How to make Potato Surprise Recipe - Potato croquettes rolled in pressed rice and deep fried

This recipe is from the book Fun Food For Fussy Kids.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes ( आलू ) , Fresh coriander leaves ( ताज़ा हरा धनिया )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snack

Potato Surprise

Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!

 

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Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Potato Surprise

  • Potatoes boiled and mashed 3 medium

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 cup

  • Green chilli paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Roasted peanuts crushed 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Mozzarella cheese cut into 16 sticks 35 grams

  • Refined flour (maida) 3 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Pressed rice (poha) 1/3 cup

  • Sweet tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup as required

Method

Step 1

Mix together the potatoes, fresh coriander, green chilli paste, lemon juice, cumin powder, peanuts and salt.

Step 2

Divide into sixteen portions. Shape into oval shaped croquettes.

Step 3

Stuff each of them with a mozzarella stick and ensure that the cheese is well covered on all sides with the potato mixture.

Step 4

Set aside. Mix the refined flour with half cup water to make a smooth batter.

Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick kadai. Dip each croquette in the batter, roll in the pressed rice and deep fry till golden brown.

Step 6

Drain on absorbent paper. Serve hot with the sweet tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup.

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