Coriander and Jakhiya Kulcha

Best For

Special treat


Makes 5

Time: 40 mins



  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons jaggery powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon rock salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water


  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon roasted jakhiya seeds or black sesame seeds


  • Combine all the kulcha ingredients, except the warm water, in a large mixing bowl. Stir well.
  • Add the warm water, and knead the dough. Cover the bowl with a wet cloth, and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 5 balls. Dust a rolling board with some flour, and flatten each ball.
  • Sprinkle some coriander and jakhiya seeds on top, then roll each ball into a 4.5-inch circle with a rolling pin (belan).
  • Heat a tawa, and cook each kulcha on a low to medium flame until golden spots appear.
  • Serve warm with mattra, or any other sabzi.

Benefits of the Recipe

  1. Whole Wheat Flour: Rich in fiber, helps in digestion and provides sustained energy.
  2. Jaggery Powder: A healthier alternative to refined sugar, provides iron and other minerals.
  3. Baking Soda: A leavening agent that helps in making the kulchas light and fluffy.
  4. Rock Salt: Contains essential minerals and imparts a unique flavor to the kulchas.
  5. Coriander: Adds a burst of freshness and is a good source of antioxidants and vitamins.
  6. Jakhiya Seeds/Black Sesame Seeds: Provide a nutty flavor and are rich in healthy fats and antioxidants.

Nutritive Value (Approximate values per serving, considering 5 servings)

  • Calories: ~150 kcal
  • Protein: ~4g
  • Carbohydrates: ~30g
  • Fat: ~1g
  • Fiber: ~4g

Note: Nutritional values may vary based on specific ingredient brands and quantities used.

This recipe offers a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, making it a wholesome and nutritious option. The whole wheat flour provides complex carbohydrates for sustained energy, while the addition of coriander and jakhiya seeds enhances the dish with vitamins and antioxidants. The use of jaggery powder and rock salt offers a healthier twist to traditional kulchas. Enjoying this dish with mattra or sabzi adds additional nutritional elements to your meal.

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