Monday, April 8, 2013

Vatana Bateta No Rotlo (Spicy Potato & Peas Pancakes)

The pleasures of a hearty & a leisurely breakfast is unsurpassed. And if it is a  Gujarati fare, then the variety and blend of flavors the dish adds to the palate is truly amazing. Sample this pancake here; the ingredients in it is not fancy and are simple pantry stuff but the resulting dish is nothing short of a heavenly treat.

The best part of the recipe is it is simple to make and the kids are surely gonna love it. Be sure to adjust the spice quotient to taste.

{Recipe Source :Tarla Dalal's 'The Complete Gujarat Cookbook}

What's in it :-
(Prep Time : 10 mins; Cooking Time : 25 mins)

  • Green Peas - 1 cup (coarsely crushed)
  • Potatoes - 2 cups (boiled/peeled/mashed)
  • Rice Flour - 2 tbsp
  • Roasted Semolina - 1 to 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp
  • Green Chillies - 2 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger-Green Chilli Paste - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - for greasing
Here's How :-

Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well till smooth and divide the mixture in to equal portions. Grease an iron griddle or a non stick tava and heat it.

Place one portion of the mixture on the tava and pat it with the help of your fingers to make pancake like thick circle. Cook until both sides are golden brown in colour. 

Repeat to make more rotlas. Serve hot with Mint chutney , ketchup,curd or any other accompaniments of your choice.


  1. I just visited your blog this morning & was gonna buzz you by tomorrow if you hadn't posted anything new!! :D

    Never heard of this .. but loved the recipe! I individually love all the ingredients that go into the dish so obviously I'll love the rotlo! :D

  2. Very interesting n innovative

  3. a hearty rotlo that has rice flour. What a break from all that gluteny wheat :)

  4. Very interesting priya. Never know abt this. bookmarking it to try and taste.

  5. this looks so similar to the akki roti made in karnataka. We too add potatoes but no peas. we also add grated carrots but the ingredients are reversed. Riceflour is the major component. looks yummy your creation:)

  6. This rotlo sounds hearty and healthy, quite new for me.