Whole wheat Pizza Base from scratch | Whole Wheat Kulcha from scratch | Pizza Base from scratch

This is a recipe from from Tarla Dalal website. The pizza with this base was a hit. Check the recipe of Pizza here.

And the pizza base tasted like Kulcha (when I searched for the recipe for Kulcha, it was almost similar, hence the taste was similar too)!!! We even tried it with Chhole.

Though the recipe says it makes 2, I actually had 5 pizza bases in my hands. Probably I made them small, but they were enough...

Whole wheat Pizza Base | Kulcha
Whole wheat Pizza Base | Kulcha

Whole wheat Pizza Base | Kulcha
Whole wheat Pizza Base | Kulcha
 So here is the recipe:


Whole Wheat flour - 2 cups (If you really have to replace this with all purpose flour, but then it doesn't remain healthy)

Yeast - 1 teaspoon

Sugar - 1 teaspoon

Olive oil - 1 tablespoon (other oil will also do)

Salt - 1 teaspoon


1) Take half cup warm water and dissolve sugar and yeast into it. wait till it gets frothy (4-5 mins). If it doesn't get frothy then the yeast is not active, use another packet of yeast.

2) In a mixing bowl (or paraat/kathrot) take whole wheat flour (or all purpose flour if using), add salt, mix well. Using the yeast, sugar water knead the dough. Add extra water (warm) as needed. the dough should be a little sticky.

3) Now grease your hands using olive oil and knead the dough till it is elastic. Slap it to check if it is elastic enough!!!

4) Cover the bowl with a wet kitchen cloth or cling wrap and keep it aside till it doubles in size (30-40 mins)

5) Once it doubles in size, punch the dough in the center to remove any extra air.

6) Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 150 degree C.

7) Take a greased baking tray, on that make pizza base (the recipe says roll, but i used my hands to flatten it) from this dough.

8) Prick the base using a fork (If you don't prick, it will puff up like Pita bread/Fulka roti)

10) Bake in the preheated oven at 150 degree C for 7 mins..

And your tasty pizza base/kulcha is ready!!! Make pizza or eat with any gravy based dish...


1) First time i made it i used All purpose flour/Maida, but next time i made it using whole wheat flour. 
The pizza was delicious but as kulcha it was not great. So if you are planning to make kulcha from the leftover dough then use maida.

2) You can make Kulcha directly on the tawa the way you make paratha (but using little oil).

Whole wheat Pizza Base | Kulcha
Whole wheat Pizza Base | Kulcha

Whole wheat pizza base/ kulcha (On tawa)
Whole wheat pizza base/ kulcha (On tawa)
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