Halwai August 1, 2020


• 3 cups – Maida (all-purpose flour)
• 1/2 tsp – baking powder
• 1/8th tsp – baking soda
• 1 tbsp – Sugar
• Salt to taste (approx. 1 tsp)
• 1/4 cup – oil
• 1/2 cup – yogurt
• 1 tbsp – Ghee
• For the filling:
• 1 – large onion, chopped very finely
• 2-3 – chillies, sliced thinly (or as per taste)
• 1/4 tsp – ajwain (oregano)
• 1/2 tsp – ginger, grated
• 1/4 tsp – cumin
• Salt to taste


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the filling in a bowl until blended and set aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the dough, add water if needed to make it into a soft dough. Set aside for at least 1-2 hours.
  3. Then divide the dough into small pieces and make rounds of each. Roll it out into a small circle with the help of a rolling pin, just like you would do with rotis or parathas.
  4. Now place a little filling in the centre of the rolled out dough and bring all the sides up to enclose the filling.
  5. Press it down.
  6. Now roll it down softly into a circle.
  7. Set the setting of your oven to broiler. Once hot, place this rolled out kulcha into a baking pan and push it into the broiler for 2-3 mins until the top is browned.
  8. Now turn the kulcha and broil for additional 2 mins.
  9. Serve hot with butter melting on top and chole at the side.
  10. Recipe courtesy: http://chefinyou.com/