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:

Nithya Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

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

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

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

Amrita Roy said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sweta Biswal said... Reply To This Comment

Luchis look wonderful...love them with chicken kosha

Maha Gadde said... Reply To This Comment

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

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

this is wonderfully done

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Mahi said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting name n luchi looks cute n delicious!

Madhavi K said... Reply To This Comment

Prefectly made luchi! Looks very good!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

yum like mini poori

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

nicely done.. looks so tempting

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Angie Schneider said... Reply To This Comment

So puffy and tempting!

CHITRA said... Reply To This Comment

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

Mrs.Mano Saminathan said... Reply To This Comment

Luchi looks wonderful and tempting!

Happys Cook said... Reply To This Comment

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

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Tamilarasan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

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

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful looking luchi!!

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

yummy delicious and healthy

Sowjanya Alok said... Reply To This Comment

My Favourite Priya

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly poofy

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

superb platter and perfectly clicked :-)

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sandhya Karandikar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

Wow they are perfect and the combo is really yum!

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Simply superb.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha M said... Reply To This Comment

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 :)

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Love those puffy luchis.

Shree said... Reply To This Comment

Perfection ! Lovely clicks too !

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly made, Priya!

Nagashree said... Reply To This Comment

Puffy Luchis, my husband's favorite!

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

They look yumm Priya. Loving the snap...

Rajani S said... Reply To This Comment

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

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

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

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly done!!! so puffy and so tempting!!!

Sowmya

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting poori.. It looks yum.

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Preeti Garg said... Reply To This Comment

Love this Bengali bread with aloo posto specially.

Archana Potdar said... Reply To This Comment

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