Beef Croquettes

Beef Croquettes

Poi with butter and two hot beef croquettes, who wouldn’t want a snack like that? Although the snack goes well anytime of the day and is a great complement with drinks or as an appetizer or a side dish!

Vegetables for Beef Croquettes

Croquettes Ingredients:

Half Kg Mince (Whichever meat you prefer Beef or Mutton)
2 Onions
1 Potato
1 Carrot
Half a Capsicum (optional)
5-6 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
1 Egg
Half inch Ginger
6 French Beans
100gms Peas
2 Green Chilies
Coriander Leaves
1 Tsp Garam Masala Powder (In the recipe we have added the spices and ground them as we din’t have Garam Masala ready)
Sour lime or Vinegar

How to Make Croquettes:

So here’s how you make Beef Croquettes with simple step by step instructions.

First of course you need to have some mince, it could also be made with mutton, but not with fish or chicken.

minced beef

Pre cook the mince in the cooker, just a whistle will do as we just need it semi done.

add image to the cooker

Don’t forget to add some salt

add salt to the meat

Add a little water to the pressure cooker, not too much just enough to get a whistle and not burn.

add water to the pressure cooker

Once thats done, open up the pressure cooker and add the diced vegetables to it

open the pressure cooker

Once your vegetables are added then add the garam masala
add vegetables

As I said earlier since we were out of the masala powder we added the spices separately
all the vegetables

Some haldi powder, or a piece of whole turmeric

add haldi

Then pepper, cinnamon, cloves and jeera.

add required spices

Once your garam masala is added to the dish then close the pressure cooker and keep it on for 15 minutes on a slow fire.

pressure cook again

Post that, open the cooker again and check for water in it. If there’s a lot of water in it left, like we had, then keep it on the fire till most of it evaporates.

pressure cooked croquette mixture

Then add the sour lime juice, or vinegar

squeeze lime

Throw in the chopped coriander leaves

add corriander

Then break the two bread slices up and add them to the mince, bread is the binding agent.

add bread slices

Once your breads in, its time to put the croquette mixture into the blender.

When it forms a paste, your croquette mixture is just about ready

add to blender

Add an Egg to the mixture and mix it up well

add egg to the mixture

mix egg with mince

Then heat some oil in a pan and while that’s getting done its time to make the croquettes

heat oil in a pan

I have put multiple pictures of rolling the croquettes in Rawa so that it helps make it easier to do

roll in rawa or bread crumbs

roll a croquette

evenly apply breadcrumbs

Hopefully that should help, take a ball elongate it and roll it in the breadcrumb or rawa, till each croquette is coated evenly.

roll the mix in breadcrumbs

Make enough croquettes that your pan can handle, and include space that you need to turn them about.

make enough to fry in a go

Take a small ball, roll it on the board to make it elongated.

take a piece of the mixture

Then roll it on the crumbs, also flatten both the ends.

roll in bread crumbs or rawa

Once you have enough croquettes for frying in the first lot put them on the pan.

keep aside for frying

This way you can end up doing it a little faster, while the first lot is getting down you can get the next lot ready.

heat oil in the plan

Slow fire is the best to get the croquettes nicely done on all sides.

frying the croquettes

Turn them once in a while to make sure its getting cooked evenly all around.

turn and fry evenly

Once their nicely done on all sides your Beef Croquettes are ready to eat.

well done beef croquettes

This batch was tastier than normal, I think its because of the freshly ground spices as compared to using a pre made masala. But either way you and your loved ones are in for a treat 🙂

beef croquettes

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22 Responses to Beef Croquettes

  1. Amelia June 17, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Simply delicious must ry them out was looking for the receipe for a very long time thabks a million!

  2. Joanne T Ferguson June 17, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    G'day! Have had croquettes before, but never beef, TRUE!
    Loved your step by step photos! Very helpful too!
    Cheers! Joanne

  3. Sharon Ferns July 14, 2013 at 8:50 am #

    Beautiful recipe!

  4. Pats July 26, 2013 at 6:05 am #

    Carrots..Frenchbeans and Potato in croquettes? First time seeing these..tempted to try it out..lets see!

  5. Benita DMello August 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    This is a great recipe.
    But why cant the same be tried with chicken ?. Is there any specific reason for the same?

  6. kaleon August 29, 2013 at 6:05 pm #

    Thanks Clyde, looking forward to trying it out. Louise

  7. Clyde August 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    Hi Benita,

    SOmeone responded saying the croquettes never formed or stayed intact.

    Perhaps if you add more bread they would form, but the masalas too go better with red meat


  8. Amelia August 29, 2013 at 6:14 pm #


  9. Anonymous September 21, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Can you tell me the proportion of the whole spices used. WOuld like to try out instead of using the powder.

  10. dreamalittledream January 28, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    these look awesome…by the way, instead of beef, can lamb be used too?

  11. Vanita May 7, 2014 at 7:41 am #

    I made the croquettes and they were delicious, will definitely make them again, I especially liked the use of vegetables in this recipe

  12. Clyde May 7, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    all red meats 🙂 without the fat XD

  13. Clyde May 7, 2014 at 8:05 am #

    yes enjoy 🙂

  14. Clyde May 7, 2014 at 8:06 am #

    thank you Vanita this is one of our favorite ways to eat vegetables 🙂

  15. belesia fernandes October 13, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Thx clyde,no one shares recipes the way u do.keep up d good work.God bless

  16. rebeca March 18, 2015 at 5:58 am #

    what are the Ingrediens for garammasala

  17. Anonymous March 18, 2015 at 6:05 am #

    Hi Clyde, I like all the recipes of your Mom. Can you also upload the recipe for Beef mince/chops.

    Thank you,

  18. Corinne Rebello October 16, 2016 at 7:20 am #

    Dear Clyde,

    I have tried out many recipes and love the lay out given step by step with not only the next move in the procedure but the pictures.
    Thank you.
    Have a great day.

  19. Antonio Rodrigues November 1, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    Hi Clyde,

    The recipe looks tempting, I shall surely try it. But I want to know that instead if frying it directly, can’t I deep fry the Croquettes, and while doing so what if it gets soaked.

    Thank You

  20. Christine April 24, 2017 at 2:34 pm #


    I’m trying all your recipes one by one.

    Thanks so much!

  21. Orville July 21, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    Clyde you are doing a great job with this site.
    Thanks for the lovely receipies

  22. A,NORONHA July 13, 2018 at 10:25 am #


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