Tawa Kulcha | How to make Tawa Kulcha

By Neelima Katti  |  28th Jan 2016  |  
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About Tawa Kulcha Recipe

Tawa Kulcha is a type of Indian flat bread, this bread can also be cooked on a stove top. Tawa Kulcha is an Indian bread that is very popular and is eaten with all kinds of veg and non veg gravies. Tawa is nothing but a flat skillet that is used to cook the kulcha on. The kulcha dough is made using maida (all purpose flour), oil, salt and water. The dough is then rolled out into small chapatis and garnished with coriander, nigella seeds or sesame seeds. It is then roasted or pan fried on the tawa using ghee or butter. A very popular variety of kulcha is the stuffed kulcha, a spicy stuffing is stuffed inside the kulcha dough and is then rolled out carefully. Kulcha is a versatile bread that can be personalized, with or without butter, spicy or plain, crisp or soft.

Kulcha is basically a fluffy Indian bread that can served with any veg and non veg gravies. It is a soft bread and can be prepared on the stove top. A lot of variations can be done with the simple tawa kulcha. Masala kulcha, aloo kulcha and chana kulcha are the different version of plain tawa kulcha. You can easliy prepare restaurant style Tawa kulcha at home. This recipe of Tawa Kulcha by Neelima Katii will definitely help you in its preparation. It requires only 4 minutes for the preparation and 20 minutes for cooking. The typical tawa kulcha is prepared using a very few ingredients like all-purpose flour, curd, sugar, salt, ghee and baking soda. Once kneaded well, the dough is left for 3-4 hours and then small balls of it are either hand-rolled or flattened using a rolling pin. Then the bread pieces are cooked in hot tawa. You can add coriander leaves for garnishing. Try this recipe at home and impress your family and friends.

Tawa Kulcha

Ingredients to make Tawa Kulcha

  • all purpose flour (maida) - 1 cup
  • Finely chopped mint/ corriander - 1 tablespoon
  • To coat the kulchas while rolling:
  • sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • curd - 2 tablespoons
  • Warm water- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (approximately)
  • ghee/Oil- 2 tablespoon + extra for cooking
  • baking soda - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Black/White sesame seeds - 1 teaspoon

How to make Tawa Kulcha

  1. Sift the flour, soda and salt in a container, add sugar and mix the dry ingredients well.
  2. Add ghee and curd, rub the flour so that it gets coated well with it.
  3. Next, pour in warm water, little at a time, mix and knead till it forms a soft dough.
  4. Keep kneading for 5 minutes till the dough loses its stickiness and forms a supple firm mass.
  5. Apply ghee all over the dough, cover the dough well with a wet cloth or a cling film and keep aside for 3-4 hours. (This is very important as the dough needs to be well rested for soft kulchas.)
  6. After around 4 hours, divide the dough into 8-10 equal roundels.
  7. Take each ball, slightly moisten the surface, place chopped mint/coriander, black and white sesame seeds. On a floured surface, roll each ball like chappatis, slightly thicker than them.
  8. Meanwhile heat a skillet/tawa, pour few drops of ghee on it and drop the kulcha over it. Once bubbles appear on the top surface, turn it, apply ghee and cook both sides of the kulcha evenly.
  9. Serve it hot with lots of ghee or home made butter.

Reviews for Tawa Kulcha (24)

Sarmistha Purkayasthaa year ago


Kasat Sudha Kasata year ago

easy and simple way

Prapti Singha year ago

I've a request Can you post photos of step 7 and 8

Sonal sonsa year ago


Shhital Rani Singhariyaa year ago

good...i want it ....bcoz i love chhola kulch.

Suchandra Bhattacharjeea year ago


Deepali nandia year ago

looks yummy.. I am gonna try

Beena Sharma2 years ago

very nice

Ujwala Borade2 years ago

Nice and looking yummy....will try it

Shilpa gupta2 years ago


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neeta yadav2 years ago

will try....

Sujata Singh2 years ago

nc I will try

Sangita Nigam2 years ago


deeksha sancheti2 years ago

will try for sure

Kulvinder Kaur2 years ago


Priyam Kanodia2 years ago


Vibha Thakur2 years ago

thanks for kulchaj

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