Walnut is a weird looking nut. I read somewhere that it looks like brain and that is why it is very good for the body. It is an excellent source of omega-3, Protein and Fiber. In this recipe it partners with the healthy corn and rice to make a crunchy and healthful snack. The croquette is baked in the oven to form a crisp texture outside and it tastes nutty and yummy ,thanks to the walnut. It is very quick to make and very difficult for your guests to guess the ingredients ..so try it for a quick evening snack!
- Popcorn--2 cups
- Walnut--2 tablespoons(chopped finely)
- Lettuce Leaves--1-2
- Coriander leaves--a fistful or Basil Leaves
- Rice Flour --1 Tablespoon
- Green chillies-2 Finely chopped
- Cumin powder--1/4 teaspoon
- Lemon Juice--1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
Soak the popcorn in water for 10 minutes and squeeze out the water. Add the chopped walnuts,Coriander leaves, Green chillies, Cumin , Rice flour and Salt. Mix well and shape them into oval shaped balls. Add some more rice flour if needed. Put them on aluminium foil or baking tray (greased) and bake in a preheated oven at 400 till they are golden brown in color. This takes about 15-20 minutes.Take the croquette's out when done and let them cool. Add a dash of lemon juice ,place them in Lettuce bowls and serve.
Note--The Croquette's taste great with coriander chutney or tomato ketchup.