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Aloo Chop By Chef Ajay Chopra

Aloo Chop

Aloo Chop is popular street food from Bengal. Chef Ajay Chopra shares the recipe in detail.
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Serves

3

Cooking Time

10-15 Min

Meal Type

starter

Preparation Time

10-15 Min

Difficulty

MEDIUM

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INGREDIENTS

  • For the filling

    • 2-3 tbsp mustard oil

    • 1 tsp jeera

    • 1 tsp mustard seeds

    • 2-3 chopped green chillies

    • 1 cup grated carrots

    • 1 cup grated beetroot

    • 1 tbsp garlic-ginger paste

    • 1 tsp red chilli powder

    • ½ tsp haldi

    • 1 tsp dhaniya powder

    • 1 tsp jeera powder

    • salt to taste

    • 1 cup kacchi garri (dried coconut)

    • 1 cup raisins

    • 1 cup chopped peanuts

    • 1 tbsp shahi garam masala (Bengali style masala)

    • freshly chopped coriander

    • 1 tsp chaat masala

    • handful of breadcrumbs

  • For the outer coating

    • 2-3 boiled and mashed potatoes

    • 1 cup breadcrumbs

    • ¼ cup all-purpose flour (maida)

  • For the batter

    • 3-4 tbsp maida

    • water as required

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    In a pan heat some mustard oil (sarson ka tel) and add jeera, mustard seeds, chopped green chillies and toss them.
  2. 2

    For aloo mixture, mix mashed aloo, cornflour and breadcrumbs in a bowl.
  3. 3

    Add grated carrots, grated beetroot, haldi, red chilli powder, coriander powder and jeera powder to the pan.
  4. 4

    Give it a toss and then add ginger garlic paste, salt, kacchi garri (coconut), raisins and chopped peanuts.
  5. 5

    Add some amchur powder and shahi garam masala, chopped coriander and chaat masala.
  6. 6

    Remove the mixture to a plate and sprinkle some breadcrumbs into the mixture.
  7. 7

    Shape the mixture with your hands and give it an oval shape. Keep the vegetable chop aside.
  8. 8

    In a bowl, mix maida (refined flour) and water to make a thick slurry.
  9. 9

    Take the aloo mixture, flatten it and add the vegetable chop in between and coat it with another layer of aloo.
  10. 10

    Dip the chop in the slurry and coat it with breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil until crisp.

Aloo Chop, also known as Aloor Chop in Bengal, is a deep-fried potato croquette. It can be made using vegetables like carrots, beetroot, unripened jackfruit, banana blossom, fish, chicken, egg or mutton. A filling is prepared using any of these ingredients and is flavoured with spices. This filling is stuffed in a coating of mashed potatoes, bread crumbs and cornflour. The croquettes are then deep-fried.

The flavourful, scrumptious, and crispy Aloo Chops are best enjoyed as an evening snack with tea or coffee. 

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