Ask any punjabi food lover about their favorite street food and you will get to hear Amritsari Kulcha and Chhole. Amritsari Kulcha is one of the most popular indian flat bread served mainly with some delicious Chhole. Kulchas are the crispy punjabi delicacies stuffed with different ingredients like potatoes, onion, paneer, etc. This is a very popular dish stuffed with onion here. You can enjoy this recipe with Amritsari Chhole. For this recipe you don’t need any tandoor at home and hence these are easy to cook.
So let’s get ready to cook Amritsari Onion Kulcha.
PREPARATION TIME: 40 mins COOKING TIME: 10 mins
- 2 cups All purpose flour (Maida)
- 1 teaspoon Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking soda
- 1 cup Curd
- Salt to taste
- 2 tablespoon Garlic finely chopped
- 1 teaspooon Green Chilli finely chopped
- 1 cup Onion finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon Black Sesame seeds (optional)
- Warm Water for kneeding the dough
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 cup Coriander leaves finely leaves
Method to Cook:
Firstly, we will kneed the flour to make a soft and spongy dough. Add baking soda, baking powder, salt to taste, butter and curd to all purpose flour and kneed the mixture with warm water. Dough should be little soft and to make it soft, kneed it properly with both hands. Now keep the dough aside for about half an hour to ferment.
Now we will make the onion mixture for stuffing. Add salt to taste, coriander powder, green chillies and some coriander leaves to onion and mix well.
After the dough is fermented, we can start making our kulcha. Take a dough ball and put a bit of oil to grease. Roll it out a bit and then stuff onion mixture. Again roll a bit and place a pinch of sesame seeds (if available), coriander leaves and chopped garlic on top of it. Now roll again to make kulcha. Don’t make it too thick or too thin.
Place the parchment paper on the oven tray. After the oven is pre heated at 250° C, place the kulcha on parchment paper. Let it bake for 5-7 minutes and you can check in between, if the top starts turning brown.
You can cook the kulcha on tawa as well. After the kulcha is rolled out, grease the other side of it with water and place it on pan. When it starts getting cooked, turn the tawa upside down and cook the surface of kulcha with seasonings on gas till you see brown spots. Your kulcha is cooked now.
Take the kulchas out from oven or gas stove, grease them with butter and serve them hot with amritsari chole or any indian curry you like and some chutney wale onions..