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Turmeric Latkes

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 11 ingredients
I lately learned to love Turmeric Latkes as a special Hannukah treat. When I first came to live in New York City, as a vegetarian fashion designer working in the garment center, I often...


  • 1 cup shredded, peeled russet potatoes, water squeezed out
  • 1 cup shredded, peeled carrots
  • ¼ cup grated onion, water squeezed out
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded pith removed and minced
  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
  • 1 recipe Applesauce


Nutrition Facts


196 cals


10 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

6 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


23 g


3 g


4 g


6 g


300 mg


  1. Prepare the applesauce as outlined here. In a medium bowl combine the potatoes, carrots, onion, jalapeño, flour, cumin, salt, turmeric, and eggs. Mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in wide skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, pour a heaping tablespoon of the batter into the skillet. Flatten with the back of the spoon for a 3-inch latke. Cook as many latkes in the pan as you can without over crowding.
  3. Cook until golden and crispy on the bottom, about 3-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels.
  4. Serve latkes warm with applesauce and Greek yogurt.

Chef Tips

If not serving the latkes immediately keep the cooked latkes warm and crispy in a preheated 200 degree oven. They can also be reheated in an oven.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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