Luchi (Bengali: লুচি) or Lusi (Assamese: লুচি) is a deep-fried flatbread, made of Maida flour, originating from the Bengal region.[1][2] Luchi is especially popular in the Indian states of Assam, Odisha, West Bengal and Tripura and in the neighbouring country Bangladesh.

Place of originIndia,
Region or stateBengal
Associated cuisineIndia, Bangladesh
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsMaida flour
VariationsPuri, Bhatoora

It is notably eaten with aloor dum or kosha mangsho. Since Luchi does not involve rice or rice flour, it is a popular staple item at times when rice is to be avoided,[3] as in case of ekadashi, for those who believe in the ritual, or similar instances. In such ritualistic instances, since the primary food needs to be vegetarian, Luchi is preferred with dum aloo or any similar vegetarian dish. In occasions where no such restriction is mandated, luchi and kosha mangsho is often a popular combination.[4]

Luchi with aloor torkari and rasgullas

See also


  1. Dubey, Krishna Gopal (27 September 2010). The Indian Cuisine. New Delhi: PHI Private Learning Limited. p. xvi. ISBN 9788120341708.
  2. Ved, Sonal (27 September 2010). Tiffin: 500 Authentic Recipes Celebrating India's Regional Cuisine. New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal. ISBN 9788120341708.
  3. "Scientific Explanation: Why you shouldn't have rice on Ekadashi, 31st October 2017". India TV News. 31 October 2017.
  4. "Luchi and kosha mangsho: every Bengali's favorite guilt food". My Numberless Dreams. 8 August 2011.

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