masala kulcha recipe | aloo paneer kulcha | stuffed kulcha recipe

masala kulcha recipe | aloo paneer kulcha | stuffed kulcha recipe with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular indian flat bread recipe prepared mainly with spiced potatoes and paneer stuffing. it is an ideal bread recipe from the north indian cuisine or punjabi cuisine served in both fine dine restaurants and street food vendors. these spiced breads taste great by itself but taste amazing when served with choice of paneer gravies.
masala kulcha recipemasala kulcha recipe | aloo paneer kulcha | stuffed kulcha recipe with step by step photo and video recipe. there are many variants with the kulcha naan bread recipe ranging from plain to vegetable-based kulcha recipe. however this is a unique combination of spiced and mashed aloo with paneer, stuffed inside kulcha bread. traditionally, it is prepared in tandoor oven but i have used tawa to prepare the same.

i have already shared couple of variants within the kulcha family but i wanted to share masala kulcha recipe or aka popularly known as aloo paneer kulcha. while technically the bread or naan bread has no difference from its successors but it differs in its stuffing. in this recipe i have added the combination of spiced potatoes and grated paneer which is stuffed inside the kulcha. so basically it is the combination of paneer kulcha and aloo kulcha. further the same recipe can also be extended by adding finely chopped capsicum, onions and even spinach leaves to make it vegetable masala kulcha recipe. perhaps i would share it as a separate post in near future.

aloo paneer kulcha

furthermore some important tips and suggestions while preparing masala kulcha or aloo paneer kulcha. firstly and importantly the dough for kulcha has to be kneaded properly with proper resting. as a thumb rule knead it for minimum of 10 minutes with 2 hours of resting. secondly, i have used hard anodised tawa in this recipe, but i do not recommend non stick tawa for the same. you would not be able to stick it to the bottom and it may slip while roasting it upside down. moreover, you can also bake it in the conventional oven at 180 degrees for 10-12 mins or till it reaches golden brown. lastly, make sure to have prepare the stuffing with less moist. it should not be dry but at the same time should not contain more moisture.

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masala kulcha recipe
masala kulcha recipe | aloo paneer kulcha | stuffed kulcha recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting Time
2 hrs
Total Time
30 mins
 

easy masala kulcha recipe | aloo paneer kulcha | stuffed kulcha recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Hebbars Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
for dough:
  • 2 cup maida / plain flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tsp oil
  • ¼ cup curd / yogurt
  • ¾ cup water warm
for stuffing:
  • 2 cup potato / aloo boiled & mashed
  • ¾ cup paneer / cottage cheese crumbled
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder / lal mirch powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp aamchur / dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi / dry fenugreek leaves
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
other ingredients:
  • tsp  black sesame seeds / til
  • tbsp  coriander leaves finely chopped
  • tbsp  butter
Instructions
  1. pinch a ball sized dough and roll to 5-inch

  2. place a ball sized prepared aloo paneer stuffing in the centre.
  3. bring the edge to centre and start pleating.
  4. also join the pleats together and secure tight.
  5. reverse the ball and sprinkle some black sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
  6. flip it over, making sure the coriander leaves and sesame seeds facing down.
  7. gently roll to oval shape using a rolling pin.
  8. brush with water over kulcha.
  9. furthermore, slowly flip the kulcha and put it on hot tawa.
  10. gently press the kulcha.
  11. now after a minute, flip the tawa upside down and cook kulcha directly on flame till they turn golden brown and puffs up.
  12. gently scrape the kulcha from the bottom and remove.
  13. also brush some butter
  14. finally, serve masala kulcha or aloo paneer kulcha hot with your favourite curry like paneer butter masala.

how to make masala kulcha with step by step photo:

kulcha dough recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl add 2 cup maida, 1 tsp sugar, ¼ tsp baking soda, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp salt, 2 tsp oil and ¼ cup curd.
    masala kulcha recipe
  2. mix well making sure everything is combined well.
    masala kulcha recipe
  3. further, add ¾ cup lukewarm water and knead the dough for 10 minutes.
    masala kulcha recipe
  4. add more water if required and knead to a smooth and soft dough.
    masala kulcha recipe
  5. grease the dough with oil. cover and rest for 2 hours in warm place.
    masala kulcha recipe

masala kulcha stuffing recipe:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 2 cup potato and ¾ cup crumbled paneer.
    masala kulcha recipe
  2. also add ½ tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp aamchur, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 2 tbsp coriander and ¼ tsp salt.
    masala kulcha recipe
  3. combine well and the stuffing is ready. keep aside.
    masala kulcha recipe

preparing aloo paneer kulcha recipe:

  1. after 2 hours, knead the dough slightly. to remove if any air present in the dough.
    masala kulcha recipe
  2. pinch a ball sized dough and dust with maida.
    aloo paneer kulcha
  3. further roll to 5-inch circular disk.
    aloo paneer kulcha
  4. place a ball sized prepared aloo paneer stuffing in the centre.
    aloo paneer kulcha
  5. bring the edge to centre and start pleating.
    aloo paneer kulcha
  6. also join the pleats together and secure tight.
    aloo paneer kulcha
  7. reverse the ball and sprinkle some black sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
    stuffed kulcha recipe
  8. flip it over, making sure the coriander leaves and sesame seeds facing down.
    aloo paneer kulcha
  9. gently roll to oval shape using a 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.
    stuffed kulcha recipe
  10. brush with water over kulcha. make sure you coat uniformly. this helps kulcha to stick on tawa.
    stuffed kulcha recipe
  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.
    stuffed kulcha recipe
  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.
  13. now after a minute, flip the tawa upside down and cook kulcha directly on flame till they turn golden brown and puffs up.
    stuffed kulcha recipe
  14. gently scrape the kulcha from the bottom and remove.
    stuffed kulcha recipe
  15. also brush some butter (this is optional, however, helps to make your kulcha stays soft for a longer time)
    stuffed kulcha recipe
  16. finally, serve masala kulcha or aloo paneer kulcha hot with your favourite curry like paneer butter masala.
    aloo paneer kulcha

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.
  • applying water is mandatory. this helps naan or kulcha to stick to tawa and can reverse the tawa and cook directly on flame.
  • finally, masala kulcha or aloo paneer kulcha taste great when served hot.
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