Ambarsari/Amritsari Stuffed Kulcha

If you have ever been to Punjab, you shall know what I am talking about.

The butter lathered, spicy mix stuffed goodness from the tandoor served with kaali dal/chole [Chick pea gravy] is indeed to die for.

Usually it is made with Maida but since I was trying it at home, I mixed it half and half with Maida and Whole Wheat Flour.

You shall need: [Feeds 3-4 people]

For the Dough-

1.5 cup… Maida

1.5 cup… Whole Wheat Flour

1/2 tbsp… Salt

3 tbsp… Curd

Water

For the Potato filling-

3… Medium Sized boiled potatoes

1… green chilly [finely chopped]

Salt

1/2 tsp… Chilly powder

1/2 tsp… Corriander powder

1 tsp… Amchur [Dry mango powder]

1/2 tsp… Ajwain/carom seeds

1 tbsp…Fresh corriander

1/2 tsp… Turmeric powder

For the Paneer filling-

1 cup… Grated paneer

salt

2…green chilly [finely chopped]

Corriander leaves

For assembling-

Generous amount of butter melted/at room temprature

Sesame seeds

Dried mint leaves powder

Method:

  • Mix all the ingredients of the dough and add enough water to make a slightly sticky and loose dough.
  • Keep it aside for atleast 1.5 hours. Cover with a damp cheese-cloth.
  • Mix all the ingredients of both the fillings separately and keep aside until use.
  • Once the resting time for the dough has passed. Give it some kneading and make roughly about 8 equal size balls out of it.
  • Pre heat oven to 180 C.
  • Slightly flatten the dough ball and place the filling in the middle.
  • Seal it well and roll/flatten on a lightly floured platform sing a rolling pin/hand. [I used my palm]
  • For more details on how to stuff a paratha/kulcha refer this.
  • Once it is nice and flat, apply butter using a brush/the back side of a spoon and scatter some sesame seeds and mint powder.
  • Put on a slightly buttered baking tray and bake for about 14-15 min on the bottom and 5 min on top heat.
  • Serve with Paneer/chana/with achaar.

Well I was lucky to have Sheelu from Ghar ka Khana around to help so we had both paneer and chana 🙂

Do let me know how it went.

 

Cheers.

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4 thoughts on “Ambarsari/Amritsari Stuffed Kulcha

  1. My father sent me a cutting of the write up of Amaritsari kulcha from the Hindu(I think). And this is on my to do list 🙂 This wonderful kulcha is what I will bookmark as my marker when I get ready to make my kulcha.
    Thanks for linking it to bake fest.

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