Chicken Chop/Chicken Croquettes

Being a probashi bangali I miss many Kolkata stuffs over here in North India. I was going through serious chop craving a few days back but on a serious note, if I cry from my rooftop, nobody is going to buy or serve me chop in a paper bag (kagojer thonga), as we used to get at our street side local snacks shop (parar chop er dokan) back home. Luckily I had some chicken keema in the freezer that day. So, I tried my hand for the first time making Chicken Chop/Chicken Croquettes at home and they turned out great. Sharing the recipe here, hope you all will enjoy making them just the way I did. 🙂

Chicken Chop/Chicken Croquettes
Chicken Chop/Chicken Croquettes

Chicken Chop/Chicken Croquettes- Kolkata Street Style

Ingredients

Yields: 10 chop

For chop mixture

  • Chicken Keema/Minced Chicken- 2 cups
  • Boiled Potato- 3 (medium sized)
  • Onion- 1 big size (chopped)
  • Green chilli- 2-3 (chopped)
  • Garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Ginger paste- 3/4 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Kashmiri mirch powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Sugar- 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard oii

For coating and frying

  • Besan/gram flour- 2 tbsp
  • Salt a pinch
  • Water- 1/2 cup approx
  • Breadcrumbs or coarsely grounded cornflakes to coat (I didn’t have breadcrumbs, so used cornflakes. And got more crispy chops.)
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Method

In a bowl mash the potatoes and keep aside. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a deep frying pan/kadai. Add onion and fry over medium heat until light brown in color. Add ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, kashmiri mirch powder, and salt. Mix and fry it over medium heat until the masala starts leaving oil (1-2 minutes approx.). Add Chicken keema, mix well, cover and cook over low heat until the keema cooked thoroughly (10-15 minutes approx.). Keep stirring in between. Add mashed potato, mix well. Adjust salt, if required. Add sugar next, cook uncovered for 2-3 mins more. Add garam masala powder, mix and remove from the heat. Keep aside, let it be cooled a bit.

Chop/Croquettes mixture
Chop/Croquettes mixture

Start making round chops/croquettes while the mixture is still warm.

Chops before coating
Chops before coating

In a bowl mix besan, water, and salt. Whisk to form a lump free batter. Dip each chop in this besan batter and then roll into grounded cornflakes or breadcrumbs.

Heat oil in a deep frying pan/kadai. Add 1 cup oil at a time. Fry the chops over medium heat until golden brown. Your Kolkata style chops are ready to devour.

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

Note:

  • To make the croquettes eggless I used besan mixture as a coating. And there was no difference in taste. But if you want to use eggs, just mix 2 eggs with little salt. Dip the croquettes and then roll into breadcrumbs.
  • These croquettes can be made ahead, after coating store them in an airtight container, and keep in the fridge. They stay well for a day or two. Just take them out from fridge, fry and serve.

Chicken Chop

One of the popular street food of Kolkata, these Chicken Chop are chicken keema balls coated in breadcrumbs and then deep fried. Savor them with Kasundi.

Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 5
Author Chandrima

Ingredients

For chop mixture

  • 2 cups Chicken Keema/Minced Chicken
  • 3 Boiled Potato (medium sized)
  • 1 Onion Big sized (chopped)
  • 2-3 Green chilli (chopped)
  • 1 tsp Garlic paste
  • 3/4 tsp Ginger paste
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri mirch powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • Mustard oii

For coating and frying

  • 2 tbsp Besan/gram flour
  • Salt a pinch
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Breadcrumbs or coarsely grounded cornflakes to coat (I didn’t have breadcrumbs, so used cornflakes. And got more crispy chops.)
  • Vegetable oil (for deep frying)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mash the potatoes and keep aside. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a deep frying pan/kadai. Add onion and fry over medium heat until light brown in color. 

  2. Add ginger-garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, kashmiri mirch powder, and salt. Mix and fry it over medium heat until the masala starts leaving oil (1-2 minutes approx.). 

  3. Add Chicken keema, mix well, cover and cook over low heat until the keema cooked thoroughly (10-15 minutes approx.). Keep stirring in between. Add mashed potato, mix well. Adjust salt, if required. 

  4. Add sugar next, cook uncovered for 2-3 mins more. Add garam masala powder, mix and remove from the heat. Keep aside, let it be cooled a bit.

  5. Start making round chops/croquettes while the mixture is still warm.

  6. In a bowl mix besan, water, and salt. Whisk to form a lump free batter. Dip each chop in this besan batter and then roll into grounded cornflakes or breadcrumbs.

  7. Heat oil in a deep frying pan/kadai. Add 1 cup oil at a time. Fry the chops over medium heat until golden brown. Your Kolkata style chops are ready to devour.

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

Recipe Notes

To make the croquettes eggless I used besan mixture as a coating. And there was no difference in taste. But if you want to use eggs, just mix 2 eggs with little salt. Dip the croquettes and then roll into breadcrumbs.

These croquettes can be made ahead, after coating store them in an airtight container, and keep in the fridge. They stay well for a day or two. Just take them out from fridge, fry and serve.

After coating I store them like this
After coating, I stored them like this
Chicken Chop/Chicken Croquettes
Chicken Chop/Chicken Croquettes
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10 Comments

  1. Drooling!! Even though I am not a Bengali by birth, I am now one by marriage. Totally love Kolkata street food. Chops, rolls, phuchkas et al! My mouth is watering. A special favorite in our home is mochar chop. 🙂

     
  2. These look VERY moorish and delicious. I love croquettes and must try your chicken chop version.

     
  3. Thank u so much for this post..i was looking for this receipe and fonally got it….thank u very much….

     
  4. Yumm!!! I made a few chops today and have some leftover stuffing. Will have the stuffing for breakfast tomorrow. It is so delicious, I don’t even need to make chops out of it for brekkie 😀

     
  5. I tried it and it was delicious!

     
  6. Bikram Singh

    So Delicious 👌😊
    Thankx 😊

     

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