Aloo Chop Recipe | Bengali Potato Fritters

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Aloo Chop is a deep-fried snack where a patty of spiced mashed potato is dipped in a batter before deep-frying. It is a popular evening snack, often served with a bowl of muri or puffed rice, sliced onion and a couple of green chillies.

Similar to Batata Vada or Aloo Bonda, here mashed potato is fried with ginger and garlic to prepare the filling. It is mildly spicy and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Aloo Chop with muri

What is a Bengali chop?

Chop is a fritter or a croquette, which is often a deep-fried snack served as an evening meal. It can be made using vegetables like potatoes, banana blossom, unripened jackfruit, mixed vegetables, fish, egg or minced meat. A filling is prepared using any of these ingredients and then coated with breadcrumbs or dipped in a batter before deep frying.
These are often served with muri or puffed rice and sliced onion & green chillies.

What are the ingredients in aloo chop stuffing?

Boiled Potatoes
Green Chilies
Turmeric Powder

How to make aloo chop?

The Aloo Chop recipe can be broadly divided into 2 parts. First is the preparation of the potato filling and the next is making of the chops and frying them.
To make the Aloo Chop filling, the boiled potatoes are mashed and mixed with grated ginger, garlic, finely chopped green chillies, salt and turmeric powder. Then it is fried in mustard oil to remove moisture.
Once the filling has cooled down completely, it is divided into smaller portions and shaped into flat patties. These are dipped into gram flour batter and deep-fried in mustard oil.
Kolkata style Alur Chop recipe

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If you want to make these Indian Potato Fritters or Aloo Chop, you have to get the potatoes right! They should be boiled perfectly and should have minimum moisture in them. This would in turn help you in cutting down the time in preparation of the filling.

Here are a couple of handy tips on how to boil the potatoes perfectly.

  • Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them into smaller equal pieces. Do not chop them up, just cut them in halves or quarter them, if they are too big (say the size of your open palm)
  • Add 1/2 tsp of Salt to the Potatoes so that if they are the sweet ones, it will balance the taste
  • For quicker results, use a Pressure Cooker. If you don’t have one, then use a saucepan, just big enough to hold the potatoes in. Too big a pot would need more water, which in turn would require more time to boil
  • If you are using a Pressure Cooker, then use minimum water. Say, just an inch deep water should be sufficient. 3 whistles on high heat and turn off the flame. Let it de-pressurize on its own
  • Once the pressure cooker has depressurized completely, open it and remove the potatoes from the leftover water. Put them onto a sieve and allow them to cool down completely

These tips would come extremely handy in case you are planning to make some Potato Croquettes or Aloo Tikkis, or some Aloo ka Parantha.

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Aloo Chop Recipe | Bengali Potato Fritters
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr

Aloo Chop is a deep-fried snack where a patty of spiced mashed potato is dipped in a batter before deep-frying. It is a popular evening snack, often served with a bowl of muri or puffed rice, sliced onion and a couple of green chillies.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Bengali
Keyword: Bengali Vegetarian Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Potato Recipes, Snack Ideas, Vegan Recipes
Servings: 24 pieces
Calories: 0.089 kcal
Author: Priyanka
  • 7-8 Potatoes Large
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Grated
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Grated
  • 2 Green Chilies Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Rice Flour
  • 1 cup Gram Flour or Besan
  • Water
  • ½ tsp Nigella Seeds or Kalonji or Kalo Jeere
  • Mustard Oil
  1. Pressure cook the Potatoes. Once cooked, take them out and allow them to cool before peeling them.

  2. Mash the potatoes till they are smooth. Add salt, turmeric powder, grated ginger, garlic and chopped green chillies in it. Mix everything well.

  3. Heat some mustard oil in a non-stick pan. Take around 2 tbsps of it. Add the mashed potato mix and fry it on low-medium heat till you get the aroma of fried garlic.

  4. Take this filling mix out on a plate and allow it to cool down completely.

  5. Then divide the mix into smaller portions to make flat patties of 2 inches diameter.

  6. Lightly dust some besan or gram flour on the patties so that the batter coats them nicely.

  7. Take rice flour, gram flour or besan, nigella seeds and some salt in a mixing bowl and make a thick slurry using water. Whisk it nicely to aerate it nicely.

    Check the video to see the consistency of the batter

  8. Heat mustard oil in a frying wok on medium heat.

  9. Dip the potato patties in the bater using a fork and drop them in the hot oil. Fry them till they puff up and turn light brown on each sides.

  10. Take them out on kitchen towel and serve hot.

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Indian Food Blogger Priyanka Bhattacharya

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