Grilled And Gorgeous: Krispy Masala Kulchas

Grilled Kulchas

Weekday woes come to bite us when the faces grow long, the eyes droopy and the pouts taking shape at the very mention of rotis and rice for dinner – possibly the only meal we get to share with our families. Thinking back to the yeasty store-bought naans and the rubbery tortillas we used to turn to when in the US to make rolls and wraps out of makes us squirm, somewhat. With inspiration thinning out and time fleeing right out of our hands, we turn to an unexpected source for help – a new acquisition – a stove top grill. Which then provides the solution to our dilemma, and sees us tossing out a mounting stack of some crispy, crusty Kulchas with favorable flavors and nutrition built in, to turn the grumpy groans into ‘ahaa’ and related sounds of excitement.

Grilled Kulchas

Grilled Kulchas

(Makes 12-14)

For the dough – 

      • 400g all-purpose flour
      • ½ Tsp baking soda
      • 1 Tsp baking powder
      • 1 Tsp sugar
      • 1 Tbsp oil
      • 1½ Tsp salt
      • ½ Cup curd
      • 1 Medium onion, minced
      • ¼ Cup chopped coriander/ cillantro
      • 2 Hot green chillies, minced
      • 1 Tsp finely grated ginger
      • ¼ Cup finely grated carrot

Warm water to knead

2 Tsp oil

Ghee/ butter/ oil for brushing, optional

Mix together all the ingredients for the dough in a wide, shallow bowl. Add warm water a little at a time and knead well to make a soft dough. Clean out the bowl and then spread a little oil all over the bowl and then roll the dough in the oil. Cover with a damp towel and set aside in a warm place for about 2 hours.

Preheat a grill pan and brush with a little oil. Take golf-ball sized pieces of the dough and roll each into a smooth ball, you will get about 12-14. Use a rolling pin to roll out a ball into a 6″ circle, adding a little flour to prevent stickiness. Place the circle onto the hot grill and cook, undisturbed until you get good grill marks. Flip the kulcha and cook the other side.

Brush the kulcha lightly with a little oil, butter or ghee if desired. Serve right away or keep warm in a kitchen napkin. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Grilled Kulchas

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5 Responses to Grilled And Gorgeous: Krispy Masala Kulchas

  1. Anusha says:

    Looks fabulous i love the grill lines on the kulchas and addition of carrots to kulcha s new to me

  2. priya says:

    They look super yummmy…

  3. Minnie Gupta says:

    That looks fabulous!!!! Love it!!

  4. Love the grill lines, looks beautiful! 🙂

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