Leek Stuffed Kulcha

I had other plans for the ‘3’ in 1-in-3 – Leeks series, something like a tart. Instead I decided something Indian. Originally these kulchas are stuffed with red onions, so not buying leeks shouldn’t stop you from trying this recipe.

One thing to be noted in this recipe is that the filling should be dry and not soggy. So if your paneer is wet, squeeze the liquid with a cheese cloth and use the liquid to make the dough. Also, try using cottage cheese instead of paneer. Same rule though – drain the cheese well. With cottage cheese you get so much liquid that I find adding curd to the dough unnecessary.

Ingredients

Dough

Wheat flour – 1 cup
All purpose flour/ Maida – 1 cup
Curd – ¼ cup
Water – as needed
Baking soda – ¼ tsp
Salt
Oil

Filling

Leek - 1
Paneer – 1 cup grated
Green chillies – 2
Ginger – ½ inch piece, grated
Cilantro – A handful
Salt

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Method

Make the dough by mixing all of the ingredients. Oil the surface of the dough and keep it covered with a damp towel for at least an hour.

Cut the leeks into small pieces, wash and dry a little bit. Mix with other ingredients.

Take a lemon sized ball from the dough. Roll into thick puris. Place a tsp of the filling. Seal and cover fully. Roll again.

Cook on a tawa over low flame on both the sides. Kulcha is done when it slightly puffs up with brown spots on both sides.

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Leek-stuffed kulcha with avakkai (mango pickle) and very-berry smoothie

20 comments:

trupti said...

Delicious idea....and look at the color of the smoothie..striking blue!

Asha said...

Yummy combo and Kulcha looks fabulous,almost like this Obbattu!Blueberry shake rocks.Enjoy the weekend.

Lakshmiammal said...

Great idea! Beautifully taken pics.

Pavani said...

Kulchas look delicious.. My mouth is watering already.. THanks for the recipe.

Priya said...

Thats a neat idea !Leeks with kulchas...hmm...the method looks a lot like the one for paratha, will try this one soon. And yes...recipe for the blueee smoothie pleasee ;-)

DEEPA said...

Excellent One ....Different Kulcha ..Great recipe ..

Suma Gandlur said...

Mouth watering pictures. I want to gobble up those kulchas and smoothie.

Manisha said...

My eyes were drawn to that beautiful blue of the smoothie! Looks terrific!

One more thing to try with leeks! You rock, Suganya!!

Vcuisine said...

Nice combination and the kulchas are perfect with a smoothie. Viji

Roopa said...

first time here
kulchas look very delicious! thanks for the paratha recipe!

sra said...

hi suganya, you have a lovely blog, my first time here

Suganya said...

Thanks for all of your comments. The smoothie was an excuse for not making subji ;-)

Priya, There is no recipe for that smoothie. Its blueberry, blackberry, raspberry blended with soy milk. Sometimes I add banana too...

Sandeepa said...

You have alovely blog Suganya...the pictures are fabulous

Sreelu said...

Suganya,

First time at your blog and must I say it's one good looking and well made blog. I love your blue smootie.it looks so delicious

Added you to my blogroll

Reena said...

beautiful presentation and yummy combo. blue-purple color of blueberry shake is pretty. love the background of your blog.

Lakshmi said...

Hi suganya,
Visited ur blog.My mouth started watering and i am running to the kitchen to chech on my pantry.I have to make atleast 1 item today.
Wonderful pics.

Suganya said...

Thank you Sandeepa, Sreelu, Reena, Lakshmi!!

ushaprashanth said...

hi suganya!
what's the substitute for leek? will i get leek in chennai?

Shella said...

Looks wonderfully wonderful!! You have a wonderful blog

nehaj said...

What a gorgeous blog. I was looking for yeast-less kulcha recipes..will try it tonight. Thanks for the great recipes!

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