We are on the fifth day of this breakfast theme around the world and today I bring you a dish from Ukraine. It is bordered by Russia and so they have many common dishes. This Deruny or potato pancakes are known as Draniki in Russia. Usually made with grated potato and seasoned, these soft pancakes are served with sour cream. Potatoes are grated in a fine mesh and so you can even grind it in a mixer.
The original recipe had eggs and I just skipped them. Added an extra tbs of maida to bring the batter together. These pancakes also has onions in it. Some times grated garlic is also used. This is an authentic recipe and I am so happy that I found it. As I didn’t have sour cream, I served it with a cup of curd. It was nice. Next time I will try grating the potatoes instead of grinding to give it some texture.
Recipe Source: Natasha’s Kitchen
Potatoes-2 medium sized
Flour/ Maida-3 tbs
Sour Cream-1 tbs
Coriander leaves-1 tbs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Oil To Drizzle
In a mixer jar take peeled and cubed potatoes and onion.
Grind to a smooth batter.
Alternately you can grate them in a fine grater.
Add all the other ingredients except oil and mix well.
The batter needs to be pourable.
Heat a non stick tawa and place spoon full of batter on it.
Drizzle oil along the sides and cook them on both sides until golden.
Serve with sour cream.