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Luchi (crisp fried bread)

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Categories: Bakery, Indian, Breads



Sift together the flour & salt. Mix in the ghee & add then add just enough water to make a stiff dough. Knead very well for 10 to 15 minutes. Divide the dough into 20 balls, cover & set aside for 20 minutes. Roll out each ball on an unfloured board into small, flat, thin circles. If the dough is stiff, try lightly greasing the rolling pin. Roll each luchi as thinly as possible. If you make puri, roll them out thinner than you would when making puri. Heat 2 or 3 inches of oil in a skillet or wok until it is very hot. Drop the luchi into the hot oil & press down lightly with the back of a spoon. They will puff up exactly like puri. Drain & serve immediately. Pranati Sen Gupta, "The Art of Indian Cuisine"