Alutua Recipe

Alutua Recipe

Cuisine: Bengali

Alutua Recipe: Alutua is a Bengali potato dish cooked with minimal spices, often using ingredients like potatoes, tomatoes, and sometimes a hint of panch phoron, a five-spice mix.


  • 1 cup sugar

  • oil for frying

  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate

  • 1/2 kg sweet potatoes

  • 9 – 10 raisins

  • 1 tbsp ghee

  • 1/2 cup refined flour


  • Make a syrup of one thread consistency with the sugar and 1 1/2 cup of water.
  • Wash and boil the sweet potatoes with as little water as possible.
  • Drain the whole water.
  • Take off skin and fiber, if any, and mash.
  • Sieve the flour and the soda, and rub in the ghee.
  • Mix into the sweet potatoes.
  • Knead well.
  • In case the mixture feels soft, mix in a little more flour.
  • Make lime-sized crack free balls and stuff one raisin in each.
  • Heat up oil in a kadai.
  • When the oil begins to smoke, take off the heat, put in a few balls at a time.
  • Put on medium heat up again and fry till golden brown.
  • Remove and put the balls in the syrup and keep aside for a few hours.
  • Serve warm or cold.

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