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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: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
- Maida (All purpose flour) - 2 cups
- Ghee - 1 tbsp
- Salt - 1 tsp
- Water - as needed
- Oil (or Ghee) - for frying
- Mix the maida, salt and water together to make a dough.
- Knead nicely and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
- Divide the dough into equal sized round balls.
- Roll it out into circular shape similar to rolling chapati. But the size of poori should be thicker and the circumference smaller than chapati.
- Heat oil for frying in a deep pan. Once the oil becomes very hot, deep fry the rolled out poori in it.
- Press gently with a spoon in the center of the poori. This helps the poori to puff up nicely.
- Once it puffs up nicely, remove from oil and let it rest on paper towels to remove excess oil.
- Serve with potato masala or chole masala.
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