Matar Kulcha
    Recipe by: MyDeliciousRecipes

    Matar Kulcha

    Matar Kulcha or chole Kulche is one of the most popular street food in North India, especially in Delhi and Amritsar. It is an ideal staple food, in this staple food, white peas are boiled and served with white flat bread, known as kulcha, which is made from baking fermented refined flour. You should try this great combination of delicious street food matar kulcha from Delhi. White peas are dried green peas that look like chickpeas but the size of white peas is smaller than chickpeas. It looks like chickpeas so some people are called staple food chole kulche. We are sharing delicious matar kulcha recipe, you can easily make matar kulcha at home by following this recipe.

    Preparation Time
    10 Minutes
    Cooking Time
    40 Minutes
    Meal Type:

    Appetizers and Snack



    For Dough Starter

    Dry Yeast1 TeaspoonWater1 Cup
    Sugar1 TablespoonRefined Flour1 Cup

    For Kulcha Dough

    Refined Flour1 Cup + Extra Depends on Starter To Make Soft DoughCurd1 Tablespoon
    Salt1/4 TeaspoonGhee1 Tablespoon

    For Kulcha

    Prepared Dough Onion Seeds (Kalonji)1 Teaspoon
    Dry Fenugreek Leaves *Kasoori Methi)1 TeaspoonGhee1 Tablespoon

    For White Peas

    White Peas, Soaked Overnight2 CupsBay Leaf1
    Turmeric Powder1/2 TeaspoonWaterAs Required
    SaltAs Per TasteTamarind + Dry Mango (Amchoor)  Water2 Tablespoon
    Onion, Finely Chopped1 MediumGinger, Finely Chopped2 Inch
    Green Chillies, Finely Chopped2 - 3Coriander Leaves, Chopped4 Tablespoon
    Tomatoes, Chopped1 MediumRoasted Cumin PowderA Pinch
    Degi Red Chilli PowderA PinchLemon JuiceAs Per Taste

    Wash the white peas 2-3 times and soak in water overnight.

    Dough Starter

    Take an extra large bowl, add dry yeast, water and refined flour and mix well. There should be no lumps in it. Cover it and keep it in a warm place for fermentation overnight.

    Note: Bowl should be extra large otherwise upon fermentation the dough will come out of the bowl.

    Kulcha Dough

    • The next morning, put refined flour, 1 tablespoon curd and 1/4 teaspoon salt in the fermentation dough starter and knead it to make a soft and loose dough.
    • The dough should be so soft and loose that it becomes difficult to handle. Add 1 tablespoon ghee and kneed again. Cover it and keep it in a warm place for another fermentation.


    • Next Morning, remove water from soaked white peas. After washing again 2 times, transfer the white peas to a deep pan, add a bay leaf, turmeric powder and desired water, cover it and let it cook for about 20 - 25 minutes or until soft.
    • After the peas have softened, mash them slightly to get a thicker texture.
    • Transfer them to a bowl and keep it aside to cool at room temperature.


    • Once it is fermented, gently fold the dough to remove excess air from it. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Take a portion and roll it into an thick oval shape using a rolling pin.
    • Sprinkle some onion seeds (kalonji) and some dry fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) over it and press gently.
    • Heat a flat bottom pan, once it is hot, an oval raw kulcha is placed on top of it, pour 1 tablespoon of water on the corner of the pan, cover the pan and cook for a minute in the steam.
    • Flip it over to cook from the other side. Cook the kulcha about 80%.
    • In this way make all the remaining kulchas.

    Serving Matar Kulcha

    • Take boiled white peas, add salt as per taste, tamarind and amchoor water, chopped onion, green chilli, ginger, coriander leaves and tomatoes and mix well. 
    • Take white pea mixture in a small bowl. Sprinkle some roasted cumin powder, blue red chili powder and garnish with onions, tomatoes and green chilies.
    • Squeeze some lemon juice over it as per your taste.
    • Heat a flat griddle, add a little ghee, cook the kulcha until golden brown and crisp on both sides. Cook all the kulchas in this way.
    • Matar Kulcha or Chole Kulche is ready to be eaten. Enjoy hot kulche with matar.

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