October 1, 2007

Potato Pancakes

Weekend breakfasts are so much fun. On days when we are not visiting Naivedyam for our weekly dose of Mysore Masala Dosa and Idli Vada, I make something slightly elaborate. There are days when both of us get into the kitchen and make a breakfast so time consuming and filling that it is about lunch time when we get around to eating it and as a result, we've saved ourselves the effort of making lunch.

I love pancakes. Nicely stacked up on my plate with a small blob of butter and loads of maple syrup. In one Tom & Jerry episode where Tom is to disinherit millions if he were to harm “even a mouse”. In that episode there’s this breakfast scene where Jerry soaks up all the syrup on the plate with the last piece of the pancake and eats it. How I love doing that!

I tried these potato pancakes for a change and they turned out really well. I use very little butter in the batter and grease the pan just once. After that these beauties are totally on their own.

I made the batter using

1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Atta
1/2 cup Potatoes, mashed
2 tbsp Cheddar Cheese, grated
1/2 tsp Chilli Flakes
1/2 tsp Mixed Herbs (basil, parmesan, oregano)
2/3 cup Milk
1 egg
1 tsp + 1 tsp Butter
Salt and Pepper to Taste

Place all ingredients and 1 tsp of butter in a food processor jar with the dough blade fitted. Blend for2 minutes.

Heat a frying pan and add 1 tsp of butter. Melt the butter and line the pan evenly.

Pour one ladleful onto the hot pan and allow it to spread by itself. After a couple of minutes, turn over and cook on the other side. Stack on a plate and enjoy them with any sort of relish. (We ate them with idli molaga podi!!)

I have always had my pancakes sweet but I enjoyed the savoury ones just as much.


musical said...

Looks like it was just made for me :). Savory pancakes are the only ones i'll ever have. and yours look perfect!

Raaga said...

Shall I mix some molaga podi for you Musical?

Laavanya said...

These look super good Raaga. Great idea.

Sreelu said...

Raaga, these look to good did you have the same expression like Jerry savoring the syrup soaked pancake :)

zlamushka said...


you tricked me! I thought those were sweet ones :-)

I actually looooove savory anything more than sweet.. So you did trick me, but in a pleasant way! Good job

Siri said...

Even I absolutely adore pancakes and can have at any time of the day.. Potato pancakes.. huh.. nice idea..:D

Namratha said...

Not sweet pancakes...very interesting! this has got to be the first for me :) You meant raw mashed potatoes or the boiled ones, sorry to bother you with my questions, would love to try this, hence.... :)