Go Back
+ servings


Luchi is a deep fried Bengali specialty made with all purpose flour and is delicious with cholar dal or alur dum! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine bengali
Servings 4 serving


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps ghee or oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • water warm for kneading


  • Sift flour with salt once in a large bowl.
  • Add oil or ghee to the same and mix till incorporated.
  • Make a well in the middle and add 1/2 cup of warm water. Gently mix the water and flour and start kneading.
  • Add a little more warm water if the dough feels very dry. We are looking at a firm dough.
  • Knead for about 3-4 minutes till you have a smooth dough.
  • Cover with the dough with a wet muslin cloth and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough in about 20 small round balls.
  • Roll out each dough ball to 1/4 inch thickness and set them aside on flat dishes or similar.
  • While you are rolling the luchis, heat the oil in a kadhai on medium heat.
  • When the oil is hot, fry luchis for about 1 minute on both sides. We are not looking at browning them.
  • Serve hot with Chholar Dal.


If you make this, share a picture with me on twitterinstagram or Facebook? I would love to hear what you have to say about it !
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!