Matar paneer kulcha Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Matar Paneer Kulcha is a popular North Indian dish that combines soft and fluffy kulchas (Indian bread) with a flavorful and creamy matar paneer (peas and cottage cheese) curry. The kulchas are made with a dough of all-purpose flour, yogurt, and spices, which are then stuffed with a delicious filling of mashed potatoes and paneer. The matar paneer curry is made with a rich tomato-based gravy, cooked with peas and paneer, and flavored with aromatic spices. This dish is perfect for a hearty and satisfying meal.

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Matar paneer kulcha

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Ingredients for Matar paneer kulcha Recipe

  • as required For Kulcha
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Carom Seeds
  • as needed Water
  • as required Ghee Or Butter
  • as required For Filling
  • 1 Boiled Potatoes, Mashed
  • 1/4 cup Crumbled Paneer
  • 1/2 Small Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as required For Matar Paneer Curry
  • 1/2 cup Peas
  • 100 gram Paneer, Cubed
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Tomatoes, Pureed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Water
  • as needed Fresh Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Matar Paneer Kulcha Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.To make the kulchas, prepare the dough by mixing all-purpose flour, yogurt, salt, and spices. Knead the dough until smooth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.Meanwhile, prepare the filling by mashing boiled potatoes and mixing them with crumbled paneer, chopped onions, green chilies, and spices.
  • STEP 3.Divide the dough into small portions and roll them into circles. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center and seal the edges to form a stuffed kulcha.
  • STEP 4.Cook the stuffed kulchas on a hot tawa or griddle until golden brown and cooked through. Apply ghee or butter on both sides while cooking for added flavor.
  • STEP 5.To make the matar paneer curry, heat oil in a pan and saut茅 cumin seeds, onions, and ginger-garlic paste until golden brown.
  • STEP 6.Add tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and garam masala. Cook until the oil separates from the masala.
  • STEP 7.Add peas, paneer cubes, salt, and water. Simmer the curry for 10-15 minutes until the flavors meld together.
  • STEP 8.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve the matar paneer curry hot with the stuffed kulchas.
  • STEP 9.For storage, refrigerate any leftover curry and kulchas separately in airtight containers. Reheat the curry before serving and toast the kulchas on a tawa or in a toaster.
  • STEP 10.Serve the matar paneer kulcha as a main course dish with raita or pickle on the side.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add grated ginger and garlic to the kulcha dough for extra flavor.
  • For a healthier version, you can bake the kulchas in the oven instead of cooking them on a tawa.
  • To make the matar paneer curry creamier, you can add a tablespoon of fresh cream or cashew paste.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of red chili powder.
  • You can also add some kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) to the matar paneer curry for a unique flavor.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover matar paneer curry can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the curry on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.
  • The stuffed kulchas can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.
  • To serve, toast the kulchas on a tawa or in a toaster until warm and crispy.
  • Serve the matar paneer kulcha hot with raita, pickle, or yogurt on the side.
calories per serving
26 g Fat17 g Protein15 g Carbs5 g FiberOther

Current Totals

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  • Carbs
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  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp