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Pumpkin & Potato Rösti

Recipe for super simple Pumpkin & Potato Rösti without eggs! Serve with a delicious (vegan) yogurt dip or on salad. Delicious!

Vegan Pumpkin & Potato Rösti |

Rösti are typical potato fritter from the german/swiss area. Raw potatoes are grated, mixed with spices, a bit of flour and then pan-fried. And while it’s fall, I loved adding a grated hokkaido pumpkin to the mix. Chickpea flour is used to bind the patties together in this recipe, it’s one of my favorite binding agents (who needs eggs?!). Freshly chopped parsley and different basic spices such as curry powder, cinnamon, salt and ground pepper complement the flavor.

Rösti are delicious with a soy yogurt dip, on a salad or even in a sandwich! Sooo many possibilies!

Vegan Pumpkin & Potato Rösti |

The ingredients for these Pumpkin & Potato Rösti are fairly simple. A hokkaido pumpkin, potatoes, fresh parsley, chickpea flour (for binding) and basic spices – salt, pepper, cinnamon, curry powder. I love recipes that can be made with minimal shopping :)

Vegan Pumpkin & Potato Rösti |

Making the Rösti is pretty quick, however you’ll want to let the raw potato mixture with the spices sit for about 15 minutes, so it can get softer and the flour can incorporate better with the potato juices.

Pumpkin & Potato Rösti

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for super simple Pumpkin & Potato Rösti. Without eggs! Completely plant-based! Serve with a soy yogurt dip and enjoy!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Austrian, German, Vegan
Servings 14 röstis
Calories 45 kcal


Ingredients for the Rösti

  • 1/2 hokkaido pumpkin
  • 4 middle-sized potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons besan/chickpea flour
  • plant-based oil for the pan

Ingredients for the yogurt dip

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened soy yogurt
  • salt to taste
  • ground pepper
  • 1 pinch paprika powder
  • 1 pinch curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives


For the yogurt dip

  • Mix all ingredients given for the yogurt dip. Add the salt to taste.

For the Rösti

  • Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and peel it. Peel the potatoes as well. Grate the pumpkin and potatoes finely and put the shreds in a large enough mixing bowl.
  • Add salt, pepper, cinnamon powder, curry powder and chopped parsley and mix. Let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are softer, add the chickpea flour and mix again. Add more chickpea flour if the shreds don't stick together.
  • In a large pan add enough oil to cover the bottom and turn it to medium to high heat. When it's hot, form little balls with the pumpkin-potato-mixture and put it in the pan. Then flatten it with a spatula or your hand, depending on how adventurous you are.
  • Fry the rösti for about 5 minutes on each side - until golden-brown. Remove excess oil by putting them on a kitchen paper before placing them on the plate. Enjoy!


Calories: 45kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gSodium: 91mgPotassium: 260mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 25IUVitamin C: 8.4mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2.1mg
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Recipe Rating


Thursday 19th of January 2017

Mmmm looks delicious! Too bad my attempts at rosti never turn out quite as I’d like, they always come apart when I’m frying them. I blanch my potatoes, so next time I’m going to try them raw and add more flour.


Friday 20th of January 2017

yep, and don't try to flip them too quickly! give them time to create a crust, that holds them together on the bottom :)


Friday 2nd of December 2016

Okay, that looks soooo delicious!!! :) I really need to try that. Hopefully I don't burn anything while trying. :D

Wishes, Kat


Friday 2nd of December 2016

Kat, you can do it! I believe in you :)


Saturday 18th of June 2016

"For the dip: Mix all ingredients."

Am I missing something? Where's the recipe for the dip?


Saturday 18th of June 2016

Hi Ian, sorry about that! Some subheadings of the recipe went missing when I changed to a new recipe plugin. Fixed it now! Let me know if you have any more questions and happy cooking! :)


Friday 24th of October 2014

Wow, these look awesome. I love rösti and I'm sure the addition of pumpkin makes them even better! I wish I had some on hand right now. And thank you for the shout-out! <3 I'm glad the comments are working now. :)


Friday 24th of October 2014

thank you! They were really good, I'm glad I made enough to have some leftovers :) I can't wait to try out some more pumpkin dishes. Thank you so much again for pointing it out to me. Comments are such an important part of blogging, so I'm very grateful.