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!
Half Kg Mince (Whichever meat you prefer Beef or Mutton)
Half a Capsicum (optional)
5-6 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Tsp Turmeric
Half inch Ginger
6 French Beans
2 Green Chilies
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.
Pre cook the mince in the cooker, just a whistle will do as we just need it semi done.
Don’t forget to add some salt
Add a little water to the pressure cooker, not too much just enough to get a whistle and not burn.
Once thats done, open up the pressure cooker and add the diced vegetables to it
Some haldi powder, or a piece of whole turmeric
Then pepper, cinnamon, cloves and jeera.
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.
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.
Then add the sour lime juice, or vinegar
Throw in the chopped coriander leaves
Then break the two bread slices up and add them to the mince, bread is the binding agent.
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 an Egg to the mixture and mix it up well
Then heat some oil in a pan and while that’s getting done its time to make the croquettes
I have put multiple pictures of rolling the croquettes in Rawa so that it helps make it easier to do
Hopefully that should help, take a ball elongate it and roll it in the breadcrumb or rawa, till each croquette is coated evenly.
Make enough croquettes that your pan can handle, and include space that you need to turn them about.
Take a small ball, roll it on the board to make it elongated.
Then roll it on the crumbs, also flatten both the ends.
Once you have enough croquettes for frying in the first lot put them on the pan.
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.
Slow fire is the best to get the croquettes nicely done on all sides.
Turn them once in a while to make sure its getting cooked evenly all around.
Once their nicely done on all sides your Beef Croquettes are ready to eat.
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 🙂