There was a time when I was not aware of the difference between Naan and Kulcha. I came to know about these Kulchas from Chef in You. Kulcha uses Baking Powder and Baking Soda as leavening agents where as Naan is made with yeast as the leavening agent. The shape of Naan is oblong where as kulchas are usually made as circles. 

Whatever be the differences, these kulchas with onion coriander leaves filling are a delight!

Onion Kulcha

Ingredients - 

For the dough - 
  • Maida /All Purpose Flour 3 cups
  • Baking powder 1/2 tsp 
  • Baking Soda 1/8 tsp
  • Sugar 1 Tbsp 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Oil 3 Tbsp
  • Yogurt/Curds 1/2 cup 

  • Ghee 1 Tbsp 
  • For the Filling -
  • Onion, chopped very finely 1/2 cup
  • Green Chillies minced (as per taste)
  • Cumin/Jeera Coarsely powdered
  • Ajwain (Vaamu) 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Onion Kulcha

Method Of Preparation - 

Mix all the ingredients for the dough and knead into a soft dough adding as much of water as required. Set it aside for a couple of hours.

Mix all the ingredients for the filling and set aside.

Divide the dough into 12-15 equal parts. Roll each of the pieces into a circle (like a roti) and place a little filling in the center. Bring the edges of the circle together and seal it.

Gently roll the dough with filling into a thick circle. Place this rolled out kulcha onto a heated tawa/griddle.

Cook on both the sides smearing ghee as and when needed. Remove from the tawa when both sides show enough brown spots. Continue with the rest of the dough.

Serve them hot with a side of any gravy curry and enjoy!

Sending these onion kulchas to Jaya's 'Back to Basics - Basic Breads' hosted by PJ.

Preparation Time 30 min (excluding resting time for the dough)
Makes about 12-15 Kulchas

Posted by Harini R on Wednesday, November 9, 2011


  1. Aarthi Says:
  2. delicious..

  3. Woww... looks simply delicious :)
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  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. I tried them from the same website. O madhiriga parvaledu anipinchetlu vunnayi. Meekemanipinchindi?

  6. delicious looking flavours looks wonderful

  7. divya Says:
  8. My mouth is just watering looking at this kulcha.

  9. Unknown Says:
  10. very nice and it!

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  11. Sumee Says:
  12. Wow.. I have never tried kulchas at home., but sure do loved them when eating at different joints. must try..

  13. Madhavi Says:
  14. Awesome kulchas :)

  15. kulchas look awesome...

  16. Elaichii Says:
  17. Hot kulchas look so inviting!

  18. very nice n fluffy kulchas..looks yumm n delicious

  19. Priya Suresh Says:
  20. Fabulous looking kulchas, inviting.

  21. Prathima Rao Says:
  22. Such mouthwatering kulchas!!
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  23. Aarthi Says:
  24. yummy yummy..Delicious..Thanks for the recipe dear..I will definetly try this

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  25. Anu Says:
  26. lovely kulcha

  27. Archana Says:
  28. Looks delicious and though I am not a great fan of APF this once I will use it to make my kulchas.
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