Kulcha is a popular Indian flat-bread of Punjab. It is commonly served with spicy chole. Amritsari kulche-chole are a famous dish of Punjab. You will also find it as a popular street food in the state. Here is the recipe of Kulcha which you can have as a sunday breakfast.

Preparation Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: makes 6 kulchas

  • 1.5 cups all purpose flour (maida) (for dough)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour (maida) (for dusting)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Water (for kneading)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp nigella seeds (kalunji)
  • Oil or butter (for shallow frying)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Mix 1.5 cups maida, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar and a tbsp ghee in a bowl. Mix well to avoid lumps. Add curd and  mix again.
  • Add water in small quantity and knead the above mixture into a soft dough. Cover the dough with a clean and wet cloth and let it ferment for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, divide the dough into small balls. Press the dough ball into a pattie and sprinkle some nigella seeds on the pattie evenly.
  • Apply some dry flour and roll the kulcha into a small-sized roti. Meanwhile, heat the tawa over medium flame.
  • Place kulcha over the tawa and cook for 30 seconds. Flip it, apply oil and cook. Again flip it, apply oil on other side and cook.
  • Flip and cook (without applying oil) till golden spots appear on both sides. make all kulchas in the similar way.
  • Serve kulchas hot or cold (as per your liking) with spicy chole.


  • You can replace the nigella seeds with finely chopped coriander leaves or dried fenugreek leaves.

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