Paneer Kulcha

Paneer Kulcha with Channa Masala

One of my favorite eating places in Vizag is ‘Kebabri’, known for its North Indian and tandoori food. I especially love their stuffed flats breads prepared in a tandoor. I tried to re-create the same at home a few days ago. So, prepared Kulchas stuffed with paneer, cooked over stove top and served them with Channa Masala. Made for a hearty filling meal. I more or less followed this Paneer Kulcha recipe and am quite happy with the outcome. Tastes best hot off the stove/tandoor.

How to prepare home style Kulcha:

Paneer Kulcha Recipe

Dough resting: 2 hrs Prep & Cooking: 20 mts

Makes approx 6-7 Kulchas

Cuisine: North Indian



2 cups all purpose flour/maida

1/2 cup warm milk

1/4 cup curd/yogurt

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp sugar

3/4 tsp baking pwd

water for kneading

3 tsps sesame seeds

2 tbsps butter/ghee

For stuffing: Mix all the ingredients and make small balls

1/4 cup grated paneer

1 onion finely chopped

2 finely chopped green chilies

1 tsp chaat masala

pinch of red chili pwd

salt to taste

1 Sieve flour, baking pwd and salt. Place the sieved flour on a wide plate. Make a well in the center of the flour and pour sugar, milk, yogurt and slowly combine, to form a soft dough. Cover with damp cloth and let it rest for 2 hrs.
2 After two hrs, knead the dough gently for a mt. Dust the working surface with some flour, pinch a large lemon sized dough and roll into a small thick roti. Place a ball of stuffing in the center of the roti and enclose it from all sides and roll into a ball.
3 Dust the working surface with flour and roll the ball into a 6″ diameter thick roti. Sprinkle few sesame seeds on top and lightly roll with a rolling pin. Prepare rotis with rest of the dough.
4 Heat an iron tawa, once hot, place the kulcha and cook for 15-20 secs on high flame. Brown spots begin to appear. Flip over and cook the other side for another 15-20 secs. Drizzle some ghee or butter and roast for a few seconds on each side and remove.
5 Serve hot with any curry of your choice like Methi Matar Malai or Nilgiri Chicken Korma or Amritsari Chole.

Paneer Kulcha

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 4

 Main Ingredients:

  •  flour
  •   yogurt
  •   milk
  •   paneer


I prepared Kulchas stuffed with paneer, cooked over stove top and served them with Channa Masala. Made for a hearty filling meal. Tastes best hot off the stove.

12 thoughts on “Paneer Kulcha

  1. Hello,
    Shilaja garu,

    In my home ur recipes are a hit and every body likes them. Even though I make my own if it turns out good, My whole family says is it Sailu’s recipe? I have problem with measurements of Naan and Kulchas. So now my problem is solved and I am going to make them.


  2. Hi Sailu,

    Nakku me recipe’s anni Nachai. Thanks for posting all such a mouth watering dishes. Kulcha is too good.

  3. this is simple and basic receipe for north indian meal .it will be very useful for me on sunday when my hubby entered in the kitchen.

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  5. Hi Sailu
    This looks good. Just wondering if I can substitute Atta for Maida, to make it a little healthier?

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