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Aloo Tuk / Crispy Potatoes – Air Fryer, Stove Top

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Aloo Tuk is a popular dish from Sindhi / Indian cuisine. Aloo tuk is basically crispy fried potatoes, seasoned with some Indian spices and served as a side dish or as an appetizer.

These aloo tuk are super easy to make and are an absolute crowd pleaser. Traditionally, aloo tuk are boiled, smashed and than deep fried. 

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS SINDHI ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES)

Traditionally, these Aloo Tuk / Crispy Potatoes are deep fried potatoes, with some Indian spices sprinkled over the top and served as a side dish.

These are served with some of the classic Indian/Si ndhi recipes such as Kadhi Chawal / Sindhi Vegetable Curry served with some steamed white rice and aloo tuk /crispy potatoes.

Bhughe Chawal / Sindhi Brown rice. These Aloo Tuk/ Crispy Potatoes make an excellent side dish, and can be served with a variety of meal combinations such as  pulao/biryani, dal chawal / Lentil and rice. These make an excellent starter/appetizers recipe too!!

I  remember when I was little, every Sunday my mom used to make Kadhi Chawal / Sindhi Vegetable curry and yes you guessed it right 😊, on side these yummylicious Aloo Tuk / Crispy Potatoes.

I could not even wait for these to be plated, they just disappeared even before my mom would serve these with the actual meal. I guess some things never change, and love for these little crunchy bites still is the same.

Now, whenever I make these, my kids eat them all, even before I serve them. Truly said History repeats itself 😊

 

 

 

WHAT SPICE TO USE FOR ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES)

We like combination of coriander powder, red chili powder and dried mango powder (amchur).

You can also use some chaat masala, easily available in most Asian / Indian supermarkets.

Sprinkle of cumin powder, black pepper powder may also be used.

 

 

 

HOW TO MAKE ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES)

Making these Aloo Tuk /Crispy Potatoes is very easy. Traditionally, my mom used to fry the potatoes twice for the crunchiness. 

I do this little different. I like to boil the potatoes first, and shallow fry these using minimum oil. Or you can make these in an oven or even in a air fryer.

Thus, trying to keep it a little healthier. But, trust me these Aloo Tuk /Crispy Potatoes still taste the same, just gotten little healthier.

Enjoy the healthier version of these yummylicious Aloo Tuk / Crispy Potatoes with your favorite meal combo or with a cup of evening tea. Healthy cooking!!

STEP BY STEP PROCESS OF MAKING ALOO TUK

You will need boiled potatoes for this recipe. I am using four boiled and peeled russet potatoes. Checkout – HOW TO BOIL POTATOES

 

 

 

Make round discs (as shown in pic) around 1/4 inch thickness.

Arrange the potato discs (as shown in pic) on a platter.

Sprinkle some salt to taste, and let it sit for 30 minutes. This helps season the potatoes inside out.

 

 

 

In a frying pan, take around 1/4 cup of cooking oil.

Heat oil over medium heat, fry the potatoes in batches, until golden brown on both sides. Around 4-5 minutes each side.

These potatoes are already cooked, you are looking for a little crunch on these potatoes.

 

 

 

Remove on a kitchen paper towel, and let the extra oil be absorbed. 

Mix the dry spices, and generously sprinkle the spice mix while the potatoes are hot. Serve immediately.

 

 

 

IF USING BABY POTATOES FOR ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES)

Boil the potatoes. Checkout – HOW TO BOIL BABY POTATOES

Slightly mash the potatoes between your palms or using back of the spoon.

Rest of the process remains the same as described earlier.

 

FOR AIR FRYER ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES)

Remove the air fryer basket, spray it with some cooking oil.

Carefully place the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Spray the potatoes with some cooking oil.

Air fry potatoes at 400*F for 5-7 minutes or until brown and crispy. Repeat the process for the remaining potatoes.

Dish out the potatoes on a serving dish, sprinkle some dry spices, coriander powder, dry mango powder, and red chili powder.

Garnish with some fresh cilantro and serve Aloo Tuk/Crispy Potatoes hot with your favorite meal. Enjoy!

 

WHAT KIND OF POTATOES TO USE FOR ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES)

Any kind of potatoes work just fine in this recipe. I prefer baby potatoes or red potatoes for this recipe. I do not peel these potatoes, as the potato skin adds a nice crunch to this simple dish.

I also like to use russet potatoes (used in this recipe). For russet potatoes, I prefer to peel the skin.

 

 

 

PRO TIPS FOR BEST ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES)

You can use any kind of potatoes for this recipe. I make these aloo tuk using russet potatoes or even use baby potatoes at times. Either way it works fine.

It is important to boil the potatoes first.

Once the potatoes are boiled, peel and cut the potatoes into discs.

If using baby potatoes, no need to peel. Using a back of a spoon, gently smash the potatoes, don’t smash it completely.

Sprinkle some salt and let it sit for 30 minutes or so. This seasons potatoes inside out.

Shallow fry the potatoes on a medium heat, for even cooking.

For the seasoning, I prefer some coriander powder, red chili powder and some amchur (dried mango powder).

You can also use some chaat masala, readily available in most Asian/Indian grocery stores.

Serve these warm as a side dish or as an appetizer. These go well with some Dal Chawal or KADHI CHAWAL

 

 

 

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Aloo Tuk / Crispy Potatoes  - Stove Top, Air Fryer

These Aloo Tuk / Crispy Potatoes are super easy, and sinfully delicious recipe from Indian cuisine. Served as a side dish or as an starter/appetizer. Absolutely easy and a great recipe loved by all ages.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword potatoes,aloo,instant pot,air fryer,healthy recipes, instant pot recipes,air fryer recipes,crispy potatoes,aloo tuk
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 - 6
Author Jyoti Behrani

Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes,  boiled and peeled

Dry Spices:

For pan frying:

  • 6-8 tablespoon oil, as needed

For Garnish:

  • fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  • Take a potato and cut into round discs, around 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Arrange the potato discs on a platter.
  • Sprinkle some salt to taste, and let it sit for 30 minutes. This helps season the potatoes inside out.

Instructions for Stove Top Aloo Tuk (Crispy Potatoes)

  • In a frying pan, take around 1/4 cup of cooking oil.
  • Heat oil over medium heat, fry the potatoes in batches, until golden brown on both sides. Around 4-5 minutes each side.
    Note: These potatoes are already cooked, you are looking for a little crunch on these potatoes.
  • Remove on a kitchen paper towel, and let the extra oil be absorbed. 
  • Mix the dry spices, and generously sprinkle while the potatoes are hot. Serve immediately.

Instructions for Air Fryer Aloo Tuk (Crispy Potatoes)

  • Remove the air fryer basket, spray it with some cooking oil. Carefully place the potatoes in the air fryer basket. Spray the potatoes with some cooking oil.
  • Air fry potatoes at 400*F for 5-7 minutes or until brown and crispy.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining potatoes.
  • Mix the dry spices, and generously sprinkle while the potatoes are hot. Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. Potatoes of choice can be used for this recipe. If using red potatoes or baby potatoes, no need to peel the potato. If using any other potato variety, peel the skin and then cut into round shape.
  2. Adjust the spiciness as per taste. Reduce red chili powder for less spicy potatoes.
  3. Dry mango powder adds tangy flavor to these potatoes. Fresh lemon/lime juice may also be used instead.
  4. Chaat masala (Indian spice mix) may also be used instead of dry spices (coriander powder, dry mango powder).
  5. PRO TIPS FOR BEST ALOO TUK (CRISPY POTATOES) - please refer to the post earlier.

 

 

 

Jyoti Behrani

Hello!! Welcome to my blog, my journey Living Smart and Healthy! Cook with me easy and authentic Indian food and around the globe. Will be sharing tips and tricks on easy authentic cooking, without spending hours in the kitchen or comprising on authentic flavors. Keeping things simple and healthy is what I am all about. Life is simple, so lets keep cooking simple too!!

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