How to make Biryani Kulcha -

Kulchas get a new makeover stuffed with veg biryani

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Readymade veg biryani, Readymade kulcha dough

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Breads

Biryani Kulcha

Biryani Kulcha Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Biryani Kulcha Recipe

  • Readymade veg biryani 2 cups

  • Readymade kulcha dough as required

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies , finely chopped 2

  • Ginger , chopped 1/2 inch

  • Browned onion 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh mint sprigs 2

  • Lemon 1

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Butter , softened 3-4 tablespoons

  • Refined flour to sprinkle

  • Ghee as required

  • Garlic raita to serve


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Take biryani in a bowl, add garam masala powder, green cardamom powder, green chillies, ginger, browned onions and mint leaves. Squeeze the juice of a lemon into the bowl and mix well. Add red chilli powder and butter and mix well.

Step 3

Divide kulcha dough into equal medium sized portions. Sprinkle flour on worktop, and roll each portion into medium thick discs.

Step 4

Place some biryani mixture in the centre of each disc, gather the edges together and press to seal. Flatten slightly with palms and spread into a medium disc.

Step 5

Transfer the kulchas on a baking tray and brush some ghee on top. Keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 7-8 minutes.

Step 6

Halve the kulchas and arrange on a serving plate. Serve hot with garlic raita.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.