potato covering gives the mealy taste which makes you grab for more. The shallow frying required for these croquettes makes it a wee bit more healthy than deep frying it. You can even bake these croquettes if you do not wish to fry them.


Crispy Rice Stuffed Croquettes
Yield: 7-8 large croquettes

You Need:

For the filling
  • 1 cup lightly packed cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 2 bulbs spring onion whites finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot finely chopped
  • 4 french beans finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves chopped
  • 1-2 tbsps lime juice
  • 1 long green chilli (adjust as per taste) minced
  • 3-4 curry leaves finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil
For the covering
  • 250gm -300gm potatoes 
  • 3-4 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 2-3 pinches chilli powder (adjust as per taste)
For frying
  • oil for shallow frying
Method:
1. Pressure cook the potatoes with a little salt for about 5-6 whistles. Peel them and mash them well to avoid any lumps. When it is cool enough to handle add the cornflour, chilli powder and salt if required and knead it into a smooth dough. Keep aside
2. In a pan or wok heat some oil and toss in the mustard, when they splutter add the green chillies and the finely chopped carrots & french beans. Stir fry for a couple of minutes & sprinkle some water, cover and cook on a slow flame for about a minute. Add the spring onion whites, masala powders and sauté for a few seconds. When the mixture has cooked, add the cooked rice and mash it up a little. Add the chopped coriander, lime juice & salt to taste, mix well, turn off the flame and allow to cool.
3. Take a lemon size ball of potato mixture and flatten it into a circle in the centre of your palm. Place a small portion of the rice & vegetable filling in the centre & work towards covering it with the potato mixture. Gently flatten this croquette and shape it into a rectangular block (resembling a log). If you wish to deep fry it you can retain its round shape. Repeat till all the mixture is used up
4. Heat a tawa with oil and shallow fry the croquettes till golden brown on all sides. Remove & place on an absorbent kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil.
5. Serve hot with ketchup or chutney of your choice



22 comments:

  1. croquettes look finger-licking yum! esp the one with the insides showing - YUMMMYY!!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Croquetts look extremely delicious and fulfilling. Lovely preparation.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  3. looks finger-locking good shireen-; absolutely delightful

    ReplyDelete
  4. Send me some Shir..Croquettes look so stunning and delicious. It looks so crisp and perfectly fried.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Croquetts look so inviting and mouthwatering.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These croquettes look amazing and very tempting

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, Just a big Wow Shir. I love it. I love deep fried foods as I don't have to watch my weight and this looks just perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  8. very neatly roasted on tawa looking gorgeous

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lovely clicks, these look so tempting..want to take a bite.

    ReplyDelete
  10. oH MY..!!! These look super tempting!!!! Mouthwatering & crispy snack :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hey Shireen! First time here. Love all your (veg) recipes! :D Love the photography too!!!!
    -
    Kavi | Edible Entertainment

    ReplyDelete
  12. lovely recipe...love the clicks...

    ReplyDelete
  13. Superb, so well done, love them, I am going to bookmark them as well :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I liked this recipe very much and definately going to give it a try.
    Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  15. wow, croquettes look amazing, too tempting ones, excellent clicks dear..they made me hungry like anything..thanks a lot for the wishes at my space..

    ReplyDelete
  16. thats a lovely snack..beautiful pics

    ReplyDelete
  17. Hi shireen, lovely looking croquettes, thanks for trying out and thanks for all the lovely words, your clicks are superb!, the last one is sooo good!

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)