Charishma's Homemade Plain Kulchas

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 1 hr 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

I ran a search on Recipezaar and found that there is not even a single Kulcha recipe. I was really surprised because Kulcha's are very famous and once you eat one, you'll want to eat them all!! So, here is one basic and simple Kulcha recipe. Happy Eating!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. in a bowl take some warm water.
  2. Sprinkle yeast and sugar over it.
  3. Keep aside for 5 minutes or till frothy.
  4. Take a large plate.
  5. Mix salt and flour in it.
  6. Make a well in the center.
  7. Add yoghurt in the well.
  8. Sprinkle baking soda over yoghurt.
  9. Allow to stand for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Pour oil and yeast solution in the well.
  11. Mix gradually.
  12. Use milk as required to make a soft- stiff dough.
  13. Brush dough with oil.
  14. Cover with an inverted bowl.
  15. Keep aside for 4 hours or longer if the weather is cold.
  16. Grease palms well and punch dough till soft and elastic.
  17. Cover again.
  18. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  19. Break off a lump of dough.
  20. Roll or pat into a thick round (about 6" in diameter).
  21. Rost on a hot griddle till golden spots appear or shallow fry on griddle.
  22. Serve hot with gravied vegetables, Indian dals, etc.


Most Helpful

These are a little tricky to make- it takes practice to get the 6" flat pieces working them with your fingers I made them about 1/2" thick - like making tortillas but easier than that . They are wonderful. I served them with a porkhock and suerkraut casserole and they went over well.

Bergy March 22, 2002

I´ve only tried making this once- -Don´t know if it was supposed to puff up like a chapati or not (it didn´t) Roasted it for about 20 minutes, but it remained raw inside - griddle (i.e. teflon pan) was probably not hot enough. Would be grateful for helpful hints...

anur April 01, 2002

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