Recipe: Matar Kulcha

CooQ : Recipe: Matar Kulcha

Matar Kulcha

North indian, Mains

426 calories/serving
40 mins
Matar Kulcha is one of the most popular street food from the Northern part of India. This instant and easy to make chaat recipe made with dried white peas tossed with authentic spices and chutneys, also makes for a great snack option. It is best served with hot and butter-loaded kulcha.

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For dough starter

1. In a big bowl add dry yeast, water sugar, refined flour and mix everything properly, cover and keep aside in a warm place to ferment overnight.

For kulcha dough

2. The next morning in the dough starter add refined flour, curd, salt, and mix everything knead a soft loose dough.

3. Now add ghee and knead once again, give it a round shape, cover and keep aside in a warm place for second fermentation.

4. Once it's fermented, remove the excess air from the dough and make equal portions of it.

5. Roll it in an elongated oval shape using a rolling pin then stick or sprinkle some onion seeds, dry fenugreek leaves.

6. Heat a flat pan and place the rolled dough on it and sprinkle some water on the side and cover it and let it cook for a minute or so.

7. Now remove the cover and cook it from the other side also.

8. Apply some ghee on both sides and cook until golden brown and crispy on both sides. remove and keep aside.

For boiling white peas

9. In a big pot add soaked white peas, water, bay leaf, turmeric powder, cover and cook for 20-25 or until soft. now remove it on a tray and keep aside to cool down completely.

For white peas mixture

10. In a bowl add the cooled white peas, salt, tamarind & dry mango water, onion, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, tomato and mix everything properly.

11. Remove it in a serving bowl and garnish it with onion, ginger, green chillies, tomato, a pinch of roasted cumin powder, degi red chilli powder and coriander leaves. serving it with hot kulcha.


This recipe serves 4 people.

By Chef Ranveer Brar