Thursday, 7 April 2011

Savoury Potato Cake

Savoury Potato Cake

While I have a long list of recipes to be written up, I have this bad habit of making some recipes jump up the queue simply because I tried them very recently and want to share it immediately. I made this savoury potato cake today and just loved it. It is such a wonderful snack that can be enjoyed by the whole family, even my wee one loved it. I saw the recipe on a television program and tried it pretty much similar to what was told. Honestly, I was not very sure how it will turn out so I did not want to make a more healthy version using wholemeal flour or millet flours etc. Sometime in the near future I may try such varients of this recipe. I had some boiled potatoes in fridge and though it is a good way to use them up. It is a simple and tasty snack for us and great finger food for kids. My husband suggested that I could try using ajwain next time instead of cumin seeds although he said he could not fault the dish the way it was made. It really is upto you what you want to use.

2 boiled potatoes, mashed well
¾ cup all purpose flour (maida)
1½ tablespoon butter, softened
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 tablespoon milk

Mix the flour with butter using your finger tips. The mixture should resemble breadcrumbs

Add mashed potatoes, required salt and mix until it looks like soft dough. Do not knead too much as you do not want to melt the butter.

Roll the dough into a disc about three fourth of an inch thick and spoon some milk on top and spread it

Sprinkle the cumin seeds on top as uniformly as possible and cut the disc into eight parts

Put all the eight parts in a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at 150degC for 25-30 minutes

Yummy savoury cake is ready to serve!


  1. This is an interesting twist to a cake! And you didn't add any soda/baking powder??

  2. @Harini, that's correct, no soda or baking powder, so all the nutrition from the potato was preserved!

  3. Potato cakes looks simply marvellous..

  4. OOO, those sound delicious! I love savory cakes :)

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  5. I tried this recipe today and loved the outcome! I think from now on potato cakes will be my fave party snack (prep time was like 2 min, as I already had some boiled potatoes). Thanks Veena!