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Indian Brunch with Paneer-Mint Kulcha
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Indian Brunch with Paneer-Mint Kulcha

Soft and fluffy kulcha's are the perfect compliment to any Indian meal!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Bread
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8


  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 1/2-3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • Filling Ingredients:
  • 1 cup paneer grated or crumbled
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chile powder cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dhana-jeera
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves finely chopped


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  • Add yogurt, ghee and milk a little at a time as needed. Knead for about 5 minutes until you have a soft dough.
  • Cover with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • Beat down the dough. Add oil and mix. Cover and let it rest for another 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling by combining paneer, chile, chaat masala, cumin and salt and stir to combine.
  • Divide the dough into 8 and with your hands, form into 8 smooth balls.
  • On a lightly floured board, roll into a circle about 7" in diameter. Place 2 tablespoons of filling in the center. Bring up the sides of the dough around the filling to seal.
  • Roll out again into a circle.
  • Brush a little ghee on a skillet or tawa. Place rolled out circle on skillet. Brush a little ghee on the top side and sprinkle a little of the onion seed on top. Cook until air bubbles appear.
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