Airfried Beet and Chickpeas Croquettes

Croquettes are deep fried round snack usually made with meat or vegetable along with bread crumbs. On my recent trip to Italy, I had variety of croquettes and I wanted to remake a healthier version in my kitchen. These Beet and Chickpeas croquettes are loaded with protein and fiber. These are healthy and we are going to Air Fry them. They turn out crunchy and tastes so good when paired along with crema sauce. I packed them for school lunch the other and my son thoroughly enjoyed them. Checkout this quick and easy recipe below and don’t worry if you don’t have air fryer as they can be made in an appe pan. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, lunch, school lunchbox, Snack
Cuisine european, French, Italian, vegan
Servings 7 croquettes


  • 1 cup dry chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup beets
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 1 garlic clove shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil spray


  • Boil chickpeas and beets for 20 minutes on high pressure
  • Once the chickpeas are mushy, drain all the water out
  • Mash the chickpeas and beets together
  • Add salt, green chilies, shredded garlic, baking soda and cilantro and mix it well
  • Add the bread crumbs as needed to absorb the water
  • Form equal portion balls and roll it in bread crumbs before placing it in an Air Fryer
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees and place the croquettes in the air fryer spraying oil on each side
  • Preheat for 20 minutes or till brown on all sides
  • If using appe pan, heat the appe pan on medium heat. Place the croquettes in the appe pan and cook them till crispy on all sides
  • Serve it along with jalapeño crema sauce
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