Alutua Recipe

1 cup sugar
oil for frying 
1 tsp sida bi carbonate
1/2 kg sweet potatoes
9 – 10 raisins
1 tblsp ghee
1/2 cup refined flour

How to make alutua :

  • 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 remaining water.
  • Take off skin and fibre, if any, and mash.
  • Sieve the flour and the soda, rub in the ghee.
  • Mix in to the sweet potatoes.
  • Knead well.
  • In case the mixture feels soft, mix in a little more flour.
  • Make lime size 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.