Chicken and Potato Cutlets

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Makes 10-12

These are a quick fix kind of kabab/cutlet which tastes amazing on its own or in a wrap. A perfect starter to any meal, can be served with ketchup or any spicy dip/chutney. 

250 gm
chicken breast, cubed and boiled
3 medium
potatoes, boiled and mashed
1 small
onion, chopped finely
1 tsp.
oil or butter
3 tbsp.
chopped coriander
1 tbsp.
chopped mint
green chillies, chopped
1 tsp.
ginger paste
1/2 tsp.
garlic paste
1/2 tsp.
(or to taste)
1/2 tsp.
cumin powder
1/2 tsp.
red chilli powder
1/2 tsp.
red chilli flakes
(for extra spice, optional)
1/2 tsp.
black pepper powder
juice of half a lemon
egg, for coating
breadcrumbs, for coating
oil for frying

Boil the chicken cubes and then shred. Set aside.

Heat the 1 tsp oil or butter in a pan and then saute/fry the onions until they are soft but NOT golden. We just need to sweat them slightly. Add the ginger and garlic pastes, stir them in for a few seconds then turn off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.

Put the mashed potatoes in a bowl, add the shredded chicken, softened onions/garlic/ginger mixture, coriander, mint, chillies, salt, lemon and all the remaining spices. Mix everything well and give it a taste. Adjust salt/spice or lemon if needed.

Shape round flattened patties out of the mixture. Dip each one in some beaten egg then in breadcrumbs. Shallow fry on both sides until golden and crispy.

You can omit the breadcrumbs, I normally prefer adding that layer for a nice crunchy crust.

Drain onto kitchen towels and serve with a dip and some lemon/lime slices.

Enjoy! :)


Hi, thanks for the recipe.I make the same with fish. Can i use chicken mince for this.

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Hi, thanks, yes you can use mince.

Salam fauzia, I really love Ur site, cos of Ur site I dnt really wonder wat to cook. Is possible to prepare this and keep overnight in d fridge?

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W/Salaam, thank you. Yes you can. Keep them well covered with cling wrap.

Can I also coat with flour

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Yes you can.

The easiest and most quickest recipe!
Loved making these,thank you so much.:-)

Thanks Fauzia I have been learning alot from you. this is my treat for tomorrow
and whats that sauce?

This may seem like a really stupid question, but how do you shred chicken??
(Sorry I'm still new to cooking)

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Just boil it then shred it apart into little pieces with clean fingers or even with a fork.



Can these be frozen unfried. I was wondering since the potato is not cooked that it might not be okay. Thanks

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The potatoes ARE cooked, they should be boiled before you used them. I personally never like to freeze any food that has potatoes in it, they tend to release a lot of moisture when thawing and can end up absorbing too much oil or scattering in the oil. But if you ABSOLUTELY need to freeze, then make sure you fry them directly from the freezer into the hot oil.

Absolutely delicious ! One of the best potato cutlet recipes I have tried .

Turned out really yummy! =) Thanks for sharing your recipes, jazkh Allah khair.

salamz.du have a recipe for keema cutlets?not dat with potatos only keema cutlets

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Yes, check my chicken cutlets recipe in this folder. The chicken mince can be substituted with any other mince.


If chicken mince is used, does it require to be boiled in the same way as chicken mince. Is there a problem if the chicken mince is used and not boiled and the recipe is followed accordingly

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Yes, you need to dry it off with ginger, garlic, salt and pepper then use.

If I understand, I need to fry the chicken mince with ginger, garlic, salt and pepper. Please confirm

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No, the chicken cubes are boiled with salt, ginger, garlic and pepper before you begin making this dish. Then you just shred and add to the other ingredients as directed in the recipe instructions. :)

Hello Fauzia, your recipes have really helped me in the kitchen . I got married and always come to your website to search for what to cook :) i wanted to confirm , i know you answered this befpre but just to make sure i am not confused.. For chicken mince.. Do i just fry it with ginger garlic salt and pepper to cook it OR do i need to boil it in water with gi ger garlic salt and pepper? Thank you looking fwd to your respnse i plan to make this weekend :)

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Hi, thank you for the lovely message. Just fry the mince with ginger, garlic, salt and pepper without the addition of water. Mince usually releases its own juices as it cooks and it is supposed to dry up completely.

Hi. I am also using chicken mince (for the first time). So this step which you have mentioned in the above comment (frying the chicken mince with ginger, garlic, salt n pepper) - is it done BEFORE frying the onions with the ginger-garlic pastes, or is it done ALONG with the onions and ginger-garlic pastes?

And if it is done BEFORE, then what would be the quantities of the ginger, garlic, salt n pepper?

Thanks :)

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Hi, you could cook it along with the onions and garlic paste as mince won't take long to cook through. If you prefer to dry it off first, then just use about a quarter tsp each of the ingredients you mentioned.