Kulcha / Kulcha with sesame seeds/ Plain Kulcha / Kulcha recipe with video

Written by: 7aumsuvai
Kulcha is an Indian style tandoor roti prepared with all purpose flour and curd, which is fermented and cooked over direct flame.You may serve this kulcha with paneer butter masala, matar paneer or kadai paneer or with any curry of your choice.
Kulcha / Plain kulcha


Yields 5 Kulcha

      • 1 cup – Maida / All purpose flour
      • 1 tsp – Sugar
      • 1 tbsp – Curd / Yogurt
      • 1 tbsp – Oil (I have used canola oil)
      • 2 to 3 tbsp – Milk (room temperature)
      • 1/4 tsp – Baking powder
      • 1/8 tsp – Baking soda
      • Warm water as needed (for kneading)
      • Salt to taste
      • 1 tbsp – Sesame seeds
      • 2 to 3 tbsp – Coriander leaves chopped
      • Butter as needed
Kulcha / Plain kulcha

Preparation method:
Making of dough:

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add maida, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and required salt, mix well.
  2. To this mixture add curd, milk, oil and warm water as needed, knead to a smooth and soft dough.
  3. Cover the bowl with a damp cloth or wet paper towel or plastic wrap and keep it aside for 2 hours to ferment.
Kulcha / Plain kulcha

Making of kulcha:

  1. After 2 hours of fermentation, knead the dough again for few seconds for smooth texture. Divide the dough into equal balls (for me 5 balls).
  2. Roll the dough into small circle and sprinkle little sesame seeds and coriander leaves on dough. Once again roll the dough into circle or oval shape like paratha. Brush or apply some water on the plain side of the kulcha.
  3. Heat a tawa over medium flame, place the plain side of kulcha on the hot tawa and cook until bubbles start to appear on the surface.
  4. Now turn the entire tawa along with kulcha over direct flame (gas stove or electric stove) and cook until brown spots appear on the surface. Remove from stove and apply butter on top. Repeat the same process with the rest of the dough. Kulcha is ready and serve with any curry of your choice.
Kulcha / Plain kulcha

Kulcha / Plain kulcha

  • To get restaurant style kulcha, cook kulcha over direct flame. If you find this method is difficult, then you may cook them directly on tawa like we cook chappathi.
  • To prevent kulcha from burning, check them frequently while cooking especially when you cook them directly over flame.
  • I have used cast iron pan for making this kulcha. Iron tawa works better when compared to non-stick tawa.
Kulcha / Plain kulcha

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