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Potato and Cheese Croquettes, a Healthy Snack

I like to cook and eat natural, healthy, and tasty foods, and I enjoy sharing recipes from my native Indian cuisine.

Potato and cheese croquettes.

Potato and cheese croquettes.

They Will Melt in Your Mouth!

When I made these croquettes for the first time, I was delighted by the perfect blend of potato, cheese, and spices in this delicious snack. The croquettes looked tantalizing and tasted amazing. I bit into one, and wow! The cheese inside was soft and satisfying; it just melted in my mouth. The entire batch of croquettes disappeared in no time!

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

15 min

25 min

12 croquettes


  • 4 potatos, boiled and mashed
  • 1 small cup cheese, grated
  • 3/4 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 small cup maida (plain flour)
  • 1 small cup bread crumbs
  • 1 pinch nutmeg, grated (optional)
  • 1 tsp custard powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste
  • Oil, (for deep frying)


  1. In a mixing bowl, add potatoes, cheese, plain flour, custard powder, nutmeg, pepper powder, and salt. Combine them to form smooth dough. No need to add water. Make 12 equal-sized balls.
  2. Heat oil for deep frying. Roll the balls in bread crumbs.
  3. When the oil is moderately hot, drop the bread-crumb-coated dough balls, one-by-one, into the oil. Fry 5 to 6 balls at a time; do not overcrowd the pan. Fry them for 3 to 4 minutes. For uniform cooking on all sides, turn them once in a while. When they turn biscuit color, remove them on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat for all balls.
  4. Enjoy while hot. Try serving with tomato sauce or on their own.
Ingredients are ready.

Ingredients are ready.

Quiz Time

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Which of the following vegetable contains highest Vitamin C ?
    • cucumber
    • lemon
    • sweet potato
  2. Which of the following is a healthy choice as a sweetner ?
    • beetroot
    • jaggery
    • sugar
  3. Which of the following releases more energy to the animal body?
    • carbohydrates
    • fats
    • vitamins
  4. Halloween is connected with which of the following vegetable?
    • lemon
    • cucumber
    • pumpkin
  5. The vegetable in the list below, not having a seed in it
    • beetroot
    • okra
    • bell pepper

Answer Key

  1. lemon
  2. jaggery
  3. fats
  4. pumpkin
  5. beetroot

Interpreting Your Score

If you got between 0 and 1 correct answer: average

If you got between 2 and 3 correct answers: moderate

If you got 4 correct answers: good

If you got 5 correct answers: excellent