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Kulcha / Plain kulcha with butter

Kulcha / plain kulcha with butter is a soft, mildly leavened flat bread from Punjabi cuisine. It is ideal for lunch or weekend dinner.

Course Main Course
Cuisine punjabi
Keyword kulcha, plain kulcha with butter
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 8 flatbread
Author Jayashree


  • 2 cup maida
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • salt
  • warm water

Other ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon kalonji
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • butter
  • maida for dusting


  1. Sieve the flour along with salt and baking powder in a wide bowl.

  2. Add oil and curd.

  3. Put milk and mix the ingredients.

  4. Add warm water and knead to a soft dough.

  5. Cover with a thin cloth and keep it aside for two hours.

  6. Knead the dough well. Make eight balls of it.

  7. Take a ball of the dough and roll it into a 4 inch diameter circle.

  8. Sprinkle some kalonji and chopped coriander over it. Roll it again.

  9. Heat an iron skillet.

  10. Smear some water on the beneath surface of the rolled kulcha and put it over the skillet. Let cook on medium flame.

  11. Once the spots are seen, turn the skillet and hold it directly over the flame for a few seconds. Once the brown spots are seen, remove

Recipe Notes

  • Equal measure of wheat flour and maida also can be used.
  • Sesame seed can be used instead of kalonji.
  • Butter is optional.
  • Use iron skillet as it helps in sticking the flatbread to it.
  • Alternatively, you can roast like phulka, if you are unable to do.