Spiced Zucchini & Potato Stacks

by Kiran on July 29, 2014 · 29 comments

in Appetizer, Pancakes, Snack

Hi friends! I’m making this post short and sweet because that’s what this recipe is all about — easy, summery stacks of zucchini and potato cakes which commands minimalistic fresh ingredients. Each morsel makes you want to beg summer to stay put a little longer.

And to top it off, it’s in-law approve! What can be better than that? 😀

Mummy and Papa are so positive about the whole creative process surrounding food photography. They are just as involved and for that, I am so grateful.

Its so cute to see how much Papa insists on having food displayed in the most clean way possible. The background chosen is usually white and I love upping the ante by insisting that we should also try using different moods to tell a story.

For now, I have the upper hand just because we all enjoy tormenting Papa for not having his way for once. Or twice 😉

Spiced Zucchini & Potato Stacks | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Weather has been rearing its ugly head way too often these days which makes it even more challenging to photograph in natural light. But that all doesn’t matter because we have Papa and Mummy visiting. Preparing meals and going for a walk, all done together.

Patiently awaiting for when I am done clicking, we can all sit down to a sumptuous meal. Together. That is all that matters, for now 🙂

Oh, and what else matters is this spiced zucchini and potato stacks. Because you can’t allow summer to escape any longer.

Spiced Zucchini & Potato Stacks | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food

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  • 2 cups of zucchini, grated and lightly packed
  • 3/4 cup of potato, par-boiled, cooled and grated (i used 3 very tiny potatoes)
  • 4 tbsp almond meal
  • 4 tbsp whole wheat purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp lime or lemon juice
  • some oil and butter to pan-fry


  1. Squeeze out as much liquid as possible from grated zucchini. Set it into a bowl with the rest of ingredients. Stir just until combined.
  2. Heat a large non-stick pan on medium. Once heated, add a little oil and butter. Swirl to coat. Spoon in thick zucchini-potato batter and cook each side for a few minutes or until fluffy and golden.
  3. Serve warm over salad or as an appetizer. These delicious stacks re-heat well the next day. Enjoy!


Spiced Zucchini & Potato Stacks | @KiranTarun http://kirantarun.com/food
Have a delicious summer, my friends and see you soon!

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1 Rosa July 30, 2014 at 2:39 AM

They look fabulous! This is such a great combo and your pictures are delightful.




2 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today July 30, 2014 at 6:21 AM

You’re so lucky, I need push Tomasz a bit for an involvement, hahaha. The recipe is great but the pictures – wow!


3 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health July 30, 2014 at 9:41 AM

i love roasting potatoes and with zucchini, i prefer sauteing it.
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4 Kitchen Belleicious July 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM

divine! The crispiness, the flavor, the fresh zucchini. i am in love with these little stacks. So delicious. as always the pictures are stunning
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5 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You July 30, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Kiran, my dear! You don’t know how much I enjoy vegetable patties… The potato ones have always been my favorite but next time I will have to add zucchini. Enjoy your parents’visit… Parents are a blessing!
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6 Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 30, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Yes please to easy, summery stacks!
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7 Carol at Wild Goose Tea July 30, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Very sweet post. Made me like the recipe prior to reading it.
But as it happens, I like the recipe for itself. You really got them to brown and crisp up nicely. I like the combo of the zucchini and the potato. I pinned it.
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8 Tanvi@SinfullySpicy July 30, 2014 at 10:46 PM

SO yummy & healthy. I love adding besan to my zucchini patties. Hope you are having a nice time with family!
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9 Angie@Angie's Recipes July 31, 2014 at 4:05 AM

I love that you have incorporated almond meal in these zucchini cakes. They look awesome, Kiran.
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10 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ August 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

It looks like your papa is offering me these beautiful zucchini potato stack :). Is he passing me the plate, right? Fantastic.
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11 easyfoodsmith August 1, 2014 at 1:30 PM

My mum used to make something similar sans zucchini. Your in-laws sound like really nice folks. 🙂
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12 Aimee @ ShugarySweets August 2, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Love your photos, and those stacks. YUM.
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13 Archana @ The Perfect Zest August 3, 2014 at 11:43 PM

so great that they are taking such interest in your food blogging hobby! They seem like lovely people.
You really fixed the problem I always have with zucchini pancakes etc -they don’t have enough body. Potato solves that problem nicely.
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14 Kelly August 4, 2014 at 1:23 PM

These zucchini and potato cakes look fantastic Kiran! I love the flavors in here and that’s so wonderful that your in-laws have an interest and helping out with blog 🙂 Hope you enjoy their visit and the rst of the summer 🙂


15 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence August 4, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Yum!! Love this Kiran. I’ve never tried zucchini and potato together. Usually, I eat zucchini raw (noodles), grilled or marinated. I almost always roast potatoes with olive oil or butter, the finish with fresh herbs.
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16 Amy @ Elephant Eats August 5, 2014 at 3:23 PM

I love potato pancakes, and the zucchini addition is such a good idea! These look delicious.
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17 Raymund August 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I know I would love this as I used a lot of zucchini in fritters or savoury pan cakes like this, it adds a really nice texture as well as tons of moisture to the dish.
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18 Choc Chip Uru August 8, 2014 at 1:01 AM

Healthy and delicious stacks (though I would definitely go for the potatoes in the stack :P)

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19 Daniela August 8, 2014 at 10:27 PM

This is simply delicious!
So fresh and easy- perfect for summer.
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20 Helene D'Souza August 14, 2014 at 8:39 AM

My dad too is quite involved and he loves watching me when I take pictures. ^.^ It’s not often but this year he will have a chance to add his ideas until beginning september and that’s we will be going back to india. Anyhow I am again inspired by your photography and food ideas Kiran and I missed your space! Thanks for sharing and take care.
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21 Maria Lopez August 19, 2014 at 3:55 AM

Thank you for sharing this yum recipe..:) Do you always prep your ingredients with your bare hands? I am a clumsy one in the kitchen..:)


22 Carol at Wild Goose Tea August 20, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Hey I am signing up to be notified of new posts. Smiles—


23 Kari@Loaves n Dishes August 26, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I’ve been on vacation for 6 weeks, and not missed the rainy afternoon, hot,sticky, Florida summer at all! Though I’ve been loving the summer up north!
I could down a big ol’ plate of this yumminess right now for lunch. Just lovely!
How fun for you to have family visiting! Hope y’all enjoy each other.
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24 Denise @ Creative Kitchen August 31, 2014 at 8:17 AM

Hi there Kiran!! I’d been quiet in the blogosphere these past few months (or more!), but I’m excited to be back at it! 😉 Been missing my food blogging friends, and super excited about the next FBF. Hope you’ve been doing well. These zucchini stacks looks amazing, and as always your photography skills just blow me away.

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25 Tania @My Kitchen stories August 31, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Hope you are enjoying time with your parents. Thease zucchini and potato cakes are a great idea. They look delicious
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26 Ina Gawne September 1, 2014 at 12:14 AM

Kiran….this dish looks and sounds divine. I must make these soon. Such a lovely accompaniment to any other main dish. Love the added almond meal – yumm!


27 Nusrat Azim September 12, 2014 at 1:24 AM

Loved the way Papa proudly, passionately holding the golden, pretty Stacks cooked by his awesome daughter 🙂
I use Zucchini and potatoes the same way you showed here. But your ‘spiced’ version sound like more fun! Thank you for making my day with a great recipe.
And…. Fabulous images…truly, honestly.
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28 Lail | With A Spin October 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Fresh, crisp and flavorful! Love it.
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