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2 Jan 2014

Kulcha Recipe

Prep Time: 2 hours 15 Mins | Cook Time: 20 Mins | Total Time: 2 hours 35 Mins
Yields: 5-6 Kulcha


Plain Flour/Maida - 2 Cups + For dusting
Soda-bi-Carb - 1/4 tsp
Baking Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Sugar - 2 tsp
Oil or Ghee - 2 tsp
Yogurt/Curd - 1/4 Cup
Warm Milk - 1/2 Cup or as requied
Carom Seeds/Ajwain - 1/2 tsp [optional]
Kalonji/Nigella Seeds - 1 tsp [optional]
Oil or Ghee or Butter - For frying


1. Sieve flour, baking powder, soda, salt in a bowl.  Add 2 tsp oil, carom seeds (if using), sugar, curd and mix well.
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2. Add milk in small quantity, knead and make smooth dough.
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3. Apply little oil over dough, cover with a damp clean cloth and keep aside for dough to ferment 2 hours or more.
4. After 2 hours knead dough again for 2-3 minutes and divide in to equal portions and make smooth balls, we can let the balls again sit for 10 minutes.

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4. Dust with flour, flatten flour and roll in medium size kulcha.
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5. Sprinkle little nigella seeds/kalonji and roll again for the seeds to stick with kulcha, cover the kulcha again with dump cloth until we roll remaining kulchas. Repeat the same for rest of dough.
7. Heat a tava or griddle, brush rolled kulcha nigella sides with water and place water brushed side facing tava. Keep the tava in medium to high flame.

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8. Let it cook for a minute or until bubbles starts to appear. Flip the kulcha and apply oil/ghee and let it cook for another minute.
9. Flip the kulcha again and apply oil or ghee on another side and cook for a minute again or until both sides its fully cooked & nice brown patches appears.  Do the same for remaining kulcha.
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Serve kulcha warm with chana masala, chole or paneer butter masala and a salad on side, curd, pickle.
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