Kulcha and naan are famous Indian breads. Generally prepared with the all-purpose flour but I wanted to make it a little healthy so I used the whole wheat flour and it turned out to be equally good and soft. This kulcha has the tandoor like texture as we cook it directly over the flame. It can be enjoyed with any Indian Gravy of your choice like Amritsari Chole, Aloo Gravy, Paneer Butter Masala or Matar Paneer, etc.
Refer to the step by step images in the end.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North Indian
Time: Preparation – 2 hours 15 mins, Cooking – 15 mins, Total – 2.5 hours
Servings: makes 6 kulchas
- Whole Wheat Flour – 1.5 cups
- Curd (Dahi or Plain Yogurt) – 2 tbsp
- Oil – 2 tbsp
- Milk – 3 tbsp
- Sugar – 1/2 tsp
- Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Black Cumin Seeds – as required to sprinkle on top
- Coriander Leaves – as required to sprinkle on top
- Warm Water – to knead the dough
- Butter or Ghee (Clarified butter) – as required
- Salt to taste.
PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.
How to make Wheat Kulcha:
- Take a bowl. Add wheat flour, curd, baking powder, sugar, oil, milk and salt. Mix
- Start kneading by adding warm water in portions and make a soft smooth dough
- Cover the dough with damp cloth and keep aside for 2-3 hours
- After 2-3 hours knead the dough again. Dust it if required. Make 6 equal balls
- Take a ball and dust it with wheat flour
- Start rolling it with a rolling-pin and make roughly 2-3 inches diameter circle
- Sprinkle some black cumin seeds and coriander leaves
- Start rolling again and make a desired shape. Do not make it too thin
- Flip over (the plain side) and spread 1-2 tsp of water (it’ll help the kulcha to stick to the tawa)
- Meanwhile heat the tawa (do not use a non stick pan as kulcha will not stick)
- When tawa is hot. Place the kulcha with your hand on it from the plain side (black cumin seeds side stays on the top)
- Wait till bubbles start to appear and then flip the entire tawa and place it directly over the flame with 2-3 inches gap (to get the tandoor style texture, also the kulcha will remain sticked to the tawa)
- When brown spots start to appear take it off the flame. Remove the kulcha from the tawa with help of a spatula
- Top it with ghee or butter. Your Wheat Kulcha is ready. Serve hot with your favorite curry.