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Paneer Kulcha

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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

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Ingredients:

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 Recipe

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
Yield: 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.

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By • Jun 25th, 2011 • Category: All Recipes, Indian Bread Recipes, Indian Paneer Recipes, Indian Vegetarian Recipes, North Indian Recipes

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Superb soft kulchas.. anything with paneer is my fav..

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Irresistible and my fav kulchas..yumm!

  • swathi

    can’t wait to try this

  • Veda

    Great Sailu. I love ur recipes. I will prepare today evening.

  • Sharada

    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.

    Thanks
    Sharada

  • Sweetha

    Hi Sailu,

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

  • sapna

    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.

  • Jyothi kolluri

    What is the difference between kulcha and paratha. Can you please explain. I feel both are same. Aren’t they?

  • Jyothi kolluri

    What is the difference between kulcha and paratha. Can you please explain. I feel both are same. Aren’t they?

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  • Tina

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

    • Anonymous

      You can use 1 part maida and 1 part atta.