Monday, 16 June 2014

Amritsari Kulcha - Punjabi Special

Any food lover will completely agree that India has a mindblowing variety of breads ( rotis). Parathas, Kulchas, Naan, Roomali roti, Kerela Parotta , Rajasthani Bati and the list goes on and on . Indian breads are very nutririous and can be easily converted to full meal . Today's post Amritsari Kulcha stuffed with aloo is one such dish. These stuffed kulchas are very filling and can just be had with dahi ( curds ) and achar ( pickle) or you can serve them with any side dish of your choice.

This month  Srivalli had suggested Amritsari Kulchas for our indian-cooking-challenge ( ICC ) and I was more than happy to make these lovely kulchas. I had already missed last few challenges and desparately wanted to make these kulchas.

Serve these hot kulchas with a dollop of butter and have a very satisfying meal.










Ingredients :



For the dough :

4 cups .............................wheat flour
1/2 cup............................curds
2 tsp..............................sugar
1 tsp................................baking powder
1 pinch ..........................baking soda
1/2 cup...........................milk
1 tbsp..............................ghee
salt

For the filling :

5 to 6 .............................boiled potatoes ( peeled and mashed)
2 tbsp.............................ginger chilly paste
1 tbsp.............................amchoor ( dry mango powder )
1 tbsp............................dhana jeera powder
1 tbsp...........................black sesame
1/ cup..........................chopped fresh coriander
salt
oil


Method :


Knead a smooth but firm dough with all ingredients given in dough with just enough milk.

Keep it aside covered with wet muslin cloth for atleast 1 hour.

In the mean while mash the boiled potatoes and add chopped coriander and ginger chilly paste .

Also add amchoor and dhana jeera powder and salt to taste.

Mix very well till everything is well combined.

Now make big lemon sized balls of the dough and make equal balls of the filling.

Roll the dough to the size of puri and keep the filling inside.






Cover with dough from all sides and roll it.

Sprinkle some black sesame on it and continue to roll a kulcha of 6 to 8 '' diameter.

Cook on a how tawa by smearing ghee  on both sides.







Serve with any side dish  of your choice or with some pickle and curd.
















5 comments:

  1. Your kulchas have turned out so well...Very inviting Nayana..

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  2. Prefectly rolled kulchas, you nailed them beautifully Nayana..

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