Cheesy Potato Pancake/Potato pancakes without eggs


Here is another quick and easy potato recipe that you can either prepare as a side dish or simply as a snack.  For these pancakes the potatoes are not cooked in advance but grated and squeezed well of any excess liquid. This step is really important to ensure getting delicious crispy pancakes on the outside.

Potatoes have always made a great pair with cheese and so these ingredients are a must as well. As for the spices besides pepper powder you can add any others you like best, like paprika, chili, herbs and so on. You can add eggs too. But here i made with no eggs. Just grate potato, soak in water for 5 mins. Then squeeze out well as said before. Add in cheese, pepper powder,salt, corn flour, coriander leaves. Mix well all together. Take some potato mix in hand, make it flat or take in scoop. Fry them in oil. No need to deep fry it. You can add onions, eggs, gram flour etc., as you desire.

These Cheese Potato Pancakes turned really great. Really crispy on the outside while the interior is soft and deliciously flavored. You should probably double the quantities as they go really fast. Everybody enjoyed them even the kids. They also can be a great idea for their lunch boxes or to take on the go. Enjoy!

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Prep Time : 10 mins      Cooking Time : 10 mins

Serves : 2


Potato : 1 Large (Peeled and grated)

Cheese : 1/4 cups (grated)

Corn flour : 2 tbsp

Pepper powder : 1 tsp

Coriander leaves : 1 tbsp chopped

Salt to taste

Oil as needed


  1. Take a large potato, peel of skin. Wash it in water. Grate it in small holes grater.
  2. Soak grated potato in water for 5 mins. Then squeeze out water thoroughly with hands or using kitchen.
  3. Take it in bowl. Add in grated cheese, pepper powder, salt, corn flour, coriander leaves with squeezed potato.
  4. Mix well. It will leaves water, no need to add water. Heat oil over medium high heat. Use an hands or ice cream scoop to take equal amounts of potato mixture and add to the pan. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the patties. Cook about 3 or 4 patties at a time.
  5. If you using your hands, just flatten in hand like vada as shown in pics.
  6. Cook until browned about 4 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining potato mixture.Transfer the pancakes to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil. Try to serve cheesy potato pancakes warm.


Peal and grated potato using small holes in grater
Soak grated potato in water for 5 mins
Then squeeze out thoroughly with hands or with kitchen towel
Add in grated potato, cheese, corn flour, salt, pepper powder, coriander leaves
Mix well all together in hands, no need to add water
Take small amount in hands, flatten it using hands like vada
Fry them in oil on medium high for about 4 mins on both sides
Here you go. Serve warm your cheesy potato pancake


  1. No need to add water, squeeze out well after adding your ingredients. it will leaves moisture by its own.
  2. You can add in onions, egg, instead of corn flour can add gram flour etc.,
  3. You can add paprika, chili powder, garlic or onion powder as you desire. Its full of as you imagine and like.
  4. If you using ice cream scoop, flat it with spoon backside to even it.
  5. Squeezing is very important.

10 Comments Add yours

  1. This would make a lovely weekend brunch !

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  2. Megala says:

    Yummy ! Kids cant say no to this cheesy pancake.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deepa says:

      Yup. My son loved it.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. This looks so delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u pooja

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Asfa says:

    Can’t wait to try this! Looks delicious. Thankyou for the recipe 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deepa says:

      U r most welcome asfa. Do try n let me know. Thank u for stopping by

      Liked by 1 person

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