Wednesday, August 29

Kulcha

Couple of months back, we invited one of his colleagues who had recently got married for lunch. I wanted to try something really good for the couple. Butter kulcha is my husband’s favourite when he goes to restaurant, so wanted to try it at home. The recipes from internet seemed simple and I gave an attempt and it actually was good enough.

Ingredients:
            1.    Refined flour/ Maida – 2 cups
2.       Salt – ½ tsp
3.       Sugar – 1 tbsp
4.       Baking powder – 1 tsp
5.       Baking soda – ½ tsp
6.       Curds – ½ cup
7.       Oil – 2 tbsp
8.       Coriander or kasuri methi to sprinkle on the kulcha (optional)
9.       Butter for brushing the kulchas (in case you want to have butter kulchas)

Method:
Step 1: Sieve flour and mix salt, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, oil and curds. Then by adding water slowly make soft dough by working on it for 10 minutes. Be light handed to keep the air in the dough intact for softness

Step 2: Wrap the dough loosely in a wet cloth and leave aside for 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Step 3: open the dough to find it risen in size; divide in small portions, sprinkle dry flour on it and with the help rolling pin roll them into thick kulchas (triple the thickness of phulka). Wet you fingers in water, press over the chopped coriander or kasurimethi and tap slightly on the surface of kulchas.

 Step 4: Heat the tawa, grease with a little oil or butter and rolled kulcha over it. When it starts bulging, keep rotating it, when one side is done flip it and press to see it fully puffed and done.

Step 5:  Brush with butter or place a blob of butter on the kulcha and serve hot with chole masala or any other side dish of your choice.
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