Tuk (Sindhi Twice-fried Potatoes)

  • Serves

    serves 4-6


These crispy potato appetizers get a wonderfully tart flavor from amchur, or dried mango powder.


  • 2 lb. baby russet potatoes (about 32), peeled
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1 12 tsp. white poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. amchur
  • 1 tsp. dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp. red chile powder


Step 1

Boil potatoes in a 4-qt. pan of salted water until tender, 18-20 minutes. Drain. Pour oil into a 6-qt. saucepan to a depth of 2". Heat until a thermometer reads 350°. Fry potatoes until golden, 4-6 minutes. Remove potatoes; smash each. Heat oil to 375°. Mix poppy, amchur, fenugreek, coriander, turmeric, chile, and salt in a bowl. Fry potatoes until crisp, 2-4 minutes; drain and toss in spices.

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