Chicken mince method
Wash the chicken mince nicely drain out all the water completely and keep aside.
In a large bowl add chicken mince lemon juice ginger paste garlic paste black pepper powder cumin powder chicken masala turmeric powder and salt. Mix well and marinate for a few hours or overnight.
On the day of cooking wash and boil the potatoes.
Drain off all water and peel mash the potatoes well.
Make sure there are no lumps then add salt to the mashed potatoes mix well and keep aside.
Heat oil in a kadai or deep bottom non stick frying pan on medium flame setting.
Add onions green chilly and curry leaves mix welll and saute till the onions are translucent.
Add the marinated chicken mince and cook on medium flame for 2 minutes.
Stir continuously to make sure that the mince does not burn and does not stick to the pan.
Reduce the gas to lowest flame setting cover the lid and cook till the chicken mince is cooked and all the water has completely evaporated.
Add coriander leaves mix well and saute for a minute.
Keep aside to cool.
Potato chops method
Take a tennis ball size portion of the mashed potatoes mixture and roll it into a ball.
Flatten it to form a thick disc.
Place a spoonful of the chicken mince in the center of the flattened potato disc and close the sides of the potato disc up and over the filling to cover it well.
Shape it to form a patty and keep aside.
Continue till you have used up all the mashed potatoes and minced chicken.
Break an egg in a small bowl add salt and whisk well.
Pour breadcrumbs onto a plate and keep it aside.
Keep ready a lined plate with absorbent kitchen paper or towel to absorb excess oil.
Heat oil in a frying pan on a medium flame setting.
Dip a chop in the egg and turn over making sure it gets coated all over.
Then coat the chop completely with breadcrumbs making sure the potato chop is well coated.
Carefully place the chops in the hot oil and shallow fry till it is golden brown in colour on both sides
Before serving the chop poke a few holes with fork to let out steam as the mashed potato inside will be burning hot.
Serve warm as sandwich (see picture) or with ketchup or pickle.