Phulka also known as Roti or Chapati is a popular Indian flat bread made with wheat flour. Making Phulka or Roti is not difficult. All you need is practice. Once you practice and get the hold of it, making Phulka on direct flame is a breeze.
This recipe makes 9-10 Phulka Roti.
Whole Wheat Flour – 2 cups
Oil – 2 tbps
Water as needed
Ghee (Clarified butter)
1. Take flour in a bowl. Add oil. Mix it very well. Add water in it. Using your hands, mix to form a dough. Knead for about 5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth. Apply oil over the dough. Coverd the dough with a damp kitchen towel and set aside for 15 minutes.
2. Divide the mixture into 9 to 10 balls of dough.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each ball of dough into a thin, flattened circle about 9 inches in diameter.
4. Heat a tava or skillet on medium high heat, once heated, put the rolled out dough on it.
5. Cook for few seconds, until small bubbles start to appear. You do not have to cook the first side for more than few seconds as we will be putting it on direct flame.
6. Flip it over to the other side and cook the other side for a little longer time than the first side and then transfer it to direct high flame with the first side down. OR if you dont want put it on direct heat, you can make Roti by slightly pressing it with clean kitchen towel(as showen in the photo). It will also puff like a balloon.
7. The roti will puff up like a balloon. Once it puffs, remove it from flame immediately.
8. Apply a little melted Ghee (Clarified butter). Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.
Serve Phulka Roti with any Curry or Dal.
Note: Keep Phulka wrapped in a soft cloth in a bowl with lid. This will prevent the roti from drying or becoming soggy.