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Jan 31, 2015

Phulka Recipe | How To Make Soft & Puffed Roti | Phulka Roti Recipe With Video

Phulka Recipe | How To Make Soft Puffed Phulka Roti with video and step wise photos. For Week 2 under Kitchen Basics/How To's theme I am sharing Phulka Roti recipe. Phulka is an Indian flat bread, very soft and healthy zero oil rotis that is cooked on direct flame method. Making perfect and soft phulka is really a tricky job for many south Indians. If you over do, the rotis turn crisp and hard and if you did not cook properly the rotis will taste raw and also result in digestion problem. So today, I will be sharing few tips and tricks to make soft and puffy phulka rotis without any oil/curd or any leavening ingredients. I learned few tips from my friends and from my own experience. The same way you can puff up the rotis on tawa itself, will make a separate post of it later.

All you need is a whole wheat flour/Atta and water to make dough. And you have to make really a soft, smooth and loose dough, that is you have to use more water to knead dough and also knead the dough with less pressure by folding the dough. Also the dough resting time is important, allow the dough to rest for minimum 20-30 minutes. I tried a short video to show hot to cook phulka on tawa and direct flame. Hope it helps.

Phulka Recipe
Phulka Roti Recipe
Recipe Category : Main Dish
Prep Time : 30 minutes | Cook Time : 10 minutes
Makes 6 rotis
  1. Whole Wheat Flour / Atta   1 cup + for rolling(i used Nature's Fresh Atta)
  2. Salt   a generous pinch(optional)
  3. Water   1/2 cup + 2 tbsp*
In a wide bowl, add flour salt and mix well and using water make a soft and smooth dough.
Knead the dough for 3-4 minutes and cover the dough with damp cloth for 20-30 minutes.
After that divide the dough into 6 equal portion and make a round lemon sized balls with it.
Take a ball, toss it on the flour and roll out into thin circle of 7-8 inch diameter.
As you roll them out, keep tossing the disc on flour as this will prevent it from getting sticky when rolling them out.
Repeat with all the dough and start cooking phulka.
Heat a tawa/griddle, keep the heat in medium high.
Once the tawa is hot, place a rolled disc and cook for 30-40 seconds or until noticing small air bubbles.
Then flip other side and cook for another 30-35 seconds, now take the cooked roti off the tawa and keep the first cooked side on the direct flame. It should immediately puff up into balloon, once it puffed up remove from the flame and keep it on hot pack.
If desired, smear ghee or oil on the top of the rotis and keep it covered wit paper towel.
Thats it...No fat/Zero Oil Phulka rotis ready and serve with any desired accompaniment. We had it with Dal Fry & Cabbage Capsicum Curry.
*water - the water quantity depends on the flour type. So adjust accordingly. But make sure your dough is loose and soft.
Do not keep it in flame for long time, the rotis will burnt and turn hard.
Also make sure, you roll the dough without any tear and dust it as needed.
I usually dip the disc on flour and roll them, this way the disc will not stick to the surface and easy to roll. so there will not be any tear on the rolled dough.Keep the rotis covered, as the phulka tend to dry when it left uncovered.
Smear with butter or ghee if desired.
Resting time is more important, i rest the dough for minimum 30 minutes and sometimes even 40-45 minutes.
You can also make the dough using food processor or stand mixer.
You can also puff up rotis in coil stove by using wired rack.
While cooking on directly flame, keep the heat to high or full flame.


Phulka Roti


  1. Sema Sangeetha....inviting video & clicks...

  2. great looking phulkas....that's amazing to see puffed up phulkas

  3. A lovely post with lots of tips...Whenever the phulka puffs up, it thrills me a lot no matter how many times I see it :) Loved your video so much....

    1. Yeah...making phulka is an entertainment too ;) Glad you liked my video..a small try :) Thank you so much..

  4. Perfect puffed phulkas.Loved the video too.

  5. Superb clicks. Nice useful post with good tips, thanks for sharing.

  6. lovely way of showing this...looks soft..

  7. Good post . Thanks for sharing

  8. wow.. looks so soft and fluffy...


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