Phulka Recipe, Indian Chapati Recipe

Phulka Recipe, Indian Chapati Recipe

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Chapatis or phulkas is the daily bread for millions of Indians . No meal is complete without them and yet many find them difficult to make.

These are called so because they swell up with steam while being cooked. They are cooked first on a dry hot tava, then held directly over a flame where they "swell" ("phulao" in hindi) with steam to the point of bursting.

Serve them hot with a dollop of ghee. Phulkas are light and are great to serve for lunch as well as dinner with a subzi or dal .

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings (6 serving )
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1 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oil

Other Ingredients
ghee for serving
    Main procedure
  1. Combine the flour and salt and knead into a smooth soft dough using enough water.
  2. Add the oil and knead again till it is smooth and elastic.
  3. Cover and keep aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Divide the dough into 6 equal parts.
  5. Roll out each one using a little flour into approx. 150 mm. (6") diameter circles. Dust dry flour as required to facilitate even rolling.
  6. Dust off any excess dry flour and place the chapati on a hot tava.
  7. Turn over in a few seconds and cook this side till the edges begin to curl slightly and small blisters appear on the surface.
  8. Cook the other side for a few more seconds.
  9. Lift the chapati with a pair of flat tongs and roast on both sides over an open flame till it puffs up.
  10. Flatten the chapati and apply some ghee on top.
  11. Repeat to make 5 more chapatis.
  12. Serve hot.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy81 cal
Protein2.6 g
Carbohydrates15.7 g
Fiber2.6 g
Fat1.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium262.7 mg

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Phulkas / Chapatis
 on 14 Mar 18 03:00 PM

Thanks for this simple recipe of Phulka. Helped me as i am just learning to cook and felt good getting it right.
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Tarla Dalal    Thank you for your kind words.. Do try the recipes and let us know how they turned out, we will be happy to hear that...
15 Mar 18 08:34 AM