A crispy snack can make all of your worries seem far away. And what better filling can it have than one with potatoes (aloo) and cheese? This ingredient combo is a beloved one that makes our mouths water. You can make so many delicious snacks with this base. Today, we invite you to try yet another one: aloo cheese croquettes. This easy-to-make finger food will satisfy your cravings and also impress whoever tastes it. Along with the recipe, we have also provided serving suggestions. Find out more below.
What Are Aloo Cheese Croquettes?
The word "croquette" is said to be derived from the French word "croquer," meaning "to crunch" or "to bite." Croquettes are a popular snack in many countries around the world and have a wide variety of vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian fillings. These snacks are famously served as appetisers because they are versatile, flavourful and crisp. They also make for a delectable tea-time indulgence. If you're looking for a different kind of veg croquette, opt for this potato and cheese version. It will surely not let you down.
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How To Make Aloo Cheese Croquettes At Home | Quick And Easy Recipe For Cheesy Veg Croquettes
This recipe contains a unique ingredient - chana dal - which is added to help bind the mixture better. You first need to wash and soak the dal for a couple of hours. Later cook it with some water and add onion, ginger, garlic, green chillies, cinnamon, cumin seeds and peppercorns. Once the water evaporates, allow it to cool and then grind to form a coarse paste.
Next, combine this paste with mashed potatoes, grated cheese and salt. Make a slurry by mixing corn flour, water, milk, salt, nutmeg powder and pepper powder. Keep it ready. Carefully make cylindrical shapes of the prepared aloo mixture. Roll each shape in breadcrumbs, then dip them in the cornflour slurry and roll them in the breadcrumbs again. Deep fry the croquettes until golden brown and serve hot.
How To Serve Aloo Cheese Croquettes?
Certain types of croquettes taste amazing even when sandwiched in the middle of bread rolls. However, this cheesy potato version is best enjoyed without bread. Of course, you should pair it with a nice dip. Here are our top recommendations:
- Tomato ketchup
- Chilli garlic dip (Recipe here)
- Any green chutney (Recipes here)
- Sweet and sour sauce (Recipe here)
- Schezwan sauce (Recipe here)
Another cheesy aloo snack you must try is this special stuffed bonda - find the recipe here.
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