Luchi is a popular food in West Bengal, India & Bangladesh. Not just West Bengal, it is also popular in other Indian states like Assam, Odisha, Bihar Jharkhand. It is an almost similar dish of North Indian poori. But it is different and preference of side dishes along with luchi are always different. Though most Bengali people love to have it for breakfast along with kasha mangso (mutton curry) or kasha dum aloo. These two luchi side dish items are favorite to all Bengalis. So I would not talk about these two. These are the best two options that everybody knows. But there are some other side dishes what are most preferred dish along with luchi to many people.
Here is the list of such dishes. I hope you also love some of these 5 luchi side dishes.
The morning starts with luchi diye badhakopi ghonto. What else a Bengali wants? Haha! Is it not delicious? I think most Bengali people try this every winter. The flavor of cabbage is favorite to many Bengali people. Luchi & badhakopi ghonto are one of my favorite tiffins when I was in school.
Niramish aloor dum
It is different than kasha aloo dum. Normally kasha aloo dum is spicy and onion, garlic & ginger are used. It is much more flavorful than niramish aloor dum. Niramish aloor dum is different because here onion & garlic are prohibited. You can not use onion & garlic in any niramish item. Curd is often added to such niramish aloor dum. It is often prepared as bhog/prasad to God. Niramish aloo dum & luchi are a delicious combination.
Many Bengalis like me like luchi with brinjal/eggplant fries (Begun bhaja). When it is served with luchi (or any other Indian flatbreads) then bigger size brinjal is preferred. But if brinjal fries would be served with dal & rice then long purple brinjal is preferred. Luchi & gegun bhaja are very popular breakfast meal because it is tasty as well as very simple food. Not just fried brinjal, aloo bhaja (potato fries) and luchi are also favorite to many Bengali people.
Aloo (borboti) tarkari
Simple aloo tarkari (chorchori) and luchi are also common Bengali breakfast or light meal. Many people also add any other seasonal vegetables like carrot, borbori, beans etc. I love aloo borboti tarkari with have with luchi. Did you ever try it? It is very delicious too.
Bengalis are very fond of sweet dishes. So there will be definitely a sweet dish in this list. Payes (rice pudding) is most popular to have with luchi.
So what is your favorite luchi side dish? Is it on this list?