Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style | How to make Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style

By Chandrima Sarkar  |  28th Jul 2015  |  
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Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Styleby Chandrima Sarkar
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About Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style Recipe

Like many other street snacks of Kolkata ‘Chingrir Chop’ aka ‘Prawn Croquette’ is one of my all time favourites.

Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style by Chandrima Sarkar has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style takes few minutes for the preparation and 25 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style is a good option for you. The flavour of Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style recipe on the page below.

Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style

Ingredients to make Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style

  • Prawn- 450g (Use any size of Prawns I used medium sized Prawns)
  • Medium sized Potatoes- Boiled (3+half of a potato)
  • Onion- 1 (thinly sliced)
  • Ginger paste-  tsp
  • Garlic paste- ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder-  tsp
  • Coriander powder-  tsp
  • Black pepper powder- One fat pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar- ½ tsp
  • Green chillies- 2-3 (chopped)
  • Garam masala powder- ĵ tsp
  • Mustard oil-  cup
  • For coating and frying-Besan/Gram flour- 3 tbsp (hipped)
  • Salt a pinch
  • Water-  cup approximately
  • Use Powdered Rusk biscuits or fresh breadcrumb or powdered Cornflakes to coat the Croquettes- Any of this will work (I use powdered Rusk this time)
  • Vegetable oil/Olive oil for frying

How to make Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style

  1. In a bowl mash the boiled potatoes and keep aside.
  2. Wash and rub salt and 1 tsp of turmeric powder on freshly washed prawns. Keep aside. Heat mustard oil in a deep frying pan. Add the prawns, fry them on medium flame until golden in color. Remove and keep aside.
  3. Let it cool a little bit, now remove the head and tail part using your fingers, keep the prawn flesh only for making croquettes. Tear the prawn flesh roughly into pieces. If you are using small prawns, then you can keep them as it is, no need to tear them in that case.
  4. Now in the remaining oil (4-5 tbsp oil should be there, if not add some more). Add onion and fry on medium high flame until lightly brown in color. Add ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, black pepper powder and salt. Mix and fry it on medium heat till the masala starts leaving oil (1-2 minute max).
  5. Add prawn pieces. Mix well, cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes. Keep stirring in between. Add mashed potato, mix well. Adjust salt, if required. Add sugar, cook for 2-3 minutes more. Add garam masala, mix and remove from heat. Keep aside. Let it be cool.
  6. Make round or cylinder shaped chops/croquettes from this mixture.
  7. In a bowl mix besan, water and salt. Mix to form a lump free batter. Dip each chop in this besan batter and then roll into ground cornflakes or breadcrumbs whatever you are using.
  8. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Add 1 cup oil at a time. Fry the chops on medium flame until golden brown. Your Kolkata style chops are ready!

My Tip:

Serve immediately with kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce)/tomato ketchup and some sliced onions.

Reviews for Chingrir Chop/Prawn Croquettes – Kolkata Street Style (2)

Shabana Aslama year ago

yummy
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Ritu Sharma2 years ago

I remember enjoying these beautiful croquettes 5 years ago in Calcutta. Thank you for the recipe!
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