We Bengalis love fish in every way. There are plenty of fish dishes which we used to have, among all of them one of our very favorite fish items is Macher chop or Fish Chop which is a very famous Bengali Delicacy. A very popular and easy dish which we like to have as starter. I got the recipe from my cousin sister and tried to make like her.
For making this Macher Chop all we need a big fish (you can take any fish), because with big fish only the taste becomes perfect. This one is famous as starter. Last night I had one small potluck party for this only I made this Macher chop and it came out so well.
1.Any big Fish of your choice : 4 piece.
2.One medium chopped onion.
3.One tea spoon garlic paste.
4.One clove chopped garlic.
5.One table spoon lime juice.
6.Two to three chopped green chilies.
7.One piece of bread.
7.Half tea spoon of cumin powder & Red chili powder.
8.A pinch of Chaat Masala and Garam Masala powder.
9.One well beaten egg.
10.Five to six table spoon bread crumb
11.One table spoon all-purpose flour.
12.Salt and sugar as per taste.
Boiled the fish pieces and remove the bones now smashed the fish pieces. Then add some salt , lime juice and the bread piece (before add the bread piece put some water into the bread and squeeze it) into the smashed fish and mix well.
Now put some oil in a pan and add the chopped garlic after few seconds add the chopped onion and fry for some time. Now add the garlic paste and star for some time.
Now add the smashed fish mixture into the pan and mix well with everything.
Slowly add the all the spice powder with some salt and sugar and cook till the mixture become dry and raw smell goes off.
Now make small flat balls with the mixture and first roll them into all-purpose flour then dip into the beaten egg, finally roll them into the bread crumb and keep them in refrigerator for 5 to 10 mints.
Now deep fry them in low flame and served hot with Ketchup and salad.