Matar Luchi Recipe

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Matar Luchi
How to make Matar Luchi
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 8
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Matar Luchi Recipe: Small balls of peas and masalas stuffed in dough and deep fried.

Ingredients of Matar Luchi

  • For the filling (grind together):
  • 1 cup shelled peas, boiled
  • 1/8 tsp asofoetida, powdered
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, roasted
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • For the dough:
  • 2 cups refined flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water to knead (approx. 1 cup)
  • oil (for deep-frying)

How to Make Matar Luchi

  • 1.Add salt to the flour and rub 1 tbsp of oil into it. Knead with water, to form a soft and pliable dough.
  • 2.Shape the filling into small rounds of about 2 cms/3/4"diameter.
  • 3.Break up the dough into walnut sized pieces and shape into smooth balls, and then flatten between your palms.
  • 4.Take one flat round, pinch edges all around and wet them.
  • 5.Place a round of filling in the center, and bring the edges together and pinch to seal. Flatten, by pressing gently.
  • 6.Roll to about 1/8" thick, without tearing the dough.
  • 7.Grease the surface or rolling pin, if need be.
  • 8.Heat the oil for frying, till such time as a little piece of dough thrown in, comes up immediately.
  • 9.Fry the luchis in it, over high heat, till golden on both sides.
Key Ingredients: shelled peas, asofoetida, cumin seeds, chilli powder, refined flour, oil, salt, water to knead (approx. 1 cup), oil (for deep-frying)