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Luchi (Fried bread Bengali style)

Luchi (Fried bread Bengali style)

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine India
Servings 4
Calories 285 kcal


  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Warm water for kneading
  • Oil for frying


  • In a bowl put flour, salt, and oil. Mix until it looks crumbly.
  • Add warm water little by little and knead until you get a smooth but firm dough.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen cloth or with plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Then divide the dough into small balls about 4-5cm in diameter approximately. Cover them again with a kitchen cloth.
  • Roll the balls into a round shape, about 10-11cm in diameter. You can put a little oil to avoid sticking. While rolling, put gentle pressure from the centre to outwards and roll them evenly.
  • In a frying pan put plenty of oil on medium-high heat. When it is hot, drop one rolled dough.
  • When it starts to rise push it gently with the back of the spoon. It will be puffed up. Then flip and fry for a few seconds on the other side. Remove and put on a plate with a kitchen towel.
  • Serve right away with Chana Dal or Dum Aloo.


Tips and tricks:

  • To stretch the dough use oil instead of flour so that they do not stick to the surface.
  • To know if the oil is hot enough, take a pinch of the dough and pour it into the oil. If it immediately rises forming bubbles around it, that is the optimal temperature.
  • The frying process will take 20 seconds approximately, usually not very long.