Bengali Luchi is a traditional Bengali style deep fried puffed bread made using Maida. It pairs beautifully with Cholar dal or Hing Zeera Aloo.

Bengali Luchi Recipe

Course: Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 343 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Bengali Luchi is a traditional Bengali style deep fried puffed bread made using Maida. It pairs beautifully with Cholar dal or Hing Zeera Aloo.

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Ingredients

  • 2 and 1/2 cups Maida
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Warm water as required
  • Oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Add maida, vegetable oil and salt in a bowl.

  2. Mix nicely using your finger tip until they are combined nicely.

  3. Add warm water and knead to make a firm dough.

  4. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and keep aside for 20 minutes.

  5. Knead the dough again for 3-4 minutes until it is very smooth.

  6. Heat oil for frying in a karahi.

  7. Divide the dough into small lemon size balls.

  8. Apply little oil and roll the dough balls into 4 inch circles.

  9. When the oil is hot, simmer the heat to medium.

  10. Slip the luchi in the hot oil and gently press until it fluff up.

  11. Flip and fry on the other side as well.

  12. Do not over cook the luchi. They should be very slightly browned.

  13. Remove the luchi on a plate lined with kitchen towel

  14. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

The dough to make luchi should be firm like poori dough.

Keep pressing the luchi with the back of a ladle until it puffs up and then immediately flip it.

You can fry the luchi in ghee instead of oil.

Nutrition Facts
Bengali Luchi Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 292mg13%
Potassium 84mg2%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 3.6mg20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.