Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Phulka Roti/Indian Puffed Bread

Phulka is a thin roti, which is oil or grease free. The dough is made with just water, sometimes even omitting salt. Then portions of the dough is rolled out into thin discs about 6 inches in diameter and half roasted on a tawa, then on an open flame. The phulka puffs up into a ball due to accumulation of steam inside it. Once it puffs up, it is removed from heat and served sooka (dry) or without any added grease. This becomes a phulka (literally means swollen) roti.
In this health consious world, it is always better to prefer phulkas over any oil based parathas,chapathis,nans

Come lets learn how to prepare phulkas.

Whole wheat flour/Chapathi flour- 1 cup
Water-as required
Salt-to taste(optional)

Mix salt to the flour if preferred since salt is optional.
Using required amount of water knead it into a soft dough.
Cover and keep aside for 20-30 mins.
Make small balls out of the dough and roll it into a 6 inch diameter rotis.
Heat a flat pan/tawa.
Once very hot place the rotis on it and just let it cook for few seconds,as soon as you see few blisters,flip them
Now using a thick soft cloth,just lightly press the roti and keep it moving over the tawa/pan.
Once the other side is cooked just flip again and keep pressing lightly. The roti will puff up and your phulkas are ready to serve hot with any accompaniment.The pic shows phulkas with Okra fry.Here is my Okra Fry recipe
Note:Take care while rolling.Dust as required (minimum dusting preferred though) while rolling and dont filp the sides while rolling.Take care that the thickness is uniform through out from centre till the edges, dont make it too thin.
Roll out into a uniform 6 inch diameter circle.
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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