Kulcha Recipe: How To Make The Lip-smacking Punjabi Amritsari Kulcha At Home?


Kulcha is a popular North Indian food reportedly originating in Punjab. Read on to know more about the kulcha recipe and how you can attempt it this weekend.

Written By Surabhi Sabat | Mumbai | Updated On:

If you are a Punjabi, then you know what a kulcha is as its origins are rooted back to Punjab in the Indian subcontinent. Kulcha is basically a slightly leavened flatbread which may or may not have stuffing inside. It is usually consumed with curd or chole as the side dish. This weekend, go the extra mile and try this easy Amritsari kulcha recipe at home.

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Amritsari Kulcha recipe

Kulcha is a popular Punjabi food and it doesn't even require much time for preparation as the whole dish can be made in merely 20-25 minutes. The dish is perfect for almost all occasions be it dinner parties, potlucks or just a special weekend dinner. Try this easy stuffed kulcha recipe which perfectly fits in your winter food menu. This recipe yields two servings so if you need to make more servings, measure accordingly.

  • For the dough, the ingredients include all-purpose flour along with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and sugar, 1/4 teaspoon baking soda, 2 teaspoons refined oil, 2 pinches of salt, 2 spoons of curd and equal parts of milk as well.
  • For the stuffing, prepare 1 boiled potato, chopped green chilly, onions, cumin powder, chat masala, and coriander leaves.
  • Start with mixing the dough ingredients listed above with your hands and once it is well kneaded, keep it aside covering it with a wet cloth. Next prepare your stuffing by mixing the filling ingredients together in a bowl. 
  • After 15 minutes, take the dough and divide it into equal portions. Take a small portion of the dough and roll it into a ball. Just like an aloo paratha is made, use the same recipe to roll out the stuffed kulcha
  • Finish it off by baking the kulcha on Tawa (pan) by using oil or ghee. Pair the kulchas with chole curry or just plain curd.

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Kulcha varieties

Kulcha is usually made using a leavening agent like yeast but it is also prepared without the yeast. There are different varieties of kulcha available including onion kulcha, Nutri kulcha (using shredded soybean chunks as the stuffing), new varieties like pizza kulcha and mushroom kulcha are also creating buzz lately.

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