Friday, April 27, 2012

How to make Kulchas at home ( yeast free ) / Simple Kulcha recipe / Indian FlatBread:

Jayanthy Kumaran | 18:41 |



Simple Kulcha recipe:

Today I’m going to share how to make super simple Indian flatbread / Kulcha at home..!!

It’s a lot like Naan, but the Naan is prepared with yeast, these delicacies are made with Baking powder / Sodium bicarbonate combo. This recipe is great for  vegetarians, as it is yeast & egg free.

This happens to be one of my favorite breads I order, when we eat at restaurants. Making this immensely fluffy, soft bread at home is fuss free & makes use of simple ingredients, that are lying in our pantry ! 

It tastes great with any spicy & light side dish and will be a hit menu in any dinner party.



So, lets go ahead and get started preparing this classic Indianbread..:)

Ingredients:
  • All Purpose Flour / Maida flour   - 2 cups
  • Salt                                          - ½ tsp
  • Sugar                                       - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda / sodiumbicarbonate – ¼ tsp
  • Yoghurd                                   - 4 to 5 tbsp
  • Oil                                            - 1 to 2 tbsp
Method:

  1. Take maida flour in a wide bowl.
  2. Add salt, sugar, baking soda and combine.
  1. Add yoghurd and knead well.
  1. Add little oil and make soft & smooth dough.
  1. Cover it with a damp cloth and let the dough rest to 30 mins, so that lactic acid in yoghurd can react with baking soda & we can make nice kulchas out of it.
  2. Now, make small lemon sized balls out of the dough.
  1. Flatten it to round shape, by dusting with maida flour. ( just like roti or chapatti .


  1. Put them in a skillet that is very hot.
  1. Cook it on medium high.
  2. Cook till both sides are nicely golden brown.



  1. When its done, dash some butter to it.
  1. Serve it hot with the  curry  of your choice.

  1. So nice pack of kulchas are ready ..enjoy..:)

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70 comments:

  1. Dear Jay, that's indeed a good pictorial but being from north India, I can confirm one thing that kulcha are not rolled out thin. It can be made with or without yeast, infact the traditional kulchas available on every 'thela' in north r yeasted.
    I guess more readers can throw light on this.
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  2. Hi Jay, this look extremely good and simple. Thanks for the tutorial, I will give ti a try.
    BTW, one of the ingredient yoghurd, it's the same as yogurt?

    Have a nice day.

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  3. Hey Jay, i just learned some basics about Indian flatbreads and this looks so easy too! Kulchas are next on my menu! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  4. I have to make it!!!! Have a nice weekend :)

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  5. thanks for the info Pari..! let me check out ..;)

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  6. thanks for stopping by Amelia,
    both are same.

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  7. do giv a try Sous chef & let me know wat u think of the recipe..:)

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  8. thanks Racetario..:) you too have a great weekend.!

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  9. Nice post but are you aware that your pictures steal the show?
    They are excellent.

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  10. Indian style pancakes. Must be good.

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  11. YUM! I'm going to make it tomorrow for breakfast ;-)

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  12. jay hi how are you? this looks total restaurant style and your pics are tempting. maida roti and its so yummy

    would love to give it a try

    maybe today only i would do

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  13. This looks fantastic
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  14. Those are the most appetizing kulchas I have seen ever!! Awesome Jay :)

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  15. ¸.º°❤
    °º✿ Olá, amiga!
    Tão bom! Tão delicioso!
    BOM FIM DE SEMANA!

    ¸.•°`
    °º✿ Beijinhos.
    º° ✿ ✿ Brasil

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  16. Lovely pictures am hungry here

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  17. nice pics..easy to do kulchas!

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  18. Jay, u r tempting me...nice post and I would love to have with chole curry...YUM!

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  19. Tempting kulcha. Sure to try out.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    www.indianrecipecorner.com

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  20. Estas tortillas tienen tienen que estar buenisimas, una receta sencilla pero estupenda, besos

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  21. I keep saying I am going to make these, now with this recipe as it is so easy I am really going to make them. Off to the kitchen right now! Diane

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  22. I just love unleavened bread, and make it all the time. I use a chapati recipe but use white flour instead, and no baking powder. Great on an open fire too!

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  23. குல்சா ரொம்ப மென்மையா சூப்பரா இருக்கு ஜெயந்தி!!

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  24. It's so easy to do , i'll try it soon . I like naan , i'm sure i'll like this .one too

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  25. Your kulcha looks really good. Mouthwatering clicks!

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  26. hi Jay. hmmm, they look cool and very delicious. i love this kind of food..
    have a nice day

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  27. ur kulchas look so soft and yumm..gotta try this

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  28. Lovely pictorial, your kulchas look soft and yummy.

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  29. Fascinating to see how an ordinary bit of dough is transformed into an extraordinarily fascinating & mouth watering Kulcha.

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  30. Yummy ! I haven't even tried making your roti recipe yet !

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  31. always wanted to learn this... TQVM for d step by step..

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  32. just in time... I so wanted to make this tonite.... thanks a lot... :)

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  33. I have seen so many flat breads on your blog, You do make it to the perfection point. On one point I agree with Pari, Kulchas are not rolled thin, they are puffy, and are mostly stuffed.
    Great work done! Have a nice weekend!

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  34. OMG....muy rico para mi desayuno una exquisitez,abrazos y abrazos.

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  35. yummy yummy just yumm.....dats it...

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  36. Simple and tasty,looks so yummy

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  37. yummy and lovely recipe....will try it..


    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  38. Lovely kulchas - great directions as well.

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  39. Awesome, very tempting..

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  40. These look so yummy! I was going to buy yeast the other day to make bread, but this is even better!

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  41. Yummy kulchas,fantastic..

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  42. Lovely idea for dinner tonight! Thanks you Jay!

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  43. These look good. And strangely when you make this at home they stay soft even when cold. I wonder why restaurant ordered kulchas are chewy!

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  44. Wow nicely made kulchas and neatly explained too

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  45. I love flatbread - and this recipe looks simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing, Jay...

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  46. Easy to follow recipe and great with spicy curry!

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  47. Hey jay the kulchas are looking extremely delicious!!Glad to follow you dear.

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  48. I love this kind of recipes are rich, easy and quick to prepare as I like to cook.
    Regards

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  49. wow....superb kulchas with step by step details.....yum my

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  50. Super inviting kulchas n love the step by step method.

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  51. I have always wanted to try these and will try this recipe soon. They must be so nice homemade!

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  52. This Kulcha is new to me and never I have done it before. Surely I am in to explore new recipes esp after seeing the delicious one you have made. I suppose we will enjoy it with some spicy curry and makes a good breakfast start up.

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  53. Interesting post! These look so nice and delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
    Cheers
    Mamatkamal

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  54. I really love kulchas..these are very popular in Hyderabad!! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  55. Oh wow, I sooo have to try these, they look great!

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  56. This looks delicious! A nice mix of tortillas and naan! Thanks!

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  57. I'm so confused with the different breads we have in India... I thought kulchas are kind of thick breads... The step by step pics will help any new person to make it easily...

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  58. hi jay, hmm. i would love to try this traditional recipe of yours. looks easy to make- i think so.
    by the way i just published your recipe in my blog today and thanks a million for your willingness to be my guest blogger. do come over ok.
    have a nice day

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  59. Just back from shopping trip in Korea. Thks for visiting during my absence! Lots of blog hopping to catch up :) Have a good week ahead!

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  60. Looks awesome, never tried at home, wish I have some now!

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  61. It's a different type of Kulcha...good

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  62. Yummy and simple. Will try it sometime.

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  63. omg, this looks delicious. i've heard of Kulcha, but I certainly DID not know you make them with white flour. Can you use Whole Wheat Flour? what about whole wheat pastry flour? This looks so delicious.. yummy! I have to try this.

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  64. yes honey, you can replace APF with wheat flour, but the original taste of kulcha can be enjoyed only with APF..!
    giv a try & lemme know..:)

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  65. I had been looking for the recipie , well its damn east ... Thanks Jay!!!

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  66. picks are so inviting and delicious.

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