Matar Kulcha/Green Peas Kulcha

Matar Kulcha/Green Peas Kulcha

Kulchas is a cousin of Naan, made with maida, baking soda/baking powder.
This Indian flat bread, sometimes it is stuffed with spiced vegetable stuffings.
Kulchas is quite a typical Punjabi recipe from Amritsar, city in Punjab is famous for its kulchas and Naans.
Usually eaten with chole/ channa masala.

If they are stuffed, they dont even need any side dish hence most of the time it is used predominantly for breakfast or dinner.


2 cups Maida/All purpose flour
1 Tbsp Baking powder
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Sugar
3 Tbsp Oil
1/4 cup Yogurt
1/4 cup Warm milk

Greenpeas Stuffing

1 cup Greenpeas
1/2 Tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 Tsp Chilly powder
1 Tsp Coriander powder
1/2 Tsp Amchur powder
1/4 Tsp Chaat masala
1 Tbsp Oil
Salt as per your taste


Coarsely grind the green peas and keep aside.

Heat Oil in a pan,add cumin seeds , allow to splutter

Add the greenpeas mixture and saute in low flame for few minutes.

Now add Chilli powder, Amchur powder, Chaat masala, Coriander powder and Salt and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook until the mixture turns dry.

Allow the mixture to cool completely and divide into 4-5 equal portions.

Making Kulcha

Mix the flour,baking soda, baking powder, oil, yogurt, sugar and salt in a bowl.

Add gradually the warm milk and turn everything as a soft but not a sticky dough, cover the bowl with a damp cloth and keep aside for an hour.

Now flatten a portion of the dough, place spiced green peas ball in the centre.

Fold the dough to form a ball, dust the dough with flour and gently flatten them as round disc..

Heat a pan, gently drop the flattened kulcha.

Cook on both sides until the kulchas turns golden brown.

Brush it with butter.

Enjoy it with your favourite gravy or chutney or sauce….

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