Friday, May 10, 2013

Luchi Ghugini - 150-th Post Special

Iam totally excited to pen down this post a very special one because I have knocked "150-th recipe" in my blog
Again a big and heartfelt thanks to all my followers and readers
"Luchi" is a well known breakfast in Eastern India.It is not only Bengali's favorite...Frankly speaking Kolkata is popular for "Street Foods" hence  the Luchis in the road side shops are much more tastier and absolutely lip smacking
It is served during Durga Pooja and many functions also.Since Iam in Kolkata I want to celebrate this post with "Bengali Cuisine's Specialty"
It is none other than the poori but it is completely made with maida and fried in ghee.So weight watchers  its ok once in a while.What say
Got this recipe from a chef in our apartment community.Thanks to him again


Ingredients
  • Maida / All purpose flour - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar - 2 teaspoons
  • Black cumin seeds / Kala jeera - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
  • Warm water - approximately 1/2 cup
  • Ghee / Oil - deep fry
Method
  • In a mixing bowl add maida,kala jeera, salt and sugar
  • Add ghee and mix roughly with your fingers
  • Pour water little by little and knead well
  • Leave it covered with a damp cloth for about half hour
  • Heat oil / ghee in a frying pan
  • Mean while make small balls from the kneaded flour
  • Dip the balls in oil.Flatten each and every ball with a rolling pin.
  • Drop it into oil and deep fry them
  • Gently press the luchis with the ladle 
  • Carefully flip to other side.Once done they will float up and come
  • Take it out.Again be careful and place it in a colander / paper towels to drain the excess oil.Here they used a  palm basket for doing do so


Hot Lip Smacking Luchis are ready.Enjoy each and every bite with Ghugni