Today’s post is my last entry to my event ‘Only’- Kids delight hosted by me which ends today at 11:59 PM IST, so you also rush your entries and be a runner for a giveaway by www.tarladalal.com. Since Kids love finger foods so this time I have really over boded myself on my limits to fried foods so that I could provide a second entry on fried foods as all my two entries of snacks were baked. I have observed kids love fried foods and this preparation is simply adored by any kid or as a matter of fact by every one.
Croquettes pronounced as ‘kroke’ is derived from a French word ‘croquer’ which means to crunch. These are normally made either in cylindrical or disc shape and can be made with many ingredients like potato, cottage cheese, meat etc. They might be made with or without filling, are rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried. These are extremely crunchy externally and soft inside. They have gained a huge popularity throughout world as a fast food and also as a delicacy.
This time I used cottage cheese and a combination of Cheddar- Mozzarella to make these croquettes. I did not add many flavorings and kept the spice level suitable to my kids and I can assure you that they are lip smacking tasty. The only precaution one needs to take in making this croquette is that it can be challenging for beginners and they need to be handled gently as both the cheeses are not so firm and get de-shaped easily. If you find making cylindrical shape difficult just make disc shaped croquettes as taste wise there’s no change.
Both the cheese provide high protein content and mozzarella is a good source of carbohydrates and fats. These are perfect for growing kids especially the fussy ones as no one can say ‘NO’ to these…
200 gm Cottage Cheese/ Paneer
100 gm Cheese (cheddar-mozzarella)
3 green chilies finely chopped
2 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
1/2 tsp white pepper pwd
1/2 tsp oregano
3 tbsp corn starch
salt to taste
oil for deep frying
corn starch and water slurry
Grate both the cheeses and mix all the ingredients except the oil and bread crumbs.
Mix properly and take small portions and shape them cylindrically.
Deep fry on a medium flame immediately. Take precaution during frying as these get burnt easily.
Serve hot with tomato sauce.
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