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Fish Chop/Fish Croquettes

Chandrima Sarkar
30 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Fish Chop/Fish Croquettes RECIPE

‘Fish Chop’ is a popular street food of Kolkata. An all time favourite snack and loved by everyone. Make and serve this for someone special on this Valentine!

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Others
  • West Bengal
  • Frying
  • Snacks
  • Diabetes

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Fish fillets or fish with bone (if using with bone, try to use fish with one main bone)- 300g
  2. For boiling the fish pieces
  3. onion- 1 medium sized (peel and cut into cubes)
  4. garlic- 2 fat cloves
  5. ginger- 1/2″ piece
  6. cloves- 4
  7. Green cardamoms- 4 (roughly crushed)
  8. Black peppercorn- 1/2 tsp
  9. cinnamon- 1″ (2 pieces)
  10. salt- 1/2 tsp
  11. For making the chop/croquettes :
  12. Boiled potato- 1 (I used medium sized potato)
  13. onion- 1 medium sized (chopped)
  14. garlic paste- 1 tsp
  15. ginger paste- 1 tsp
  16. cumin powder- 3/4 tsp
  17. coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
  18. Kashmiri mirch powder- 1/2 tsp
  19. turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  20. salt to taste
  21. Mustard oil- 4 tbsp
  22. green chillies- 3 chopped (adjust as per your tolerance)
  23. Garam masala powder- 1/4 tsp
  24. sugar- 1/2 tsp
  25. Fresh chopped coriander leaves- 1 tsp
  26. For coating and frying :
  27. eggs- 2
  28. Fresh breadcrumb
  29. Vegetable oil/olive oil- As required for deep frying


  1. Take a deep bottomed pan. Add water, fish pieces and all the ingredients mentioned ‘ for boiling the fish pieces’. Cover and give this a quick boil. Once boiled, reduce the flame and boil for 15 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  2. Gently take out the fish pieces from the stock. You can use this stock later for cooking soups or fish curry. Let the fish pieces cooled for some time. Now discard the skin and bones. Mash the fish flesh using your fingers. Keep aside.
  3. Mash the boiled potato and keep aside.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan (nonstick preferably). Add chopped onion, fry on medium flame until light brown in color.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, kashmiri mirch powder , turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and fry for a minute or until oil starts separate from the masala.
  6. Add mashed fish and chopped green chillies. Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame. Keep stirring in between.
  7. Now add the mashed potato, garam masala powder, chopped coriander leaves and sugar. Mix very well, cook this for a minute on low flame. Keep mixing until well combined.
  8. Remove from heat. Let this mixture cool down a bit. Meanwhile in a bowl beat 2 eggs.
  9. Now make croquettes from the warm mixture using your fingers and palms. You can give your croquettes any shape. I made mine cylinder shaped. Just like the way I used to had them in Kolkata.
  10. Deep the croquettes in egg batter and coat them with breadcrumbs. After coating all the croquettes with breadcrumbs, just repeat this process of dipping them in egg and then again rolling on breadcrumbs.
  11. Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Deep fry the croquettes until golden brown in color.
  12. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup and kasundi (Bengali mustard sauce).

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Esther Ruba
Esther Ruba   Jan-03-2018

Can i use octopus

Mahua Bhattacharya
Mahua Bhattacharya   Feb-05-2017

Hi how r you. .. are you the same chandrima from Karl bagh? ??

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