Phulkas / Indian puff bread


Whole Wheat flour -1 cup
Salt – a pinch
Tongs for making phulkas
Rolling pin and board

Watch it in making @ my YouTube Channel


In a bowl, mix together flour and salt using your finger tips. Add lukewarm water little by little and gather the dough with your fingers. Once it comes together, grease your palm with 3-4 drops of oil and knead well. Use your knuckles or heel of your hand for kneading.

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 as thin as possible. Thickness should be be uniform on all the sides.

Heat a tava or skillet on medium high heat, once heated, put the rolled out dough on it. Cook for few seconds, until small bubbles start to appear. You do not have to cook the first side for more than few seconds as we will be putting it on direct flame.

Flip it over to the other side and cook the other side for a little longer time than the first side and then transfer it to direct high flame with the first side down. (hope I have made it clear)
The roti will puff up like a balloon.(see first picture) Once it puffs, remove it from flame immediately using the tongs or else it will get burnt.

Do not loose heart if your rotis do not puff up, they still taste great. Keep practicing and you will succeed.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing that you get it to puff like this, without yeast in the dough!:)

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  2. Looks interesting. Although, I have to find some place to cook with open flame.

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    1. you must try it…it tastes amazing

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  3. Ankita Dash says:

    Nice and soft roti..

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