Monday, September 28, 2009

Luchi/ Puri

We Bengali's are very passionate about Durga puja. This is our main festival. This goes on for number of days but the most important day during Durga puja is the 8th Day, we call it "Astomi" or "Durgastomi"and one of the things that almost every Bengali eat on this day is Luchi . Luchi or Puri is a actually a deep fried bread made out of plain flour.


200 gms plain flour
Pinch of salt
Water to knead
Oil for frying


Mix the salt and the flour well then add 1 tbsp of oil and mix it well in the dry flour. Now add the water in to the flour and knead well to make a dough. Make small balls out of the dough. Now dip the balls corner in to oil and roll it with a rolling pin. This makes the rolling of the luchi easier. Heat the oil in a deep bottom pan. You need to deep fry the luchis so pour enough oil in to the pan. When the oil is very hot fry the luchis one by one. As soon as you drop the luchi in the oil try to remove oil from the top surface of the luchi, so that it can blow up. Fry on both side for few seconds then drain the oil and keep it aside. Serve hot with any curries. As you can see in the picture I have served with Dum Alu.

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