Luchi
 
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Luchi is a famous Bengali flour-based deep-fried bread.
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Bengali
Serves: 5 People
Ingredients
To make the Dough:
  • All-purpose Flour/ Maida: 500g
  • Ghee: 1tbsp.
  • Salt: ½ Tsp.
To Fry:
  • Vegetable Oil: for Deep Frying (around 250 ml)
  • Ghee: 1 Tbsp.
Instructions
  1. Take Maida along with salt in a deep bowl and mix.
  2. Now add Ghee and mix using the finger. The End product should be a crumbly mixture.
  3. Be available with 1 Cup warm water.
  4. Now add water little by little and knead the flour to form the dough.
  5. The dough must not be soft but not stiff as well. You may refer to the picture.
  6. Cover the dough with a wet cloth and leave for 15 minutes to give it rest.
  7. Now take the dough and make small 2" size balls out of it.
  8. Take 1 Tbsp. oil in a bowl and keep it behind the rolling plate.
  9. Take one ball and apply little oil to it and flatten the ball on the rolling plate.
  10. Now using the Rolling pin roll the ball into a small disk.
  11. Here, you must not roll vigorously and try to keep the rolling to 2.5 strokes.
  12. In the meantime, heat the oil in a deep pan along with the Ghee.
  13. Now Put one flatten flour disk in the mid of the pan.
  14. Lower the flame.
  15. Using a spatula press it a bit. It will help it to puff.
  16. Turn it and fry the other side as well.
  17. The color should be near creme' but not brown which means no over-frying at all.
  18. Strain it from the oil and fry rest of the Luchi in the same manner.
Notes
Ghee is totally optional, however, gives amazing flavor.
In fact, you can use Ghee instead of Oil if you are not that calorie conscious.
Recipe by Debjanir Rannaghar at https://kitchenofdebjani.com/2018/07/luchi-recipe/