Paneer Stuffed Wheat Kulcha ~ Healthy Kids Lunch Box Recipe

>>  Monday, July 18, 2016

For the second day of the third week of BM#66, I have another Luch Box dish for Kids.

Packing lunch boxes for school going children requires a lot of creative thinking and on top, we have to ensure we pack a balanced meal. Since kids spend very less time in actual eating, we have to send dishes that are easy for them to eat and enjoy before they get distracted by playing.

Planning ahead during the weekend or at least the night before helps a lot. If you are planning on fried rice, you can cook the rice the previous night and refrigerate, this gives the best results. Kids love ingredients like Paneer, Channa, Corn, Potato etc. Plan to include these ingredients along with other vegetables.

Kulchas are made with Maida using curds and baking powder. In this version, wheat flour is used and stuffed with paneer filling. It stays good for the afternoon meal. I often make this for my kids and it is Konda's favorite one. 

Sending this to my Kids Delight, guest hosted by Pavani, themed on Lunch Box Recipes.

Paneer Stuffed Wheat Kulchas

Makes: 4 to 6 small sized kulchas

Ingredients Needed:

For the Kulchas:

Wheat Flour - 2 cups 
Milk - 1/ /4 cup 
Curds / Yogurt - 1/ 4 cup 
Baking powder - 1 tsp 
Baking Soda - 1/ 2 tsp 
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp 

For Paneer stuffing:

Paneer grated - 1+1/2cups 
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 / 4 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp 
Coriander leaves handful
Salt to taste

How to make the Kulchas

In a bowl, add all the ingredients for the kulcha, knead well to a soft stiff dough. Let it rest for 10 mins, until you make the stuffing.

Grate the paneer in a bowl. Add the red chilli powder, cumin powder, salt, garam masala and coriander leaves to the grated paneer.

Mix everything well. Divide into small sized balls 

Divide the dough into equal balls, Flatten the balls and stuff with the paneer filling. Seal the ball completely. Dust and roll out.

Heat a nonstick pan, grease with oil and cook the kulchas on both sides. 

Serve with curds and pickle of choice.
Total time for cooking: 30 mins

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Padma Rekha July 18, 2016 at 12:11 PM  

Healthy kulchas and perfect lunch box idea..

vaishali sabnani July 18, 2016 at 3:14 PM  

This is a hit with all kids..I know both my girls pack these at least once a week for their kids.

Smruti Shah July 19, 2016 at 12:10 AM  

Paneer Kulcha is a perfect lunch box meal. I would love the kulchas, I am sure kids will love them too :)

Ruchi Indu July 19, 2016 at 9:31 AM  

very healthy recipe for the kids!!! July 20, 2016 at 11:44 AM  

kids must love to have paneer kulcha in their tiffin

Priya Suresh July 20, 2016 at 12:45 PM  

Just drooling over that irresistible paneer kulchas, kids will definitely love their lunchbox if they are packed with this kulchas.

Aniket July 20, 2016 at 3:24 PM  

Paneer Kulcha is all time favourite dish for me.

Archana Potdar July 20, 2016 at 7:58 PM  

This is delicious Valli.

Pavani N July 26, 2016 at 7:03 AM  

Love these yummy kulchas Valli. Great tips too for stress free mornings.

Usha August 5, 2016 at 8:28 PM  

Pictures look bright and well exposed. Kulcha wit paneer look yummy!!

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