Indian Flat Breads Kulcha

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A simple flat bread and so commonly paired with  curries and a easy dish to make perfect for any occasion. A north Indian dish which is always on the dinner party menu.
3.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Accompaniment, Main Course
Cuisine Amritsari, Indian, North, Punjabi
Servings 4


  • 2.5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4-5 tsp of beaten yogurt
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • ¾ cup of water to knead
  • 2.5 tsp of caster sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2-3 tbsp of oil
  • oil for frying
  • Nigella seeds for garnishing


Making the Dough

  • Mix all the wet and dry ingredients together and knead them. You can use your hand or a in mixer.
  • Make sure it is soft enough and rested well for at least 2 hours before rolling it out.
  • Rolling out the bread
  • Divide the dough into 6-8 balls depending on the size you want it.
  • Use a rolling pin to flatter the dough and make a circle  evenly
  • Sprinkle a bit of Nigella seeds on it and gently press it with the help of a rolling pin
  • Use a iron skillet or a heavy based pan as this will require a lot of heat
  • Gently place it on the skillet when it is hot enough and  turn it over halfway and cook the other side.
  • Apply a bit of ghee or oil to the bread while cooking. This will make it look brown or a toasty look.
  • Serve them warm with Butter chicken or your favourite curry.
Keyword Flat breads', Instant, Kulcha, Roti, Unleavened bread, Vegetarian

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