Healthy Kulcha Recipe
Are you tired of having whole wheat roti, poli or paratha everyday? Yes, I know whole wheat is a more nutritious option as compared to plain flour and so we use whole wheat flour to make our daily flat bread. When we make alu palak, mushroom curry and other such curries, then as a healthy option we often make phulkas or chapatis (Indian flat bread) to go with these curries.
But there are times when we feel like having a restaurant like meal at home. So I recommend that you make this whole wheat kulcha and you will surely get praises and admiration from your loved ones.
Once when we went out to have dinner, I tasted this amazing kulcha in a restaurant. There it was butter laden and made with plain flour. I thought that I will try a healthier option and so I tried out this recipe 4-5 times before posting it here. And every time it was a great hit with the family.
These kulchas can be made thinner than the ones in restaurants. In general in home-made food, many factors can be controlled without compromising on taste, texture and aroma.
Addition of black sesame seeds gives a nice smoky flavour to these wheat kulchas. If you make them ahead of time and store them in air tight container then they remain soft and maintain their bready textured on the inside. They are definitely a healthier and more nutritious option than plain flour kulchas. Have them with a spicy gravy like chicken curry or mutter paneer.
Equipment and Utensils
Flat griddle pan
Flat stainless steel / wooden spoon
Indian rolling board
Indian rolling pin
Large mixing bowl
200 grams (1½ cup) Whole Wheat Flour
75 grams (½ cup) Curd
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
To Sprinkle On Top
1 tablespoon Black Sesame Seeds
2 tablespoon Finely Chopped Coriander/Cilantro
Take all ingredients mentioned under the tag ‘For Dough’ in a large bowl.
Knead it well and add a little water if required; dough should be soft and pliable.
Cover the kneaded dough with a damp kitchen towel.
Put this covered dough bowl in some warm place for 30 to 40 minutes.
After letting it rest, knead it again for 1 to 2 minutes by applying 3-4 drops of oil.
Make 6 equal balls out of this kneaded dough.
Take one ball, and with the help of dry flour roll it into a circular roti-like shape.
Spread a little water on top of this rolled kulcha.
Sprinkle some black sesame seeds and chopped coriander on top.
Press it lightly, the water will help the sprinklings to stick to the surface of kulcha.
Heat the flat griddle pan on a medium flame.
When it gets hot, spread 2-3 drops of oil on it.
Now put the kulcha on the griddle pan.
Put a lid on it; keep the flame on lowest settings.
Remove the lid after 1½ to 2 minutes.
Flip it and bake both sides till they are golden brown.
Apply some ghee or butter.
Repeat the procedure till all kulchas are done.
Preparation Time: 45 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Number of Servings: 3
Total Calories: 832.5 Kcal
Fat: 21.4 gm
Protein: 26.52 gm
Carbohydrates: 141.05 gm
Folic acid: 26.67 ug
Fibre: 3.8 gm