Khube Potato chop/Pin shell potato chop

Khube potato chop/pin shell potato chop

Khube/pin shell  is kind of a shell fish which is found on rocks mainly during rains....Though it is a very tedious process cleaning it ..Its worth all the effort ..Its fun collecting them Me and my Husband enjoy collecting it form the rocks fun!! .He just loves this and was asking me to make some ..
Its A TYPICAL EAST INDIAN DISH can be eaten as a side dish or with bread or tomato sauce...


2 cups boiled  khube/pinshell  (  really in a good number as u see in the pic we get very little after cleaning)
2 onion finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 tsp garam masala powder
2 to 3 green chilli chopped
9 garlic cloves chopped
1 inch ginger chopped
1 tsp lime juice
oil 1 cup  for filling and frying
bread crumbs to roll
poatoes 5 boiled and mashed
1 egg beaten

Method  for filling

Wash khubes and boil it with salt ..use a  clean safety pin to remove from the shell ..
In a Pan heat oil add chopped ginger ,garlic fry well

Now  add the onion fry till transparent then add tomatoes and fry well  till mushy.

Then add chopped green chilli salt,khube and garam masala powder add  lime juice and very well little water as we want the mixture to be dry.

Method For Outer Covering
 You can refer to my earlier post On Potato Chops to make the outer covering.
Boil the potatoes and remove the skin and mash them add salt and 1/2 tsp sugar and mix well .Make sure the mixture is well mashed .

Take a small portion of the potato mixture in ur palms flatten it and stuff the filling and cover it to shape into a patty and roll it  so that it gets it shape

dip it into beaten egg one by one and coat it well with bread crumbs ..

Shallow fry until golden brown n serve hot....

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  1. they look yumm...i love khube

  2. lovely potato chops..I love Khubis

  3. khubes wow my fav..i love them..n these potato chops look yumm

  4. Where do you get these anymore?

    1. We do get them in the fish markets specially in Mumbai ...and now its the season ..if you happen to go to bandstand you will find plenty of these on the rocks :)