Luchi aloor dum step-by-step recipe with photos.
Baby potatoes served with deep-fried flatbread – quintessential Bengali breakfast. Luchi is a deep-fried flatbread made with plain flour or maida. It is similar to poori, which is made of wholemeal flour or atta. Aloor dum is a spicy baby potato curry. Traditionally, the aloor dum was made during winter – the new potatoes season. But these days they are available throughout the year and we don’t have to wait for winter to get these potatoes.
Next time you see baby potatoes, grab them, and try this recipe. But I must say, for my husband, luchi aloor dum is no.2 in his list (no.1 being luchi served with kosha mangsho or dry mutton curry!). Luchi with aloor dum – one big indulgent brunch and happy tummies at my home!
For the classic poori recipe made with atta (whole wheat flour), click here.
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Lucho aloor dum step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Combine flour, salt, and oil in a large bowl
2. Knead the dough and let it rest
3. Roll into thin discs
4. Fry in hot oil until it puffs up
Luchi ready to be served
5. Parboil the potatoes
6. Prick them using a fork
7. Lightly fry the potatoes for few minutes
8. Cook onion, tomato and spices well for the gravy
9. Add potatoes and saute well
10. Add water and simmer until potatoes are completely done
11. Garnish with coriander leaves
Dum aloo ready to be served
Quintessential Bengali breakfast
Luchi aloo dum
FOR ALOOR DUM:
TO MAKE LUCHI:
TO MAKE ALOO DUM: