Phulka or roti is a very popular Indian flat bread made with wheat flour. It’s soft and usually consumed with a side dish like curry, dal etc. Making soft phulkas is no rocket science and you can easily learn the technique to make them at home. The first few times I burnt few rotis while trying to fluff it up directly over the stove but now I have got a hang of it. I have seen my mom transferring the phulka directly on the serving plate with her hands but I will never take that risk 🙂 🙂
Side-dish which you can serve with these phulkas (Just click on the names for recipe) :
- Whole wheat flour/atta – 2 cups
- Warm water as per requirement
- Salt as per taste
- Combine wheat flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Now slowly start adding warm water and knead to form a smooth dough. Kneading the dough plays a key role in making soft fluffy phulkas. Take your time to knead the dough (approx 10 minutes) . Make sure the dough is soft, smooth and non-sticky. Set it aside for 30 minutes.
- Take a lemon sized ball of dough and dust it with dry flour.
- Now flatten it evenly in a round shape. Do not press very hard while rolling. Try to use minimum dry flour while rolling.
- Heat the tava/griddle for a minute as the griddle should be hot. Place the flattened dough on the griddle and let it cook for few seconds.
- Flip it and let it cook for 10 seconds till small bubbles start appearing as shown in pic-6.
- Place it directly on high flame with the first side down. Remove from flame as soon as it puffs like a balloon with the help on a tong.
- Serve it hot with your choice of Curry or Dal.