Sunday, January 18, 2009

Stuffed Masala Kulcha


Ingredients

For the dough

500 gms Maida

4 tbsp fresh curds

1 1/2 tsp dry yeast

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp Ghee

1/2 -1 cup of warm milk

salt to taste

For the stuffing

3-4 potatoes boiled,peeled and mashed

1 packet paneer crumbled 

2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves

2 tsp grated ginger

5-6 finely chopped green chillies

1 tsp sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp garam masala powder

salt to taste

1 tsp oil

Other ingredients

3 tbsp onion seeds (kalounji)

oil for shallow frying

Method

For the dough

  • In a small bowl put yeast,sugar and warm water and mix and keep aside for 5 min till frothy
  • In another big bowl add yeast mix, salt , maida,fresh curds,baking powder,ghee and  enough warm milk to make a semi-soft dough
  • Keep aside in a warm place atleast for an hour 
  • knead it again for 10 minutes and keep aside

For the stuffing

  • Heat oil in a pan,add ginger, green chillies and fry for a couple of minutes, then add coriander leaves and fry
  • Add mashed potatoes,paneer,garam masala, salt and mix well, stir fry for few seconds and take out the mixture in the bowl
  • Add small balls of mixture and keep aside

For the kulcha

  • Take one medium size portion of the dough and press it on the palm and flatten it 
  • Now put stuffing on the dough and close it
  • Flatten it again and roll it with the help of a rolling pin to a semi-thick round or any desired shape, sprinkle kalounji(onion seeds) on it evenly and roll it just once so that it sticks to the kulcha
  • Repeat the same procedure for the remaining kulchas
  • Heat oil in a pan , and shallow fry the kulchas with oil till golden brown and crisp
  • Serve Hot