Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Roti / Chapati / Phulka (Whole Wheat Flat Breads)

Roti, Chapati or Phulka are same except for the size. Phulka is smaller and lighter than Roti or Chapati. Some people prefer to eat buttered Roti/Chapati/Phulka.

  • 2 cups whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Warm water

  • Mix the whole-wheat flour, salt and oil. Knead with enough water to make smooth dough. Cover and keep aside for 1 hour.
  • After about 30 minutes (or right before rolling out), punch the dough and knead again without any more water.
  • Divide the dough into lemon-sized balls. Dip each one into dry whole-wheat flour, and roll out into thin, 6" circles.
  • Place a flat, griddle on the stove at medium-high heat. When hot, place a rolled-out chapati "right side" down on the griddle. (The "right side" is the one facing you when you roll it.)

  • When bubbles are visible, turn over and cook until tiny brown spots appear on the side facing the griddle.

  • If you have a gas stove, hold the chapati with a pair of tongs, and place it directly over the burner flame for a few seconds, until the chapati puffs up.

  • Turn and repeat on the other side.

  • If you have an electric stove, keep the chapati on the griddle. With a muslin cloth, press gently all around the chapati. Flip the chapati and press gently around the other side. This procedure should make the chapati puff up.
  • Some of the foods that are usually served with rotis / chapatis are Dals, Chicken andMutton curries, Green and Non Green Vegetable dishes.


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Nidhi Raizada said...

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