A few streets from where we live is a lovely indian restaurant called Mahamaya we go there as often as our budget allows.  Which, at the moment is hardly ever. It’s one of our favorite places for several reasons: It’s a cosy place, they serve cobra beer ( kevins main reason to go there 😉 lovely indian food and they make a flat bread called kulcha which is my main reason to go there. Kulcha is supposed to be an punjabi speciality and it’s just one of the best things I have ever eaten.

For several weeks now I tried to make my own kulcha. I started with googling kulcha and found several recipes, which to me did not sound like my kulcha at all, mainly because they don’t use cilantro which to me is the main ingredient in the mahamaya kulcha.

It’s my new grill party classic, people love it and keep asking for the recipe so here it comes – kulcha my way:

I usually buy readymade pizza dough but of course you can make fresh pizza dough. I guess thats makes even nicer.


Makes roughly 8 Kulcha

1 kg Pizza dough
1 big onion
100 gr silken tofu you could probably also use yoghurt or better paneer
a handful pine nuts
1 tbs good indian curry powder
a bunch of cilantro roughly chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper

Slice the onion, cook in a frying pan, slowly till golden and sweet. Ad the pine nuts and the curry power. Stir for a bit. Ad the tofu salt and pepper and continue stirring for a few more minutes. Take off the heat ad the and ad the cilantro.


Roll out the pizza bread and fill with 1- 2 tbs of the filling. Rub with some olive oil and put on the grill. It only needs a few minutes on each side, depending on how thin you rolled the dough. Don’t walk away the get burned very quickly.
They are best grilled on the fire but you can also make them in the oven.

Oh and by the way, even people who say they don’t like cilantro love this brad.