Phulka (Wheatflour tortilla)

Phulka (read Full-kaa) is a commonly eaten wheat flour based flat bread in India. It is the staple food of most Indians (well, maybe after Rice! ;)) This is such a wonderful carrier of veggies! You can make any dry vegetable/stuffing and roll the Phulka to get a healthy snack. Besides, the 100gazillion types of dry & wet curries we make need some kind of bread to eat. And Phulka is the most healthy form of bread; tortilla, rather.

For me, the challenge is to make the perfect round disk shaped tortilla. Earlier, I used to roll out the dough & use a round lid of any container to cut out the perfect tortilla. 🙂 But with practice, I can now make a decent shape! 😀

How to Make Phulka
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Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 2-3 minutes
Makes: 12-15 Phulkas

Ingredients
2 cups – Wheat Flour
1 tsp – Cooking Oil
1/4 tsp – Salt (to taste)
2/3 cup – Water (to knead)

Method
1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients

2. Slowly add water & use your hands to knead soft dough.

3. Let it rest for about an hour or more. Keep it covered with a damp cloth.

4. Make medium sized balls out of the dough.

5. Take a ball of dough on a flat surface. Dust some some wheat flour on it.

6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough evenly into a thin, round shape.
* After every 2 or 3 rolls, turn the tortilla by a 45 degree angle. It helps to get a decent shape!

7. Heat a Tawa / flat pan.
8. Place the Phulka / Tortilla on the pan.

9. Let it cook on one side for about 20 seconds. (Until the dough is no longer sticky and you can actually move the phulka freely on the pan) Flip over & do the same for the next 10-20 seconds.

10: Take the phulka & place it directly on the flame. It will puff up beautifully! Don’t place it on the flame for more than 5 seconds on each side or it’ll burn.

Enjoy with a bowl of curry, chili or stuff with some cheese and vegetables and roll it up!

How to Make Phulka

(Print this Recipe)

Prep Time: 10-15 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Makes: 12-15 Phulkas

Ingredients

2 cups – Wheat Flour

1 tsp – Cooking Oil

1/4 tsp – Salt (to taste)

2/3 cup – Water (to knead)

Method

1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients

2. Slowly add water & use your hands to knead soft dough.

3. Let it rest for about an hour or more. Keep it covered with a damp cloth.

4. Make medium sized balls out of the dough.

5. Take a ball of dough on a falt surface. Dust some some wheat flour on it.

6. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough evenly into a thin, round shape.

* After every 2 or 3 rolls, turn the tortilla by a 45 degree angle. It helps to get a decent shape!

7. Heat a Tawa / flat pan.

8. Place the Phulka / Tortilla on the pan.

9. Let it cook on one side for about 20 seconds. (Until the dough is no longer sticky and you can actually move the phulka freely on the pan) Flip over & do the same for the next 20-30 seconds.

10: Take the phulka & place it directly on the flame. It will puff up beautifully! Don’t place it on the flame for more than 5 seconds on each side or it’ll burn.

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