Kulcha Aur Chole (stuffed Paratha And Chick Pea Curry)
Kulcha aur chole is a north Indian main dish recipe and is usually cooked in winter. Kulcha is made out of stuffing of carrots, beans, capsicum and paneer and thus it is healthy. Chickpea curry is spicy side dish which is served with kulcha.
Ingredients (for chole)
Kabuli channa (Chick peas) 100 grams (3.5 ounce, soaked overnight or at least for 6 hours)
Onion 1 piece
Bay leaves 2 pieces
Ginger – garlic paste 2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder ½ tablespoon
Cumin powder 1/2 tablespoon
Channa masala powder 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder ½ tablespoon
Mustard Oil 5-6 tablespoon
Tamarind pulp / lemon juice 2 tablespoon (optional)
Water 1 cup
Ingredients ( for kulcha)
Carrots, beans and capsicum 150 grams (5.5 ounce, washed and grated)
Paneer (cottage cheese) 50 grams(2 ounce, mashed)
Green chilli 2 pieces (chopped)
Salt 1/2 tablespoon
Refined oil 6-7 tablespoon
Maida ( refined flour ) 1 and ½ cup
Method (for chole)
Heat oil in a karahi and add tejpatta. Once it starts popping add chopped onions. Fry till the onion becomes light brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 2 mintues. Add cumin powder, turmeric powder, channa masala and red chilli powder and fry till the masala leaves the oil. Add washed chickpeas, salt, tamarind and 1 cup of water and pour the entire thing into a pressure cooker. Cook upto 5 whistles. Check if the chickpeas are done. Serve hot with kulcha.
Heat oil in a karahi and add grated carrots, beans and capsicum and cook on low flame for 5-6 mintues. Add the chopped chilli, salt and paneer and mix well. Cook for about 5 more mintues and check if there is no water remaining in the stuffing. Take it out and let it cool.
To make the dough take maida in a bowl and add 2 tablespoon of refined oil and with adding lukewarm water knid it into dough.
To make kulcha take small balls from dough and fill it with stuffing than roll it like a chappati. Heat tawa and cook the kulcha apply some oil on both the surfaces. Cut it from middle and serve hot with chole.