Jul 31, 2015

Spinach and Cheese Croquettes Recipe - Crispy Spinach Croquettes Recipe



Croquettes are my favourite..I love the creamy interior and the crispy exterior which is the character of a croquettes..This version is my favourite of all croquettes i ever made..Hubby who is fussy about cheese loved it so much, the spinach and cheese just tasted yummy together..I have few more croquettes recipe coming up, so stay tuned..


This one i made and served it with a cup of tea..You dont need any dipping sauce for it, but tomato ketchup or sweet chilli sauce or my garlic sauce taste fantastic with this..And this is great for kids who are fussy about spinach..They will love it for sure..


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


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Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 mins
Makes : 12 to 15 croquettes

Ingredients:


Oil - 1 tsp + 2 tblspn

Garlic - 1tblspn finely chopped
Spinach - 4 cups chopped finely
Wheat Flour / Atta - 3 tblspn
Milk - 3/4 cup to 1 cup
Chilli flakes - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Cheese - 1/2 cup grated or cubed
Oil for deep frying

For Dipping and Coating:

Wheat Flour / Atta - 1/4 cup + 3 tblspn
Water - 1/2 cup or as needed
Breadcrumbs - 1.5 cup or as needed

Method:


Heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai. Add in garlic and fry for a min. Add in spinach and cook till it wilts and raw smell leaves. Remove it to a bowl.


Heat 2 tblspn of oil and add in wheat flour and stir fry for few mins. Now add in milk and keep mixing till it gets thick.


Add in cooked spinach, chilli flakes, salt, sugar and cheese. Mix well. When it gets thick, remove it to a bowl and set aside to cool.


Now take small size from the mix and put it in a plate. You can pop this in fridge so it set a little.


Now take plain wheat flour in a plate for coating. Take wheat flour and water in a bowl and mix to a runny mix..Take breadcrumbs in a plate and set aside.


Take each spinach ball and coat it in wheat flour, dip it in wheat flour liquid and coat it in breadcrumbs. Put it in a plate and set it in fridge for 30 mins.


Now heat oil for deep frying and deep fry the croquettes till golden.


Drain onto some paper towel.


Serve hot.


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Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


heat oil in a kadai, add garlic


fry for few mins


add in spinach


cook till it is wilted


now it is cooked well


remove to a bowl


add more oil in the same kadai


add wheat flour


fry for few mins till raw smell leaves away


add in milk


mix well


mix well till it gets thick


add in cooked spinach


add in salt, chilli flakes


add little sugar


mix that well


now it has got thick 


add in cheese


keep ,mixing till cheese melts


at a point the mix will start to leave the sides


remove to a bowl and let it cool


use a spoon to take some portions


put it in a plate..if it is too soft, pop it in fridge 


Now take little wheat flour in a bowl


add water to make a runny liquid


now time to make the croquettes


start by rolling the croquettes in wheat flour


now put them in the liquid


coat them well


drop them in breadcrumbs


coat well


pop these in the same plate


put it in fridge for atleast 30 mins


now drop them in oil


fry till golden


now it is golden


drain them and serve


enjoy

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