Spiced Turmeric Latkes & Garam Masala Applesauce

Spiced Turmeric Latkes & Garam Masala Applesauce

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Course Appetizers, Side Dish, Vegetarian Dishes


  • Ingredients for Latkes:
  • 2-3 russet potatoes
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 serrano green chili chopped finely
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp ghee for frying
  • Ingredients for Applesauce:
  • 1 cup organic applesauce no sugar added
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp lemon juice add if applesauce is not too tart
  • 4 tbsp coconut sugar or 2-3 tbsp honey these are unrefined low glycemic sweetener options- adjust the amount based on your desired level of sweetness


  • Instructions for latkes:
  • Wash the potatoes (skin on).
  • Fill a large stockpot with water and bring water to a boil on medium heat.
  • Add potatoes to boiling water and boil for 6-7 minutes (may take up to 15 minutes depending on size of your potatoes) or until fully cooked and soft.
  • Remove potatoes from boiling water and let cool.
  • Once cooled, peel skin from potatoes.
  • Place potatoes in a large mixing bowl and mash with a spatula until it’s well mashed and broken down.
  • Beat the egg separately and add it into the bowl with mashed potatoes. Mix well.
  • Add in all spices and salt listed in ingredients above with potatoes. Mix well until fully combined. Taste mixture and adjust spices and seasonings as necessary.
  • Use your clean hands to make potato mixture and roll into a flattened circle (about 2-3 inches in diameter) to form patties.
  • Heat oil on a pan on low heat.
  • Place patties on the pan leaving enough room to flip them. Make sure each side is golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove patties from pan once all sides are golden and crispy.
  • Serve with applesauce or sour cream!
  • Instructions for Garam Masala Applesauce:
  • Combine all ingredients listed in a bowl and mix well.
  • Adjust seasonings based on your preference.
  • Serve at the side with latkes!
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