Luchi

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Luchi
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Type Flatbread
Place of origin East India and Bangladesh
Region or state Bengal, Orissa, Assam
Main ingredients Maida flour
Variations Poori, kachori
Cookbook:Luchi  Luchi

Luchi (Bengali: লুচি),(Assamese: লুচি lusi ),(Oriya: ଲୁଚି) is a deep-fried flatbread made of wheat flour that is typical of Bengali cuisine, Assamese, Maithili and Oriya. In order to make luchis, a dough is prepared by mixing fine maida flour with water and a spoonful of ghee, which is then divided into small balls. These balls are flattened using a rolling-pin and individually deep-fried in cooking oil or ghee. A typical luchi will measure 4-5 inches in diameter. They are usually served with curries or gravies. If maida is substituted with atta, it is called a Poori. Luchi that is stuffed is called kochuri; kochuri stuffed with mashed peas (koraishutir kochuri) is one notable variety.

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