Who doesn’t love a beautiful puffed poori? Here is the beautiful white Bengali Luchi from my kitchen to yours..
This month our virtual food tour as part of Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge went to the land of Bengal. My partner for this month was Renu who blogs at CookwithRenu. She gave me two secret ingredients; flour and salt to come up with something interesting and in return I gave her mustard and potato to come up with a dish which is Bengali and delicious. During the next few weeks I made Bengali Luchi and Renu made Niramish Aloor Dum.
Bengal !!! the land which gave us Rabindranath Tagore to Durga Pooja, Bengal has always been know for people with incredible taste be it for art or Rasagulla. The moment we think of Bengal, all we can think is of all the different sweets that we can eat isn’t it?? Rasagulla, Sandesh, Mishtidoi and the list goes on !! Apart from food, I also identify Bengal with Calcutta, Shantiketan, Durga Pooja and pooja Pandals..can you tell me what else you can think of when you hear Bengal ??
Making of puffed Bengali Luchi
Bengali Luchi is just like our pooris but with a twist. These yummy fried delicacies ( yes I said it – delicacies) are made with maida and not wheat flour. Add salt, warm water, a bit of sugar and some ghee / oil and knead it to dough. rest it and make small pooris. The beauty of it is, since it is maida, you can really play with the flour and its taste by adding anything you want…be it maslas or dried methi / phudina or even spinach..each luchi recipe would taste yummy !!!
We had this Luchi on a Saturday afternoon with some sprouts salad, lauki raita and potato curry..oh the luchi’s were light and we gobbled up so many of them 😀