Corn And Vegetable Croquettes

After that ‘healthy millet pissaladiere and buns‘ I felt a little bad for the grumbling tween and made this one to mollify her. I do not recall the edition but the recipe for these croquettes appeared in Gurls magazine about an year back! My daughter has been drooling over the pictures from the time she saw them, so this was just perfect to make her smile……, and grin she did, after she smelt them!!

Cutlets or Tikkis are the Indian answers to the French Croquettes and I make vegetable cutlets quite often, but there is one obvious difference between the croquettes and the cutlets – croquettessound simply better, as you feel the crisp veggies even as you utter the word!

I haven’t used any of the masalas, as they tend to suppress the flavour of the fresh veggies. I had a satisfied family after they were made and had, and some less satisfied friends when I carried only a few to lunch;)

Ingredients The measures I used are indicated within brackets:
3 freshly shelled sweet corn (About 3 cups)
1 carrot grated (About 1 cup)
100g french beans finely chopped (About 1/2 cup)
100g cauliflower finely chopped (About 1/2 cup)
100g green peas (About 1/2 cup frozen peas thawed)
1 Onion finely chopped (2)
1tsp. ginger garlic paste (Did not use)
2 potatoes – boiled and grated separately (3)
2 tbsp. gramflour/Chickpea flour/Besan
2 green chillies (1)
Coriander leaves (Generously)
1/4tsp. turmeric powder (Did not use)
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp. Cumin Powder (Did not use)
Bread Crumbs (Out of 5 storebrought breads)
Oil for deep frying

Boil Corn separtely till just done.

Fry chopped onion in a tbsp. of oil till transluscent. Add ginger garlic paste if using.

Add Finely chopped vegetables and corn. Add salt and green chillies. Add the turmeric powder and cumin powder now if using.

When done, add the smashed boiled potatoes and mix well.

I blanched the rest of the vegetables too and mixed them into the fried onions alongwith potatoes instead of following that saga.

Remove from fire and stir in the coriander leaves. Cool and shape the mixture into oblong croquettes.

Make a batter of dipping consistency by mixing water in the gramflour and beating.

Dip the prepared croquettes in the batter, roll it in bread crumbs, and deep fry in oil. Serve hot with ketchup and mint chutney.

I used the left over fresh blanched veggies as a salad!

Ready to dig in? or just gape at the croquettes and if possible, drool over the salad;)

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  1. Love the spread!And that is a sure shot way to get veggies into kiddos :-)Croquettes look so crunchy … and the salad so fresh … did you use any dressing?The pics are too good. 🙂

  2. nice version of indian tikki,..will try this for sure,..happy weekend,..ceeya soon…:-)

  3. No masala went into it?…I hope I can do that too. Love the no. of veggies that went in there. Lovely click!

    Have tagged you for a meme…Check it out.

  4. Lovely croquettes. Am so sorry dear about the event. please accept my apologies. Have something for you at my blog.

  5. Sharmila, thanks! No, I did not use any dressing. It is just the vegetables are all fresh, I guess!

    Priyanka, happy weekend to you too!

    Nidhi, thanks. You can add them if you like but I felt the filling might taste like subzi. Will check out the meme and do it some time!

    Dershana, I can understand. I am glad you thought of sending one! There is another one to come soon:)

  6. yum yum yum! That looks soooooooo tempting! My trials in frying such croquettes have been catastrophies somehow. earlier i could do them, but that was a ges ago. Don’t know what goes wrong. Will try your recipe for sure.

  7. Oh I am drooling all right! Why I have never tried croquets, and the way you describe em.. crispy and on a bed of salad.. deevine

  8. Wow,pass it over

  9. I am so very tempted to dig into that!!!

  10. wow, the croquettes look so crunchy and tempting. Thanks for the delicious recipe. Have a great weekend.

  11. These look too tempting girl. Any tips to avoid deep frying ?

  12. delicious! I think I’ll just ogle at those tasties.

  13. Brimming with veggies, croquettes looks so delicious and nutritious!

  14. These look so perfectly shaped and cooked, very professionally crafted — and very tempting.

  15. Hmm, the croquettes re very inviting 🙂 love corn , tasty pictures

  16. wow those are looking really great want to have them now!!!!

  17. The pictures look sooo real and inviting that it feels like I can dig in right this moment!! 🙂
    Its a cool to try for my kids! This feels like one stop shop for all kinds of recipes 🙂

  18. The croquettes look so perfect!

  19. Nice starter…I made similar to this some time back and posted under corn on the list is ur version..thanks for sharing

  20. Sure anyone can drool over these…lovely pics……

  21. Thanks all for those lovely comments! They made it all the more worthy now:)

    Mints, I guess there is only one way to get out of deep frying – shallow fry them like tikkis. They taste the same but this one was for H, and she would not have wanted them any other way!

    PG, I know exactly how it happens, maybe it is just getting out of touch! Try with a slightly thicker batter to dip the croquettes in before rolling in the breadcrumbs – maybe it will work!

  22. Hey, these croquettes look so perfectly crisp!

  23. What a nice idea for kids to eat their veggies!

    The Spice Who Loved Me

  24. adding you to my blog roll 🙂

  25. These croquettes look absolutely heavenly, Harini.
    I haven’t been able to do much bloghopping recently and when I finally get here, I’ve missed so much.:(

  26. Look at the crunch crust on these babies:D

  27. Thanks all:)

    Welcome to my blog, ts. Hope you find the recipes good enough to keep you coming here often:)

  28. Mindblowing pics!!! beautifully taken…vegggies look fresh.. Tikki looks FAB!!yum yum will try it this week.

  29. corquettes, are simply mouthwatering, BM'ed it will try it soon…

  30. Oh Hie !

    Dietician Here 🙂

    Delicious yummy recipie !

    deep fry adds a glory to this recipie ! , Certainly !

    But will it taste as yummy as tat if grilled / shallow fried ?

    pls mail me review.

    – Ketki Itraj
    Diet Consultant

    • Welcome Ketki, tut tut! You should not be reading this recipe. 🙂 There are many more that befit a dietician. 🙂 I think shallow frying should work as the vegetables have been sauteed once!

  31. Made these using chickpea flour and most of them disintegrated in the oil when frying. Taste was pretty good but wasted a lot of veggies. Has anyone tries adding an egg to help hold it together?

    • It should not disintegrate, Emily. 🙁 I used to make this often before and it never happened to me. I don’t use eggs as I am vegan. It might be that the crumbs were not pressed well.

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