Luchi ( Bengali: লুচি, Assamese: লুচি lusi, Odia: ଲୁଚି) is a deep-fried flatbread made of wheat flour that is typical of Bengali cuisine, Assamese, Maithili and Oriya cuisine. 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 . Luchi that is Poori stuffed is called ; kochuri stuffed with mashed peas ( kochuri koraishutir kochuri) is one notable variety.
Wheat has to be kneaded truly well and then authorized to rest for some time before taking the luchi . Luchi can be made for breakfast, lunch or supper but often taken for lunch. The more popular is luchi with cholar dal.
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