Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish
Pressure cooked Bhetki fish filled in a casing of mashed potatoes and deep fried after coating with eggs and breadcrumbs
Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish are delectable bhetki stuffing in spiced mashed potato cases. These are further crumb-fried to a gorgeous golden colour. Though this can also be shallow fried, typically croquettes are to be deep fried to get the texture and juiciness within the croquette. Tastes heavenly as a party appetizer during weekends or Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish as an evening snack along with dips like tomato ketchup, Peanut Chilli Dipping Sauce Recipe or Tzatziki Recipe - A Greek Yogurt Dip, with a steaming cup of Homemade Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Recipe or Coffee Recipe With Instant Coffee Powder.
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For the stuffing
- 5 Bhetki fish , (Or sea bass steaks)
- 1 Onion , quartered
- 2 Onion , finely chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic , crushed
- 2 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
- 3 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 2 Bay leaves (tej patta)
- 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
- 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds
- 1 tablespoon Tomato Ketchup
- 1/4 teaspoon Sugar , (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Oil
- Salt , to taste For the potato cases
- 3 Potatoes (Aloo) , boiled and mashed
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder
- Salt , to taste For assembling and frying the croquettes
- 1 Whole Egg , whipped
- 1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1 cup Whole Wheat Bread crumbs , (or more) for coating
- Oil , for frying
How to make Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish
To begin making Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish, for the fish stuffing, in a mixing bowl, add the fish steaks, quartered onions, crushed garlic cloves, bay leaves, crushed green cardamom, cinnamon, a generous sprinkle of salt and about a cup of water to a pressure cooker.
(You can also pressure cook the potatoes separately during this process and allow to cook and then mash the potatoes after deskinning them)
Cook over a high heat, one whistle I would reckon on.
Allow the pressure to be released by itself. Once it cools down on its own, carefully debone the fish steaks, and mash the fish with a wooden masher or ladle. Keep aside till needed.
Heat about 1 tablespoon oil in a pan, once hot, add the chopped onions and garlic, fry on medium high heat till close to caramelised.
Add the chopped green chillies, saute for a minute or two.
Add the mashed fish, tomato ketchup, salt and sugar.
Cook on a low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until combined well enough. Switch off and allow to cool till luke warm so that it is easy to handle with bare hands.
Form 10 oval roundels and keep aside.
Sprinkle a little salt and black pepper to the mashed potatoes and mix well till combined.
Divide the potatoes into 10 equal portions.
Take one portion of mashed potato in the palm of your hand, make a well in the center.
Place a portion of the fish filling in the potato well, bring the corners of the potato case together and cover the fish stuffing. (It should be a very thin coating of mashed potato over the fish stuffing)
Gently shape into elongated croquettes. Keep a plate of flour, a bowl of whisked eggs, and a plate of bread crumbs are ready,
Roll the croquettes over flour, and dip into whipped egg and roll over breadcrumbs.
Keep aside in the refrigerator to set, for about 30 minutes or more is good enough.
Heat oil in deep frying pan, once hot, deep fry till golden.
Take out on a kitchen towel to soak up the extra oil.
Croquettes Recipe With Bhetki Fish can be served as an evening snack along with dips like tomato ketchup, Peanut Chilli Dipping Sauce Recipe or Tzatziki Recipe - A Greek Yogurt Dip, with a steaming cup of Homemade Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream Recipe or Coffee Recipe With Instant Coffee Powder.