Veg croquettes with melting cheese in the centre are too hard to resist.
These croquettes are a wonderful combination of veggies, soya granules and roti (chapati) crumbs and of course cheese.
Thus fibre, protein and carbs, everything is under one roof.
This is an awesome, all age favourite party starter. Also, very good to have with evening tea. My children are crazy for these croquettes.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- Though these have the looks of a cutlet/roll but is much more than that. The addition of oregano and chilli flakes gives them a unique flavour.
- Normally bread crumbs are used for binding the potato veggie dough but here we are using crumbs made by grinding fresh/leftover chapati. So, though fried but has a healthy angle too.
Step By Step Recipe
- Mash Potatoes
- Soak soya granules in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Squeeze out all the water from soaked soya granules.
- Add chopped veggies, soaked and squeezed soya granules
- Add Roti crumbs, reserving roughly 1/4 cup for coating
- Make a tight dough
- Take a little dough in your hand and flatten it.
- Keep a little piece of cheese on it.
- Shape all croquettes like this
( The ones in the centre are without cheese)
- Take all-purpose flour and make its thin slurry by adding water, a little at a time, so as to avoid lumps.
- Dip one by one in flour slurry.
- Roll these croquettes in roti/bread crumbs
- Prepare all croquettes like this
- Deep fry
- Serve with love and Dip of your choice.
Q) My croquettes split while frying. How to avoid that?
Always check the dough by putting a small roll in hot oil. If it fries well then go ahead and make all the croquettes. In case it splits, add some more Roti or bread crumbs to it.
Q) Substitute for Roti or bread crumbs?
Instead of crumbs, you can put some cornflour or arrowroot or rice flour in it for binding.
Q) Can I make ahead these croquettes?
- After step number 10, that is after rolling them in crumbs, keep these in a tray at a distance and put the tray in the freezer.
- Once frozen, you may fill these in ziplock bags and store them in the freezer.
- When required, just take it out and put straight into the hot oil. No need to thaw.
Q) Can I make these in an air fryer?
I have deep fried it but you can make these in an air fryer too. But take care that the air fryer is preheated well and at the highest temperature given in it.
Q) How to make Roti crumbs?
Tear roti (chapati), fresh or leftover, into pieces. Put them in a grinder and grind. Roti crumbs are ready. You can check the detailed method here.
I hope you have liked this recipe of making Veg Croquettes and will surely try it out for your loved ones.
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- 4 Medium Sized Boiled Potatoes
- 1/2 Cup Soya Granules
- 1 Cup Finely Chopped Veggies onions, carrots, beans, bell peppers etc
- 1.5 Cup approx Roti Crumbs or Breadcrumbs
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Oregano
- 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 4 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour mixed with 4 Tbsp water
- 150 Grams Pizza Cheese
- Oil for frying
- Soak soya granules in hot water for 10 minutes. During this time, do the following preparations.
- Mash potatoes.
- Chop veggies very finely.
- Take all-purpose flour and make its thin slurry by adding water, little at a time, so as to avoid lumps.
- Squeeze out all the water from soaked soya granules.
- Add chopped veggies, soaked and squeezed soya granules, roti crumbs ( around 1 Cup), salt, oregano, pepper and chilli flakes to mashed potatoes and make a tight dough.
- Take a little dough in your hand, flatten it, keep some cheese in it and folding carefully give it the shape of a roll/croquette.
- Similarly, make all the rolls.
- Dip the roll in flour batter and then coat roti crumbs on it.
- Do this with all the croquettes.
- At this stage, you can put these in the freezer for future use or fry straight away.
- Heat oil in a deep pan.
- When the oil is very hot, put 3 or 4 croquettes in it.
- Don't be in a hurry, don't touch it and let it fry. After a minute or so, gently toss it and cook from the other side.
- When done from both sides, take out and fry another lot.
- Similarly, fry all the croquettes.
- Serve with love. Tomato ketchup or honey chilli sauce or mayonnaise is optional.
- You can use bread crumbs in place of roti crumbs or a combination of both.
- The quantity of crumbs used may vary depending on the moisture content in potatoes.
- 4-5 chapatis are needed for making 1.5 cups of roti crumbs.
- Make sure that the dough is very tight.
- Once the cheese is stuffed, you cannot remake it, therefore it is better to check the dough by putting a small roll in hot oil. If it fries well then go ahead and make all the croquettes. In case it splits, add some more crumbs to it.
- After filling the cheese, ensure that it is sealed properly without any cracks.
- Always put cutlets/croquettes in very hot oil.
- Always put 3-4 croquettes only, depending on the size of the pan. Don't try to put as many as you can.
- For the initial 30-35 seconds, do not try to touch it or toss it, it may split.
- You may vary the quantity of soya granules and veggies according to your taste and preferences.
- You can make these without cheese too.
- Alternatively, instead of crumbs, you can put some cornflour (arrowroot) in it for binding.