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Monday, May 12, 2008

The making of an Onion Kulcha

Flat breads in the form of rotis and parathas make an appearance in my home quite often. However,making naan is something I have shied away from after a disastrous trial a few years back. So whenever the craving for naan or any of its variants hits me, I take the easy way out and either eat out or get take-away...
A few days back, though,I decided to try my hand at making onion kulchas.....the results were encouraging enough to make me want to try out other versions of this very adaptable bread.

What you need:

For the dough:
All purpose flour/maida - 1 cup

Whole wheat flour - 1 cup

Active dry yeast - 1 tsp

Salt - to taste
Warm water - enough to knead the flour into a smooth dough


To make dough:
Soak yeast in 1/4 cup of warm water for 10 minutes or until it is completely dissolved. Mix the flours and salt together. Add the yeast mixture to this and then add warm water a little at a time and knead into a smooth pliable dough. Cover and let it stand for a few hours. The volume of the dough will double in about 4-6 hours. Punch it well and knead again and set aside until you are ready to make kulchas.

For the filling :
Large red onions - 2, chopped very fine
Tomato sauce - 1tsp

Chilli sauce - 1 tsp

Salt - a little

Oil - 3 tsp

Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp

To make filling:

Heat oil. Add onions and saute until brown. Stir in all the other ingredients...stir well and remove from heat. Set aside.


To make kulchas:
Take a medium sized ball of dough. Using a rolling pin, flatten it into a small circle. Spoon some of the filling into this circle and close it and shape into a ball again with your hands. Roll out into a thick circle. Fold this in half so you get a semi-circle and spread it slightly with the rolling pin. Now fold it into a triangle and spread again with the rolling pin to make a thick kulcha.
Heat a tawa/griddle. Transfer the rolled out kulcha onto that. Cook until you see a few bubbles form on the top of the kulcha. By this time, the bottom should have turned golden brown. Turn over and cook for a minute or two.
Serve hot with any curry of your choice.

Kulcha with baby potatoes - Njoy!!!

This is my entry to Srivalli's Roti Mela.

27 comments:

Sandeepa said...

Oooooooooh gorgeous looking kulchas.
The stuffing seems to be just wonderful

Asha said...

Oh my! My kinda food. Looks fabulous, specially love the stuffing!:))

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Jayashree....
That was a amzing post... Never tasted onion Kulcha.... So different.... Looks YUM!.... Nice picture...

Kalai said...

Wonderful entry, Jayashree! This is one of my mom's favorites! :)

kamala said...

The onion kulchas look so delicious delicious.I made only plain kulchas.Nice entry

Divya Vikram said...

mouthwatering kulchas..

Uma said...

that looks so delicious! lovely entry.

Cham said...

Lovely kulcha with stuffing, great pic too :)

Seema said...

Kulchas look yummy! Our Fav with any sabji & a definet order in any restaurant!

Purnima said...

Jay, never tried my hands at Kulcha, though veg kulcha is my fave at rest. here! Shall attempt this sometime! B.M'd it!

Srivalli said...

jayashree..that looks really so yummy!..thank you for the lovely entry!..

Arundathi said...

lovely photos jayashree and its so great you got out of the comfort zone and made these.

i've been going crazy thinking of making cake and thought i was becoming a little over ambitious because of my blog. I'm glad there are other people attempting stuff that they thought was difficult!! :):)

Neha said...

i always made onins parathas only, but now looking at urs picture feels like giving this a try too

sra said...

I admire people who can knead. I a p who can roll. I a p who can stuff. I a p who can produce results such as these. I can't do any of these.

Home said...

Great entry.Your khulchas look super delicious!

Homecooked.

Lavi said...

Jayashree Kulcha's have turney out really good. the stuffing that sneak's is really tempting me to try..

Rachel said...

Glad you finally decided to make it on your own and it looks delicious...

ranji said...

oh wow!!i love kulchas but never made them at home..urs look very yummmmmy..looks like its very easy to make:)

easycrafts said...

Wow...simply superb...the photos are making me hungry now

Vanamala said...

Looks perfect ... nice pic

Archana said...

Looks yummy...:-)Will try it out this week.

Trupti said...

nice entry jayashree..kulchas looks delicious and nice photos

Hetal said...

I love kulchas will surely try this.Would love to c u on my blog

sridevi said...

wow kulchas i love them and waiting for the recipe wow.... now i got it must try thank u

n33ma said...

Onion Kulcha thats new to me.
YOu have a neat blog with amazing recipes.

Jaya said...

Lovely Kulchas Jayashree
awesome,thanks for sharing.
Hugs and smiles
Jaya

Abraham Chacko said...

thanks for this wonderful recipe, it will be linked to on my recent recipe 'Rajma Masala'