Friday, November 18, 2011

Potato Mushroom Croquettes

This post is after a very long break, say about 6 months. Well,  this past 6 months has kept us very busy with moving from one place to another. First we packed our things and  moved back to Chennai from Brussels and then after  couple of months moved to a new house in Chennai. When we were just getting settled comfortably in our new home my husband got an offer at work to move to United States. So here we are now, back in the US trying to adjust to the weather from very hot to cold. But I must say that the weather is pretty nice and warm for the past few weeks in the New England area except for the surprise early snowfall in the mid-October.
While my son is slowly getting settled with his school routine, I thought its high time I write a post in the blog before life gets busy never know :)
When I was clearing out some not so good pictures from my blogged and non-blogged folders (Thanks to Cham for that neat idea, it really helps a lot), I came across this picture of the potato and mushroom croquettes that I made way back on one cold evening in Brussels.
Here goes the recipe...

Potato and Mushroom Croquettes
2 large potatoes
1 medium onion , finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 inch piece of ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilli finely chopped
2 cups of finely chopped mushrooms.
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp chat masala powder
1/2 tsp jeera powder
1 tsp lemon juice
3 tblsp finely chopped coriander leaves
oil and salt as required
2 cups of bread crumbs for rolling

Boil the Mash the potatoes
Wash the mushrooms in running water and wipe with a clean kitchen towel.
Finely chop the mushrooms, onion, garlic, ginger, and green chilles.
Add 2 tblsp of oil in a pan. Add the chopped onions, garlic, ginger and chilies, stir well till the onions are translucent. Now add the chopped mushrooms and saute on medium flame.
To this add chilli powder, cumin powder, chat masala powder, and the salt.
Stir well to combine for about 2 mins. Just when the mushrooms are wilted, add the mashed potatoes, coriander, lemon juice and stir well to combine.
Switch of the stove and allow it to cool completely.

Make small balls or roll it into logs .Take the bread crumbs in a plate.
Heat the oil in a deep pan. Roll the balls in the bread crumbs and fry them 4 at a time in the medium heat oil .
Slightly turn the balls using a slotted spoon for even browning on all sides.
Enjoy with a cup of tea :)

  • Do not immerse the mushrooms in a pot of water for washing as it will soak up the water and release it while cooking.Always wash with minimum running water from the tap, or wipe with a damp kitchen towel
  • If the potato mixture is mushy add about a 1/4 cup of bread crumbs to the mixture. Keeping it in the fridge  for 30 mins also helps tighten the potato mixture.
  • If you are out of Chat masala, add about 1/4 tsp of garam masala and 1/2 tsp of amchoor powder.


Cham said...

Welcome to US! Gal u re in New England, be ready for the winter :) I lived in MA in the beginning, wonderful place!
Croquette sounds very appetizing!

Priya said...

Glad to see u after a long back Sumi, croquettes looks super crispy and quite addictive..

Tina said...

delicious nd crispy..

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. nice and delicious snack recipe.. looks perfect. thanks for the recipe :)
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Sumi said...

Thanks Tina, Priya, Hari and Cham.

divya said...

Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely inviting !!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Perfect starter...looks tempting

julie said...

looks sauper inviting n delicious croquette..
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Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious....
My daughter loves both mushroom and potatoes
will soon give a try :)
Bookmarked it

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Just give some hot sauce and I would happily munch those delicious balls with a cup of hot tea...perfect!!!

Reva said...

I bet the past six months must have been immensely busy.. Glad to have you back to blogging dear..:)
Croquettes looks super yum..:) Waiting for more yum recipes..

Latha said...

Looks super yummy1

Only Fish Recipes said...

first time in your this potato mushroom croquettes looks so delicious....happy to follow ur visit mine when time permits :-)

JonathanN said...

My mouth is watering now just looking at it! Super recipe! Very easy to made!

Rachana said...

It must have been a tiring 6 months for you. I am glad that you are back to the blogging world.

Potato mushroom croquettes look so crispy and yum.

San said...

Welcome back. Potato Mushroom Croquettes is gorgeous.

Aarthi said...

yummy..This looks awesome..First time here..I am your new follower

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