Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Phulka (Oil free Indian bread)

Phulkas are very healthy since they are made of very little oil and whole wheat flour.  I would eat hot phulkas with vegetable any time. I generally prepare phulkas for dinner since they are very light to digest and can be served hot from tawa.


4 cups of whole wheat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour for dusting
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp oil


  1. Mix whole wheat flour and water (add little water if the dough feels very hard). Make soft dough. Add oil and knead. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Knead well. Make fist sized small balls. Dust the balls with whole wheat flour and roll them evenly with rolling pin on a flat surface.
  3. Bake on hot tawa (skillet) on medium high flame for 30 seconds and flip it. Bake the other side for another 30 seconds. 
  4. Put the phulka on the high flame for 5 seconds or till it puffs (but make sure the other side does not burn).
  5. Serve hot with butter and vegetable.


Sailaja Damodaran said...

Excellent..very soft.

stacey said...

This sounds yummy and it is South Beach Diet friendly since whole wheat flour is used. I'm going to try it sometime this week. Wish me luck! - Stacey

stacey said...

This looks really good and easy to make. I like it because it is South Beach Diet friendly (Phase 2)since it uses whole wheat flour! I'm going to try it tomorrrow (Wed). Wish me luck!