BM #92 Day 12 - 

Luchi is the Deep fried bread from the state of Bengal. The traditional Puris are made with whole wheat flour while Luchis are made using All Purpose Flour. Also the luchis are typically white in color.

When I made these at home, I had 2 other deep fried ones lined up and so in the process of multi-tasking, the luchis I fried got a slight tan color. Though our personal preference is also that it should turn a shade of golden brown. So accidentally our preference won the day :).

I paired the luchis with the typical Bengali Aloo Dum (recipe sometime later) and Chana Masala. Needless to say the meal was enjoyed by the kids. L for Luchi it is.

Ingredients - 

All Purpose Flour / Maida 1 cup
Salt 1/4 tsp
Oil for Deep Frying

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, add flour, salt and add warm water to make a stiff dough.

Set the dough aside for a few minutes.

Divide the dough into 8-10 portions. Flatten each portion into a disc (2-3 inch diameter).

Heat oil and gently slide these flattened discs one by one. Use a slotted ladle to fry them on both sides until they puff out. Drain the excess oil from those puris onto kitchen paper towels.

Serve warm with Aloo Dum.


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Preparation Time 30 minutes
Makes 8-10
Posted by Harini R on Friday, September 14, 2018


  1. I agree that many people like that extra tan , even in our house there are variations . I prefer the white ones , be it wheat or apf . I like the combo of luchi with Channa masala and Aloo Dum .
    Great pick for the alphabet .

  2. Sowmya :) Says:
  3. The husband has spent a long time in Bengal and is a huge fan of luchi! Looking at your dish, I can see looks so inviting. All I need is some chola to go with it! Amazing!!

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Luchi, wish i get that plate rite now from my lappy screen, those side dishes are tempting to the core. Makes me drool here.

  6. Even I love my pooris browned. They look super inviting with that alloo dum..

  7. code2cook Says:
  8. Luchi looks perfect with chana masala. Such a comforting food, literally craving for it now. deep fried food is always comforting for me.

  9. cookwithrenu Says:
  10. Is this not similar to north Indian Bhatura. Luchi looks yum and would love to dig in with some rajma or chana masala.

  11. Mayuri Patel Says:
  12. Same pinch Harini.. such a delcious and yet simple fried indulgence. We too loved it and like your slightly brownish pinkish colored luchis.

  13. That is comfort food for our family. I agree about the preference of lighter and darker poori. My boys always want the dark colored ones. I have never tried the Luchi yet. Will make it sometime soon.

  14. Srivalli Says:
  15. Luchis are surely a great way to start sundays. You have got it done well Harini as I also like it this. 😉

  16. preeti garg Says:
  17. Luchi is perfect maida based poori from bengal.. awesome recipe u have.

  18. This luchi makes a delightful Sunday brunch accompanied by some aloo ki sabzi or chanas....drooling already

  19. Padmajha Says:
  20. My kids too prefer a nice tan on the poori and for N I made a pale colored poori just for clicks!!Luchi would have been so good with that channa masala and aloo dum.

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