How to make Luchi or Bengali style puffed bread
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Serves: 30
  • All Purpose Flour - 3 cups
  • Ghee/ Clarified Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Warm water - as needed to make a soft dough
  • Sunflower/canola oil for deep frying
  1. In a mixing bowl sift flower
  2. Mix a pinch of salt in it
  3. Add ghee and rub with flour to incorporate
  4. Add water as required gradually and start mixing with your fingers.
  5. Knead well for 5-6 minutes or till you get a smooth dough
  6. Cover with a wet cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes
  7. Divide the dough in 20 equal round balls
  8. Use a rolling pin to roll the flat breads
  9. Heat oil in a kadhai on medium flame
  10. Deep fry the flat breads, one at a time, for 10 secs a side or till they puff up
Use your spoon/spatula to press the luchi while frying - this will ensure they puff up equally
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 369 Fat: 4g Saturated fat: 2g Unsaturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 72g Sodium: 41mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 10g Cholesterol: 8mg
Recipe by Twinkling Tina Cooks at