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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Luchi - deep fried delight

It's time for another Blogging Marathon and this time, the theme I have chosen is Bengali cuisine. Nothing is as quintessentially Bengali as the puffed white puris made of maida - known as luchi.

What you need:
Maida/All purpose flour - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Water - enough to knead into a soft, pliable dough
Oil - for deep frying the luchis

Take the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add the oil to it and mix well. Now add salt and then water, little by little, and knead well until the dough becomes soft and pliable.
Keep covered for at least 30 minutes.
Pinch out small balls of the dough. Take a few teaspoons of oil in a shallow plate. Roll the balls of dough in this oil and then roll out into thick, small circles.
Deep fry in hot oil, pressing down with a slotted spoon, to ensure that it puffs up well. Turn over once.
Drain off excess oil and remove on to your serving bowl.
Serve hot with any curry of your choice.
I served this with aloo dum, which is the subject of tomorrow's post.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other marathoners doing BM#22.




11 comments:

Rajani S said...

I have made this before and really LOVED it! This set is really tempting me to try making another batch now :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

these look nice...wonder how different it is from regular puri or is it just the name

Jayashree said...

Make it, Rajani....an occasional deep fried indulgence doesn't hurt :-)
Pradnya, I think the difference is mainly in the use of maida instead of wheat flour and also the addition of oil to the flour before adding water.

thoushaltcook said...

Mom adds some rava to it too. Gives a beautiful texture :) Luchis are a welcome anyday. Slurrpp.. Cant wait to make some now

Srivalli said...

My favorite one Jay..love that combo..:)

Priya said...

Give me that plate, its dinner time for me and am drooling over that platter.

Pavani said...

Puffy and crispy luchis. They look perfect.

Chef Mireille said...

looks so nice and puffy - would love to try!

Vimitha Anand said...

They have beautifully puffed... Looks yum

rekhas kitchen said...

Perfectly puffed luchis...

Dhiraj Kumar said...



Thanks for sharing this recipe. I look forward to trying it out...
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