Introduction: Phulka - Fluffy Roti Breads
Typical North Indian Cuisine includes a variety of breads or commonly called as Roti Breads. Some of the varieties are Naan, Kulcha and so on. One of the most simple types of rotis is the phulka.
Phulka is a puffed up roti bread which is partially toasted on a flat pan and then put over flame to get the fluff. In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make the perfect, soft phulka at home. Another great thing about this recipe is that it's cooked without oil. So if you're on a diet, this is one which you definitely have to follow.
Step 1: Ingredients
For this Healthy Bread, you'll need the following ingredients in your shopping list:
- Wheat Flour
- Milk (Optional)
- Rolling Pin
That's basically all you need to bake this tasty bread. Let's see how it's done.
Step 2: Prepare the Dough
The first thing you need to do is to prepare the dough for the rotis. The dough is similar to preparing pizza dough.
Take 1 Cup of dough in a mixing bowl and add 1 Tablespoons of salt to it.
Add little water and start mixing the dough. Add water as you keep mixing the dough. You can add a few tablespoons of milk if you want the phulka to be more soft.
After the dough is mixed well, let it set for about an hour.
Step 3: Roll the Dough
Take the dough and make small chunks out of it. Roll them into smaller spheres with your hands.
Now sprinkle some flour on a flat surface and place the rolled up dough over it. Now using a rolling pin, flatten it into decent sized circles.
You can make the circles big if you want, but it becomes harder to cook bigger circles at home on a flame.
Step 4: Slightly Toast
For the next step, heat a flat bottomed toasting pan and put the flattened dough on it. Toast it slightly on medium flame and flip it over.
You can stop toasting it when small bubbles start to pop up on the phulka. Next step is the most interesting one.
Step 5: On the Fire
The next step is to remove the slightly toasted phulka from the pan and using tongs, place it directly on a flame.
You will see that the roti will fluff up like a balloon and that is called the phulka.
Be careful while doing this. Because you might end up with a nasty burn if you're careless.
Step 6: Serving
After the phulka is ready, you can apply some butter on it and serve it as butter phulka. Or you can just enjoy it the way it is.
The phulka tastes best with some nice gravy and also some dry curries.
Bon Apetit !!