Potatoes and Herb croquettes…


Croquettes are generally cylindrical in shape. It is something similar to popular and yummy Indian snack namely potato cutlets. This recipe is easy and special because of the herbs & spices it calls for. It has just a few ingredients and very simple to make. These are often accompanied with a coriander mint chutney or sauce.

These croquettes will make perfect finger food for any gatherings or parties . Bringing these Croquettes to Fiesta Friday to share with everyone ..

Makes around 20.


potatoes Around 2 pounds
dry bread crumbs 1 cup
Fresh Dill leaves 1/2 cup choppedU
Cilantro chopped 1/2 cup
Green chilies 4 finely chopped ( or to taste )
ginger, grated 1 tsp

Salt 1-1.5 tsp or to taste
Red chili flakes 1 tsps
Oil for frying

Method :

Boil the potatoes until fork tender.
Mash them using a potato masher or a grater making sure they have a bit of texture to them .

In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, dill, cilantro , grated ginger , chopped green chilies , bread crumbs , red chili flakes and salt .

Grab a handful of mashed potatoes and press into logs that are 1 1/2-inches thick by 2 inches long. Place logs in a tray and cover. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to firm up the logs.


Heat vegetable oil in a medium skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat. Fry croquettes in batches, cooking a few at a time. Cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towel to drain.


Note :

If you wish the croquettes to be crunchier and fluffed for longer period of time then Dip them in 1 nicely beaten egg, and then roll them in breadcrumbs then fry.



  1. I can’t decide if these “look” better or “sound” better…delicious, Shailja! I would be happy to have one [or more] of these right now!

  2. Shelly, these look delicious and oh so perfect for a filling and satisfying meal or snack. I am tempted to make these tonight, as I love potatoes and the combo with croquettes is perfect.

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