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Luchi, also known as Maida Puri is a puffed bread from West Bengal and its surrounding states. It is made using maida which makes it extremely soft. Traditionally these puris are fried in ghee. These puris stay soft even after hours of making it. It goes well with aloo curry, channa masala or with sheera.
The procedure of making these are same as that of traditional puris made with wheat flour. You could try these puris once in a while or may be for some special occasion. So here is the recipe.
Recipe for Luchi
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
- Maida (All purpose flour) - 2 cups
- Ghee - 1 tbsp
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Water - as needed
- Oil (or Ghee) - for frying
- Take the maida, salt and ghee in a mixing bowl. Mix together.
- Add water little by little and start kneading. Keep kneading for 5 minutes till you get a smooth dough.
- Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for half an hour.
- After resting, divide the dough into lemon sized round balls. Keep this covered under the damp cloth to prevent it from drying.
- Roll out each ball into about a 4" circle.
- Heat oil for frying in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, gently drop the rolled out puri in.
- Deep fry the luchi. It will start puffing up, press with the back of a spoon to help it puff.
- After once side browns slightly, flip the luchi and cook the other side.
- Remove from oil and let it rest on paper towel for half a minute before serving.
Detailed steps to make Luchi
Take maida, salt and ghee in a bowl. Mix together.
Add water little by little and keep kneading to form a smooth dough.
Cover and let it rest for half an hour. After resting, divide into lemon sized round balls.
Roll out each ball into about a circle.
Heat oil for frying and gently drop the rolled out puri in. Deep fry the luchi.
Flip the luchi and cook the other side.
Remove the soft luchis from oil and let it rest on paper towel.
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