Mutton Chop (Mutton Croquet)

We Bengalis love fried foods especially as evening snack. In Bengali term ‘Chop’ means croquet and not meat pieces like mutton chop, pork chop etc. Here I have used minced mutton you can use boneless mutton pieces also. Boil the pieces and then grind them using a grinder keeping the meat a little coarse so that meat can be felt while chewing. Mutton Chop goes very well with onion-cucumber salad, mustard sauce and tomato sauce and a hot cup of tea.

Ingredients:

  • Minced Mutton – 300 gms
  • Boiled Potato – 1
  • Onion – 2 big (Very finely chopped)
  • Garlic Paste – 1 ½ tsp
  • Ginger Paste – 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Green Chilli – 3-4 (Chopped)
  • Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 2 Tbsp + for deep frying
  • Bread Crumb – 100 gms or as required
  • Egg – 2
  • Salt – To taste

Steps:

  1. Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a deep bottomed pan.
  2. Add chopped onion. When the onion turns pink add ginger paste and garlic paste. Cook till the raw smell goes off.
  3. Add minced mutton. Cook on low fire with the lid on.
  4. After 8-10 minutes remove the lid and add all the masala and cook thoroughly.
  5. Add salt. Mix very well. Cover and cook for another 5-8 minutes till oil appear on sides of the pan.
  6. Peel the boiled potato and mix very well. Take the whole thing in a bowl and let it cool completely.
  7. Add chopped coriander and mix very well.
  8. When the mutton cools down completely take a small lemon size ball and roll between your palms.
  9. Take bread crumb in a bowl.
  10. Beat the eggs in a bowl adding a little salt.
  11. Coat the mutton ball with bread crumb.
  12. Dip them in egg wash. Again coat them with bread crumb.
  13. Repeat it for rest of the stuffing.
  14. Keep the ‘Mutton Chop’s in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  15. Heat sufficient oil in a pan and fry them till brown and crisp.
  16. Serve with green salad and tomato sauce / mustard sauce.
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