Me and my hubby are health conscious (well, try to be) so we generally avoid eating maida / all-purpose flour; and then it struck me – to make wholewheat Kulcha instead of the regular (maida) Kulcha. Generally kulcha is made in the clay oven (Tandoor) but I made it on a skillet (tawa), and it was very soft n tasty ! It was my first attempt at making whole wheat Kulcha and, it got great response from my friends and family. Hope you guys also like this recipe.
The ingredients for Whole Wheat Kulcha are:
1. Whole wheat flour : 2 cups
2. Baking powder : 1/2 tsp
3. Baking soda : 1/4 tsp
4. Salt : 1/2 tsp
5. Sugar : 1/2 tsp
6. Oil : 1 tbsp
7. Yogurt : 1/2 cup
8. Milk : 1/2 cup
9. Coriander/Mint leaves : 1 tbsp chopped
10. Nigella seeds or Kalonji : 1 tsp
11. Butter/Ghee for greasing the Kulcha
In a big bowl take whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, oil n mix it then add yogurt and mix it well. Now add milk and knead it…if require, add some water to knead a soft dough. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep it aside for 1 1/2- 2 hours.
Make 10 balls from the dough and keep it covered so that they do not get dry. Take one dough ball, slightly flatten the dough ball with your hand and press some coriander/mint leaves and nigella seeds on the top; then sprinkle some dry flour.
Roll it out into a round or an oval shape on a well-floured surface. It should be thicker than a chapati.
Heat a skillet/tawa on medium heat. Once the tawa is hot, put the Kulcha on to that. When Kulcha’s surface starts puffing up and the bottom has got some golden spots, flip it to roast it on the other side too. Press it gently with the flat spatula for even cooking.
When both sides have got golden spots then take it off from heat and grease it with butter/ghee!!
Enjoy your wheat kulcha with chole or any rich gravy curry !
Insider Tips / Finer Points :
Cook the kulcha on medium flame.
If you want, you can make Kulcha with all purpose flour(maida).
I have made simple kulcha by using coriander leaves but you can also use onion, paneer.