Savory Potato-Carrot Loaf

The minute my reader Gunel from Azerbaijan sent me this recipe, I was hooked.  Savory potato-carrot loaf? Baked in a loaf pan? Really?  I mean, I am familiar with potato breads, but this is no bread. This is something different. Its texture is more like kourkouto I am still addicted to,  but it comes in a different shape and tastes differently. The loaf sets beautifully while baking and doesn’t fall apart when you slice it.  It is utterly delicious too! Serve this loaf for breakfast, as a side dish, or as an any-time-of-day treat. This is a must try. You will be hooked, too.

Savory Potato Carrot Loaf

Makes one medium loaf


4 medium potatoes (about 1 + 1/2 pounds)
1 medium carrot
2 eggs
1/2 cup  oil (such as olive or vegetable)
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped fresh mixed cilantro and dill
1 teaspoon salt
Pinch of ground black pepper


Put the potatoes and the carrot in a medium saucepan and fill it with enough water to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 30 minutes. Do not overcook – the vegetables should be cooked through but should not be mushy. Drain. When cool enough to handle, peel off their skins. Cut the flesh into medium dice. Set aside.

Preheat the oven to 380ºF. Grease (you can use butter, or vegetable oil spray) the bottom and the sides of a 9 X 5 X 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, using a balloon whisk, stir the eggs to mix. Add the oil and stir to blend. Add the yogurt and stir again. Add the flour and baking powder. Stir to mix. Toss in the diced vegetables and chopped herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Gently stir to mix. (Note: there is no need for a vigorous beating, so do not use a mixer).

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour, or until golden on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Unmold the loaf from the pan. Serve sliced, at room temperature or chilled.  This loaf will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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  1. Wow! I think I am already addicted and I haven;t even tried it…. I might mke it tonight and serve next to some pork chops… since I have all the inggredients…

  2. A great idea! Perfect with a salad!



  3. trying it today, have all the ingredients at home.

  4. Ooh, my mom loves serving this kind of dish as an accompaniment when they have a braai (barbecue). I’ll definitely pass it along to her! 🙂

  5. What a great idea!
    BTW, I love the recipes you post about, they really stand out against the mass of other cooking blogs…

  6. Salam Farida
    Negasan ? Man avvalar “egiki” elayirdim Bakida sanda tasadufan o recept var man oz receptimi itirmisham
    Man sanin websitindanlazzat aliram kynda byra galib taza jeniliklara baxiram va chalishiram evda vaxt edib bynlari bishirmak
    BY bazar medovik istayiram elayam allah goisa chatdiaram
    Chox sag ol

  7. This loaf looks perfect!!

  8. Hi Feride, this is a very creative recipe and it sure sounds delish!

  9. You are a baking Goddess, you know that? 🙂

  10. This is a fantastic recipe to try with a lovely side of beef or maybe lamb. Such a different presentation for the potato and so easy too

  11. This looks WONDERFUL! So creative.

  12. Farida, what a nice loaf…it looks great for a side dish…yummie 🙂

  13. Farida, this was incredible! Hope all is well with you! Happy Spring!

  14. This is so different, and looks fantastic. I love savory loaves, and I can’t wait to try this out.

  15. I just came across your blog a couple of days ago and when I saw this recipe I had to try it! I made a couple of changes – 4 carrots instead of 1 and much more dill and cilantro, but otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing and I look forward to trying more recipes!

  16. We made this for our Eurovision party last Saturday…

    …and this went down an absolute treat! Many thanks for such a great recipe!

  17. I find this food very interesting and am also excited to try making it!

    I”m in Germany and get to reach your fantastic blog.
    It feels like that I discovered a treasure island after a long voyage.

    thank you for the recipe!!

  18. This dish is delicious:D I would only add one carrot more and one potato less 😉
    Thanks for the recipe.

  19. This dish is delicious:D I would only add one carrot more and one potato less 😉

  20. i just discovered ur wonderful blog and made was very delicious!!!!..there is something quite similar in turkish cuisine but with a sesame seed topping and no carrots,,,they place the finely diced potato in batter you thnink this would work as well like this or at least the carrots raw as it cooks for an hour..thank you in advance

  21. MIRIAM – Thank you for stopping by:). In this particular recipe cooking the veggies is recommended. Raw would not cook. Hope this helps.

  22. We made an Azerbaijani meal to eat whilst watching Eurovision. Delicious recipe. Many thanks.

  23. Hi, is this Azerbaijani cuisine?? I would like to make it for an Azerbaijan dinner party I am going to but want to make sure it will fit the theme! Thanks 😀

  24. SHANNON – This is not a traditional Azerbaijani dish. Sorry:( But it was shared by an Azerbaijani reader, if this makes it somewhat Azerbaijani:)

  25. Thank you for your reply 🙂 I had better not make it for the party but I’m definitely bookmarking it for another time because it looks delicious! Thanks!

    Shannon (Australia).

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