Making of Bengali Luchi | Puffed Bengali fried bread

by Priya
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Who doesn’t love a beautiful puffed poori? Here is the beautiful white Bengali Luchi from my kitchen to yours..

Bengali Luchi is just like our pooris but with a twist. These yummy fried delicacies ( yes I said it - delicacies) are made with maida

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.

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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 😀

 

Bengali Luchi is just like our pooris but with a twist. These yummy fried delicacies ( yes I said it - delicacies) are made with maida

 

 

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Making of Bengali Luchi | Puffed Bengali fried bread
Bengali Luchi is just like our pooris but with a twist. These yummy fried delicacies ( yes I said it - delicacies) are made with maida
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Bengali Luchi is just like our pooris but with a twist. These yummy fried delicacies ( yes I said it - delicacies) are made with maida
Instructions
  1. In a big vessel, take 2 cups of maida or all purpose flour
  2. Add ghee or oil to it and rub it in till the flour resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Add salt and sugar to this mixture and mix well
  4. Now add the warm water slowly and knead the flour into a tight dough
  5. Cover the vessel with a damp cloth and let the dough rest for atleast 30 minutes
  6. Make small dough balls ( little lemon size) and set them aside
  7. Using a rolling pin, flatten out the dough balls to 5 cms diamter
  8. Heat oil in kadai, fry the luchis one by one
  9. Serve these garma garam with potato curry
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13 comments

Sujata Roy March 12, 2020 - 8:12 pm

Luchi looks fluffy and delicious. A perfectly made fulko luchi. I often make luchi but never used sugar in dough. Next time I will try your version. Lovely share.

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The Girl Next Door March 14, 2020 - 10:30 pm

I love luchi with Bengalisloo dum. Your luchi look so perfect, fluffy and soft! Would love to try making them at home some time – have never attempted.

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Vasusvegkitchen March 17, 2020 - 9:40 pm

This Bengali fried bread – Luchi looks very fluffy. Adding sugar in flour will try this one. Love to have it with dum aloo 👌.

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Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth March 23, 2020 - 3:06 pm

The luchis look so perfectly made and supremely fluffed up. I can so very much understand when you said you devoured them without counting, thank God for making limited!

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Jayashree T.Rao March 25, 2020 - 4:48 pm

Luchi is perfectly made and ideal with chole. I had made it long time back, am tempted to make it again now.

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Renu March 28, 2020 - 12:52 am

Wow they have puffed up so well. Luchi with aloo , I am making some soon.

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Seema Sriram March 31, 2020 - 10:58 am

I had a colleague who swore by the luchi. He mum used to send these milky white luchis and I could never figure out how they get it perfect like that. Your recipe brought back all these lovely memories.

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Mayuri Patel April 9, 2020 - 2:00 am

I’ve enjoyed luchi several times, thanks to the fete we often have in our apartment complex in Bangalore. They are so soft and go well with most curries. Your clicks are tempting me to make them soon.

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Swati April 9, 2020 - 2:49 am

I love to make luchis with dum aloo.. simple easy and delicious!! Your’s have so nicley puffed up and look inviting!

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Shobha Keshwani April 9, 2020 - 5:09 am

This simple meal looks so delicious and inviting. I have been wanting to make luchi with aloo since a long time.

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sasmita April 9, 2020 - 9:46 am

WOW WOW ! love these kind of spread Priya 🙂
These luchis have puffed up so well. Super simple still yum

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Pavani Gunikuntla April 10, 2020 - 12:24 am

Bengali luchi puffed looks so well. I love to have this anytime especially with aloo curry. Your plate is looking so inviting too.

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NARMADHA April 20, 2020 - 2:21 pm

I too made luchi and we enjoyed them. Yours looks so fluffy and perfectly puffed up. Would love to pick a few.

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