Someone needs to educate me on the difference between a naan that is stuffed and a kulcha. In terms of method or taste, at least to me there doesn’t seem to be any difference.
But what I do know is that this is a dish I am immensely motivated to make – so much so that I made this last Sunday after an early morning (3 am to be exact) Grihapravesham Poojai about 10 kms from my house. I am not going to make any claims on the authenticity of this recipe – but it works like a charm. If you’re looking for Kulcha, you will not be disappointed with this.
- Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups (plus some extra for dusting)
- Milk – 3/4 cup approximately
- Curd – 1 table spoon
- Baking powder – 1 level teaspoon
- Salt 1/2 teaspoon
- Sugar 1 tablespoon
- Freshcream – 1 tablespoon
- Ghee – 2 teaspoons
- Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
- Coriander – a bunch (finely chopped)
- A pinch of Salt
- Ajwain – 1 tsp (optional)
- Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Butter – 1 tsp
- Sesame Seeds – 1 tbsp
- Butter – 1tsp
- In a large bowl, mix the Wheat Flour with salt and sugar. Rub the fresh cream into the flour.
- Make a well in center, add curd and baking powder and allow to froth for 2 minutes.
- Knead all the ingredients into a soft dough the flour with curds by adding the required amount of milk.
- Coat with ghee and mix well. Cover with a wet cloth and leave to rise for 6 to 8 hours.
- Melt some butter in a skillet, add the ajwain and coriander. Saute Onions. Add Salt and Chilli Powder. Set aside for cooling.
- Divide the dough into eight balls. Take one of the portions of the dough, flatten it with the palm of your hand. Roll it into a 5-6 inch circle with the outer edges thin and thick center. Put in a tablespoon or more of the onion saute in the center. Bring the edges together and seal. Roll out into a circle using some extra flour for dusting if required.
- Cook both sides on a tawa over medium heat till pink spots appear. Brush with sesame seeds crackled in some butter. Repeat with rest of the dough.
Serve with a gravy of your choice.
Onion Kulchas are on their way to Srivalli for her virtual Roti Mela.
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