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by dassana amit updated November 28, 2013

kulcha: kulcha recipe

kulcha is a popular indian flat bread from north india, especially punjab. kulcha are very famous in amritsar and delhi. these soft textured breads are easy to prepare. kulcha can be made in the tandoor as well as on a tava or griddle.

yeast is not used in the leavening of this bread unlike naan. here curd and baking soda and baking powder are used to leaven the bread. i don’t like the soapy smell of baking soda in breads hence have used less amount of it and thus added baking powder too.

kulcha is often served with punjabi chole or with amritsari chole. kulcha can also be had warm with some tea or coffee. i made the kulcha to go with matar kulcha – the famous delhi street food made with dry white peas.

kulcha recipe

kulcha can be made plain or stuffed. you can also stuff kulcha with potato filling as shown in the aloo paratha post. you can make different variations of kulcha like onion, paneer or pudina (mint) kulcha. in amritsar (punjab) you will get the best kulcha served in india.

video showing the process of making kulcha at home.

if you are looking for similar recipes then do check bengali luchi recipegarlic naan, naan without yeast, chole bhature and bhature.

kulcha recipe details below:

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kulcha recipe with video
 
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kulcha - popular soft leavened north indian flat bread
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Recipe type: main
Cuisine: north indian
Serves: 8-10 kulchas
Ingredients
  • 2 and ½ cups maida or all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp yogurt or (3 tbsp yogurt + 1 tbsp milk) i used cashew curd
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • approx ¾ cup water for kneading - add more if required
  • 2 to 2 & ½ tsp sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt or as required
  • 2 and ½ tbsp oil or ghee
  • some oil or ghee or butter for frying
  • extra flour for dusting
  • a few nigella seeds
Instructions
  1. mix the maida or all purpose flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda in a bowl.
  2. make a well in the center.
  3. add the curd, oil and water.
  4. begin to mix the flour with the liquids first and then start to knead.
  5. make a smooth and soft dough.
  6. in the same bowl or pan, cover the dough with a wet kitchen napkin and let the dough ferment for 2 hours.
  7. make small balls of the dough.
  8. sprinkle some nigella seeds on the ball.
  9. with the rolling pin flatten the dough and roll each into a small sized kulcha.
  10. heat a griddle or a tava.
  11. place the kulcha on the tava.
  12. cook one side partly till its ¼ cooked.
  13. flip and cook the other side till its ½ cooked.
  14. apply ghee or oil on both sides whilst cooking.
  15. cook the kulcha till it get golden spots and is evenly cooked.
  16. make all kulchas this way.
  17. serve the kulcha hot or warm with chana or chole.
  18. the kulchas can also be stacked in a roti basket and then served warm.


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AA_Mom March 10, 2014 1

Is there any dish that you do not have a recipe on the blog Dasana – Your blog with the recipe shows up for any dish that I Google. Commendable!

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dassana amit March 10, 2014 2

oh yes, there are many recipes that i still have to post on the blog :-) google is being generous with the recipes i have posted. thats why they come up in google search. not all my recipes come though on the google search.

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chetan January 5, 2014 3

super kulchas I simply loved then nice pics interesting good for parties you can use jeera

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Dolly October 18, 2013 4

Hey thnks for d recipe can u plz tell me what temp should be used in d oven

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dassana October 19, 2013 5

you can use a high temperature of 220 to 250 degrees celsius.

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suhani June 13, 2013 6

hey dassana..lovely kulchas..i loved the simplicity of ur videos..u should do a post on how cleanliness matters in the kitchen..the positive energy u throw in ur food and pics is literally visible..amazing hard work..good luck..

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dassana June 14, 2013 7

thanks suhani. i will consider writing a post on your suggestion.

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Charul @ Tadka Masala June 9, 2013 8

Lovely kulchas! And as usual, amazing pics!

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dassana June 9, 2013 9

thanks charul

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Nisa Homey June 8, 2013 10

Love your video and kulcha is my favorite too….will try out your version….the nigella seeds makes it more yum….the pictures are awesome as usual….very earthy and homely.

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shubha June 7, 2013 11

Hi.Lovely post.I think it is time you come out with you very own cookery book.Good luck.

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dassana June 7, 2013 12

thanks shubha for your best wishes. idea of a cook book is cool but needs lot of focused time which i don’t have right now. may be one day with god grace it might materialize.

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