Our Onion Kulcha Naan Recipe
Ingredients for Onion Kulcha:
* Wheat flour – 1/2 Kg
* Onions (Piyaz) – 2 no’s chopped
* Green chillies (Hari mirch) – 3 no’s chopped
* Coriander leaves (Dhaniya patte) – A few
* Mint leaves (Pudina patte) – A few
* Ginger (Adrak) – 2 teaspoon chopped
* Ajwain – 1 teaspoon
* Red chillie powder (Lal mirch)- 1 teaspoon
* Pomegranate seeds powder (Anardana) – 1 teaspoon
* Salt to taste
Method for Onion Kulcha:
* Knead wheat flour with water to make a stiff dough and keep aside for 1 hour.
* Mix all the remaining ingredients to make the stuffing.
* Divide the dough into 8 equal portions and make small balls .
* Roll each ball into a small round and place some stuffing in the middle of the rolled ball.
* Fold the filled rounds and press the edges together to seal the dough.
* Roll out the kulcha with a rolling pin using dry flour as required to prevent it from sticking.
* Place the kulcha on a plate and put it in microwave to grill 10 minutes on both sides.
* Enjoy hot Onion Kulcha with chana or chole.
One of the popular North African dishes is the famous Onion Kulcha. Originating in the unstable state of Algeria, this spicy dish is familiar to most of us as the red onion soup that we enjoy when we are on holiday in North Africa or even in other North African countries such as Morocco and Tunisia. While some of us may shy away from eating red onion due to its high sulphur content, this dish can still be enjoyed by those who dare to taste its delicious goodness.
It is believed that onion kulcha was created in the 17th century in Algeria, but the actual history of Onion Kulu can be traced back to the beginnings of Islam in the Arab world. According to Islamic legend, the founder of Islam, Muhammed (Mohammed), saw an apple tree growing upside down and decided to eat its apples. However, because an angel told him it was a forbidden fruit, he had his servants make the apple fall from the tree. This legend has been used to explain why onion kulcha was created – to offer the same satisfaction as an apple – except instead of an apple, it is a carrot, and instead of an onion, it is the sweet, slightly pungent variety of onion.
Today, onion kulcha is served with a variety of dishes. For example, you can serve it with pita sandwiches or flatbreads, or with stews – but the real magic happens when onion is sauteed with a fiery mix of oil, butter and aromatic spices, including cardamom, fennel, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, coriander, and pepper. The intense heat seals the pungent taste of the onion into the delicate onions, which give this delicious Middle Eastern dish its signature flavor. You might also like to add chopped tomatoes or bell pepper, or chopped olives to round out the taste.
Other popular onion dishes include the classic Turkish dish Ciniyesh, which consists of rice cooked in tomato sauce with onion, parsley, garlic, and a dash of black pepper. The Moroccan dish Makhaira is also often enjoyed with sauteed onion. In India, the creamy coconut dish Coconut chicken is often served with sauteed onions; the same goes for the Thai dish Pad Thai, which uses a paste of sliced garlic and onion with crushed red pepper to make its spicy peanut sauce. And then there is the Hungarian delight Borscht, which uses cabbage as well as onions in its cabbage soup recipe. There are so many possibilities when it comes to sauteing onions that you will likely never be short of what to create in your own home.
One of the more popular uses of mulches is to make a delicious soup. Because the onions are tender enough to cook easily, the soup is often full of flavor, even when it contains meat, vegetables, or other food items as ingredients. One particularly good example is the Hungarian white kraut soup, which has a sweet and tangy combination of carrots, celery, mushrooms, and onions, which make it a wonderful complement to fish or pork. Another example is the Kashmiri chicken tikka, which is made with onions and spices to impart a spicy flavor to the chicken. You can enjoy plenty of mulch soup when you try a recipe such as these, because they require very little effort on your part.
Another advantage to enjoying onions with mulches is that they are not too spicy for people who are sensitive to hot foods. If you enjoy a mild onion dish, you may want to consider adding a bit of ginger or garlic to your dish instead. Also, be careful when adding seasonings, as the amount you add can affect the flavor of the finished dish. With kulchas, you can enjoy the dish without fear of it burning your mouth or making your eyes water.