Normally, I would say that bread is a conveyance for yumminess. However, in this case the keema kulcha is the yumminess.
Kulchas are so soft, fluffy, and almost bread like. They’re amazing plain or stuffed and can be found throughout India. However, an authentic or traditional Amritsari kulchas can be stuffed with potatoes, onions, paneer, keema, or just about anything else you’d want. However, my favorites by far are either the onion kulcha or the keema kulcha.
Normally, I find myself irritated when people refer to roti, paranthas, etc. as breads. They’re not bread, they’re barely even flatbread given that there’s no salt in them. It’s flour, water, and a skillet. You don’t call a tortilla, “tortilla bread”, so stop being uncouth and calling it naan bread. That rant aside, I think an authentic Punjabi kulcha definitely falls under the leavened bread and flatbread title. It’s just so pillowy soft and the perfect wrapper for sabji, kebabs, or even a hearty daal.
Somehow I always feel like the yummier the dish the harder it will be to make. However, I’m glad to report that is not the case with Amritsari or Punjabi kulchas. They’re surprisingly easy to make and incredibly delicious. You just make the dough and leave it to rest, roll, and griddle fry.
I know a lot of blogs do the step by step recipe process, but as I always say, “I trust you to not need a picture of me pouring in water.” This recipe is traditional, authentic, and really easy to follow along. The secret to these suckers is getting the dough right. Once you’ve got that right the rest is easy peasy, chicken squeezy. And let me just stress – the blogs that show these as golden brown, flat, dense or crunchy are wrong. They’re supposed to be super soft, airy, and doughy.
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories539
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 9.4g 47%
- Cholesterol 137mg 46%
- Sodium 268mg 12%
- Potassium 915mg 27%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 8.7g 35%
- Sugars 10.7g
- Protein 36.9g 74%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.