Thursday, March 12, 2009
Well ...It has been a long time since i posted my last recipe.Although i have been experimenting a lot i didnot get time and the mood to blog them.My friend Diana has asked me to put the recipe of this wonderful thing and i am dedicating this recipe specially to her...
So Diana,this is how i prepared it,but be careful about the measurements!!!
The one i have put here is a vegetable croquette,you can make non veg croquettes also.What i understand is that croquette and cutlet are the same,only the name is different..cutlet being Indian and croquette ,i think is western...
So the recipe is same as that of a cutlet ,but my croquettes came out nicely than the cutlets i used to make before marriage,secret being the way you coat the bread crumbs...
Potato boiled and mashed -2 medium sized(You can use minced meat for nonveg)
Onions -2 medium sized
Green chillies-3 finely chopped
Carrots,beetroot,(optional)-half each,boiled and mashed
coriander leaves-a li'l
spices like cloves,cinnamon,mace,elaichi etc-1 each
Garam masala powder-1/2 teaspoon
jeera powder,turmeric powder,chilly powder-1/4 teaspoon each
Ginger garlic paste-1 and half teaspoon
oil -to saute the ingredients
For external coating
1 whole packet of bread
Boil and mash the vegetables like potato,beetroot and carrots .
Chop the onions ie julienne cutting
finely chop the green chillies and coriander leaves
Now heat a li'l oil and put the spices.Once the aroma starts coming take the spices out (if you like to bite them you don't have to take them out) .
Next add the onions and green chillies.When the onions starts changing the colour add ginger garlic paste.After 2 minutes you can add the mashed vegetables and garam masala powder,along with chilly powder,turmeric powder and jeera powder and salt.
Mix them thouroughly and let them blend nicely for a while in low flame.
Switch off and let it cool properly.
Care must be taken in using oil ,because if you use more oil you won't be able to shape it properly.
Now put the bread slices in the mixer grinder and make bread crumbs.And now divide the crumbs in to two equal portions and keep in two flat plates.
Now beat the eggs using spoon and mix water and beat again and keep it in between the two plates.The bowl in which you are mixing the eggs should be wide.
Now make the shapes of your choice using the cooled filling.i have made a cylindrical shape here,you can make rounds,hearts,squares,ovals or any shape.Then carefully coat them with bread crumbs in the first plate,you should coat it on all sides.Then dip it in the egg and coat uniformely on all sides ,slowly and carefully.Take it out carefully and dip it in the second plate of bread crumbs and coat thoroughly and carefully on all sides and keep it aside on a plate.
Repeat this and make your number of croquettes.
Now keep these unfried croquettes in the fridge for at least 2 hours(not in the freezer)
After two hours you can take them out and deep fry in the oil.
So try this and tell me.
In case you are making non veg croquettes,just avoid potatoes and other vegetables .the procedure is still the same,but cooking of minced meat should be done before.
So that's all for today and whenever i feel like blogging the recipes i will update them