Here i am telling you how to make perfect Bengali Luchi or Indian Fried Puffed Bread which is more known as Maida Poori. Recipe for Luchi is a deep fried bread and much loved in Bengali, Oriya and Assamese cuisine. Luchi is made with all purpose flour, salt and ghee/oil. It goes well with aloo curry, channa masala or with sheera. Luchi Aloo Dum is a classic bengali combination. You can also serve with Cholar dal or Hing Jeera Aloo
- Prep Time: 40-45 minutes
- Cook Time: 35-40 minutes
- Skill Level: Medium
- Maida or All purpose flour – 2 cups
- Ghee – 1 tbsp
- Salt – 1 tsp
- Water – as needed
- Oil or Ghee – for frying
- In a bowl, aad maida, salt and ghee, mix well so oil incorporates well with flour.
- Add water little by little and start kneading. Keep kneading for 5 minutes till you get a smooth dough.
- Add enough water to make a dough of rolling consistency, as we are preparing for paratha/roti and keep aside covered for 30-35 minutes.
- Divide the dough into lemon sized round balls and Keep this covered under the damp cloth to prevent it from drying.
- Make a smooth ball without any cracks and flatten it between your palms roll it in a circle of 3-4 inch diameter.
- Heat the oil in a pan on medium flame for deep fry, slide the luchi carefully.
- Press very gently with spatula when it tries to come on top and puff up.
- After it puffs up, turn on other side and fry it till they turns little golden brown.
- Remove from oil and let it rest on paper towel for half a minute before serving.