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24th February 2019

Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

Egg Potato Chop

Potato Chop is potato mash stuffed with meat or vegetables and deep/shallow fried. Varied variations of the dish exist in different parts of India. Some eat it just the way it is or some prefer to eat it with pao.  Try the egg potato chop – the caramelized onions give it a nice flavour.

Serves: 3 to 6 Persons

Prep. Time: 40 Mins.

Cooking Time: 10 Mins.

The Potatoes:

  • Potatoes (boiled) – 3 large
  • Onion (finely chopped) – 1 medium
  • Garlic (finely chopped) – 6 cloves
  • Green Chillies (deseeded and finely chopped) – 1 or 2
  • Corriander Leaves (finely chopped) – 2 tbsp.
  • Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Corriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Cumin Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Olive Oil / Butter – 2 tbsp.
  • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste

The Stuffing:

  • Eggs (hard boiled) – 3
  • Onions (sliced) – 3 medium
  • Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Chaat Masala – ½ tsp
  • Sugar – ¼ tsp.
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil – ½ tbsp.
Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

Coating:

  • Egg – 1
  • Breadcrumbs (Panko/regular) – 1 cup
  • Salt – a pinch

POTATO COVERING:

Step 1:     Grate the boiled potatoes and season with salt and keep aside.

Step 2:     Heat oil or butter in a pan. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds on medium heat. Add the onion and the green chillies and sauté for a minute.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

Step 3:     Add the spice powders and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the grated potatoes and mix for about 1 ½ minutes. Season if needed.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)
Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

Step 4:     Turn of the heat. Add corriander, mix and while still warm divide the mash into 6 portions.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

STUFFING:

Step 5:     Heat ½ tsp. oil in a pan. Add the sliced onions and ¼ tsp sugar and cook on low heat till they start browning (caramelizing) Switch off the heat.

Step 6:     Halve the eggs and season with salt, pepper and chaat masala.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

ASSEMBLY:

Step 7:     Take one portion of the potato mixture and flatten it on your palm. Place an egg half in the centre and a little caramelized onions on it. Use the potato mixture and cover the stuffing with it. Shape it oval like an egg. Repeat for all portions to make 6 chops.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

Step 8:     Beat the egg with 2 tbsp. of water to make an egg wash. Season it with salt. Blitz the panko bread crumbs.

Step 9:     Arrange your chops, the egg wash and panko bread crumbs. Dip your chops in the egg wash and then roll in the panko bread crumbs. Repeat again to double coat it. Do this for all 6 chops.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)
Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

Step 10:     Arrange the chops on a flat plate, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 to 40 minutes.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

FRYING:

Step 8:     Take oil in a pan suitable for deep frying. Heat the oil (check by sprinkling a crumb or two to check if it is hot enough). Deep fry the chops two at a time on medium heat till they are a nice golden brown. When done, drain and place on a plated lined with paper towels.

Preparation of Bengali Dimer Chops (Egg Potato Chop)

Your egg chops are ready to be devoured. Fry them just before meal time so that they are served warm.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Ina ,I tried the egg potato chops this Sunday.They were yummy.The caramelized onions do add a nice taste to the chops.Thanks for this yummilicious recipe.

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