Luchi Recipe – Indian Style Soft, Fluffy Puffed Bread Using All Purpose Flour
This is an easy luchi recipe which will help you to understand how to make perfect, soft, fluffy, slightly crispy and delicious Indian style luchi puri/luchi poori which is Indian style deep fried puffed bread made of all purpose flour.
Luchi puri is most popular in the Indian states of West Bengal and Punjab and so the traditional luchi pooris are also locally known as bengali luchi, punjabi luchi, amritsari luchi etc (amritsar is a popular city in Punjab) though luchis pooris are loved in many other parts of India too.
Luchi puri is much similar to regular puri (poori) in India, so the main difference between luchi puri and puri is that luchi puris are made of all purpose flour resulting in a much lighter texture while regular puris are made of wheat atta flour which is the kind of wheat flour popularly used in India to make Indian flatbread like chapatis, puris etc.
This luchi recipe is inspired by the popular versions of Bengali style luchi and Punjabi style luchi (also known as amritsari luchi) but this is not an authentic traditional luchi recipe as I have slightly modified the recipe to make it more simple and easy for me, though I had attempted to make the texture and taste of luchis the same as that of traditional ones and they turned out very delicious! I added some sooji flour for more crispy texture just like do for making pooris, and I also added some sugar in this luchi dough for some mild sweetness though it resulted in some brown spots.
Its said that the traditional authentic luchi pooris will turn out white as they are cooked very easily and not fried for much time. The luchis I made had some brown spots from the sugar but they are very delicious at the same time. This luchi recipe is so simple and easy so you can easily follow this recipe for luchi, to make yummy and easy luchi pooris at home.
Just like pooris, you can serve these luchi pooris with any of your favorite side dishes or curry. Some recommendations for side dishes for luchi pooris are tomato onion curry, simple tomato curry or onion curry, chana masala, potato masala, easy potato curry for poori etc.
Luchi puri is often prepared for Indian festivals like Diwali, navratri etc and often served with any veg curry or potato curry and easy Indian sweet like sooji halwa.
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So here is how you can make easy and delicious luchi poori following this easy luchi poori recipe from scratch.
Easy Luchi Poori Recipe Below
Makes about 15 to 18 luchi
Luchi Recipe, How To Make Indian Style Luchi Puri
Preparing The Dough
- Add the all purpose flour and sooji flour in a bowl and add enough salt and one tablespoon of sugar, mix well.
- mix the ghee with the warm water and add this mixture to the dry flour mixture, mix everything well to form the dough. If needed you may add very little more water (like about a tablespoon) or ghee or oil to make the perfect dough. Keep this dough covered for about 5 minutes of time.
To make luchi puri
- Make very small balls out of the dough and keep aside.
- Heat oil (or ghee or you can use a mixture of both) in a frying pan and when the oil is hot enough, roll out the first luchi by rolling the dough ball very thinly. I have found that rolling them thinly make frying easy, so make sure to prepare very small balls and roll them thinly.
- Add the first luchi to the hot oil, as it puffs up, gently press down with a spoon of spatula to hold it under the oil and gently flip and fry the other side too. Transfer the cooked luchi to a serving dish or foil lined with paper towel so it will absorb any excessive oil. Similarly fry all luchis until all the dough is finished. Serve the luchis hot with any curry of your choice, some suggestions will be chole masala (chickpea curry), potao curry etc.
More Pictures From The Preparation Of Luchi Puri
Hope you found this post on luchi poori recipe helpful in making easy and delicious luchi pooris at home.