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, Fresh coriander leaves

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snack

Potato Surprise

Potato Surprise Recipe - how to make Potato Surprise recipe


Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Potatoes boiled and mashed3 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 sticks35 grams

  • Refined flour (maida) 3 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • Pressed rice (poha) 1/3 cup

  • Sweet tamarind chutney or tomato ketchup as required


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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