Potato croquettes | Aloo fingers-How to make-Step by step photos

Potato croquettes or Aloo fingers By GunaSelvi

Cuisine Style: India,italy | Preparation Time:10 min | Cooking Time: 5 minutes | To Serve: 4 | Type : Snacks | Take with: Chilli sauce, Tomato sauce, Green Chutney

Main Ingredients

  • Potato -4 [boiled, mashed]
  • Bread crumbs – ¼ cup
  • Grenn chilli -1 tbsp[finely chopped or mashed]
  • Ginger & garlic - 1 tbsp [finely chopped]
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder– 1tsp
  • Corn flour –¼ cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  • Boil potato, let it cool then mash without lumps.
  • In a bowl add mashed potato, salt, red chilli pwoder, garam masala powder, corn flour, gigner garlic and green chilli mix well.
  • Add 3 tbsp bread crumbs mix well
  • You can keep it in the refrigerator for 25 minutes to avoid stickiness while making balls or you can instantly deep fry.
  • Make lemon size ball out of the mixture.
  • Flatten & shape cylindrical shape croquettes.
  • sprinkle corn flour over the cutlet, coat well.
  • In a bowl add 3 tbsp corn flour, water mix well & make flowing consistency batter
  • Dip each croquettes in the corn flour mixture & roll it in breadcrumbs.
  • Make sure all the sides are coated with breadcrumbs equally.
  • Heat enough oil in a pan then put prepared raw croquettes & deep fry till crisp & golden brown on medium hot oil.
  • Or you can shallow fry in dosa tawa.
  • Once it’s ready remove from oil, drain on absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot with chilli sauce or green chutney

Tips & Notes

  • You can add finely chopped vegetables in filling mixture
  • you can replace corn flour with rice flour for crispiness
  • You can make balls, croquettes using this mixture.
  • You can replace potato with sweet potato, raw banana, chickpeas or semolina
  • Dont fry these croquettes in high flame
  • You can shallow fry croquettes
  • Mixture is sticky add more bread crumbs, corn flour or refrigerate


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How to make Aloo fingers / Potato croquettes-Stepwise pictures

In a bowl add mashed potato, salt mix wellBoil potato, Mash well

Add corn flourAdd corn flour

Add red chilli powderAdd red chilli powder

Add garam masala powderAdd garam masala powder

Add bread crumbs mix wellAdd bread crumbs mix well

Add gigner, garlic & green chilliAdd gigner, garlic & green chilli

Mix well Mash well

Shape cylindrical shape croquettesShape cylindrical shape croquettes

Roll it in corn flourRoll it in corn flour

Raw croquettes readyRaw croquettes ready

Dip with corn flour mixtureDip with corn flour mixture

Roll out in breadcrumbsRoll out in breadcrumbs

Now its readyNow its ready

Heat oil, drop itHeat oil, drop it

Deep fryDeep fry

Flip over, fry till crispFlip over, fry till crisp

Deep fry on medium flameDeep fry on medium flame

Almost readyAlmost ready

Now its ready, remove it from oilNow its ready, remove it from oil

Crispy potato croquettes, serve hot with green chutney or cilli tomato sauceCrispy potato croquettes, serve hot with green chutney or cilli tomato sauce

Potato fingersPotato fingers

Potato croquettesPotato croquettes

Deep fried potato croquettesDeep fried potato croquettes

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