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How to make Phulka
Roti recipe|Phulka recipe |How to make Roti or Phulka
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Phulka or Roti is an Indian unleavened flat bread, made with whole wheat flour. The word "Phulka" is a hindi word which means puffed, so these flatbreads are made to puff on direct flame and known as phulka roti.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 15
Author: Racna's Kitchen
  • 2 cup whole wheat flour
  • ¾ cup water or more preferably warm
  • A pinch of salt optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oil optional
  1. Sieve the whole wheat flour in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add ½ tsp of oil and salt.
  3. Mix it thoroughly. Now make a well in the dough add half of the water.
  4. Begin to knead the dough.
  5. In starting you can do it by spoon, soon it start crumbling.
  6. Add a little more water and it slowly starts coming together in a ball.
  7. Now start kneading with your your fist and knuckles till it is soft.
  8. It took me about 12 minutes to make crack free dough.
  9. The dough should not be sticking to your hands.
  10. Once the dough is ready, smear remaining ½ tsp of oil over the dough.
  11. Cover the dough with cling film or a wet cloth and keep aside for at least 10 minutes to rest.
  12. Now roll the dough into a thick log and cut 15 equal size portion.
  13. Take one dough piece and make it to a smooth ball.
  14. Flatten it lightly and coat it in flour on both sides.
  15. Keep the remaining balls covered with a damp cloth while you make the phulka.
  16. Meanwhile turn on the gas stove and put the griddle to become hot.
  17. Now start rolling them with a light hand from insideout to give a round circle.
  18. Once the skillet get hot, sprinkle a pinch of flour if it gets brown fast it means tawa is hot.
  19. Place the roti gently on griddle.
  20. After 10 - 12 seconds flip it.
  21. Now cook the roti for one minute.
  22. Once you see there are brown spots on the under side, flip it over.
  23. Now turn the gas on high flame and take the phulka off the griddle/tawa and place it on direct flame.
  24. Phulka roti should starts getting puffed up.
  25. Cook the roti on direct flame for 6 -7 seconds and let it puffs up completely.
  26. Smear ghee or butter on top surface and keep them aside covered with cloth.
  27. Now the second method
  28. Roll the roti as described above.
  29. Follow the next step : Place the roti gently on griddle.
  30. After 10-12 seconds flip it. Now cook the roti for one minute.
  31. Once you see there are brown spots on the under side, Instead of taking roti off the griddle flip it over tawa only.
  32. As you flip it air will start filling in it.
  33. Now you can lightly press down with a dry towel or spatula on the areas filling up so as to encourage the air to pass through the entire roti.
  34. If there is any tear or hole, press the towel on it so the air doesn't escape.
  35. Your hot phulka is ready. Smear some butter or ghee and keep them covered with cloth.