Did You Know Now You Can Make Aloo Kulcha In Pressure Cooker?
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What is Aaloo Kulcha?

Aaloo Kulcha is a popular North Indian dish that consists of a soft and fluffy bread called Kulcha, stuffed with a spiced mashed potato filling, and served with a side of chana masala (spiced chickpeas). The bread is made with all-purpose flour, water, salt, and yeast or baking powder and is traditionally cooked in a tandoor (clay oven) but can also be cooked using a pressure cooker. The filling is made by boiling potatoes and mashing them with spices such as cumin, coriander, turmeric, and chilli powder. Aaloo Kulcha is often enjoyed as a breakfast or brunch dish, but it can be eaten at any time of the day as a filling and satisfying meal.

How to make Aaloo Kulcha?

Making aaloo kulcha in a pressure cooker is a quick and easy way to enjoy this popular dish without the need for a tandoor oven.


For the dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil

For the filling:

  • 3-4 medium-sized potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves


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  • To make the dough, mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda in a bowl. Add yoghurt, milk, water, and oil, and knead until the dough is soft and smooth. Cover the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
  • In the meantime, prepare the filling by mixing mashed potatoes, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt, and chopped coriander leaves in a bowl.
  • Divide the dough into equal-sized balls and flatten them slightly. Place a spoonful of filling in the centre of each ball and seal the edges tightly.
  • Heat the pressure cooker on high heat for a few minutes. Place the stuffed kulchas in the pressure cooker, and add a little bit of water (about 1/2 cup) to the bottom. Cover the pressure cooker with the lid, and cook on high heat for 5-6 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the pressure cooker release its pressure naturally. Once the pressure has been released, carefully open the lid and take out the kulchas.
  • Brush the kulchas with melted butter or ghee, and serve hot with chutney or raita.

Tips for preparing aaloo kulcha

  • Knead the dough well and let it rest for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out.
  • Roll out the dough into a thin circle, but not too thin, as it may break while cooking.
  • Use a fork to prick the kulcha to prevent it from puffing up too much while cooking.
  • If needed, kulcha can be kept on an open fire for 5 seconds on each side. 

Making Aaloo Kulcha in a pressure cooker is a quick and easy way to enjoy this delicious dish. The combination of soft and fluffy kulchas with a spicy potato filling is sure to satisfy your taste buds. By following the steps mentioned in this blog, you can easily recreate this recipe in the comfort of your home.