Sep 122012

Kulcha Recipe is the easiest stuffed oven or tandoor (or even stove top) cooked flatbread recipe. The difference between naan bread and kulcha bread are kulcha is round and yeast free flatbread while naan bread is bit longer in shape and normally used yeast for rising. Kulchas are originated from Punjab.

Cooking Time: Appr. 7 Minutes
Serves: 5 People (5 Kulchas)

Kulcha Ingredients:

2 cup pain flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup warm milk
½ cup yogurt or as much as needed
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon olive oil or any oil
2-3 tablespoon chopped coriander
2 chopped green chillies (optional)
5 teaspoon melted butter
Some plain flour to roll kulcha

Kulcha RecipeCooking Method:

1. Place the warm milk in a bowl and add dissolve sugar.

2. Whisk the yogurt with salt.

3. Add flour in a milk bowl and add whisked yogurt mix. Knead with to make soft and sticky dough. Add more milk or yogurt, if you need to dough should be gluey and sticky after 5-7 mins kneading.

4. Now add oil and knead for a minute then cover with plate or cloth.

5. Place the dough bowl in a warm place for an hour or two. It will rise slowly.

6. After 1-2 hours, knead the dough again and make 5 equal balls.

7. Mix chopped coriander and green chillies (optional) and make 5 equal portions.

8. Put all balls back in to the bowl and cover again. Leave aside for 10-15 mins.

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9. Sprinkle some plain flour on the rolling surface and Take a dough ball. Press in the palm to make it flat and place it in the rolling surface (it will be sticky, spread plain flour in your hand). Roll until it gets slightly bigger than original size (to make a quality Kulcha try spreading it by hand by tapping and stretching the dough balls firmly).

10. Place the coriander portion in the middle of rolled kulcha and hold edges together and seal it.

11. Press with palm to make it flat and sprinkle the flour both side and roll to make kulcha. Don’t worry, if the coriander come out on the top. That’s what we need some coriander leaves to come out on the top.

12. Heat the grill at 220 degree Celsius and bake these stuffed kulcha for 5-7 mins.
To cook kulcha naan on stove top, Heat a pan in your stove in med-high flame and place the Kulcha. Add a little ghee or butter on all the sides of the Kulcha and cook for 3-4 min. Flip the kulcha when brown spots start appearing on the surface of the bottom side. Cook the same way the other side.

13. Spread a teaspoon of melted butter on the kulcha naan bread.

Serve kulcha recipe hot with any curry.

Kulcha Naan Bread

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