Sunday, June 24, 2018

Panjabi Aloo kulcha recipe

Ingredients :
For the kulcha dough,
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar 
  • 2-3 tbsp curd
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter 
  • warm water 
For the filling of kulcha, 
  • 4-5 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped 
  • 2-3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder (Amchur powder)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Butter 
Method :
Making the kulcha dough,
In a big mixing bowl take whole wheat flour, salt, sugar,baking powder, ghee or butter. Mix well. Now add curd and mix well. Add warm water little at a time and knead to make a soft and smooth dough. Cover the dough and keep aside for 1 hour.

Making the kulcha filling, 
Mix the chopped onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, salt, red chili powder, garam masala powder, Amchur powder and lemon juice with the mashed potatoes very well. Divide the potatoes mixture into 12-13 equal portion.

Making Panjabi aloo kulcha :
After 1 hour lightly knead the dough again. Divided the dough into 12-13 equal portion. Sprinkle some flour on the rolling board and on the dough ball. Now with a rolling pin, roll it into a diameter of 5 to 6 inches diameter. Now place the potato stuffing in the center keep 1 inch space all over the circumference. Bring the edges together and join them at the center. Press the joined edges from top. Press with your finger or very lightly with the rolling pin. Sprinkle some flour and gently roll to a large disc of about 7-8 inches in diameter. On a hot tava, gently place the kulcha. Cook on both the sides until you see it starts puffing up. Once it does, transfer it to direct heat to puff up the kulchas. While cooking over the direct heat make sure to flip the kulcha continuously to cook every from all sides. Proceed the same way with the remaining dough and filling. Apply butter on the hot panjabi aloo kulcha. Serve it hot with panjabi chhole or raita.

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