How to make kulcha

How to make kulcha

What is Kulcha?


Kulcha is a mildly leavened flatbread made from maida and baked in tandoor (clay oven). It is a variation of Naan . Kulcha was originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is a Punjabi dish which was brought into Punjab by Afghan travellers. It is particularly popular in North India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is best known when accompanied with Chole. In some places kulchas are stuffed with fillings of potatoes, paneer, onions and other vegetables.

Calories in Kulcha

Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat0g
Dietary Fiber59g
Total Carbs2g
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%

What is the difference between kulcha and naan?

Kulcha and Naan both are spongy flatbreads. Their taste and textures are similar but their is a difference in the method of preparation.Kulcha is a variation of naan.Naan is a flatbread made by mixing white flour, salt, yeast culture and yogurt. Kulcha makes use of baking powder or baking soda for its preparation. Naan is mostly made in tandoor while Kulcha can be made mostly on stove top.

How to make kulcha


How to make kulcha
How to make kulcha

1½ cups Maida
1½ tablespoons Curd (yogurt)
1½ teaspoons Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1½ tablespoons Oil
3 tablespoons Milk
Salt as per the taste
Warm Water
1 tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds or Kalonji Seeds (onion seeds)
Butter, as needed

How to make kulcha kneading dough

1. Seive the maida with 1 teaspoon of salt in a bowl.
2.Add salt as per the taste.
3. Add 1 tablespoon oil.
4. Add 1 cup of warm water and add 3 tablespoon milk with 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
5.Add 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and yogurt
6.Mix everything to begin kneading.
7.Cover the bowl with a cloth or plastic wrap and keep it aside for 2 hours to set.
8.After 2 hours, make small sized ball from the dough.
9.Now flatten a dough ball with rolling board and sprinkle Black Sesame seeds on it.
10.Roll it into round shape.

Steps for making kulcha in tandoor

Kulcha in tandoor
Kulcha in tandoor

1. Burn the tandoor and stick the kulcha in the tandoor wall with chimta.
2. When you see the brown spots then take the kulcha out from the tandoor with the help of chimta.
3. Brush Kulcha with ghee or butter.


Steps for making Kulcha without tandoor

1. Use the iron or steel tawa. (Don’t use non stick tawa,kulcha will fall in the upcoming steps)
2. Roll the kulcha and spread water all over the roti.
3. Placed the water side kulcha on a hot tawa and wait for the large brown spots on it.
4. Cook the kulcha for about one minute in a low to medium flame.
5. Water should dry up completely so that kulcha will come out easily from tawa.
6. Hold the upside tawa carefully down on the gas stove flame (flame should be low or medium and kulcha shouldn’t fall into the flame).
7.  Rotate the tawa for roasting and keep tongs near to the flame.
8. Keep the tawa to the original position on the stove top and cook for some more seconds.
9.  Your kulcha is ready now. Remove it with tong from tawa.
10. Spread some butter or ghee on tandoori roti and serve it with curries or dal.

Video for reference.

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