Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Cheese and Cheese Croquettes

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Hi friends!

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…

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Ingredients

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

bread crumbs

salt to taste

oil for deep frying

corn starch and water slurry

Method

Grate both the cheeses and mix all the ingredients except the oil and bread crumbs.

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Mix properly and take small portions and shape them cylindrically.

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Deep fry on a medium flame immediately. Take precaution during frying as these get burnt easily.

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Serve hot with tomato sauce.

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Sending it to

Let's Relish: Paneer

 

to Neha’s Kids Menu Event

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43 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

looks yummo Pari, perfect croquettes...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats very nice recipe ,apt for kids,sure they would love all those cheese and paneer!

Subhashini said...

Leave kids I am dying to eat this now

Sayantani said...

how I wanted to participate in your event but my ill health and the sudden trip played the spoilt sport. anyways wish you all success with it dear Pari. the croquets look divine. not only kids but adults fav too.

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! yummy..Pari, I have sent you three entries yesterday..plz. confirm.

jeyashrisuresh said...

why for kids, even i love this ,easy and yummy snack. will make it for my kids .nice pictorial explanation

G.Pavani said...

mouthwatering n yum yum snacks for kids...

Rachana said...

Wow!!! I love these cheese croquettes :-)

San said...

Cheese croquettes are so succulent .Count me in at any time pari .Pics are excellent .

Aparna S Mallya said...

Paneer and mozarella in one dish sounds super yummy!

Prathibha said...

That is a cheesy treat!!!!
Perfect for kids....and also for kid's mom's...he he..:)

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. Looks amazing.. Yummy :)

chaitrali pathak said...

looks yummy...and perfect....

Ananda Rajashekar said...

crisp and delicious finger food :)

Satya said...

cheese croquetters looks awesome ...love the color n the texture n thanks for sharing dear

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

lissie said...

perfect snack for kids...they would love these delicious croquettes!!

Priya said...

Droolworthy croquettes, feel like having some..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very nice looking croquettes. Must have tasted great as well.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ragini Miranda said...

Fabulous ,crispy ,delicious ,waiting to try this out !! thanks for this lovely recipe !!

nivedita said...

Wow,
Its perfect for your event. Real good snack for the weather here.
Bookmarked to make it soon.
Thanks.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear pari
Very nice recipe and new for me. I liked your addition of bit Italian spice ..and mixing cottage and processed cheese...thanks for sharing
have a nice day

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Iam sure this is totally a kids delight.......Super.all thje best for the event Pari.

Deepa said...

totally yummy, would love to eat these anytime you offer me..why just call it Kids delight, if so then I am game as a kid..

SE said...

those sure are kids and everyone's delight too !!! love them for a snack !

Angie's Recipes said...

Love your cheese croquettes! They look so crunchy on outside.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious lovely crust

Krishnaveni said...

absolutely beautiful and yummy snack

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Totally apt for the kids event..Looks so perfect and yummy !!!

Padma said...

Kids will love these and finish them off in no time.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

My kids love this one..I make just with the mozrella cheese..like the idea of adding paneer..looks great !

Pavithra said...

Wow wonderful appetizer and kids will surely love this for sure ...croquettes looks super and damn tempting.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks so good! Super delight for the kids...

Nostalgia said...

Lovely coquettes.. Nicely fried it's appetizing.

Khaugiri said...

Wow looking yumm!!! Totally for kids:)

Nithya said...

This is fantastic :)looks so inviting :)

Sadhana said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy..what a delicious one dear!!!

sonu said...

wow looks scrumptious...not only kids i guess even i wud luv to munch it ;)

An Open Book said...

a great appetiser idea...

Gouri Guha said...

Pari, the croquets look great...simply yummy...why only kids, everyone can relish this.

Madhavi said...

croquettes looks delicious!!

Bergamot said...

Looks really good

Jay said...

Dear Pari,

This looks amazing and sure a hit among kids...absolutely delicious and healthy...!

Thanx dear for sending this great recipe and other recipes for my event..:)

Luv,
Jay

sweet artichoke said...

Lovely croquettes! I can't resist cheddar and paneer separately,but if you combine them, it is impossible not to try !!

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