Luchi & Alur Dom

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Luchi & Alur Dom

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Ingredients for Alur Dom:
4 potatoes de-skinned and cut into large dices
1 tomato cut in to small pieces
½ nigella need
1-teaspoon turmeric
1-teaspoon red chili (optional. Use Kashmiri chili for the color if you do not want the alur dom to be hot)
1-teaspoon cumin seed powder
1-teaspoon Ginger powder or paste
½- cup yoghurt
2 Bay Leaves
Pinch Sugar (optional)
½-teaspoon Bhaja Masala (method above)
Salt to taste
2- tablespoon Oil
2- Cup all purpose flour
Water as desired to knead
2-tablespoon Oil
Pinch Salt
Pinch carom seed (optional. I used it as it is good for digestion specially Luchi is very oily)
2cups Oil for frying the Luchi
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  • Ingredients for Alur Dom:

  • Luchi:



How to Make Luchi & Alur Dom:

  1. Boil the potatoes for 10 mins so they are half done.
  2. Soak all the spices (red chili, turmeric, cumin, ginger) in water.
  3. Now heat the oil and add a little turmeric.
  4. Add the half-boiled potatoes and fry them. They will take on a lovely color.
  5. Once fried, put them aside.
  6. Heat more oil in the same pan and add the bay leaves and Nigella seed.
  7. Add the soaked spices and sugar (optional) and fry until the oil separates.
  8. Add the tomatoes and fry until they have totally broken down. Add a little water if needed.

  9. Add salt.
  10. Add the fried potatoes and fry until dry.
  11. Add the yoghurt, mix well, and fry.
  12. Add a pinch  or two of bhaja masala and fry.
  13. Add a little water and cover.
  14. Cook until the potatoes are cooked and the gravy is thick.

How to Make Bhaja Masala:

  1. Grind the dry roast cumin seed, coriander seed, fennel seed,  4/5 cloves,  5/6 cardamom,  3/4 bay leaves, 1 inch cinnamon, and 10 black pepper corns.
  2. Your bhaja masala is ready.

How to Male the Luchi:

  1. Place the flour in a deep bowl.
  2. Add the salt and carom seed and mix well.
  3. Make a well in the center, pour in the oil, and mix well.
  4. Warm the water and slowly add to the flour (be careful not to use too much).
  5. Knead into a soft dough.
  6. Divide the dough and roll into small round balls.
  7. With a rolling pin, roll each ball into rounds.
  8. Heat the oil in a deep pan or kadai.
  9. Fry the discs of dough.
  10. Do not fry them too much or they will burn. They should look a little golden.

Luchi & Alur Dom

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