Wednesday 11 April 2012

Chicken Croquettes Recipe

These Chicken Croquettes can be made ahead of time and fried just prior to serving. Kids will love this as an evening snack / nalumani palaharam or in their tiffin box along with some ketchup or wrapped in chapathi or bread.... This recipe was shown on a Malayalam TV channel by Lakshmi Nair sometime ago.... I have been making this since then with some changes as I lost her original recipe... When I made this recently I thought of posting it here so it will be easier for me to find it instead of searching through a pile of books :).... Try this when you host a party next or for your kids....I am sure you will love it....  I made this with chicken but you can even use minced beef....

Chicken Croquettes Recipe
Boneless chicken pieces -250 gm
Garlic cloves -2, minced
Ginger – 1” piece, minced
Chilly powder – ¾ tsp
Pepper powder – ¾ tsp
Garam Masala – ¾ tsp
Shallots / Chumannulli – 8 to 10, minced ( or 1 onion)
Coriander leaves or Fresh Parsley – ¼ cup, chopped finely
Salt to taste
Dried bread crumbs – 1 cup
All purpose flour / Maida – ¾ cup
Egg – 1, lightly beaten
Oil for deep frying  
For the White Sauce:
Butter - 2 tbsp
All-purpose flour / Maida – 2tbsp
Milk – 1 cup

  • Cook chicken pieces with ginger, garlic, pepper powder, chilly powder and salt.
  • When cooked and cooled enough, mince chicken pieces along with shallots in a food processor and keep aside.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in 1 tbsp all purpose flour and cook stirring, for 30 seconds. Whisk in milk and cook, stirring, over medium heat until mixture turns very thick. Remove pan from heat. 
  • To half of the white sauce, stir in minced chicken, garam masala and coriander or parsley leaves and mix well. If needed add rest of the white sauce. (Do a taste test and adjust seasoning accordingly). 
  • When the mixture is warm, shape them into croquette shapes.
  • Place bread crumbs and ¾ cup all purpose flour on separate plates and set aside.
  • Roll each croquette in flour first, and then dip in beaten egg and roll in bread crumbs.
  • Place it in a container lined with parchment paper and refrigerate until ready to fry.
  • For frying; heat oil in a pan and fry croquettes for 3-4 minutes or until golden. 
  • Serve warm with ketchup.

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  1. Wow ..! That's perfect croquettes..The colour,the ingredients,God,I am gone for it !

  2. Looks and sounds yummy, Chechy! We most prolly will have an app night this Friday, angane aanel I will def make this! :)

  3. yummy....and great clicks too ;)

  4. perfectly and detectable chicken !!

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  5. wow..awesome recipe..i made this too but in a different way

  6. ayyoooo.. tooo tempting!!!!!

  7. Makes me drool,super tempting croquettes..

  8. Great recipe, i love chicken and that looks so yummy....

    thanks for shar

  9. The croquettes look awesome Swapna, crisp and just the right color!

  10. how to cook the chicken?
    frying or boiling?

  11. it looks so yummy n mouth watering

  12. Hey swapna after mixing the sauce with minced chicken the mixture becomes quite gooey cant give any shape please help :-(

    1. It seems like you have used more white sauce than needed or may not cooked the sauce until thick. Either cook the mixture on low heat until thick or add more cooked chicken

    2. thanks will try again tomorrow

  13. Can I use cheese I instead of white sauce?

  14. I tried this recipe...absolutely loved it...thanks for posting!!


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