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Stuffed Luchi

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For the Dough:
Flour – 500 gms
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Ghee – 2 tblsp
Water – 1 cup

For the Filling:
Urad Dal – 4 tblsp, soaked in water overnight
Aniseed – 1/2 tsp, dry-fried and powdered
Cumin Seed – 1/2 tsp, dry-fried and powdered
Onion Seeds – 1/8 tsp, dry-fried and powdered
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Sugar – a pinch
Ghee – 2 tblsp
Ghee for frying

1. To prepare the filling, drain water from dal.
2. Grind to a fine paste.
3. Heat one tblsp ghee in a kadai, add dal, the powdered masalas, salt and sugar.
4. Stir and cook till completely blended.
5. Keep aside until dough is ready.
6. To prepare dough, sieve together the flour and salt.
7. Add one tblsp of ghee and sufficient water to form a pliable dough. Knead until soft.
8. Divide dough into 8 portions and roll into balls.
9. Form a cup in the centre of the ball of dough using fingers.
10. Stuff the dough cup with some of the filling.
11. Close cup, sealing well, re-roll to a ball.
12. Press flat and then roll on floured board into rounds twice the size of ordinary luchis but much thicker.
13. Deep fry in ghee til lightly browned.
14. Drain off ghee and serve.

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