Phulka Roti Recipe
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 9 phulkas
Phulka Roti Recipe - A traditional soft Indian whole wheat flat-bread served best with vegetable curry, daal & rice.
  • Wheat flour : 1 cup
  • Oil : 2 tsp
  • Water : 1/3 cup or as required
  1. Sieve the whole wheat flour (chappati flour) in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Now while adding a little water at time start kneading the dough.
  3. Once the dough is almost done, make a well in center and pour Oil.
  4. Knead the dough again and mix oil into it.
  5. Using hand hand pound the dough nicely so that it becomes softer.
  6. Once the dough is ready, cover the dough with damp cloth and keep aside for 10 minutes to rest.
  7. Once the dough is rested, pound again and make soft phula roti dough.
  8. Divide the dough into small lemon size round balls. Roll the balls between your palm and make them into round shape ball. Keep aside.
  9. Before we start rolling the phulka roti, heat a iron tawa / skillet on gas.
  10. Take a rolling board (chakla/patlo) and place a dough ball on it and press and make flat.
  11. Dust the dough ball with some wheat flour and start rolling into 3-4 inch rotis.
  12. Again take the rotis and dust some more wheat flour.
  13. Roll the phulka roti again into 5-6 inch diameter circular disc.
  14. By now the skillet must become hot enough for roasting. Place the rolled phulka on tawa/skillet and roast for 20-30 seconds until small bubbles starts appearing on dough.
  15. Flip the phulka using tongs and roast on other side again for 30-40 seconds until the bottom starts becoming light brown in color.
  16. Turn the gas on high flame and take the phulka off the tawa/skillet and place it on direct flame.
  17. Phulka roti should starts getting puffed up. Roast the roti on direct flame for 5-10 seconds and let it puffs up completely.
  18. Now flip the phulka roti and roast the other side on direct flame just for 2-3 seconds.
  19. Reduce the heat and take the phulka off gas and place it on a plate.
  20. Repeat the rolling & roasting steps and make remaining phulka rotis.
  21. Smear some ghee (clarified butter) on top of phula roti.
  22. Delicious homemade phulka roti on gas is ready. Serve the phula roti hot with any vegetable curry, daal, lentil & steamed rice.
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