Preparing Phulkas | dry roti | புல்கா ரொட்டி is not a very great task. You can get it by practice. I learned this from my neighbour at Delhi. If we concentrate correctly and prepare the dough with correct consistency of water, roll the roti with care evenly and cook properly in flame you’ll get it correct.
This is very healthy, as we do not add any oil, soft because it puffs up so well and easy to consume if we prepare it good. Try following the method given below with care and master it. Wish you all the best.
Phulkas are bread prepared with wheat flour where no oil is added and the roti is filled with air. See the difference between phulka and chapathi
- wheat flour – 1 cup
- salt – 1/4 tsp
- any oil – 1 tsp (optional)
- water – as needed
- rolling pin
- any dry pan. May be non stick or iron, but it must be dry without oil
- tongs or arikarandi or dosai thiruppi
1. Take 1 cup of wheat flour of good quality and add salt to it in a bowl.
2.Add water little by little and mix using your hands. Knead well until the dough do not stick to your hands. The dough should be very soft and smooth when you touch.
3. Leave it for 15 minutes.
4. Make small balls, flatten it with your fingers and dip it in dry flour on both the sides and roll it using a rolling pin into circles, taking care that the circle is of equal thickness (it should not be very thick or thin no one side. There should not be any holes too) It’s size should be little larger than the size of the burner.
5.Heat the pan and place the roti for a few seconds till small bubbles appear on one side.
6. Turn the other side and put again in the pan for a little longer time until small brown circles appear.
7. Now transfer it to direct flame using the tong or other spoons you have, where the first side comes to direct flame.
8. The roti will puff up into a ball and at that time remove it from flame and apply a little ghee and store it in a hot pack with a cloth.
9. Though you don’t get some good ones practice without loosing heart. You can master it soon and you will love to make such phulkas often. You can also make Phulkas with Methi