Aloo Paneer Kulcha

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Kulchas are delicious oven baked breads, similar to Naan. Both are made out of leavened all purpose flour. Traditionally Kulcha is made in a clay ovens - Tandoor. Well, since tandoor is not available everywhere, so we can use electric oven, barbeque or even regular gas stove to make Kulcha. This is an easy to follow recipe for potato and paneer kulcha..On readers special request I Have made the Kulchas on the griddle (tava) ..

aloo paneer kulcha

(makes 6 Kulchas)

  • All purpose flour (maida) 1½ cup
  • Yogurt   4 tbsp
  • Milk, 2 tbsp
  • Salt    ½ tsp
  • Sugar 1 tsp
  • Oil  2 tbsp
  • Sodium bicarbonate ¼ tsp
  • Water about ¼ cup   to make dough
  • Butter for brushing the Kulcha

For stuffing

  • Potatoes 3 medium boiled and mashed
  • Paneer ¾ cup mashed
  • Green chilies 1
  • Salt ½ tsp to taste
  • Red chili powder ¼ tsp
  • Chaat masala ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves 1 tbsp finely chopped


  • ¼ cup flour to roll the kulchas

Method of preparation

  1. Sift flour, salt, sugar, and baking doda thoroughly.
  2. Now add 1 tbsp oil, mix them well in the flour. Add yogurt and milk and mix well again. Now add little by little water at a time and make a medium soft dough.
  3. By using little oil rub the dough back and forth to make it soft. Cover the dough and leave it for 2-3 hours in a warm place for fermentation.
  4. After 2-3 hours, the dough will be softer and lighter. Knead the dough again and make 6  round balls of the dough .
For Stuffing:
  1. Peel off the potatoes. Mash the potatoes thoroughly.
  2. Wash, remove the stem and finely chop the green chilies.
  3. In a bowl take mashed potatoes, and paneer. Add all the spices, chopped green chilies and chopped coriander leaves in the mashed potatoes. Mix well. Divide the mixture into 6 portions and keep aside.
For Kulcha Making :
  1. Flatten the ball and roll it gently by dusting a little dry flour into about three inch diameter. Put 1 portion of potato paneer stuffing in the center. Now bring the sides together as shown in the picture to close the circle.
aloo paneer kulcha

  1. We have to remove the extra dough from the top of the ball . This will help in spreading the filling evenly.
aloo paneer kulcha

  1. Now flatten the ball and roll it by dusting little dry flour into a 5-6 inch circle.
  2. Heat the griddle (tawa) over medium heat. When griddle is warm place the rolled circle (stuffed kulcha) on the hot griddle .
aloo paneer kulcha

  1. Cook Until you see golden red spots. Flip it over and cook from the other side until it has golden spots. Note- If you have gas stove you can cook the kulcha directly on flame like we do for roti.
  2. Repeat the process with all the balls.
aloo paneer kulcha

Brush the top of Aloo paneer Kulcha with butter. These Kulchas can be served with pickle/ dahi (yogurt). You can also serve them with Dal or curry of your taste.

Some Suggestions/ Tips :

On readers' special request, I have made the Kulchas on the griddle (tava). If you have tandoor or oven you can also make the kulchas on them too. Please click on butter naan to see the details for making kulcha on oven.

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