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Amritsari Aloo Kulcha  Recipe

Kulcha with a double dough stuffed with a spicy potato mixture.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cooking time : 1.30-2 hour

Servings : 4

Amritsari Aloo Kulcha

Main Ingredients

Refined flour (maida), Potatoes





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  • Refined flour (maida)
    4 cups
  • Potatoes boiled and grated
    2 medium
  • Baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Soda bicarbonate
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste + teaspoon
  • Yogurt
    1 tablespoon
  • Egg
  • Milk
    1 cup
  • Sugar
    1 teaspoon
  • Oil
    1 tablespoon
  • Butter
    4 tablespoons
  • Onion
    1/2 medium
  • Green chillies chopped
  • Red chilli powder
    1/2 tablespoon
  • Cumin powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Pomegranate seeds (anardana)
    1 teaspoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped
    2 tablespoons


Step 1

First dough Sieve flour with baking powder, soda bicarbonate and salt. Add yogurt, egg, milk, sugar and sufficient water. Knead well into a medium soft dough. Apply a little oil and knead it further.

Step 2

Keep it under wet cloth for one hour. Knead the dough once again and divide the dough into eight equal portions. Second dough Sieve refined flour with salt.

Step 3

Rub in butter till it becomes crumbly. Gradually mix in the milk and knead to make a soft and smooth dough. Cover with a damp cloth and rest the dough for ten minutes.

Step 4

Knead the dough once again and divide the dough into eight equal portions and form them into smooth balls.

Step 5

Cover with the damp cloth and rest for another ten minutes. Stuffing Mix potatoes, onion, salt, green chillies, red chilli powder, cumin powder, anardana and coriander leaves. Mix with hands.

Step 6

Divide the potato mixture into eight equal portions and keep aside.

Step 7

Flatten a portion of the first dough, place a portion of the potato mixture in the centre and fold the dough over to form a ball.

Step 8

Flatten a portion of the second dough and place the stuffed ball in the centre and fold to form a ball. Place this on a lightly floured surface and roll gently into a disc.

Step 9

Heat a pressure cooker. Rub a wet hand on one side of the kulcha, gently stick the dampened side to the inner wall of the pressure cooker. Take care to apply enough water while sticking the kulcha.

Step 10

Place the cooker over the flame upside down so that the open end is towards the flame.

Step 11

Cook on high heat for two to three minutes then reduce the heat and cook for two to three minutes more. Straighten the cooker and gently dislodge the kulcha from the cooker wall. Brush the hot kulcha with butter and serve immediately.

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