Thursday, 24 November 2016

Colocasia and Flat rice Croquettes.


Colocasia is also called as Aarvi in Hindi and maddi in konkani , its roots and leaves are also used in cooking.In Gujarat the leaves recipe is called as patra,in Maharashtra as aalu Wadi,and in few regions the leaves are also used for preparing savory curry by adding pea and cashew nuts.The Colocasia roots are also used for preparing dry dishes like dry Sabzi, kababz, and shallow fry dishes .The Colocasia once boiled is little slimy veggie so its better to have some dry dish out of it.

My mum prepares Sabzi/Bhaji of Colocasia roots which is also called as Maddi .The bhaji is papered by adding dry prawns or prepared just plain using Indian spices and it really tastes good with rice roti/bhakri. I had never tried preparing dishes out of colocasia and these croquettes are my first experiment with these healthy roots which are also rich in Iron. Its really impossible to make today's kids to feed these healthy veggies .So Tried doing healthy croquettes combining maddi/Colocasia and flat rice ( poha ) and few ingredients like cheese,smashed potato and herbs.Hope you mommies out there like the recipe.

Ingredients
4 Colocasia roots boiled
1 Boiled Potato
1 Cup Soaked flat rice
1/4 Cup spring onions chopped
1 Chopped onion
1 Cup grated cheese
1 Tsp pepper crushed
2 Tsp fresh coriander
1 Tsp Garam Masala
1 Cup Multipurpose flour paste(little watery)
Bread crumbs for coating
Oil for deep frying(can do shallow frying as well

Method
1.) Boil the colocasia roots and peel it .
2.)Soak flat rice(poha)in water and drain the extra water completely by squeezing between your palms. 
3.)Then a bowl add mashed colocasia,mashed potatoes,flat rice (poha),spring onions,fresh coriander,onion chopped,cheese,pepper crushed,garam masala and salt.
4.)Mix all the ingredients well to a smooth dough like and make sure its not watery as you wont able to roll croquettes.If its watery can add corn flour.
5.)Roll into cylindrical size croquettes and keep in plate.
6.)Then dip each croquette into maida batter and then coat with bread crumbs and place in a plate and keep in refrigerator for 5 to 10 min.
7.)Later deep fry until golden brown and serve hot with sauce or dip of your choice.