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Sindhi Baigan and Aloo Tuk / Took Patata

Aloo tuk-double fried crispy potatoes and brinjal slices/wedges

Course: Side Dish, snacks/starters
Cuisine: Sindhi Cuisine
Keyword: aloo, baigan, took, tuk
Author: anjanaskc

Ingredients

  • 3 Potatoes
  • 2 Brinjals / Baingan
  • 1/2 tsp Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chili Powder/ Laal Mirch
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • To Taste Salt / Namak
  • 1/3 tsp Dried mint powder
  • To Taste Salt / Namak
  • To fry Cooking oil

Instructions

  • Potato-Wash and peel potatoes and make big cubes and make zigzag slits on each piece
    aloo took
  • Take a bowl and add all the dry spices in it and mix well.
  • Sprinkle salt over potato pieces and rest for 5 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a deep pan and then gently slide the potatoes cubes in the oil
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low heat till just done.
  • Remove the potatoes from the pan and drain on a paper napkin and let it cool down.
  • Now press the potatoes between your palms or press with the bottom of a small metal bowl.
  • Don’t press too hard otherwise they will break into pieces or will turn into a mash.you just have to slightly flatten them.
  • Heat the oil again and fry the pieces on high heat till they become golden and crisp.
  • Drain on a paper napkin and immedietely sprinkle the spice mix,and gently mix.
  • Serve immediately as they will loose their crispiness after some time.
  • Brinjal-
  • Slice brinjals in 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick roundals.
  • Make criss cross cuts in the brinjal slices,don’t slice too deep,and sprinkle little salt over them
  • Heat oil and gently slide the brinjal in the hot oil.
  • Deep fry from both the sides on medium heat till golden in colour.
  • Drain on a paper napkin and sprinkle th spice mix
  • Serving suggestions-serve as a side dish with daal or kadi,or with ketchup or mint chutney as a starter.

Notes

Variations
1-If serving aloo tuk as a starter or making for a party then prefer to use baby potatoes for a even look.
2- For a quick version-you can also use pre-boiled potatoes for making aloo took.just peel and  press the boiled potato cubes,sprinkle some salt and fry on medium heat till golden and crisp.
3-Slice potatoes in roundels(like brinjals) and then make  cross on them and first half fry them,then re fry again on high heat,drain and sprinkle spice mix.