aloo chop

Aloo chop recipe (kolkata style) : A Delightful Twist on a Classic Snack

Aloo Chop is a popular evening street snack from Kolkatta made with mashed potatoes and besan coating. it is a deep-fried snack and can be served along with any choice of spicy chutney or tomato ketchup sauce.

In addition, these potato cutlets can also be served as a patty and can be stuffed between sandwiches, burgers, or even Kathi rolls.

Aloo chop or alur chop is a delicious Bengali fried snack  This tasty snack is also known as alur chop or aloor chop. It’s also a street food in Kolkata.

it is a deep-fried snack and can be served along with any choice of spicy chutney or KETCHUP

Our Bengali aloo chop is a snack made with potato and can be best described as a mini cutlet or croquette – spiced to your liking and batter-crisped to perfection. We walked down the streets of Kolkata to bring to your kitchen this Yummy easy aloo chop recipe.

Aloo chop
Aloo chop


  • 300 gm potato{ boiled, peeled, and mashed}
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chili – finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • salt as required
  • tablespoon oil

For Making Besan Batter

  • 1 cup besan/gram flour
  • ¼ tsp  turmeric
  • pinch of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ¼ tsp red chili powder
  • water as required

Instruction for aloo chop

  1. Put gram flour in a bowl for mixing. Make a batter with the same consistency as pakora batter by adding a small amount of water and whisking until all lumps are gone. Make a thin batter by adding more water.
  2. The thin batter is made with less than 1/2 cup of water). The batter is ready; set it aside. Add 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp red chili powder, less than 1/4 tsp ajwain, and baking soda. Mix all ingredients well.

  1.  Add 2 tsp oil once hot add cumin seeds. Reduce flame.
  2.  add 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away.

  1. now add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp coriander powder, and ¼ tsp cumin powder, and Add the mashed potatoes. Add 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 tsp Garam masala, 1/2 tsp salt, and saute on low flame.

  1. Add 2 tablespoons of taking a small ball-sized aloo mixture and flatten slightly.
  2. dip in besan batter and coat uniformly.
  3. The Tikki should be battered before being fried over a high flame. Flip and cook thoroughly until both sides are golden brown. Adjust the flame to medium. Take these out after 2 to 3 more minutes of frying till crisp. Maintain in the plate. Fry each chop in the same way. chopped coriander leaves.

  1. finally, enjoy also chop with green chutney or tomato ketchup

Serving Suggestions

Aloo chop can be served with any chutney or sauce or dip of your choice like coriander chutney or mint chutney or tomato sauce or green chutney. I served it with sweet tamarind chutney.

Serve aloo chops hot from the kadhai with fresh hari chutney or ketchup. In Kolkata, the chops are served atop a bed of moori or puffed rice. Sometimes, chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, salt, and a drizzle of mustard oil are added to the moori.

Tips and Variations

  • Do not make the batter too thin or thick.
  • You can also mix rice flour
  • Chops need to be fried in extremely hot oil; after 4 to 5 minutes, reduce the heat and keep frying the chops until they are crisp.
  • firstly, prepare the size and shape of your choice.
  • adding baking soda to the besan batter makes the coating more fluffy.
  • finally, the aloo chop recipe tastes great when fried golden brown.


Q: Are Aloo Chops spicy? 

The level of spiciness in Aloo Chops can be adjusted to your preference. They are typically seasoned with green chilies and red chili powder, but you can reduce or increase the amount of spice according to your taste.

Q: Can I make Aloo Chops ahead of time and reheat them? 

Yes, you can prepare in advance and reheat them before serving. To maintain their crispiness, it’s best to reheat them in an oven or toaster oven rather than a microwave.

Q: What are some common accompaniments for Aloo Chops? 

Aloo Chops are often served with various chutneys, such as mint chutney or tamarind sauce. They can also be enjoyed with ketchup or as a side dish with tea or coffee.

Q6: Can I make vegetarian or vegan Aloo Chops?

Yes, you can make vegetarian by omitting the eggs used for coating. Instead, you can use a mixture of cornstarch and water as a vegan-friendly alternative to the egg wash.

Q: Are Aloo Chops suitable for people with dietary restrictions? 

It can be made to suit various dietary preferences. For those with gluten allergies, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs. Additionally, you can customize the spice level and ingredients to accommodate dietary restrictions.

Q: Can I freeze Aloo Chops for later use? 

Yes, you can freeze this for future consumption. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until they are firm. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to a month

In Conclusion

In this article, we’ve unveiled the art of making the perfect Aloo Chop, a classic snack loved by many. With its crispy exterior and flavorful potato filling, Aloo Chops are sure to leave a lasting impression on your taste buds. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is easy to follow and guarantees delicious results.

So, the next time you’re looking to impress your guests or simply satisfy your cravings, try your hand at making Aloo Chops.


Calories 102kcal
Fat 4g
Carbohydrates 11g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium 18mg

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