luchi recipe
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luchi recipe

luchi is a deep fried and much loved bengali bread. luchi is made with all purpose flour, salt and ghee/oil.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: breakfasts
Cuisine: bengali
Servings: 10 to 11 luchi
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 cups all purpose flour (maida)
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or 2.5 tablespoon oil
  • water as required
  • salt as required
  • ghee or oil for deep frying


preparing dough for luchi

  • in a bowl or a large plate (tray) first add the flour, ghee and salt.
  • add 1 or 2 tbsp water and mix everything with your hands or with a spatula.
  • then add about 1/2 cup of water and begin to knead the flour.
  • add water as required and knead very well. the dough should be soft and smooth.
  • cover the dough with a moist kitchen napkin and let it rest for minimum 30 minutes at room temperature.

rolling and frying luchi

  • make lemon sized balls from the dough and cover them with the moist napkin.
  • apply some oil on the balls, roll each into a circle of about 3-4 inches.
  • heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or pan. the oil has to become hot.
  • drop a small piece of the dough in the oil and if it comes up steadily from the bottom, it means the oil is ready for the luchi to be fried.
  • gently drop the dough circle into the hot oil. the luchi will begin to puff up.
  • gently nudge with a spoon to help in the complete puffing up of the luchi.
  • when one side has become creamish and the oil has stopped sizzling, turn over and fry the other side.
  • remove and drain luchi on kitchen towels for the extra oil to be soaked.
  • serve luchi hot with aloor dum, chola dal or any bengali vegetable or lentil curry.