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bengali luchi recipe with sesame seeds

Bengali Luchi Recipe With Added Sesame Seeds, How To Make Crunchy Luchi Poori

Easy and yummy Indian Bengali style luchi puri (fried puffed flatbread) with added sesame seeds which makes it even more crunchy and delicious.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time for dough 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15


  • all purpose flour 3 cups
  • salt as needed
  • white sesame seeds 3 tablespoons may add more
  • water 1 cup
  • ghee 2 tablespoons
  • oil 1 teaspoon optional
  • oil enough for deep frying the bread


To make the dough

  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, salt and sesame seeds until well mixed and salt and sesame seeds are distributed evenly.
  • Add the one cup of water and mix the dough, knead for about a minute.
  • Add the ghee and knead well for another one minute.
  • Finally, if you are adding the oil, add the oil and knead the dough for another couple of minutes, make sure the ghee and oil added to the dough are evenly distributed in the dough you made.
  • Keep the dough covered for a few minutes, say 5 to 10 minutes of time.

To make the luchi puri

  • Make very small balls out of the dough, you may make them as you make the puffed bread or you can make the balls in advance. (make sure to make very small sized balls, or it will be difficult to puff the bread)
  • In a flat surface, roll out the first ball very thinly.(if you do not roll out the balls thinly, it will be difficult to puff the bread, so it is best to make the balls very small sized and roll them out very thinly).
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the first thinly rolled out dough of bread.
  • As the bread puffs up, gently press down using a spoon of good quality spatula and as it cooks fast, gently flip and cook the other side too.
  • Transfer the cooked bread to a serving plate or foil lined with paper towel so the excess oil will be absorbed to the paper towel.
  • Similarly fry all the breads until the dough is all finished. Served the puffed bread hot with any curry or raita or yogurt as you wish!