Kulcha with chole from India
Type Flatbread
Place of origin Indian Subcontinent
Region or state North India
Main ingredients Maida flour
Cookbook: Kulcha  Media: Kulcha
A photo of mutton Kulcha

Kulcha (Punjabi: ਕੁਲਚਾ, Hindi: कुल्चा) kulcā is a type of leavened bread originated from the Indian Subcontinent; eaten in India and Pakistan, made from maida (wheat flour). It is particularly popular in India and Pakistan, and is usually eaten with chole.

Kulcha is a typical Punjabi recipe. Amritsar, a city in Punjab is famous for its Amritsari kulchas or Amritsari naan. Flour dough is rolled into a flat, round shape and baked in an earthen clay oven until golden brown. When baked, it is usually rubbed with butter, and then eaten with spicy chole (chickpea curry).[1]

In Pakistan, kulcha breads are largely eaten in Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan and certain parts of the Hazara and northern Punjab regions, where they are a popular breakfast item.[2]

See also


  1. "Plain Kulcha Recipe". Archived from the original on 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
  2. "Traditional foods: In Pindi, a place for Kashmiri bread lovers". Express Tribune. 2 November 2012. Retrieved 14 November 2012.

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