You all showed so much love to my Sabudana Waffles, so here is another waffle idea to add on to my waffle series, Rosti Waffles. These can be made during Navratri or Shravan Mahino. It’s simple and yes turns out so crunchy. I love potatoes be it weekends brunches or evening snacks and when you can make something quick then it’s a win win. Here is my twist to traditional Potato Rostis that originated in Switzerland. Checkout the recipe for Chili and Cilantro Potato Rosti Waffles.
Rösti is a traditional Swiss dish that originated in the German-speaking part of Switzerland, particularly in the canton of Bern. It is made from grated potatoes that are pan-fried until crispy and golden brown. The dish dates back to the 19th century and was initially a breakfast food for farmers. Over time, it gained popularity throughout Switzerland and beyond, becoming a staple in Swiss cuisin.
Waffles, on the other hand, have a more complex history. The concept of cooking batter between two metal plates to create a cake-like food dates back thousands of years to ancient Greece. However, the modern waffle, as we know it, is believed to have originated in the Middle Ages in what is now modern-day Belgium.
We have given these 2 an Indian twist and created Rosti Waffles.
Wash and peel the potatoes
Grate the potatoes and use a kitchen towel to squeeze the water out of potatoes
In a bowl mix cilantro, green chilies, salt and grated potatoes
Heat the waffle maker and place 1/2 tsp butter on the bottom
Use your hands to spread even layer of grated potato mixture
Place 1/2 tsp of butter on top
Close and let the waffles cook
Open the waffle maker and flip the waffle after 5 minutes and cook it again
Once it is brown on both sides garnish with cilantro
Serve with sour cream and garnish with scallions (optional) or with ketchup
Enjoy with you morning coffee, as a side or during snack time
Mini Waffle maker or can use any waffle maker.
The Waffles can be packed for lunch boxes. It can be stored in an airtight container for 6 hours.
It can be served with green chutney, you can also serve it with ketchup if not fasting.
We can use raw banana instead of potatoes for people who do not eat potatoes. Butter can be replaced with oil and it will still turn out crispy. The green chilies can be replaced with red chili powder.
Did you know that potatoes are a great source of vitamin C and potassium as well as vitamin B6. Potatoes are a good source of dietary fiber, especially when consumed with the skin. Fiber is important for digestive health as it helps prevent constipation and supports a healthy gut microbiome.
Experiment with toppings! Besides the traditional options, you can try grated cheese, avocado, salsa, or various herbs for added flavor.
Adjust the seasonings to your taste. You can add garlic powder, paprika, or other herbs and spices for extra flavor.
If you’re making a large batch, keep the cooked waffles warm in a low-temperature oven while you finish cooking the rest.
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- Salt as needed
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chopped green chili
- 2 cups shredded Yukon gold potatoes 3-4 potatoes
- 1/4 cup sour cream to serve
- 1 tsp scallions to garnish the sour cream optional
- Wash and peel the potatoes
- Grate the potatoes and use a kitchen towel to squeeze the water out of potatoes
- In a bowl mix cilantro, green chilies, salt and grated potatoes
- Heat the waffle maker and place 1/2 tsp butter on the bottom
- Use your hands to spread even layer of grated potato mixture
- Place 1/2 tsp of butter on top
- Close and let the waffles cook
- Open the waffle maker and flip the waffle after 5 minutes and cook it again
- Once it is brown on both sides garnish with cilantro
- Serve with sour cream and garnish with scallions (optional) or with ketchup
- Enjoy with you morning coffee, as a side or during snack time