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Monday, July 24, 2006

Goan Potato Chops

I'm trying out some Indian recipes and thought you all might want to as well. Here's one from a an acquaintance of mine - Ruth De Souza in New Zealand. Her recipe is for Goan Potato Chops. They're really yummy! Enjoy.

Goan Potato Chops

Chef: Ruth DeSouza, as heard on Saturday Morning with Kim Hill Saturday, July 22, 2006


3 tbsp oil
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp fresh ginger, crushed
1 fresh chilli, minced
1 tin of tomatoes, diced
1 tbsp masala paste (bought or homemade; use more for taste!)
500 gms minced beef
½ C fresh coriander, chopped
750 gms potatoes, peeled
breadcrumbs, to coat

Sauté onions in one tablespoon of oil on high heat. Add garlic and ginger when golden.

Cook a little, then add chilli and tomatoes. Cook until thickened and add masala paste.

Stir and add the mince. Saute until brown then reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes. Add the coriander.

At the same time, cook and mash the potatoes.

Take a handful of mashed potato, put some mince in the middle and shape into an oval. Coat with breadcrumbs and shallow fry in rest of oil until golden. Serve with a salad.


  1. So happy to finally find this recipe. I have been dreaming about the aloo chops with mince stuffing but no one seems to write them...besides you. Its a great treat for kids...nutritious and fun to eat.

  2. could you specify what kind of masala paste is t be used?

  3. how many potato chops does this recipe make?

  4. good questions...I'm not sure. Will try and contact Ruth De Souza and find out for you. Thank you for stopping by. and leaving your questions

  5. Here are the answers to the above questions. Ruth says, "It depends on the size of the potato chops and how thick with potato/mince that you want the chops. I use whatever commercial paste I have at home, such as Pataks."

  6. I live in the UK and I tried making these with Maris Piper potatoes,did not work, they break even using egg, next time I used King Edward potatoes and worked but last week I did again with King Edward potatoes and did not work again, any suggestion of what type of potatoes really work without breaking. Thank you,

    1. I've sent the question to Ruth Pam and will reply as soon as she does. TY for stopping by and leaving your question.