Macher Chop / Mini Fish Cutlet/ Use of Leftover Fish Fillet

January 28, 2014 Motions and Emotions 1 Comments

Have you attended any Bengali wedding??

If yes then you must be familiar with this popular Bengali dish 'Macher Chop' which is served as snack in almost every wedding platter. Interestingly, Bengali preferred to get married in this Winter or Spring Season (November- February). We call it marriage season :). We, Bengalis are in born foodies so we choose this winter season for marriage as we can eat varieties of non-veg items and digest well. While writing this blog post I am sitting far away from this seasonal marriage place can only imagine the wedding platter and drool over it. 

What if I can't make the wedding platter in a day, I can prepare at least one item from this platter. Yes, I am sharing the recipe of  Macher Chop / Mini Fish Cutlet. Often, we have some left out fish fillet in our refrigerator fish box, if you prepare fish curry out of them, does not taste good. So you can prepare this mini fish cutlet using those fillet or you can use fresh fillets if it is for kids.

Macher Chop / Mini Fish Cutlet/  Use of Leftover Fish Fillet


Fish fillet - 4
Boiled Potato - 2
Fried onions - 3/4 cup Ginger - 1 teaspoon, Chopped
Green Chilli - 1 teaspoon Chopped
Kitchen king masala - 1 teaspoon
Bread Crumb - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 teaspoon
Corn flour - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste
Black Salt - 1 teaspoon
Refined oil for frying


Boil Fish fillet (I have used Rohu Fish) with little turmeric powder and salt. Remove the bones and mash it well. Boil potato with little turmeric powder, salt and mash them well. Now take mashed fish and potato in a bowl. One by one add fried onions, chopped ginger, green chilli, kitchen king masala, salt and a 2 teaspoon of bread crumb. Mix them well and make a dough. Now grease your hand with little oil and take handful of mixture and shape it square or oval or diamond using your hands. Put the cutlets into refrigerator for half an hour. Now prepare a batter using corn flour, salt and water. Alternatively, you can also use beaten egg for preparing the batter. Now dip each cutlet in batter and coat with bread crumb and deep fry them till golden brown. Soak the extra oil using paper napkin and sprinkle black salt on it. Serve the most desired Macher Chop with Mustard Sauce (Kasundi) or tomato ketchup or any hot beverages like tea or coffee.

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