Bheega Kulcha is a street food from Amritsar , where Kulcha , the Indian flat bread is dunked into a Chola curry . The crisp onions and chutneys make it a perfect street food .
B for Bheega Kulcha ! And this Bheega Kulcha has been on my mind ever since I tasted it in Amritsar . I made friends with the hotel owner in Amritsar , fortunately she was a lady and a foodie and she took me all around Amritsar to explore the street food .
I don’t know how many of you have visited this holy city , but I have to tell you that a visit to this is a must for any foodie . You have to experience the food there . Be it a dhabba or a restaurant , the food there has a different story ! The hot simmering Makhani Dal , the Sarso da Saag , it’s simply a treat !
Back to Bheega Kulcha – Bheega is wet , kulcha is a baked Indian flatbread . So they wet this bread by dunking it into the simmering Chole which has a good runny gravy . The kulcha absorbs the gravy , making it nice and moist and these are then topped with some chole . The finale is with spicy chutney and green chillies . I bet you are drooling now ! Seriously it’s a dish that any foodie will love .
Bheega Kulcha is my Day 2 post for the A to Z series which we started this month and my theme for this series is Pick One State and Make Three Dishes .
1 cup chickpeas, soaked overnight
5-6 dry gooseberries
1 tea bag
Salt to taste
1 tbsp ghee
1 big cardamom
Pinch carom seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp red chilly powder
1 tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp chole masala
2 tbsp ginger juilliene
Kulcha ( store bought )
Onions , chopped ( optional )
Pressure cook the chickpeas with gooseberries , tea bag and salt .
Cook till done , discard the teabag .
It’s optional to discard the gooseberries .
Heat a pan , add ghee, let it warm up .
Add big cardamom , carom seeds, sauté.
Add coriander powder , red chilly , dry mango powder , chole masala and ginger . Sauté till the spices are well mixed .
Add the boiled chole along with the water .
Cook till everything combines well and a gravy is formed .
Assembling the Bheega Kulcha
Break the kulcha into bite sized pieces .
Place them in a serving bowl .
Add chole on top , make sure you add enough gravy .
The kucha shall absorb the gravy , so be lavish .
Garnish with onions ,ginger, chillies and chutney .
Here are some other dishes from this state –
A – Z Pick One State and Make Three Dishes