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
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.
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….