Recipe for Luchi

Recipe for Luchi / How To Make Luchi / Maida PuriRecipe of luchi

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.
Recipe for Luchi was last modified: June 20th, 2019 by Authentic Indian Vegetarian Recipes