paneer kulcha recipe | paneer kulcha naan | paneer stuffed kulcha

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paneer kulcha recipe | paneer kulcha naan | paneer stuffed kulcha with detailed photo and video recipe. a famous and popular variety of kulcha recipe or amritsar kulcha naan recipe which is mainly prepared with paneer based stuffing. generally it is prepared with maida or all purpose flour, but it can also be prepared with atta or wholemeal wheat flour for gluten free recipe.
paneer kulcha recipepaneer kulcha recipe | paneer kulcha naan | paneer stuffed kulcha with step by step photo and video recipe. traditionally kulcha recipe hails from punjabi cuisine and hence it also referred as amritsari kulcha naan. in punjab, there are several varieties of kulcha recipe which differs with its stuffing. this recipe post mainly talks about the paneer stuffed kulcha recipe which is popularly known as paneer kulcha recipe.

generally, kulcha’s are served during breakfast or lunch as a flat bread with the choice of punjabi curries. particularly the combination of channa masala or spicy chole masala (chickpea curry) and kulcha recipe is extremely popular in whole north india. having said that it also tastes great with other paneer recipes or paneer sabzi’s. i personally love it with the simple aloo gobi masala and i typically prepare it for my weekend lunch. my personal favourite is aloo kulcha recipe, however my husband’s favourite is paneer kulcha naan.

paneer kulcha naanwhile the recipe is very much straight forward without much complicated steps, yet i would like to share some tips for a perfect paneer kulcha recipe. firstly, i have prepared this kulcha recipe using baking powder and baking soda, however it can also be prepared from yeast too. secondly, i used normal tawa to roast these kulcha’s with later cooking it upside down. alternatively it can also be baked in oven too. lastly, if you do not prefer paneer stuffing, you can prepare without it for a basic kulcha recipe.

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paneer kulcha recipe | paneer kulcha naan | paneer stuffed kulcha
 
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easy paneer kulcha recipe | paneer kulcha naan | paneer stuffed kulcha
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Recipe type: roti
Cuisine: indian
Serves: 6 Servings
Ingredients
for dough:
  • 2 cups maida / plain flour / refined flour / all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp oil
  • ½ cup water, or as required
for stuffing:
  • 2 cup paneer / cottage cheese, grated
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp aamchur / dry mango powder
  • ½ tsp ajwain / caraway seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp salt
other ingredients:
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds / til
  • 3 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. pinch a ball sized dough and dust with maida.
  2. further roll and stuff paneer stuffing.
  3. bring the edge to center and start pleating.
  4. reverse the ball and sprinkle some black sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
  5. gently roll to oval shape using rolling pin.
  6. brush with water over kulcha and flip the kulcha on hot tawa.
  7. gently press the kulcha.
  8. now after a minute, flip the tawa upside down and cook kulcha directly on flame till they turn golden brown and puffs up..
  9. gently scrape the kulcha from bottom and remove.
  10. also brush some butter.
  11. finally, serve paneer kulcha hot with your favourite curry like paneer butter masala.


how to make paneer stuffed kulcha with step by step photo:

kulcha dough recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl add 2 cups maida, ¼ cup curd, 1 tsp baking powder, ¼ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp salt and 2 tsp oil.
    paneer kulcha recipe
  2. mix well making sure everything is combined well.
    paneer kulcha recipe
  3. further add ½ cup luke warm water and knead the dough for 10 minutes.
    paneer kulcha recipe
  4. add more water if required and knead to smooth and soft dough.
    paneer kulcha recipe
  5. grease the dough with oil. cover and rest for 2 hours in warm place.
    paneer kulcha recipe

paneer stuffing recipe:

  1. firstly, in a mixing bowl take 2 cup grated paneer / cottage cheese.
    paneer kulcha recipe
  2. also add 1 green chilli, 1 tsp ginger paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala powder, 1 tsp aamchur, ½ tsp ajwain, 2 tsp coriander and ½ tsp salt.
    paneer kulcha recipe
  3. combine all the ingredients well and stuffing is ready. keep aside.
    paneer kulcha naan

preparing paneer kulcha recipe:

  1. after 2 hours, knead the dough slightly. to remove if any air present in the dough.
    paneer kulcha naan
  2. pinch a ball sized dough and dust with maida.
    paneer kulcha naan
  3. further roll to 5 inch circular disk.
    paneer kulcha naan
  4. place a ball sized prepared paneer stuffing in the centre.
    paneer kulcha naan
  5. bring the edge to center and start pleating.
    paneer kulcha naan
  6. also join the pleats together and secure tight.
    paneer kulcha naan
  7. reverse the ball and sprinkle some black sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
    paneer kulcha naan
  8. flip it over, making sure the coriander leaves and sesame seeds faces down.
    paneer kulcha naan
  9. gently roll to oval shape using rolling pin. make sure you do not make too thin nor thick. and also keep the size in mind. it should not be larger than your tawa size.
    paneer stuffed kulcha
  10. brush with water over kulcha. make sure you coat uniformly. this helps kulcha to stick on tawa.
    paneer stuffed kulcha
  11. furthermore, slowly flip the kulcha and put it on hot tawa. remember, be gentle and put the water coated side down to tawa. also do not use nonstick tawa.
  12. gently press the kulcha. this helps the kulcha to stick on to the tawa and when you can flip the tawa upside down it will be intact.
    paneer stuffed kulcha
  13. now after a minute, flip the tawa upside down and cook kulcha directly on flame till they turn golden brown and puffs up.
    paneer stuffed kulcha
  14. gently scrape the kulcha from bottom and remove.
    paneer stuffed kulcha
  15. also brush some butter (this is optional, however, helps to make your kulcha stays soft for longer time)
    paneer stuffed kulcha
  16. finally, serve paneer kulcha hot with your favourite curry like paneer butter masala.
    paneer kulcha naan


notes:

  • firstly, knead to smooth a soft dough else kulcha will be chewy.
  • in addition, you can also use oven or tandoor to bake the kulcha instead of tawa. but never use nonstick tawa as it slips while reversing.
  • also to prepare plain kulcha just skip the stuffing part or prepare aloo kulcha by stuffing aloo stuffing.
  • applying water is mandatory. this helps naan or kulcha to stick to tawa and can reverse the tawa and cook directly on flame.
  • finally, paneer kulcha taste great when served hot.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. ty so much for Amazing recipe, I was searching a lot from very long time. finally got a perfect recipe. everybody loved the kulcha. ty so much

  2. Big fan of yours. I need an advice from you. How can I finish if I have no gas stove or back oven? I just have an electric stove in my home. Please suggest even if anyone has a solution.

  3. Hello madam. Big fan of your videos. I have a question, is there anyway to try this in a home with electric stove and no bake oven? Kindly give us an alternate solution, also if any user has tried anything successful in this same situation. 🙂

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