Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes)

Crispy fish chops served with mustard sauce over chai.

Rini Pal
Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes)
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Macher Chop Recipe is a delicious and mouthwatering Bengali Style Fish Croquettes that is normally served as party starter or along with the festive meal plate. This recipe can also be served as a snack. 

My Thakuma (grandmother) used to say that ‘Macher Chop’ is best made with ‘Aar Maach’. But since no body in our family likes ‘Aar Maach’, ‘Macher Chop’ is always made with ‘Rui Mach’ (Rohu Fish) or ‘Katla Maach’ (Katol Fish) in our home. I love eating hot freshly fried fish croquettes with some spicy Kasundi (Bengali style mustard sauce) or tomato sauce. Try this Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes) for your weekend snack along with Homemade Dijon Mustard Sauce Recipe or kasundi and Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney) and enjoy with your friends and family.

If you like this recipe, take a look at more recipes like

  1. Vegetable Chops Recipe
  2. Chicken Chops Recipe
  3. Mamsaam Chops Recipe (Lamb Chops in Black Pepper Gravy)


You can use either fish fillets or fish with bone. I personally prefer using fish with bone, as that imparts much more flavor. I have used Rohu Fish.

I have used mustard oil for both cooking the filling and frying the croquettes as I feel that the pungent smell of mustard oil best goes with the flavour of fish. You may use vegetable oil too.

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Snack
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

40 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

60 M


15 Pieces


    To make the patty:
  • 500 grams Fish fillet
  • 1 cup Onion , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger , chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 3 teaspoons Green Chillies , chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 cup Potato (Aloo) , boiled and mashed
  • 4 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • Mustard oil , to cook
  • To coat and fry:
  • 2 Whole Eggs , whisked
  • Salt , to taste
  • 200 grams Whole Wheat Bread crumbs

How to make Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes)

  1. To begin making Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes), clean the fish pieces. Smear a teaspoon turmeric powder and some salt to the fish pieces.

  2. Cook the fish pieces in microwave for 4-5 minutes on high or more time depending on the fish and power of microwave. You can boil the fish pieces with little water in a pan too. 

  3. Let the fish pieces cool down. If you are using fish with bone, then discard skin and fish bones, mash the fish pieces.

  4. In a pan heat a bit of oil. Add chopped onions and cook till the onions become translucent.

  5. Add ginger paste and chopped ginger, garlic paste mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.

  6. Add the mashed fish and mix well, cook for 2-3 min. Add mashed potato, salt and sugar, mix well.

  7. Add turmeric powder, roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, mix well. Add chopped coriander and green chilies, mix well.

  8. Let the fish mix cool down. Shape up the mixture. You can make any shape of your choice. I made elongated patty.

  9. In a bowl beat the eggs some water and salt. In another plate take the breadcrumbs.

  10. Roll the patties in breadcrumbs and keep them aside for 10 minutes.

  11. Then dip each fish patty into the egg wash, roll in breadcrumb to coat well. Keep aside. Repeat the process for all other patties. Keep the patties in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  12. Heat oil in a deep pan or wok. Slowly slide the croquettes 3-4 at a time and fry the fish croquettes to brown.

  13. Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes) for your weekend snack along with slices on onions, Homemade Dijon Mustard Sauce Recipe or kasundi and Dhaniya Pudina Chutney Recipe (Green Chutney) and enjoy with your friends and family over Masala Chai Recipe.

Macher Chop Recipe (Bengali Style Fish Croquettes) is part of the Festival Recipes Contest