Healthy Potato Latkes (recipe)

Crispy and warm around the edges, sizzling Potato Latkes will be devoured right out of the pan. As this fun and hearty treat sizzles in the pan, it will warm your heart. Bright green onions sprinkled on top add a slight coolness. A spoonful of delicious applesauce or sour cream adds a refreshing sweetness.

Servings: 2

Preparation time: 20 MINUTES

Cooking time: 10 MINUTES


1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 whole eggs

4 whole potatoes

1/2 teaspoon of salt (mineral salt)

1/4 cup shallots

2 tablespoons spelled flour

1/4 cup sunflower oil


  1. Grate your potatoes in a cheese grater. Place in a colander over a bowl and let the water drain for 15 minutes. Drain excess liquid.2. Mix chopped shallots, eggs, flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat 1/4 inch of oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Fry potato mixture into balls that make pancakes about 3-4 inches in diameter. Fry for 3-4 minutes, then flip. When the edges are crispy and the whole latke is golden brown on both sides, they are ready to eat!
  3. Serve with applesauce or sour cream or cottage cheese mixed with sour cream. Garnish with chopped chives.

How can this Ayurvedic recipe make you feel good?

An Ayurvedic preparation of Latkes has several minor modifications: instead of wheat flour, substitute easily digestible and lighter spelled flour. Potatoes can be a bit difficult to digest due to their cold and heavy qualities. Black pepper is a remedy because it stimulates digestion. Sunflower oil lubricates the digestive tract and combats potato dryness. If you’ve never experienced potato dryness, compare the difference between a baked potato and a latke. Baked potato can leave your mouth feeling parched. Many people who suffer from gas and bloating will be surprised to find that it’s often due to dryness, so grab a latke!

Why follow an Ayurvedic diet?

Eating Ayurveda makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is tailored to your body type and the specific imbalances you are working with at any given time. Ayurveda shows you the specific needs of your body type and what should be prioritized in your Ayurvedic menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you eat truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes that all disease begins in the digestive tract, food is your first medicine. By adopting a healthy and ideal diet for your body, you benefit from optimal health.

The three doshas / body types

According to biocharacteristic theory of medicine, people tend to get sick, over and over again, from the usual causes and imbalances of their own. Your body type encapsulates this trend, showing you the “type” of conditions and imbalances that frequently test your health and well-being. Using body type, you can also identify remedies that may improve your strength and resilience. Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses. The calculation of your morphology is based on your medical history. The 3 functional morphologies (doshas), are catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and anabolic (Kapha). Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy. Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy. Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass. Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, overactive, underweight, and lean. Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed. Anabolic people are heavy, stable, and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could easily gain weight and experience congestion.

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The recipe above soothes Vata, Pitta and Kapha