Maacher Chops / Fish Croquettes

Being a Bengali fish holds a very special place in my heart. This recipe is very delectable, light and you would become a fan of it. Chops are a popular street food snack in Kolkata. You give any ingredient to Bengalis and they would give you a chop of it like dimmer(egg) chops, aloo hops, vegetable chops, begun chops, etc.


  • 3 – 4 Pcs Steamed Rohu Fish
  • 2 Pcs Medium Size Boiled Potato
  • 1 Pc Medium Size Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger – Garlic Paste
  • 1 Pc Medium Size Finely Chopped Tomatoes
  • 3 Pc Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Chaat Masala (Everest)
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 3 Tbsp Coriander Finely Chopped
  • 1 Pc Egg
  • Tata Salt As Per Taste
  • 4 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour/Maida
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Refined Oil For Frying


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes

  1. For steaming fish, place the fish pieces in a steamer and steam it for 5 to 7 mins, after it cools down debone it.
  2. In a pan add 2 tbsp of oil, add finely chopped green chillies and sauté. Add finely chopped onions and sauté till light golden brown.
  3. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes off and the oil starts to leave.
  4. Add finely chopped tomatoes and other masalas like coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala and sauté till becomes aromatic. Add 2 tbsp. of water so that all masala gets combined.
  5. Now add boiled & mashed potatoes and steamed fish which is deboned
  6. Add salt and freshly chopped coriander and mix everything well. Cook till all the mixture comes together, put off the flame and allow to cool.
  7. Shape the fish croquettes in shapes as you desire. Then dip it eggs flavour it with a pinch of salt
  8. Then coat it with breadcrumbs, flavour with black pepper and salt.
  9. Deep fry these croquettes till nice golden brown & crispy.
  10. Serve hot with green chutney, kasundi and some salad