Phulka Roti

Phulka is also known as chapati or Roti. A Indian flat bread made from whole wheat flour can be served with variety of cooked Curries N Subjis.

YIELD –8-10 rotis


Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Warm milk - 1/4 cup
Warm Water as required
Oil-1/2 tsp
salt as per taste (Optional)
Flour for rolling
Ghee for serving


  1. Combine the flour and salt in large mixing bowl. Add oil and milk and mix well.
  2. Knead into a soft dough by adding water slowly.  Start with less water and gradually increase until dough is pliable. The amount of water varies depending on the quality of flour.
  3. Keep and cover the dough with kitchen towel and let it rest for at least 15 mins.
  4. Just before making Rotis knead the dough again with lil oil. Divide it into a equal lemon size balls.
  5. Take 1 ball; press and dust it in dry flour.
  6. Roll it out evenly to a thin texture into a circular shape. If the dough sticks to rolling pin or rolling surface, lightly dust the roti with dry flour.
  7. Place the roti on a pre heated griddle (flat tava). Keep the griddle on mideum heat.
  8. After roti start changing its colour and small bubble will appear flip it to other side.
  9. Cook the other side just for few seconds.
  10. Remove the griddle from flame and place the roti directly on the low gas flame using a pair of metal tongs. Roti should puff inot a ball almost immediately.
  11. Remove form heat and apply ghee on the front side of roti. Serve hot.
NOTE: Making soft rotis is an art that takes a little time and effort to master - but well worth the effort since these whole wheat rotis are tasty and nutritious. Lots of factors affect how soft and tasty the roti turns out - the kind of wheat flour used, the liquids used to make the dough, how well the dough is kneaded, and the different roasting/frying techniques used. To a novice, that might seem like a lot, BUT, once you have mastered YOUR perfect steps to make soft rotis, your will make super-soft rotis every single time and you will truly enjoy the roti making process.


Unknown said...

i do it almost daily.. however i dont use milk.. let me try adding milk next time i make phulka :)

Unknown said...

Yeah, milk will help to make more softer and more nutriitious as well.

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