How to make potato pancake (Riki kur/aluroti) With green chilly sauce.

Potato pancake is a popular heavy Sherpa dish, and is often served to honored guest. It is made up potatoes, eggs and flour and normally eaten with green chilly sauce. Traditional Sherpa sauce is prepared by using sour cream (Yak cheese). If you do not have sour cream, you can use mayonnaise sauce.  It is easy to make, delicious, and wholesome in taste.

Equipment Needed:

  • Grater
  • Wire whips
  • Big spoon
  • Spatula
  • Pan


  • Potato 5kg
  • Flour  1cup
  • Egg 3 piece
  • Butter as required
  • Oil for spread as required
  • Salt to taste

For chilly sauce

  • 100 gm fresh green chilly
  • 100 gm spring onion
  • Sour cream (or mayonnaise) 100gm
  • Salt to taste


Using a peeler, remove the skin from potatoes and place in a large metal bowl. Wash the potatoes. Using a grater shave the potatoes into a frothy pulp while being careful not to cut your hands. This can also be done with a blender. But it basically depends on whether you want to retain the juice or not.

Peel and wash the potato.

Grate the potato by using grater. But I prefer to use my own homemade grater, which is safer. I made a lot of holes in a steel plate by using fork.

Grating the potato.

Add flour to the potato pulp. Ensure that the batter isn’t too sticky. Mix egg and salt, and whisk well.

After grating potato

Heat a pan in medium heat and spread butter or oil in pan and place a generous amount of batter on the pan.

cook the pancake until it is golden brown

Now for the sauce, cut green chilly and spring onion. Blend the two.

Green chilly, spring onion and salt into the blender.

Now add yak cheese or sour cream, green chilly and spring onion and blend again.

Serve the potato pancake with chilly sauce and butter

Spread the sauce onto the pancake along with butter and enjoy your wholesome potato pancake or aluroti (as is called in Nepali)

Hope you all like this recipe!




One thought on “How to make potato pancake (Riki kur/aluroti) With green chilly sauce.

  1. Thank you so much for sending this recipe!! I am glad you and the dZi crew all survived. How are you getting along? I think and worry everyday about your country. It is an incredible place and if there is anything I can do to assist (even though I’m on the other side of the planet), please let me know.

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    Cheers, Eric

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