Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette | How to make Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette

By Indrani Dhar  |  5th May 2016  |  
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About Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette Recipe

The very famous Bengali Macher Chop or Fish croquettes, it is a deep fried croquette made with fish. The fish (without bone) is first cooked with spices, then a patty like shape is given. Those patties are then egg washed and rolled over breadcrumbs and deep fried in oil. These fish croquettes are made in many shapes, like a round ball or round-flat patty shaped or cylindrical. instead of deep frying, I usually bake them in an oven and the outcome is very close to the fried one. At least I don't feel guilty of consuming oil and have the satisfaction of eating my favorite fish chop without compromising on the taste and look.

Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette by Indrani Dhar will help you to prepare the perfect Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette in your kitchen at home. Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette needs 20 minutes for the preparation and 15 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette. This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette. In case you have any questions on how to make the Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Indrani Dhar. Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette

Ingredients to make Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette

  • For the croquette:
  • Fish : 2 medium sized pieces
  • potato : 2 medium, sized boiled until just done
  • onion : 2, small sized, chopped
  • ginger-Garlic paste : 1 tsp
  • green chillies: 2, finely chopped
  • tomato: 1, small sized, chopped
  • turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
  • red chilli Powder : 2 tsp or as per taste
  • Roasted cumin seed powder (Bhaja Jeera Powder): 2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • oil : 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • To coat:
  • egg, whole : 1
  • Bread crumbs: 1/2 cup or as needed
  • Little oil to brush
  • Green Chilli Sauce/ tomato Chilli Sauce/ Bengali Kasundi (Mustard sauce) to serve with

How to make Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette

  1. To cook the fish, generally, raw fish pieces are cooked in a pan of water, cooled and then mashed and once again cooked with spices. (My kids and husband don't like the smell of raw fishes, so I marinate the fish pieces with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder and lightly fry them.)
  2. Let them cook, then debone them very carefully and make sure there are no bones left. Now mash them well.
  3. To make the croquettes, take the mashed fish in a bowl, then add the mashed potatoes. Mix them well and keep aside.
  4. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil, add the finely chopped onions and green chillies. Once the onions are fried, add the ginger-garlic paste and chopped tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes are mixed well with the onions, then add the mashed fish and potato mixture. Mix it well with the onion-tomato mixture.
  5. Next, add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and roasted cumin seed powder. Mix well together by adding a little water. Add sugar and salt to taste. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. At lastl add the chopped coriander leaves and it's ready.
  6. Let the cooked fish mixture cool down to make the croquettes. Once it has cooled, give it any shape you want, you can make round shapes like balls, round and flat, cylindrical, rectangular or any shape you want. I made them into round and flat shapes.
  7. To coat the croquettes, take a well-beaten egg in a bowl, in another bowl take the bread crumbs. Now take one croquette, dip it first in the egg wash, then roll it in bread crumbs and keep aside. Do the same for other croquettes as well.
  8. Dip each patty again in the egg wash, roll in bread crumbs and give them a definite shape this time. Keep aside and do the same for other croquettes.
  9. To bake the croquettes, heat just 1 tsp oil in a flat frying pan, place each croquette in the frying pan and cook on a medium flame, keep them for 2-3 minutes or till they are lightly brown on each side. (If needed, add 1 more tsp of oil.)
  10. Now preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Grease an oven proof dish with very little butter/oil. Place the lightly fried patties on the oven-proof dish. Bake for 7 minutes on each side or until the patties turn into a lightly brown shade colour.
  11. Fish croquettes or Maacher Chops are ready to be served. Serve it with tomato ketchup, green chilli sauce or Bengali's Kasundi (mustard sauce).

Reviews for Baked Macher Chop/ Fish Croquette (1)

Madhulata Juneja2 years ago

wow, these are baked so they are perfectly healthy and yummy as well! What kind of fish do we use to prepare this dish?