Monsoons are in full swing in India now. So, our tea time demands for some snacks specially some “Tele Bhaja” (deep fried snacks). If you are in Kolkata then you’re in the hub of street foods. Every evening you can find various stalls at every nooks and corners of the streets. You can easily devour them standing at the stalls but making them at home gives you an immense pleasure and what more they come out hygenic too.
“Chop” is nothing else but a Cutlet or Croquette. It is a small, cylindrical or round shaped, stuffed with minced meat and mashed potatoes or mixed vegetables. It is then dipped into corn flour batter, rolled in breadcrumbs and then deep fried. “Macher Chop” or “Fish Croquette” is a very common snack in our home. We both love them with finely sliced onions, cucumbers, tomatoes and ketchup. These croquettes can be prepared using many kind of fishes but I prefer Katla than anything else