Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Luchi or Bengali Puri

Bengali curries and vegetables go really well with their special bread called - Luchi. 

It is a kind of puri which is made with Maida instead of wheat flour.

Luchi is predominantly an important part of Bengali breakfast and dinners. 

Drinking Water 
Vegetable oil 


  • Take the flour in a big bowl and add some kalaunji, salt and 2 tablespoon of oil
  • Mix the ingredients well to form a sandy mixture
  • Pour in some water and knead the dough to almost dry
  • Then again pour some more water and knead well
  • If you feel the dough is not sticking to your palm, then its ready
  • Keep the dough for about 40mins covered with a wet muslin cloth
  • Divide the dough into small balls, dip half the balls in oil for lubrication and roll the balls to 4-5 inch diameter circles
  • Heat oil for frying in a deep wok till smoking hot
  • Reduce the flame and slide in the rolled out luchi
  • Press the luchi, while frying with the back of a slotted spatula, this helps in making the luchis fluffy

Luchis taste best when served hot

Happy Eating :)


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