How to make Alutua -

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sweet potato (शक्करकंद), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Mithais


Alutua Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Alutua Recipe

  • Sweet potato boiled and mashed 3 medium

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 1/2 cup

  • Soda bicarbonate 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Raisins 12

  • Oil to deep fry


Step 1

Boil sugar with one cup of water till a syrup of one string consistency is formed. Keep it warm. Sieve refined flour with soda bicarbonate. Rub in ghee. Add this to the mashed sweet potatoes.

Step 2

Knead well. In case the mixture feels soft, add a little more flour. Make twelve lemon sized balls and stuff one raisin in each. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. When the oil begins to smoke, take off the heat, put in few balls at a time.

Step 3

The oil begins to smoke, take off the heat, put in few balls at a time. Put on medium heat again and fry till golden brown. Drain and put the balls in the syrup and keep aside for two to three hours. Alutuas can be served hot as well as cold

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