Croquettes are referred to as fried snacks coated with breadcrumbs. The stuffing can be made of either vegetables, cheese, fish or meat. These kind of snacks are pretty popular among Bengalis and we usually call them ‘chop’ or ‘cutlets’. You will find a few cutlet recipes in my earlier posts, which are given here.
- Vegetable Chop or Vegetable Cutlet
- Egg Devil or “Dimer chop”
- Chicken Cutlet
- Fish Roll
- Prawn Cutlet
- Kolkata style Fish fry
- Fish Cutlets (Bengali Macher Chop)
In the current recipe, I have chosen paneer or the Indian Cottage Cheese as the stuffing since it is extremely popular among vegetarians. I love the soft, crumbly texture of paneer in my mouth with each bite. Icing on the top is the flavour of coriander leaves in the stuffing, symbolizing the onset of winter. Without using variety of spices, the garam masala solely creates the magic.
While one has to be careful while frying the croquettes which is the only tricky part, however, with a few handful ingredients a tasty snack will be ready within minutes.