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Monday, May 23, 2011

Luchi ar Aloo Chorchori - Fried Indian Flat Bread & Potoato with Onion Seeds





                                                                  
Luchi is a popular traditional Bengali round bread which is prepared using  Maida( Flour) deep fried in refined oil. Since I could remember as a child 3 or 4 year old this was one of my most favourite bread much ahead of rotis/chapattis because of it’s sheer yummy taste. Moreover, I did not require any kind of side dish to find a reason to eat luchi. Only little amount of sugar was enough to finish off this wonderful preparation. However, this time around , I have included a potato curry (aloo chhochori) which greatly compliments luchi to the maximum. Hope all you friends enjoy preparing it and your family and friends enjoy having it..


To make Aloo Chorchori:
Ingredients:
2-3 Potatoes
¼ tsp Onion seeds/Kalo jeera
2-3 Green chillies (slited vertically)
Pinch of turmeric
Pinch of red chilli powder
Salt to taste
Water as required

 Method:
Wash, peel and cut the potatoes in small cubes. Heat oil in a kadai, add kalo jeera(black onion seeds) and slited green chillies. Add potato cubes and  fry the potatoes until light brown. Add a pinch of haldi, red chilly powder and mix thoroughly. On high flame add water and cook it on high flame till it starts boiling. Then cover and cook on low flame till the potatoes are done. This preparation doesn’t need to be gravy based, just enough to be coated on potato cubes. This stage is called ‘makha makha’ in Bengali. Turn off the heat and your aloo chorchori is ready to be served with groom groom Luchi.

                                                                                         

To make Luchi:
Ingredients:
1 cup All purpose flour
2 tbsp refind oil / moyen
Pinch of salt
Water as required
Oil for deep frying

Method:
In a large bowl take flour, pinch of salt and 2tbsp oil and mix thoroughly. We Bengalis use oil as shortening to knead the  flour which is also called ‘moyan/moin’. Add little water at a time to knead the dough. The longer time you knead the dough the softer and fluffier your luchis will come out. The magic of having soft luchi lies here only. Cover this dough with a damp cloth and let it sit for ½ hour.
Now divide the dough into equal sized balls. Heat enough oil in a kadai to smoking hot then on low flame. And roll the balls into 5 inch diameter. Prepare 4-5 and place these on a oil smeared surface. At a time only one luchi has to be fried, so drop one luchi in kadai and start flicking hot oil over the top of luchi. Within seconds it will swell and then gently flip it to the other side. Just when the surface starts yellow golden spots remove from heat and drain with an absorbent paper. Follow the same procedure with the rest of the rolled discs. Serve these soft and gorom(hot) luchis with aloo chorchori and enjoy the simple bliss !

   
This Luchi ar Aloo chorchori combination goes to Flavors of Bengal guest hosted by Priya, started by Nanya.
                                                                                                      

55 comments:

  1. I love Luchis...love 2 hv wid dat aloo curry..loved dat bengali name aloo chorchori..:)

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  2. wow perfectoooo....love the combo...

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  3. The potato curry sound wonderful with the Luchi/puris ... looks so tempting. Perfectly puffed puris ... nicely presented!

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  4. Yum ...so tempting and love this combo always

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  5. Hey deepa,
    luchi n aloo chorchori is the best possible combo!! my fav. too :P
    Your preparation looks worth a million dollars!!
    Happy cooking!!

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  6. wow they look really very delicious deepa truly v tempting:)

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  7. wow..looks so deluctable...awesome ..it has puffed so very perfectly...mouthwatering ..bookmarked!!

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  8. Thank you ladies for the wonderful words :-) See you again.

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  9. Wowww... looks too good and tempting.. lovely clicks too !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  10. love this combo a lot...
    looks delicious dear :)

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  11. Lovely combo..prefect puffed poori and delicious potato sabji.

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  12. Both your poori and potato sabji looks delicious! I made some a while back and now I'm craving them again, looking at yours!

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  13. The beauties have puffed up nicely! It looks very yummy and so is the side dish!

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  14. yummy n delicious aloo curry..

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  15. Dekhei khide peye gelo... gr8 combo dear..

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  16. Deepa, this is the quintessential Bengali combo...just too good to resist and too sinful:)

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  17. tats a tempting platter...and the pooris have puffed up n looks so cute...u made me hungry now :)all time fav combo...

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  18. Mouthwatering combo...leftovers pls...mmmmm..I m hungry

    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/

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  19. @ Thank you ladies for visiting here...

    @Indranee: Hey seeing you after a long time. So glad to c u around.

    @Sanyukta: Y do you want to settle down for left over. Will make fresh for u :-)

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  20. its...so ..tempting..I want that bowl of potatoes..
    Saranya
    http://foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  21. I have only one word to is YUMMYYYYYYYYYY:)

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    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

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  23. Loved ur well puffed up bread.. Yummy combination...

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  24. Irresistible. I'm drooling :)

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  25. Wow!Lovely combo.That potato currry and cute maida puris looks so yummy,i think i tasted this combo one of my bengali friends house.Nice post.

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  26. Omg, fabulous combo, both luchi and aloo chorchori together makes me hungry...simply inviting..

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  27. Beautiful combo,tempting platter,makes me hungry.

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  28. Delicious and drool worthy..tempting me a lot.

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  29. here is another satisfied burp from me :) Looks awesome!

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  30. Deepa, Now thats my favorite lunch or dinner..Try to make it aleast once a month , twice would be awesome though.Everybody loves it at home including my 3 year old son. Your clicks are just PERFECT !!! and thanks for making me hungrrrrrry...

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  31. hi Deepa, i'm so happy u visited my blog and invited me to visit yours...i'm a bengali, badi kolkata, biye hoeche jalpiaguri te, akhon Delhi te achi. After marriage i didn't knew cooking, i was desperate to find a blog which teaches Bengali cuisines...thank God ami tomar blog peye galam! akhon ami onek kichu sikhte parbo...r u in facebook? amar friend hobe? ami "prerna sharma" naam-a achi :)

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  32. nice combo meal...love thye aloo subji

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  33. Yummy combo and yours turned out perfectly!

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  34. Looks so yummy. Nice and puffy. I get soggy pooris for the most part :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  35. Superb combination,perfect pooris.

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  36. Luchi r alu chochori amar all time favourite. Darun baniyechho ekebare fulko luchi dekhei to khete ichhe korchhe.

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  37. Pooris look tempting & this is a fantastic combo!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  39. For a moment there I thought it was poori with aloo....then I look at the ingredients and see that they are the same...is luchi same as poori? Whatever, it looks soooo YUM!

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  40. perfect combo...looks very tempting and delicious!!,..loved it.

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  41. Both of them really makes an awesome combo! The potato with kalonji looks so tempting and your pooris are puffed up perfectly!

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  42. Delicious combo. Thanks for sharing about Luchi.

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  43. Luchis looks so perfect gal!!!! awesome combo and i wanna have some now :)

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  45. Deepa,

    Luchi and aloo chorchori looks absolute winning combo. Love to try them.

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  46. Thanks everyone for your sweet words.

    @ Prerana: Thank you for visiting my blog for the first time. And for being my follower

    @ Prathima: Sure dear will check out ur page

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  47. Super combo Deeps, Clicks r vibrant and fantastic..feel like grabbing one of the luchi from the pic....

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  48. both look just mouth watering, deepa..ami ekhono breakfast korini, tomar plate ta dekhe pet aar mon dutoi bhore gelo, really darun dekhte hoyeche, Deepa

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  49. Baaaaaapppp reeeeeeee gal! I've never stared this long at blog pics and had such a big craving!!! I'd do anything to get my hands on that fabulous Luchi n Aloo C. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

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  52. Thanks ... !!! prepared it for the 1st time and had just now.... tasted supper....

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