Fish Chop or Macher Chop as they call it in West Bengal, is a popular snack recipe that is loved by people of all ages. If you are a sea food enthusiast or a person who loves fish, then you must try this Bengali fish recipe. Prepare this enticing starter recipe at your kitty party, pot luck and buffet and amaze your guests with your diverse culinary skills. Once they try this dish, your guests will never miss any party hosted by you. Not only guests, but this is also a great dish to unwind on a family weekend. Pair this delectable dish with any dip and beverage of your choice and enjoy it on a perfect family evening. Pack this for lunch and carry this savoury to work to enjoy its delicious taste as a break from all the work stress


  • 250 gm fish fillets
  • 2 cup egg
  • 2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 6 pieces green chilli
  • 2 cup onion
  • 3 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 medium ginger
  • 1 1/2 cup potato
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 cup mustard oil
  • 2 bunches coriander leaves
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • salt as required
  • 2 teaspoon cumin

How to make Fish Chop

  • Step 1. Boil the fish fillets. To start with this lip-smacking snack, first, clean the fish fillets. Season the fish fillets with turmeric and salt and boil it in the pan with water. After 5 minutes, take out the fish, drain the excess water and keep aside until further use.
  • Step 2. Saute onion with ginger, garlic paste and add fish fillets. Now, heat oil in a pan and add in it chopped onions pieces. Saute for 2-3 minutes, till the onions turn golden in color. To this add ginger paste, garlic paste and chopped ginger pieces. Saute for another 4-5 minutes. Once done, add the boiled fillets in the pan and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Step 3. Prepare the fish mixture. In the mixture also add mashed boiled potato with sugar and salt. Mix well to combine all the ingredients well. Add in turmeric, cumin, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, green chilli and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well, cook for 5 minutes and then turn off the heat. Let the mixture cool.
  • Step 4. Coat fish patties in egg and breadcrumbs and refrigerate. Now, give the fish mixture the shape of a patty (long, circular, whatever you like). Roll these patties in breadcrumbs and leave undisturbed for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, beat an egg in a bowl with water and salt. Now, dip each fish patty in this beaten egg mix, coat again in breadcrumbs. Refrigerate the patties for 15-30 minutes
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  • Step 5. Fry the chop and serve hot. Finally, in a pan heat oil. Once the oil is adequately heated, gently slip in the prepared fish patties. Deep fry on both sides to cook evenly. Take out on an absorbent paper to drain excess oil. Transfer in a serving dish and serve hot.
How to Make Fish Chop Recipe