Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Hashbrowns / Rosti

I first had Rostis at the Marche restaurant in Singapore... they would have a huge mound of potatoes that a person religiously peeled and a machine that shredded the potatoes which were then transferred to pans in a thick layer and skilfully roasted on both sides to a golden brown... It was the simplest thing but delicious with sourcream....


I found that hasbrown patties served in restaurants here in the US are quite similar to the rostis. When I tried making these at home, i tossed in some veggies as well and made it a bit more spicy. These are great on their own or when topped with a dollop of sour cream. When I posted some pictures from long back - some wanted to know the recipe for this... my apologies for the delay but I finally have it ready.

HASHBROWN PATTIES / ROSTI


Ingredients:
Potatoes - 2 big, peeled & grated
Carrot - 1 small, chopped finely
Bell Pepper - half of a small one, chopped finely
Onion - half of a medium, chopped finely
Chilli powder - quarter to half tsp
Red Chilli Flakes - half tsp
Salt & Pepper to taste

Method:
1) Press the grated potatoes between several sheets of paper/cloth towels to remove as much of the moisture as possible.


2) Transfer this to a bowl, add in the rest of the chopped veggies & seasonings and toss until uniformly mixed.


3) Heat a tawa on medium and rub lightly with oil, put spoonfuls of the potato mixture and press down to form small patties. The starchiness from the potatoes will help hold it together.


4) When one side is done, flip over and let the other side cook until golden as well.



A closer look...

38 comments:

  1. It's a feast up there! :)

    Love Hashbrowns, make it every Sunday with Pancakes. Looks yummy Laavanya! :)

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  2. I made these with sweet potato once, quite nice and different!

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  3. yumm...those do look great and u feel less guilty coz u got other veggies in there...

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  4. Hashbrowns looks very delicious. Jst this sunday I had them at IHOP

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  5. what a feast :)
    I like hash browns too... will try this recipe... very nice picture!

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  6. I looooove rosti. I prefer it to the american hash browns. Hash browns are too heavy and greasy. I think rosti is much more elegant dish. Its great that you added veggies to this. Rosti is fabulous with some cheese sprinkled on top :)

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  7. Looks pretty healthy and colorful the rosti

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  8. Laavanya, they look really good, the kids would love these, with ketchup ofcourse.

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  9. Laavanya, this looks wonderful..loved the healthy twist to it too ! Beautiful spread !

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  10. wow yummy ones...and pperkangai thogayal-I have in my tmrws lunch menu :)

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  11. heard abt this but never tasted it. will make a try.

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  12. Yummm...hashbrowns look so good...adding other vegies is a grt idea...

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  13. Awesome, I love them! You certainly made them your own... Great variation!

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  14. wow, wow, my fav. hashbrowns! looks so mouth-watering and inviting.

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  15. when i was new to the concept of hash browns, i used to think they are made of fish :D

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  16. Wow Laavanya! What is the feast for?

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  17. wow with all the veggies thrown in, it does look fabulous .. loved the recipe

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  18. it looks yummy. perfect sunday snack.

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  19. yummy snack nad new to me.,..will try it soon..

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  20. You know what,I was thinking to try and post hashbrowns in my blog! Glad u posted,this one sounds good with veggies in it,sure will try!

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  21. Wow why didn't you ask mr over :-)
    Yummy rosties, i love your addition of spices.

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  22. HI..first time in ur blog..luv ur recipes..really want to try this one..Never heard and tasted..will try and c:)Do visit my blog at ur free time:)

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  23. OMG ,...THY LOOK SO YUM,.WILL TRY THIS SOON,..;-)

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  24. Wow... That looks inviting Laavanya! Nice and easy recipe..

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  25. Ohh yummy, love Hash browns anytime and yours is a good healthy version with the variety of veggies in there...good one!

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  26. Never made this at home Lavanya..Have some problem with network again..Couldnt visit blogs

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  27. Hash browns looks so good. Nice recipe... YUM! My fav....

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  28. Like naything with potatoes, never tried hash browns, your recipe looks very delicious. Will give this a try.

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  29. That's a easy, tasty recipe Laavanya. Hash browns looks crunchy. YUM !

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  30. wow u cooked up a storm!nice looking hash browns

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  31. Fist time here Laavanya..u got a very lovely space..:)
    Those patties look sooo tempting..what a color..my ..feel like grabbing it now..:)n thats a wonderful spread u got there..:)

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  32. hashbrown looks yummy.i'll try it tomorrow

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  33. this looks inviting and healthy..nice idea..

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  34. This is a great twist on plain hash browns, healthy and colorful!

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  35. Thank you all for your comments.. am so glad you liked this.

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