For breakfast today I decided to make Corn Croquettes. Corn is high on proteins and carbohydrates which makes it an ideal ingredient for kids. They are a good source of Vitamin C and yellow corn has a small percentage of Vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. Corn is also rich in fiber so its a great way to start your day..it keeps your stomach full for a long time.
Ingredients: Makes 16 medium sized croquettes approx
2 cups fresh corn kernels, cleaned, par boiled,
2 medium sized onions, very finely chopped,
1 cup boiled potatoes, grated,
2 tbsp, green coriander, finely chopped,
2 tbsp, cornflour,
1 green chilly, very finely chopped,
1 tsp lemon juice,
2 tbsp oil,
Salt as per taste,
1.) Boil the corn kernels (par boil) and potatoes and set aside. This can be done well in advance which saves a lot of cooking time.
2.) Coarsely grind the corn kernels in the mixer. Grate the potatoes. Chop the onions, green chilly, and coriander finely.
3.) In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Add salt, cornflour, and lemon juice. Adjust seasoning.
4.) Take 2 tbsps of the mixture and place it on your palm. Slightly flatten it and give it a round shape.
5.) Heat a non-stick girdle with a tsp of oil.
6.) Place the croquettes one beside the other allowing enough space to turn them. Shallow fry until golden brown on both sides.
7.) Serve hot with tomato sauce or mint chutney.
You could also add grated carrots and par boiled peas to give it more color. Ofcourse its very healthy and a great way to make kids eat a lot of vegetables together.
The croquettes came out very well. It was well appreciated by my son..the taste was perfect..with a touch of sweetness from the corn, to the spice of green chilly, to the tang of lemon..its was a thumbs up from my son!!!
I'm sending this entry to Sharmi's Cooking for Kids - Event
Sharmi has chosen Corn as the ingredient for the month of December.