Monday, September 9, 2013

Grated Potato Pancake

Grated Potato Pancake

Food Blogging Marathon from 2/9/2013 to 30/9/2013. Each day a new alphabet. 4 categories. 
Regional Food, 
Baked Dishes, 
International Flavors / Fusion flavors, 
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In one very old issue of Women and Home (British edition) I had read about European food and those days  I was only interested in cakes and desserts. But there was this picture of Swiss Rosti, a golden crisp looking pancake made of potatoes that got me thinking, how  it was similar to our very own potato pancake. Of course the spices and binding was totally different but the picture and recipe stayed with me for many many years.
With the internet and world getting smaller each day I was able to Google and search for the recipe and compare it. Here I am giving you my take on 'Swiss Rosti' which is "Maharashtrian Batatyache Thalipeeth"
This goes under International / fusion recipe. Most of the European countries too have a version of this recipe.
This can also be eaten for fast,  but then instead of rice flour isabudana/sago or shingada/water chestnut flour is used. 


2 big potatoes grated
1 cup grated fresh coconut
1/4 cup roasted ground/peanut powder (coarse)
1 tblsp chopped green chillies or to taste
1/2 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
1/4 tsp cumin/jeera
1/4 cup rice flour
salt to taste
Oil/ghee for shallow frying          

Grated Potato in water


Method : 

  Peel and grate the potatoes in water and keep aside for 15 minutes. Drain and wash grated potatoes well using a colander till the ware runs clear. Most of the starch will be washed away. 
Now add all the ingredients and mix well with a light hand. 

 Lightly brush a tawa/griddle with little oil or ghee and spread about 1/2 cup of mixture to make a thin pancake. make a hole in the center.  Drizzle oil/ghee around it and a little in the hole. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or till golden brown on the underside.


Flip over and cook uncovered for further 5 minutes or till both the sides are golden brown.

 Remove on a plate and  serve hot.



  1. This is yum...I love this version of pancake...have tried it ..along with some cheese...super.

  2. very nice Sandhya for writing all these recipes. Thank you very much.

  3. Wow!! Looks so crispy and delicious...

  4. potato pancakes are delicious - they are often served with applesauce in European Jewish tradition and are a wonderful combination

  5. That is such a yummy fusion dish.. Looks delicious.

  6. Intersting. I mmake this without the peanut and the coconut part. Must try it sometime.

  7. that is a great breakfast item,,, looks very similar to hash browns!!