How to make Bengali Luchi -

Bengalis make their pooris with refined flour and call them luchi.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Breads

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Bengali Luchi

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bengali Luchi Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 1½ cups

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Put refined flour in a paraat, add salt and ghee and mix. Knead into stiff dough using sufficient water. Cover with a damp muslin cloth and rest for ten to fifteen minutes

Step 2

Divide dough in equal portions, apply a little oil and roll it out into discs.

Step 3

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, gently slide in the luchis, one by one, and deep fry till they puff up and are nice light golden in colour. Drain on an absorbent paper.

Step 4

Arrange on a serving plate and serve hot with your choice of sabzi.

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