Chops or croquettes are Bengali all time favorite snacks and they love to make chops from all non veg and veg ingredients like Fish chops,Eggplant chops,Potato chops etc.We had a great time enjoying them for our evening snack.
Blogging Marathon#63 Day 22
For Bhaja Masala
2 bay leaves
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 red chilli
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
3 cups mixed vegetables,chopped(I used carrot,potato,beans,broccoli,peas,capsicum)
2 green chilliees,chopped
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
salt to taste
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon bhaja masala
1 tablespoon oil
few coriander leaves,chopped
1/2 cup besan/all purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup peanuts,roasted
oil for frying
Dry roast the spices for bhaja masala. Cool and grind in coffee grinder to make a fine powder.
Store in air tight container.
In a pan add enough water and cook the vegetables.Drain the excess water and mash the veggies with vegetable masher.
Heat oil in a pan add ginger and green chilli. Saute and add mashed vegetables.Stir and add bhaja masala,salt,sugar and chilli powder.Add in roasted peanuts and chopped coriander leaves.
In a bowl add besan/all purpose flour and water.Whisk and make a paste.Place bread crumbs in a plate.
Now make small round balls from the vegetable mixture.Shape them oval or oblong.Dip each chop in flour mixture and coat them in bread crumbs.
Heat oil in a wok or pan.Deep fry the chops until golden and crispy.Drain on paper towel.
Serve hot with chutney,ketchup or tea.
Serve -6 Cooking time-35 minutes
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