Onion Mint Kulcha
Recipe type: Bread, Side Dish
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Serves: 10 kulcha
Indian flatbread stuffed with onion, chilis and mint, and served with a cucumber lime yogurt sauce.
  • for the dough
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Straus Organic Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ghee (clarified butter), plus additional for cooking
  • water
  • for the filling
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2-3 chilis, finely chopped (I used 2 Serranos; remove seeds for less heat)
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
  1. In a medium bowl, add the flour, baking powder, bakign soda, sugar and salt. Stir to combine. Add in the vegetable oil, yogurt, ghee. Stir to mix, adding in water until a soft dough forms. I added about 1 cup of water. The dough will look a bit rough and be quite sticky. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in an oiled bowl, turning the dough in the bowl to coat with oil, and cover. Let rest for one hour.
  2. For the filling, combine the chopped onion, chopped mint leaves, finely chopped chilis, oregano, salt and ginger.
  3. Once the dough has rested, divide into 10 equal pieces and shape into balls. Let rest an additional 10 minutes. Lightly sprinkle flour on both sides of dough ball and roll out into a circle, about 6" in diameter. Sprinkle about 2 tbsp of the filling on one half of the dough round, fold the other half over and press firmly along the edges to seal.
  4. In a cast-iron skillet (or any other large, heavy bottomed pan), place a bit of ghee or vegetable oil. Cook the kulcha over medium-high heat until bubbles begin to appear on the surface and the bottom has browned nicely. Flip and continue to cook until browned - about 5 minutes per side (keep an eye on it!).
  5. Brush the top of the cooked kulcha with a bit of ghee or butter. Serve with cucumber lime yogurt (recipe below).
Recipe by FMITK: From My Impossibly Tiny Kitchen at https://www.fmitk.com/onion-kulcha-cucumber-lime-yogurt/