BM #116 Day 16 -

Aloo Kulcha is a typical Punjabi leavened flatbread stuffed with a spicy potato filling and baked in a clay oven or Tandoor, as it is known as.

Also known as Amritsari Kulcha, it is the most popular breakfast in Amritsar.  The combination of Chole-Aloo kulcha is one of the most popular street food. We have enjoyed this combination at our friend's place so many times that we have fallen in love with this combination.

Making kulchas in the oven is slightly tricky as the broiler quickly burns the kulchas if we are not careful. So these must be broiled only when they can be prepared without any distractions. 

In the picture along with Aloo Kulchas are Chole(Chana Masala), Yogurt and Pickle. My family likes to have a side of Pickled Onions but they are not in the frame.

Before we check the recipe, here is a recap of the past three weeks..

Week 1 - Platters 

High Tea Platter - Eggless Whole Wheat Custard Powder Cookies - Day 1
Dips Platter - Spinach Artichoke Dip - Day 2

Week 2 - Everyday Simple Thalis 

Week 3 - Flatbread Thalis

We take a break on Saturday and will come back on Sunday with a new theme.

Recipe Source Pooja
Ingredients - 

Maida/All Purpose Flour 2 cups
Salt as needed
Baking powder 1/2 tsp
Yogurt 1 cup
Oil 2 Tbsp
Butter to rub on kulchas

Topping - Crushed coriander seeds, Cumin seeds, Ajwain and Kasuri Methi (all in equal quantities) as needed
For the Filling -
Aloo/Potatoes peeled, boiled and mashed 1.5 cups
Finely chopped onions 1/4 cup
Salt, Red Chili powder, Amchur Powder, Garam Masala as needed
Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
Cumin  powder 1/4 tsp
Ajwain/ Vaamu coarsely crushed 1/2 tsp
Green Chili finely chopped 1 tsp (or as needed)
Coriander leaves finely chopped 2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation -

Knead the dough and set aside in a warm place for 30-45 minutes. 

Mix all the ingredients listed under 'For the filling' and set aside. 

Mix the topping ingredients in another mixing bowl.

Knead again and divide into 10-12 equal portions of the dough. 

Make about 10-12 equal portions of the filling making sure they are almost the same size as each of the dough portions.

Flatten each portion of the dough, fill a portion of the potato mixture, close the edges and gently roll out the kulchas taking care so that the mixture doesn't fall out.

Roll into any shape (circular or oblong). 

With wet fingers, gently pat the rolled out kulcha and sprinkle the topping mixture and gently press so the topping doesn't fall out.

Preheat the oven to broiler high. 

Place the rolled out dough in a baking tray ( I used a pizza pan) 

Place the pan in the top most rack of the oven (
The closest it can be placed to the top of the oven).

Keep an eye on the kulcha as each oven is different. In about 2 minutes or so remove and flip each of the kulchas if they have brown spots by that time. 

Broil again for a minute or so. Remove if the second side is done as well, brush some butter on both sides and serve hot with Chole (Chana Masala).

Continue with the rest of the dough. I was able to make 2 kulchas in each batch.

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Preparation Time 30 minutes + Dough resting time 30 minutes
Makes 10-12
Posted by Harini R on Friday, September 18, 2020


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. I have been keen to go with the traditional layering method. I keep dreading it and postponing it. :) This is one of the awesome kulchas one can eat. My daughter has been asking for these kulchas for a while now and your version is simpler and will give them a try.

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Aloo Kulcha looks fantastic Harini, your setup looks so inviting and I won't mind it right now..:)..enjoyed reading all your flatbread this week...looking fwd to the next one in line..

  5. This is a meal that I can have any time of the day...seriously, it is so delicious. The Amritsari Kulchas with the combo of Chole...nothing can beat it. Awesome !

  6. rajani Says:
  7. My husband loves kulcha, but it’s something I have never tried making at home. With stuffing it looks so good and the whole meal is very appealing.

  8. Narmadha Says:
  9. I love Aloo Kulcha and this looks too tempting. Wish you pass the plate to me.

  10. Srividhya Says:
  11. Love aloo kulcha and that too when it is paired with chole - it's so delicious. Very nicely done. Love your flatbread platters. Amazing. And yeah baking naan in oven is tricky.

  12. cookwithrenu Says:
  13. Aloo Kulcha looks delicious and yummy. Would love to have it with some achaar, yum.

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