Harpal Singh Sokhi
Mar 14, 2019
For the Dough
– In a large mixing bowl, combine maida with baking powder, sugar and salt. Mix everything until well combined.
– Start adding little water at a time and knead well to form soft and sticky dough, use water as required.
– Once the dough is formed add the butter and continue kneading for 2-3 minutes.
– Cover the dough with a damp cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.
For the Filling
– In a large mixing bowl mash the boiled potatoes, add onions, crushed coriander seeds and peppercorn.
– Next add green chilli, ginger, fresh coriander leaves, kasoori methi, black salt, red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and amchoor powder.
– Using your hand start mixing all the ingredients until well combined.
– Finally add some dry maida and mix everything. The filling is ready.
For making the Kulcha
– Take a large kneading plate, place the dough and sprinkle some dry flour and start kneading the dough.
– Using your fingers start massaging the dough spread the dough to ½ inch thickness.
– Apply butter, softened it by pressing it between your fingers. Spread the butter and sprinkle some dry flour on top.
– Fold 1/3 of the dough inwards, and then fold the second part of the dough and fold it on top.
– Press the folded dough with your fingers and flatten it again. Again apply the butter and sprinkle some dry flour, and then fold the dough in half. You can use a rolling pin and board as well.
– Once done divide the dough into 6-8 smaller portions. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and set aside for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes the dough will be ready to roll.
– Take a rolling pin and board; dust it with some dry flour. Take one portion of the dough and flatten it.
– Take some filling and place it in the center and then start gathering the sides and seal it.
– Start to roll the dough into round shape, using a rolling pin or your fingers.
– Using your fingers press the dough, similar to a khuba roti or Rajasthani roti. Sprinkle some water.
For cooking the Kulcha
– Preheat the tava, and place the rolled kulcha on it, Apply some oil on top and cook it over low heat for 1 minute.
– Remove the kulcha and place it on a serving plate or board, apply melted butter all over the kulcha and then crush the kulcha to open up the layers.
– Stuffed Kulcha is ready.