How to make Phulka (on gas top)
Yields – 6 rotis/phulkas
Whole Wheat flour (without maida) -1 cup
Oil – 1 tsp
Salt – a pinch
Tongs specially sold for making phulkas
Rolling pin and board
Quality of Wheat flour (atta)
Kneading the dough- How to make phulka dough
Kneading the dough well is very important to get soft phulkas. Let us see how to make phulka dough.
Rolling out the dough
Divide the dough into equal sized smooth balls. Keep some wheat flour or rice flour for dusting. Take a dough ball, flatten it with your finger tips, dust flour and using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to form a circle of 2 mm-3 mm thickness. It should not be thicker on one side and thinner on the other side. It should be uniform on all the sides. There should be no holes or puncture in the rolled out dough. The roti will not puff up, if there is a hole.(have a look at the picture of the rolled out dough below)
Cooking the phulkas on gas stove
excellent photos 🙂
neatly done .
Wonderful post for beginners …
Great presentation, with very good useful tips.i searched every where for making good pulkas, but you have given useful tips from the scratch.thank you very much.
Lovely click Padhu! I have tried many times to capture such a shot but failed. Nice post
Very soft and tempting phulkas. Must have melted in mouth once taken in.
Very well written Paddu! Love the pics too!
Very clear and detailed post for beginners, am sure none will go wrong after seeing ur post.
such a useful tutorial padhu..nice post
"Tongs specially sold for making phulkas" where do you get it? I am in chennai,India. how does it look?
I got it in Rathna stores- T Nagar. Buy tongs with blunt edges otherwise it will make a hole in the phulka while lifting. You get it in all stores which sell utensils. Ask for tongs used for making chapati.
Hello Mrs.Padhu… I am Dr.Kripa from Chennai. I am a regular follower of ur blog and ur recipes come out awesome. Should thank u for sharing your recipes with us…I ve recently started making these phulkas and all at home like them more than chapathis so I make them often.but I do have a doubt about them.when we put them directly on the flame will there be any chemicals emanating from the gas which wouldn't be good for our health?I would really be happy if u could clarify this query for me….Thank you….
We are going to put it just for a second. If you feel that way, you can buy a wire rack and put it on top of that. This method has been followed for years, so I don't think it is bad for health. You have another option- to puff it on tawa top itself.You can go for that.
Oh OK.Thank you so much for your prompt reply…
Just found this post. Thanks for making it look so easy. Really want to try these!
nice i don't no how to prepare pulka thanks madam
Thank you so much for all the tips and even the great picture to show it, very helpfull post indeed especially for foreigner like me 🙂 . I do have one question though, when i prepare it ,it comes out hard :(. Please do help me.
Narindra Ervah – Thanks a lot for liking the post. Glad you found it useful. About your question- The dough must not be hard, it should be soft and pliable. Kneading the dough is very important to get soft phulkas. Quality of the dough is also equally important.
Madam all your recipe are good.. i tried it has come out well, any thing i need to prepare i check for your recipe first. phulka recipe is also good… 🙂
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A very helpful post for all those who love cooking. Thank u .
Good one. But is oil req for roti..
Oil is only for chapati?
With your simple steps and that too with graphical view I could made Rotis for my Daugther and me. God Bless!
You have a wonderful taste Padhu! All your recipes are very useful and easy for new beginners.. Excellent!!!
Great work…Keep it up.. 🙂
This is really helping me. U r my favorite. Thank u:)
Tried every step. Net result, perfect tawa phulka
Being alone away from home my little kitchen follows always Padhu's recipes which is easy n perfect for we Tamil people.. I get a lot of help n instructions from your posts..i simply follow your recipes n try out making tasty foods
Excellent explanation…..everyone can understand….hats off Mam…
Padhuskitchen is a life saver. You are an angel in disguise ma'am. I simply followed your instructions for kneading and rolling out chapati. And Hurray!!!! All puffed up. It was soft too for a long time. This is my second time. I served it with bindhi masala (again from your Blog!!! ) and everyone liked it very much. Thank you for your useful tips. Hats off and salute.
U r the Best.
Love it Simply!!!!!
Very useful tips n neatly presented.