Luchi (Puri)
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
50 mins

Luchi is the Bengali equivalent of Indian puri, a deep fried puffed bread. It is best enjoyed hot with curries or something sweet. 

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Author: Tamara at Foodieverse
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil (a neutral oil such as vegetable oil)
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp water optional
  • oil for deep frying
  1. Mix all ingredients together (add the additional 2 tbsp of water if your dough is on the dry side).

  2. Knead well for a minute or two.

  3. Rest dough for 20 minutes, covered.

  4. Roll into 10-12 balls.

  5. Roll out into rounds of around 7-8cm diameter.

  6. Heat oil to almost smoking point (shouldn't be smoking).

  7. Place each rolled out dough in hot oil, frying for 8-12 seconds on each side.

  8. Serve with labra, curry or something sweet. Enjoy!