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!


For more recipes related to Potato Surprise checkout Dilli Aloo Kachalu Chaat , Aloo Ki Tikki , Potato Pancakes , Katori Chaat . You can also find more Snack recipes like Coconut Rice Fritters, Kadhi Bhel, Chilli Garlic Shrimps, Egg Nests. Or try out these recipes from Fusion Cuisine like Merenda, Masala Chilli Cheese Toast, Prawn And Yam Cutlet, Tomato And Basil Soup.

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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