Potato Rosti For Vrat Farali / Indian Fasting Potato Bread / How To Make Rosti /व्रत उपवास की रोस्टि

Rosti is a potato-based dish of Swiss origin, where it used to be a common breakfast especially for farmers. Here, grated potatoes are mixed with a sprinkling of green chillies and cooked covered with a layer of cheese or Ghe till a good aroma wafts out of the pan. Here is a slightly modified version the original rosti, I made special for Fasting purpose so ingredients are used accordingly.

lb. potatoes (Yukon Golds or russets are best) 1-1/2 tsp. salt Generous 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 3 Tbs. vegetable or olive oil for frying; more as needed
Peel the potatoes and grate them, using the large holes of a hand grater or a food processor. Put the potatoes in a large bowl, add the salt and pepper, and toss to coat thoroughly. Let the potatoes rest for at least 5 minutes, and then, working with a fistful at a time, squeeze as much liquid as possible out of them and transfer to a second bowl. (The potatoes will start to discolor, but that won’t really affect the final results.)