Saturday, September 14, 2013

Luchi

Luchi is a deep fried flatbread made with maida flour, is a typical dish of Bengali cuisine. Luchi is prepared with a dough made with maida, water and melted ghee, which is rolled as small balls,then these balls are flattened with a rolling pin individually. Those rolled balls are deep fried in oil which is called as Luchi, this deep fried beauties are usually serve with curries especially prepared with potatoes. If maida is substituted with wheat flour, we call it a poori. Luchi served with aloor dum with mishti doi makes an excellent breakfast and everytime i make luchi i love to serve them with aloo charchari or achari baingan, which makes an incredible pair too.I'll share Aloo charchari recipe soon.

Why today am posting Luchi, coz today i have to post a recipe name starts with 'L' as am running a long marathon for this whole month and this week's theme is Regional dishes. Since Luchi goes under Bengali cuisine, a prefect dish to post today na. Thank god, this Luchi is the final dish for this week's blogging marathon and we have still two more weeks to go. As i told earlier, my next week's theme is going to be street food/Condiments, stay tune friends..



2cups All purpose flour
3tbsp Melted ghee
Salt
Warm water
Oil for deep frying

Sieve the flour with salt , slowly add the melted ghee and mix with fingertips.

Add water to make the dough to become a smooth,soft and stiff dough,keep aside for half an hour covered with a damp cloth.

Pinch out golf sized balls from the dough,roll it well to form a smooth balls.

Press with both hands to make flat, oil a clean flat surface roll the rolled balls each as medium sized discs..

Heat oil in a kadai, drop gently the rolled discs to the oil, take care that oil shouldnt be too hot and cold.

Flip the luchi and cook on both sides until they turns puffy.

Drain the excess of oil with paper towel.

Serve immediately with your favourite dish.



Logo courtesy : Preeti
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46 comments:

  1. Love this maida version of our poori.. Very tempting..

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  2. Wonderfully made luchi . We make a different version with Afgani touch !

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  3. delicious accompaniment for this puffy delight :) looks so yummy and delicious aks :) wow love to gobble these puffed luchi's as is:)

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  4. Priya ...perfectly made luchi...this is my fav

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  5. Luchis look wonderful...love them with chicken kosha

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  6. First time listening dis name n nicely done ...perfect puffed up...

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  7. Nice little bit like our bhatura ella priya never heard the name before only great cook like u will know all this learning a lot from u.

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  8. Interesting name n luchi looks cute n delicious!

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  9. Prefectly made luchi! Looks very good!

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  10. I love luchi Priya..do send your side dishes for the mela..

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  11. i do prepare poori using maida but never knew its luchi ! thanks for info ! waiting for the aloo post!

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  12. Very new to me. looks so nice. wish to have it

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  13. New name for me... Looks awesome...

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  14. i was tempted to try this during the bengali cuisines theme in BM...this one seems like a soft one and your pictures are beautiful

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  15. like the combo of luchi with baingan :) its tempting sis..

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  16. Oh Akka, please don't show those fully puffed luchis. Feeling really very hungry....:)

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  17. superb platter and perfectly clicked :-)

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  18. I loved them when I made these...and I like the baingan that you have made priya..the combo looks too good.

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  19. Luchi aloo the best breakfast. Your Luchi is very very tempting looking.

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  20. Amazing and filling breakfast -- luchi & aloo.. yumm!!

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  21. Wow they are perfect and the combo is really yum!

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  22. Puffed up luchis and aloo poshto - a bong's filling meal.. Looks good

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  23. L for Luchi, our version of maida puri, new name..your recipe choices are awesome, great job dear! Perfectly puffed poori, looks yummy with bhagara baigan :)

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  24. Perfection ! Lovely clicks too !

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  25. Puffy Luchis, my husband's favorite!

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  26. They look yumm Priya. Loving the snap...

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  27. I have made this and it came out so nice..Lovely clicks..

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  28. Ahh, I love these anytime.. Looks tempting :)

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  29. perfectly done!!! so puffy and so tempting!!!

    Sowmya

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  30. Very tempting poori.. It looks yum.

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  31. New to me...very intersting...should make some time

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  32. Very tempting platter! Love the fluffy puri's/luchi :)

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  33. Love this Bengali bread with aloo posto specially.

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  34. Amazing lucchi Priya. Its so beautifully pufed up. Bookmarking it.

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