Cooking With Veneta Cucine – Rösti

Since last month, we’ve all been blessed with more time on our hands. But have we been productive with it? If your answer is no, then this is the right time for you to hone a skill or learn a new one. If you are asking yourself, “But what do I learn?”, then we recommend picking up something that will be useful for day to day living. Cooking is one such skill, and the best way to learn/improve is to try out any simple dish which isn’t labour or ingredient intensive. Here’s our recommended recipe for this week on Veneta Cucine India, which is easy to prepare and uses very few basic ingredients.


Traditionally a Swiss breakfast dish made with potatoes and commonly eaten by the farmers in Berne, has now become popular all over Switzerland and around the world. A cross between hash browns and a potato pancake, it is served up as an accompaniment to sausages, meat, cheeses, spinach or eggs etc. or as a dish on its own.


  • 3 to 4 medium potatoes
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt to taste
  • Garnish: Parsley or Pepper

Time: 30-40 minutes

  1. Grate the peeled raw potatoes into a bowl. A traditional grater with the broader hole would do.
  2. Melt 2 to 4 tablespoons of butter in a nonstick pan. Add the grated potatoes and add salt to taste.
  3. Cook over medium heat for several minutes, stirring two or three times with a wooden spatula to coat the potatoes evenly with butter.
  4. Pat the potatoes into a cake with the spatula and let them cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Cover the potatoes and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. When the bottom of the potato cake is golden brown, flip the pancake to cook the other side as well till golden brown.
  7. During the entire process, make sure to press down on the cake with a spatula to make the pancake stick together.
  8. You can put the lid on for a few minutes to get the potatoes cooked in the middle, if desired.
  9. Slide the Rösti onto a plate and garnish with parsley or pepper
  10. Cut into wedges and enjoy