How to make Paneer Kulcha - Masaledaar paneer stuffed kulcha – the ultimate in Delhi street foods.

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Baking powder (बेकिंग पावडर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Breads

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Paneer Kulcha

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Paneer Kulcha checkout Bhature, Khasta Roti, Aloo Anardana Kulcha, Meethi Puri . You can also find more Breads recipes like Pizza Monkey Bread, Marwari Tikadia, Indori Masala Roti, Khamang Chapati.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Kulcha Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 3 cups

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Butter 5 tablespoons + for basting

  • Milk 1 cup

  • For stuffing

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) crushed 200 grams

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies chopped 4

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Chaat masala 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium


Step 1

Mix together the refined flour and baking powder in a bowl.

Step 2

Mix sugar, salt, butter and milk and add to the flour and knead into a soft dough. Cover with a damp cloth and set aside for forty minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 200°C / 400°F.

Step 4

For the stuffing mix together cottage cheese, garam masala powder, green chillies, coriander leaves, chaat masala, red chilli powder and onion.

Step 5

Divide both the dough and the stuffing into eight equal portions. Roll each dough portion into a ball, spread it slightly on your palm and place a portion of the stuffing on it and close in the edges and press lightly to seal.

Step 6

Further roll it out into a thick roti of 5 to 6 inch diameter. Place the rotis, two at a time, on a baking tray and bake, basting with butter in between, for eight minutes.

Step 7

Serve hot.