When you think of North Indian food, your mind immediately starts wandering around scrumptious dishes like butter chicken, kadai paneer, dal makhani and more. Despite the fact that we always have our attention on these aforementioned delectable dishes with gravy as the base, we also can't deny the fact that they are incomplete without some bread served alongside. There is a wide variety of bread found in North Indian cuisine, including butter naan, laccha paratha, pyaaz kulcha, aloo kulcha and many others. However, most of these bread require the use of a tandoor, which we do not have at home. Even if you already have a tandoor at home, setting it up takes time. Don't you agree?
Fret not! We have a simple solution for you all. Without using yeast or a tandoor, you can make kulcha at home. We've discovered an easy method for making kulcha on a tawa. Yes, you heard us correctly! This is probably the most convenient way to enjoy this authentic Punjabi bread. Let's get this party started.
Easy Tawa Kulcha Recipe: How To Make Kulcha On A Tawa
- Begin by combining the water, yogurt, and oil. P.S. Use a measuring cup with a spout to make pouring easier. In a mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
- To add the yogurt mixture, make a well in the centre of the flour. Start gently blending yogurt and flour together with a spoon or your fingers. Don't begin kneading right away.
- Form the dough into a ball, cover it with a damp cloth, and set it aside for 4-5 hours to ferment. Knead the fermented dough for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Create 6 to 8 equal portions out of the dough. Form into small balls. Flatten the balls and roll them into a 4 or 5inch circle with a rolling pin. If the dough is smooth, no dry flour dusting is required; a little oil may be used if necessary.
- Roll once or twice to ensure that the nigella seeds and cilantro are evenly distributed. Heat up a large tawa. Check that the tawa is hot. Place the kulcha on the tawa. Flip the kulcha with tongs or a flat spatula; sprinkle a little water on the tawa, and cover immediately. Allow it to cook in steam for about 20-25 seconds.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Try it out and let us know how it worked for you in the comments below.