Amritsari kulcha on gurupurab

November 2, 2019

Durga Puja, Kali Puja, Diwali might be over but a whole lot of festivals are still lined up and Gurupurab is one among them. No celebration or festival is complete without good food. Gurupurab marks the birth of the first Sikh Guru, Guru Nanak. It is also known as Guru Nanak Jayanti. It is one of the biggest festivals of the Sikh community living anywhere on this planet. Like most Indian festivals, Gurupurab is also ruled by some exquisite food items. One thing that is a must-try for this festival is the Amritsari Kulcha. It is a must-have dish and one can eat it with spicy Punjabi chhole or curd. These are basically crispy Indian bread baked in an oven or popularly known as tandoor. It is quite easy to make; so, let’s take a look at its recipe.

Ingredients required:

2.5 cups maida or all-purpose flour

4 tablespoons curd

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup water for kneading (approximately/ add more if needed)

2-2 1/2 teaspoon sugar 

salt as required

2 1/2 tablespoon Purti Sunlife Refined Sunflower Oil

Purti Sunlife Refined Sunflower Oil or Purti Vanaspati for frying

Nigella seeds or Kalonji 

Mix the maida, salt, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. To it add the curd, oil, and water; then knead the dough. Cover the dough with a wet napkin and let it sit for two hours. This will help the dough to ferment. 

Make small balls of the dough, sprinkle kalonji or nigella seeds on the ball and flatten the dough with a rolling pin to a small-sized kulcha. Put the tava or griddle on heat. Place the kulcha on the griddle.

Cook one side partly then flip it and cook till its half done. Apply Purti Vanaspati or Purti Sunlife Refined Sunflower Oil on both sides of the kulcha while cooking. Cook them till they get golden spots and are well cooked. Eat them warm with chhole or curd and spend a happy Gurupurab.


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