Thursday 8 May 2014


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves: 12
For dough:
4 cups refined flour (maida)
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 pinch baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil
2 tsp powdered sugar
oil for frying

For filling:
2 cups onions finely chopped
2 green chilies
salt to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/2 cup coriander chopped and 1 tbsp black sesame seeds for garnishing

  1. Take flour and add baking powder, soda bi-carbonate and salt. Mix well and pass it through a sieve. 
  2. Mix yogurt and powdered sugar. Add this to the flour and add water as per need and mix gradually to make a soft dough by light kneading. 
  3. Incorporate 2 tbsp oil into the dough and cover the dough with a wet cloth. Keep it aside for an hour. 
  4. Roll the dough into balls of same size and keep them a side for 5-10 minutes for fermentation. 
  5. Mix onions, green chilies,garam masala and red pepper powder and make filling.
  6. Now grease the balls or dust them with a little flour and roll them a bit.
  7. Now place a tablespoon full of filling on it and sprinkle salt over the filling.
  8. Gather all the edges in center to seal the filling inside.
  9. Again grease the balls or dust them with a little flour and roll them to make round not very thin kulchas. 
  10. Sprinkle some chopped coriander leaves and some black sesame seeds and roll over the rolling pin once again over the kulchas so that both the things stick over it properly.
  11. Heat a tava or griddle and cook the kuchas applying oil on both the sides and cook till light brown spots are visible on both the sides.
  12. Serve them hot with cholley , dal makhni,pickle and pyaz ki chuttney.

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