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Potato Chops aka Indian Scotch Egg

I love a good Scotch Egg and it is probably because it reminds me of one of my favorite childhood dishes, POTATO CHOPS. I remember many weekends sitting around with the family tucking into these delicious balls of mince, egg & potatoes. We used to have either with ketchup or green yogurt chutney.

I have never made them but during lockdown I gave them a go with my mums guidance and they went down a treat.

potato chops


  • 6 potatoes
  • 1 tbls whole cumin
  • 1 chopped red onion
  • 250g lamb mince 
  • two handfuls chopped coriander 
  • 2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp crushed ginger
  • 2 tsp crushed green chillies
  • 1 heaped tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 large eggs for boiling plus 1 beaten one for dipping
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (I used fresh)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for cooking


  • Boil 5/6 potatoes with some salt 
  • Heat 2 tbs oil in a pan then add 1 tbs cumin and one chopped red onion. Cook until onions are soft.
  • Add 1 tsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp crushed ginger and 1 tsp  crushed chill and cook for 2 mins 
  • Add in 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp black pepper 
  • Add in all the minced lamb and cook for about 20/25 minutes (stirring occasionally) then switch off the pan and add a handful of chopped coriander 
  • Boil some eggs (I hard-boiled mine but you can soft boil)
  • Once potatoes are boiled, peel and grate them
  • Add in 1 tbsp ground cumin, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp crushed garlic, 1 tsp crushed ginger, 1 tsp crushed chillies,& chopped coriander
  • Combine the potatoes and divide them into fist size balls
  • Get ingredients ready to assemble
  • Flatten out the potato ball 
  • Add half a boiled egg, 3 tablespoons minced meat and form a ball with the potato. The potato is flexible and allows you to combine
  • Dip the ball in a beaten egg then in breadcrumbs 
  • Fry in a pan with heated oil (medium heat). I went in between deep and shallow fry

Have you ever tried these? It may take a couple of attempts to get the assembly correct but you will get there. You can swap the meat for a vegetarian soya mince.


2 thoughts on “Potato Chops aka Indian Scotch Egg

  1. Ohh even though I’m not a meat eater I must admit I kind a like the sound of these! I’m sure i can substitue them with a veggie based option too. Thanks fo inspiration.

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