Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Amritsari Aloo Kulcha | Stuffed Kulcha

Kulcha is a typical Punjabi dish and one of the many flatbreads which are popular in North India. Among those, Amritsar is famous for the best Kulchas. As Kulchas are made with maida, they are very soft in texture and can be made in a Tandoor or a Tawa. When I was going through Pavani's blog, I bumped into this Amritsari Aloo Kulcha recipe and as I had not made Kulchas earlier, wanted to give it a try. I was impressed that her recipe made use of atta and maida in equal proportion which made it more healthy. Stuffing and preparation is similar to Aloo Paratha, but Kulchas make use of Baking soda and curd as leavening agent. It came out very well and we relished with 'Paneer Butter Masala' which made it even more richer.

Blogging Marathon #41, Week4, Day2
Theme : BM Pair (Pavani

Preparation time - 45mins
Yields - 8 Kulchas
For Kulcha dough:
All-purpose flour / Maida - 1cup + little for dusting
Wholewheat flour / Atta - 1cup
Baking powder - 1/2tsp
Baking soda - 1/4tsp
Salt - As needed
Oil - 3tblsp
Curd - 1/4cup
Milk - 1/4cup. warmed
For stuffing:-
Potato - 3, boiled and peeled
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Green chilli -2, finely chopped / grated
Red chilli powder - 1tsp
Cumin powder / Jeera powder - 1/2tsp
Chaat Masala - 1/2tsp
Kitchen King Masala / Garam Masala - 1/2tsp


1.  Combine all the ingredients for the dough and knead it using warm water into a soft and pliable dough. Cover and let it sit for 1-2hrs for the dough to ferment and soften.


2.  For the stuffing, combine all the above mentioned ingredients and mix well. After 2 hrs of resting, divide the dough and the stuffing into 8 equal portions.


3.  Roll out the dough, place the stuffing inside and follow the steps below to cover evenly so that the filling does'nt pop out and also gets spread thouroughly.


4.  Dust some flour and roll it out gently into a paratha. Heat a tawa and cook both sides on medium heat until golden.


Serve hot with any sides of your choice. Though traditionally served alongside Punjabi Chole, it tastes delicious with any spicy or creamy gravy as well. Enjoy!


  1. nice one Suja, this looks so good for a morning b/f

  2. This is such an inviting bread..very nicely done...

  3. Am drooling here, love aloo in anything, this kulcha is very tempting.

  4. Kulchas turned out perfect Sujatha. Lovely clicks too.

  5. I made these last month for ICC and they were so delicious - yours came out perfect!

  6. They turned out too good, Sujatha. Love them.