Monday, May 4, 2015

Aloo kulcha

Kulcha is a type of leavened bread eaten in India and pakistan,made from maida or wheat flour.It is usually eaten with chole. Kulcha.Kulcha is a typical punjabi recipe.Amritsar, a city in Punjab is famous for its Amritsari Kulchas.I tasted different varieties of naas in resturants and havent tried any kulchas. So, thought of doing it at home.For a change last weekend I tired Aloo kulchas. They really tasted awesome.It is very easy to prepare on stove top.I'M posting this recipe in BM#52 UNDER THE THEME Weekend Special dinners.I adapted my recipe here...Here goes my recipe.


  • Maida 3 cups
  • Curd 3 tbspns
  • Baking soda 1/3 Tspn
  • Baking powder 1/2 Tspn
  • Sugar 1 Tspn
  • Oil 1 tbspn
  • Salt 3/4 Tspn
  • Ajwain seeds( carom seeds) 1 Tspn
For filling:
  • Potatoes 3 to 4 boiled
  • Salt 1/2 Tspn
  • Green chilli 1-2 chopped
  • Ginger  1 small piece
  • Amchur powder 1/2 Tspn
  • Coriander powder 1 Tspn
  • Red chilli powder ( 1/4 Tspn  or very less)
  • Garam masala 1/4 Tspn
  • Coriander leaves 1 tbspn


  • Take a bowl, mix maida,baking soda,baking powder,sugar,salt oil.Prepare a smooth dough with lukewarm water.Punch the dough 2 to 3 times to get smooth kulchas.
  • Add 1 tspn of oil to the dough and cover it with lid in warm place.Keep it aside for 3 hrs.
  • After 3 hours the dough will raise,punch the dough  and knead it smooth.

For filling

  • Boil potatoes,peel the skin off add salt,greenchilli,ginger,coriander powder,amchoor powder,redchilli powder,garam masala powder and coriander leaves.
  • Make 6 to 8 round balls of the dough.Make potato mixture into round balls.
  • Take one ball of the dough and roll it into a flat disc of 3 inch,put the potato mixture ball on the disc and press it with hands.Close and fold the disc from all sides to make kulcha.
  • Now roll this kulcha into flat disc with the roller.Add some carom seeds on top of kulcha and roll lightly.
  • Heat a  pan  add little oil,put the kulcha in the pan and roast it until it just brown on both sides.Continue the same process with the rest of kulchas.
  • Serve  these kulchas with curd or pickle or chole curry.

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  1. Makes for a wonderful weekend meal!

  2. Filling and yummy. Goes so well with a variety of sides. Nice.

  3. Yummy dinner, just the kinds i like for weekend.

  4. Watelse we need for a super filling weekend meal,love it.

  5. I made this last year and it was so deliciously soft and fluffy. Yours looks great!

  6. They come out super soft and yummy.

  7. Those aloo kulchas look filling and delicious.

  8. They make a yummy and filling meal.