Sunday, June 15, 2014

Amritsari Kulcha for Indian Cooking Challenge

For this month's Indian Cooking Challenge, we had a simple Kulcha. The Kulcha is from Amritsar. Amritsar, in Punjab is a real foodie place and it is a treat to enjoy a meal there. I have been there many times and had food in Dhabbas there. Trust me the food there is out of the world.This Kucha is just like a paratha, but much more softer and melt in the mouth kinds.The recipe demands All purpose flour but I used wheat flour and maida in equal proportions.

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda 
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar 
3 tb sp oil
1/4 cup curd 
1/4 cup warm milk 

For the filling
1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
1 tsp chopped green chilies
1 chopped onions
1/2 tsp red chili powder 
1 tsp cumin powder 
1/4 tsp chat masala
Chopped coriander leaves 

How to make Kulchas
Seive the maida and then mix with the baking soda, powder, oil, curds, sugar and salt in a bowl.
Add the warm milk and knead into a soft dough. Make sure to add the milk gradually and not make the dough sticky.
Cover the dough with damp cloth and keep aside for an hour.

For the filling
Take the mashed potatoes, chopped onions, green chilies, red chili powder, cumin powder, chat masala and coriander leaves in a bowl.
 Mix everything and make 4 medium sized balls.
Take out the dough, pinch out a medium size ball. Flatten and place the filling ball in the center.
Enclose on all sides and make a ball. Dust with flour and roll out to a flat and thick disc.
Heat few drops in a deep frying pan, and gently drop the kulcha into the hot oil.
Cook on both sides, until the kulchas turn brown.

I served these with Papad Choora and curd.The Choora is made with roasted papapds, and I used Amritsari Papads for that. These papads are spicy and are loaded with coarsely ground pepper.

No particular recipe but this is how you do it..
Roast some papads and scrunch them with your hands. Add a little ghee, dry mango powder and pinch salt .
If you eat it instantly you could add finely chopped onion and tomato too.

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  1. Soo delicious and i always love aloo stuffing.. Kulchas looks extremely irresistible.

  2. Wow the kulchas have come out so well...and nice way to include wheat flour as well..

  3. and that Papad Choora is awesome!..will have to try it sometime..

  4. Wow Vaishali, those parathas look so well made.. Yummy!!

  5. Your blog is very informative and gracefully
    your guideline is very good.Thank you

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  6. The pics are awesome and really makes to crave for it. Very Tempting one. I've bookmarked it def gonna try this week.
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  7. Nice blog!! Looks delicious, feel like grabbing the roll right away. Thank you chowringhee in satya niketan