1 cup rice
1 big potato boiled, peeled and mashed
2 tbsp rice flour
½ tsp Amchur (Dry mango powder)
½ tsp Cumin (Jeera) powder
1 tsp Chilly powder
¼ tsp Nutmeg powder
Salt to taste
2-3 tbsp Cheese(grated)
2 tbsp dry fruits (chopped) (optional)
100 gm breadcrumbs
Oil for frying
Soak the rice in water for at least one hour. Cook the rice until it is cooked and soft. The rice should be soft and not soggy (watery).Once it is cooked, Add the mashed potatoes. Add the jeera powder, Amchur powder, red chilly powder, nutmeg powder and salt according to taste. Add the dry fruits and the grated cheese and keep aside to cool. Mix in the rice flour and shape the rice mixture into balls. Roll each ball in breadcrumbs and deep-fry in oil till golden brown.
Tip: Since cheese has salt, be careful while adding salt, else the croquettes will be too salty. After adding cheese to the mix you can taste for salt and add again if you feel the need.
You can also make this with left over cooked rice. But just heat it once and then use the above method.