aloo tuk recipe | how to make tuk patata

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aloo tuk recipe | tuk patata | how to make sindhi aloo tuk

Indian snacks with fried potato are everyone’s favorite. There is a hint of comfort in every bite that even the fanciest foods can’t compare to. Be it the aloo bonda from the South or samosa from the North, each potato-based snack holds a special place in the hearts of the Indian foodies. As a tribute to the humble tuber, I am sharing the recipe of Aloo Tuk that’s on the top of my list of must-have vegetarian snacks made with fried potatoes.

There are some recipes that will remain etched on your heart forever. They are a reminiscence of the favorite times of your life. For me, it has to be the aloo tuk recipe for it reminds me of my amazing childhood and my Mom’s kid-friendly culinary delights. My Mom makes the best Aloo Tuk ever and this is her recipe that I wish to share with you. It’s one of the simplest potato recipes that you can whip up in no time.

Aloo Tuk or Tuk Patata is a Sindhi recipe of crispy, deep fried potatoes that are seasoned to perfection with Indian masalas. The potatoes have a characteristic crisscross design on one side and a crispy exterior that makes way for the warmth and softness packed within. Besides, the seasoning ingredients are fairly straightforward; something that you would find in an Indian kitchen at all times. Feel free to adjust the chili to suit your preference.

serving suggestions for aloo tuk

Since I have grown up savoring aloo tuk with piping hot dal and rice, I would recommend you try this combination. Otherwise, you could have it as a snack, with either some green chutney or Indian chai tea. Aloo tuk taste best while they are still hot. So just grab a plateful of freshly made tuks and dig in right away.

If you are someone like me who loves to gorge on freshly made homemade snacks, check out my other recipes – Potato Wedges, French Fries, Masala Fries, Potato Sweet Corn Patty.

how to make sindhi aloo tuk

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sindhi aloo tuk recipe | tuk patata recipe
 
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Aloo tuk are double-fried potato slices seasoned with Indian spices that make a yummy side dish for dal and rice. They are often served with bhuga chawal or just as a snack.
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Potatoes – 4, medium
  • Water – 4 cups or as needed
  • Salt – 2 tbsp + some more to taste
  • Turmeric – ¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder – ½ tsp or to taste
  • Amchur/Dry mango powder – ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Oil – for deep-frying
  • Coriander leaves – finely chopped, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into ½-inch slices. Make crisscross gashes on each slice, not too deep.
  2. Take water in a bowl and add salt to it. Soak the potatoes slices for an hour.
  3. Drain the potato slices and set them out on a kitchen towel to dry.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet and drop in a few potato slices and fry them for a minute on high heat.
  5. Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid. Fry the potatoes for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Remove them on a paper towel.
  7. When they are cool enough to handle, gently press each aloo tuk between your palms to flatten them a bit.
  8. Reheat the oil and add the aloo tuk back to the hot oil. Turn the heat to medium and fry the potatoes for another 4-5 minutes till they turn golden and crispy.
  9. Remove the aloo tuk in another skillet.
  10. Arrange the aloo tuk in a single layer. Turn the heat on. Sprinkle red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, and amchur/dry mango powder. Adjust the salt.
  11. Toss well and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves. Aloo tuk is ready. Serve hot as a snack or a side with dal rice.

aloo tuk recipe with step by step pictures below


Step 1

Pick medium, round potatoes. Also, take the spices out on a plate.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 2

Peel the potatoes and cut them into ½-inch slices. Make crisscross gashes on each slice, not too deep.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 3

Take 4 cups of water in a bowl and add 2 tbsp salt to it. Soak the potatoes slices for an hour.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 4

When the time’s up, drain the potato slices and set them out on a kitchen towel to dry.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 5

Heat sufficient oil in a skillet and drop in a few potato slices and fry them for a minute on high heat.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 6

Turn the heat to low and cover the skillet with a lid. Fry the potatoes for 2-3 minutes.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 7

Remove the aloo tuk on a paper towel.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 8

When they are cool enough to handle, gently press each potato slice between your palms to flatten them a bit.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 9

Heat the oil and add the potato slices back to the hot oil. Turn the heat to medium and fry the potatoes for another 4-5 minutes till they turn golden and crispy.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 10

Remove the aloo tuk slices in another skillet.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 11

Arrange the aloo tuk slices in a single layer because you want them to be seasoned evenly. Turn the heat on. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, and 1/2 tsp amchur/dry mango powder. Adjust the salt.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 12

Finally, toss well and sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves on the aloo tuk slices.

making aloo tuk recipe


Step 13

Aloo tuk is ready. Serve hot as a snack or a side with dal rice.

making aloo tuk recipe

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Laaj Paryani
    June 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    aloo took is making my mouth water..i hv been stayin in the US..away from home..i really miss sindhi food here.

    • Reply
      Monica
      June 11, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      Hello Laaj. So glad to see a comment from a fellow Sindhi on my blog. I can totally understand how you feel being away from home and missing all the yummy home-cooked food. I hope you give my Aloo Tuk recipe a try. Do let me know how you like it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Pink Dolphin
    August 13, 2017 at 11:51 am

    aloo tuk is my fav.. and your dal-rice bowl looks so delish! i want!

  • Reply
    Smriti malhotra
    August 29, 2017 at 10:30 am

    the favourite Sindhi dish, it tastes very nice!

  • Reply
    prasanna khedkar
    August 30, 2017 at 10:41 am

    i had eaten it at my sindhi colleagues place in a function, and tried to replicate what i had eaten several times but yours is the perfect sindhi aloo tuk recipe!

  • Reply
    jaspreet singh
    October 3, 2017 at 11:48 am

    very tasty recipe nice dish.

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