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10 April, 2018

Chole Kulcha Delhi Style~Street Food #BreadBakers

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Chole Kulche we enjoyed this delicious Delhi style Chole Kulche during our  Blogging Marathon trip to Delhi. This street food is extremely famous and the name is a misnomer as there are no cholay or chickpeas in this dish. The main ingredient is Vatana/dried white peas.  The cholay is oil-free and the accompaniment is Indian Kulcha Naan bread.

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Delhi Style Chole Kulcha

Thanks to Sonia Gupta for hosting the #BreadBakers Theme “Flat Bread with Yeast or Starter” I am doing the impossible. Making Kulcha!! Will wonders ever cease???

Kulcha or Kulche a type of mildly leavened flatbread, a Punjabi dish, invented as a local version of the naan.

To make a kulcha you will need Maida/APF, water, a pinch of salt and a leavening agent, which can be yeast or old kulcha dough.

The mixture is mixed by hand to make a very tight dough that is covered with a wet cloth and left to stand for an hour or so in a warm place.

The dough has slightly risen, this dough is pummelled again by hand and then rolled out using a rolling pin into a flat, round shape.

Then transferred and baked in the tandoor, an earthen clay oven until done. Often then brushed with butter or ghee and served with any Indian curry.

Delhi street food,Home made Kulcha Recipe,Maida ka Kulcha, Naan, Cholay, Dried White peas

Delhi Style Kulcha

Variations:

  • You can use with milk or yoghurt also in place of water to make your dough.
  • The modern kulcha is stuffed the stuffing can range from paneer (cottage cheese), potatoes, onion and other vegetables.
  • Amritsar, a city in Punjab, is famous for its Amritsari kulchas or Amritsari naan where many of these varieties are available.
  • In Hyderabad, India, kulcha is also referred to as naan or sheermaal.

Without much ado let us get down to making our Kulcha dough first as the dough need to rise, as the dough rises make the chole.

Let me first tell you that I am not the best person to roll flatbreads out, I make maps. I am sure you will do a better job than me. But still, I will try and make these kulchas yet again and post better pictures.

On the day I was making these kulchas we had no power so I have used the skillet to make them. It was only after I finished I realised I could have used my cooker without the lid. Anyway, this will teach me to keep calm and not run around like a headless chicken at the first sign of things not going my way.

The chole is very easy to make and can be eaten plain without the kulche. The main ingredients for Delhi style chole are white peas, onions, tomatoes, ginger, coriander leaves, chaat masala, jeera powder, garam masala, lemon juice and black salt or pink salt and regular salt to taste.

Street food in Delhi is amazing one of the best food is Aloo Tikki Chaat~Union Territory Delhi.

I have copied this Cholay Kuchla recipe from here totally.

Delhi street food,Home made Kulcha Recipe,Maida ka Kulcha, Naan, Cholay, Dried White peas

Delhi Style Chole Kulcha

 Chole Kulcha Delhi Style

To Make Kulche:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups maida/ APF
  • 1 tbsp instant yeast
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp curds/yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup dhania/coriander leaves chopped
  • Butter to brush on top

Method:

  • In a bowl, mix together maida, yeast, salt, sugar,1 tablespoon oil, yoghurt. Mix well.
  • Add a little warm water a tablespoon at a time and mix well bring the dough together and knead into a sticky and soft dough.
  • Apply the rest of the oil and cover the dough with a cloth.
  • Keep it in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough is double in size.
  • Line a baking tray with Parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 475 F/ 220 C.
  • Knead the dough for few minutes.
  • Make equal sized balls (I made 7 balls).
  • Use some dry flour and roll the balls in an oval. (I made them round not wanting to test my rolling skills).
  •  With a clean cloth, apply some water on the top of the Kulcha.
  • Spread some chopped coriander leaves on top.(l used on a few)
  • Transfer to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  • You can also cook the kulcha on the tawa or skillet on low flame until the kulcha has brown spots on it.
  • Turn and cook on the other side again until it gets brown spots.
  • Brush with butter9I have not used here)
  • Serve hot with Chole.
Delhi street food,Home made Kulcha Recipe,Maida ka Kulcha, Naan, Cholay, Dried White peas

Delhi Style Kulcha

To Make the Delhi Style Chole:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white dried peas
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 2   tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger chopped
  • 2 tbsp dhania/coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp jeera/cumin powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp garam masala(I used rasam masala)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp pink salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Method:

  • Soak the dried peas overnight or at least for 4 hours in warm water.
  • Transfer to a pressure cooker, add 3 cups of water, a pinch of salt, and mix well.
  • Pressure cook for 2 whistles, they should not be overcooked but must be soft.
  • Let the pressure come down naturally and cool the peas.
  • If there is too much water remove and reserve it to use in dal.
  • Mix all the ingredients and serve immediately with paratha or kulcha.
  • You can also eat them like my daughter ate, she ate them plain, with more lemon juice.
Delhi street food,Home made Kulcha Recipe,Maida ka Kulcha, Naan, Cholay, Dried White peas

Delhi Style Chole

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Chole Kulcha Delhi Style
Delhi Style Chole Kulcha or Choley Kulchey, a Street Food made from Dried White Peas and Indian Bread
Instructions
To make Kulcha:
  1. In a bowl, mix together maida, yeast, salt, sugar,1 tablespoon oil, yoghurt. Mix well.
  2. Add a little warm water a tablespoon at a time and mix well bring the dough together and knead into a sticky and soft dough.
  3. Apply the rest of the oil and cover the dough with a cloth.
  4. Keep it in a warm place for 1 hour or until the dough is double in size.
  5. Line a baking tray with Parchment paper.
  6. Preheat the oven to 475 F/ 220 C.
  7. Knead the dough for few minutes.
  8. Make equal sized balls (I made 7 balls).
  9. Use some dry flour and roll the balls in an oval. (I made them round not wanting to test my rolling skills).
  10. With a clean cloth, apply some water on the top of the Kulcha.
  11. Spread some chopped coriander leaves on top.(l used on a few)
  12. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 10 minutes.
  13. You can also cook the kulcha on the tawa or skillet on low flame until the kulcha has brown spots on it.
  14. Turn and cook on the other side again until it gets brown spots.
  15. Brush with butter9I have not used here)
  16. Serve hot with Chole.
To make Chole:
  1. Soak the dried peas overnight or at least for 4 hours in warm water.
  2. Transfer to a pressure cooker, add 3 cups of water, a pinch of salt, and mix well.
  3. Pressure cook for 2 whistles, they should not be overcooked but must be soft.
  4. Let the pressure come down naturally and cool the peas.
  5. If there is too much water remove and reserve it to use in dal.
  6. Mix all the ingredients and serve immediately with paratha or kulcha.
  7. You can also eat them like my daughter ate them plain, with more lemon juice.
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Delhi Style Chole Kulcha

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41 thoughts on : Chole Kulcha Delhi Style~Street Food #BreadBakers

  • April 10, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    This sounds amazing Archana. Thanks for sharing.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 12, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Thanks, Wendy.

       
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  • April 11, 2018 at 1:39 am

    This looks delicious! I am so enjoying this month’s flatbreads with yeast and learning about the different food traditions.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 12, 2018 at 7:36 pm

      True Karen this sharing definitely widenens our outlook.

       
  • April 11, 2018 at 10:44 pm

    What? Oil-free? chole kulcha! Sounds so delicious and I must prepare this recipe as daughter asks me to use less oil in my cooking 🙂

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 12, 2018 at 7:32 pm

      LOL both of us had the same reaction. What no oil??

       
  • April 12, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I love this salad on a bread idea. YUM

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 12, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks, Wendy.

       
  • April 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Looking at this matar kulche post I am suddenly feeling so hungry after lunch, lovely recipe.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Aww, such a beautiful compliment.Thanks dear.

       
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks, Shobha.

       
  • April 13, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Delicious and irresistible. I want to have one now…

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Please help yourself the screen will replenish itself. 😀

       
  • April 13, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    You are taking the guilt out of enjoying this traditional favourite!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      😀

       
  • April 13, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Chhole kulchey name itself sufficient to drool. And you made the chhole oil free. Awesome share. Loved it. Thanks for the well explained recipe.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks, Sujata.

       
  • April 13, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Omg, this chole kulcha is seriously a fabulous dish, my mouth is just watering here. Healthy and delicious.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:29 pm

      Thanks, dear.

       
  • April 15, 2018 at 8:44 am

    WoW really oil free, this is our in-house favourite recipe. The most popular street food in Delhi . Simple ,delicious and filling dish.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • sapana
    April 16, 2018 at 1:35 am

    I love chole kulche and you have made it perfectly Archana. This is one sinful combo that no one can beat.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Thanks, Sapana.

       
  • April 16, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Love that kulcha and healthy chole. I can binge on that salad.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      😀

       
  • April 16, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I’m drooling looking at the bowl of chole kulcha…Yummy share!!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • April 16, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    Firstly I appreciate your honest confession about the rotis looking like maps. However, In this case, it doesn’t Bhaturas are anyways not entirely round in shape. Some prepare it oval, some very small and some perfect round. Taste should be good and thats what matters and I am sure looking at the lovely chhole and kulcha, your entire family must have loved the meal.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

      LOL Vidya one look at the kulcha and you know Australia! Must have been making up for all the classes spent in the corridor as Miss did not like my maps! 😀
      But we loved them. Thanks and that is all that matters.

       
  • April 16, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    Mouthwatering kulcha. I love to have these with creamy vegan gravy. Chole sounds good too 🙂 Awesome recipe!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:24 pm

      Thanks, Uma.

       
  • April 17, 2018 at 10:01 am

    This looks tasty and yummy ! Lovely share !

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 17, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks.

       
  • April 17, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    Ah.. such a mouthwatering dish! cant go wrong with this combination!

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 26, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      😀

       
  • April 20, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    Oh my this is such an inviting and delicious combo Archana. Chole with dried peas sounds amazing. Paired with kulcha, this must have been a treat to eat.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      April 26, 2018 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks, Pavani!

       
  • June 2, 2018 at 12:05 am

    What a wonderful street food item and filling too. The chole being oil free is what I like. Kulchas look so soft and fluffy.

     
    • ArchanaPotdar
      June 6, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you, Mayuri.

       

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