Amritsari Aloo Kulcha.

Amritsari Kulcha is a popular traditional flat bread from Amritsar,Punjab.
It is prepared with maida and spicy potato stuffing and is typically baked in indian tandoor oven .
Today we are going to make it on tava using stove top.
For this dish to come out well,use iron tava as kulcha will not stick to non stick tava and you won’t be able to get tandoor effect.

Ingredients:

For Kulcha:

2 cups Maida.

1/2 tsp Baking Powder.

1/4 tsp Baking Soda.

2 tbsp Ghee

1/2 cup Yoghurt.

Luke warm water to knead the dough.

Salt to taste.

For kulcha stuffing:

2 cups boiled Potatoes.,peeled and mashed.

1 cup Onion chopped finely.

2 Green Chillies chopped finely.

1/2 bunch Coriander Leaves,chopped finely.

1 tbsp Cumin Seeds.

1 tbsp Coriander Seeds.

1 tbsp Ajwain.

1 tsp Chat Masala.

Salt to taste.

Other Ingredients:

2 tsp Black Sesame Seeds.

3 tbsp Coriander’s Leaves, finely chopped.

2 tbsp Butter.

Method:

In a bowl, mix all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, ghee and yoghurt. Knead the mixture into a soft dough using little water if required,cover it with a damp muslin cloth and keep aside to rest for half an hour.

Dry roast cumin and coriander seeds in a pan and crush in a mortar and pestle.

Mix boiled potatoes, chopped onion, green chillies, coriander leaves, crushed coriander and cumin seeds,ajwain in a bowl. Add salt, chaat masala and mix well.keep aside.

Pinch a ball sized dough and roll to 5 inch circular disk,spread some ghee on it,place aloo stuffing in the centre take the edge and start pleating bringing to centre.

Sprinkle some sesame seeds and coriander leaves on one side of the kulcha.

Gently roll to oval shape using rolling pin.

Brush other side lightly with water.

Slowly place the kulcha on hot tava with water side down and and press gently.

After a minute, flip the tawa upside down and cook kulcha directly on flame till it turns golden brown in color.

Kulcha will get lovely spots like tandoor.

Spread some butter.

And remove from tava.

Serve the amritsari kulcha with chole, onion and green chillies.

Recipe for chole-https://udarbharna.com/2013/09/19/punjabi-chole/

Happy Cooking!!

Sameera.

Published by Sameera's Kitchen

A little blog about ordinary and extra ordinary cooking that I do on daily basis for me and my loving family,I am a working woman pursuing an exiting career in aviation industry,with a ten year old kid.. with whatever little time I have spare in my hand after doing day to day chores......I utilise it for cooking and baking......It refreshes me completely.

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