Paneer Kulcha (Cottage Cheese stuffed Indian flatbread )is an awesome & tasty variety of Kulcha .I made with Whole Wheat Flour. No YEAST is used. Here Kulcha stuffed with spiced grated paneer , can be prepared at home so easily.. It is generally served with Chole or any rich gravy vegetable. Traditionally Kulcha prepare out of Maida / all purpose flour. Here I am presenting an easy and healthy version of Paneer Kulcha which is MADE ON TAVA.
Ideally , they need to be cooked on clay tandoor. But it’s very difficult option to find at home. One can prepare in oven or gas tandoor. Here we will make on normal Tava.
Making kulcha is so easy.. three important parts of making kulcha are:
1) Prepare Dough
3) Combine dough and stuffing then cook the Kulcha.
- We are using salt in daough as well as stuffing so be careful about the quantity.
- One can use Maida flour fully or take both flour (Wheat and Maida) half half portion.
- 4 cup Wheat Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 cup Warm Milk
- 1 cup Warm Water
- 1 tbsp Ghee
- 3 tbsp Oil
- 1.5 tsp Sugar
- 2/3 cup ( 6 tbsp) Curd
For Stuffing :
- 1.5 cup grated Fresh Paneer
- 4 tsp finely chopped Corriander
- 2/3 tsp Pepper Powder
- 1 tsp Chat Masala
- 1 tsp finely chopped Green chilli
- 1 tbsp White Sesame Seeds
- 1 tbsp Black Sesame Seeds
- 1 tsp Chopped Corriander (optional)
- 1 tsp Chopped Garlic (optional)
Seive Whole Wheat Flour on a broad plate or bowl. Then add curd, baking powder, Sugar, Salt, Oil, Ghee and mix. Now add warm Milk and mix nicely. Add warm water only if needed to knead a smooth and soft dough. Cover the dough with wet cloth and keep aside for at least 2 hrs.
After 2 hrs, knead it again with hands for at least 2 mins. again cover with moist cloth till we make stuffing.
To make stuffing:
Take Grated paneer, corriander, chat masala, pepper powder and salt. Mix Well. I didnt use green chillies as I am suppose to serve this to my little one. If you add Green chilli , change the quantity of Pepper Powder accordingly.
Now Let make Paneer Kulcha :
Take one dough ball and roll it like small puri, place 1.5 tsp paneer stuffing on it . cover all sides and make a stuffed ball. One can use some dry flour if needed to avoid sticking .
Now dust rolling board a bit and roll a little. Spread both sesame seeds on it and roll it again. One can also use chopped corriander , Garlic and roll bit.
Place on hot tava. Make sure tava is hot enough. Cook on one side till brown spots can be seen. Flip it and cook again for 30-40 seconds. Now again flip and give little pressure with spetulla. it will fluff.
Take it away from heat and apply Butter on it.
Make remaining Kulcha same way and serve hot..
Hope you all will enjoy this healthy kulcha as much my family did. Would love to listen from you all.
If you have Grill Oven, one can make more delicious Paneer Kulcha. Preheat Grill oven at 200C . Place raw kulcha in a baking dish and place inside the oven. Let it cook till upper side starts getting brown spots (approximately 3-4 mins) . Now flip it upside down and cook again for 3 mins or till it gets brown spots.
Happy Cooking 🙂 🙂