Mince & Potato Croquettes

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Makes 20-25

This is a very simple and delicious snack.

500 gm
white potatoes, boiled and peeled then mashed whilst still warm for best results
1 cup
cooked keema/mince
- recipe link in instructions
salt to taste
chilli powder to taste
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp.
chopped coriander leaves
egg, beaten with 1 tsp water
1 tbsp.
gram flour (besan/chickpea flour)
1 cup

Boil, peel and mash the potatoes then add about a cup of cooked keema, some lemon, a bit of salt and chilli powder and a little chopped coriander. And your mixture is ready! 

Here is my cooked Keema Recipe: Keema

Shape the mixture into cylindrical logs, refrigerate until firm for a few hours, then sprinkle them with a bit of gram flour/besan....dip in egg and then coat with breadcrumbs, and fry until golden! Blot well and serve hot with any dip or chutney of your preference.



SOunds interestng...can u tell me y is besan used for dis? i have never heard of rolls being rolled in besan before...just being curious..

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

It just helps to grip the egg to the croquettes before frying.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Deep fry.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes it is a type of flour made from chickpeas, pale yellow in colour. Should be available at most supermarkets.


Dear Madam,

Can we make Beef Mince Croquettes without the Potato wrapping. If so, how do I harden the Croquettes.


Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Not sure what you mean by potato wrapping? Normally the potato is mixed with the mince...

making these right now, filling tastes yummy. Besan is a terminology used amoungst the asian community its 'Gram Flour' it will be found in virtually all the shops.. dont look for besan, as you wont find it.. its called gram flour.

How much is a cup of mince?

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Have never weighed a cup of mince. Do you mean cooked or uncooked?

Hi Fauzia,

For this recipe could I use the left over keema from your aloo keema recipe?

Please advise.

Thank you,

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Hi! You can but it will have a curry-taste. If you do not mind that then go ahead. Otherwise best to have it in the method directed in this recipe. :)

Can we freeze these ? If yes, then should we do the breadcrumbs and egg thing and then freeze ? Or just freeze as it is and then do breadcrumbs and egg once removed from freezer. Plz let me know. Thank you

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

I normally avoid freezing potato dishes as they tend to release water as they thaw. However if you absolutely must freeze then dip them in egg and breadcrumbs before freezing so that you can fry them straight from the freezer into the hot oil without allowing them to thaw first.