How to make north Indian Phulka (Chapati)
Phulka (Full-Kaa) or a Chapati is the basic Indian tortilla made with wheat flour. Its the staple food in almost all North Indian homes. Its typically a disk shaped tortilla that puffs due to the steam while cooking on the stove. You can make a zillion healthy snack rolls with this. Just make a healthy stuffing, roll it up with the Phulka & munch!
Ingredients (to make 4 Phulkas)
- Wheat Flour – 2 cups
- Cooking Oil – 1 teaspoon
- Salt – to taste – 1 teaspoon – optional
- Water – to knead the dough- 1 cup
- In a mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
- Slowly add water & use your hands to knead a soft dough. The water shouldn’t be too less or more. The dough should be soft but not sticky.
- Let it rest for about an hour or more. Keep it covered with a damp cloth.
- Make medium sized balls out of the dough.
- Take a ball of dough on a falt surface. Dust some some wheat flour on it.
- Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough evenly into a thin, round shape.
- Heat a Tawa / flat pan.
- Place the Phulka / Tortilla on the pan.
- Let it cook on one side for about 20 seconds. (Until the dough is no longer sticky and you can actually move the phulka freely on the pan) Flip over & do the same for the next 20-30 seconds.
- Take the phulka & place it directly on the flame. It will puff up beautifully! don’t place it on the flame for more than 5 seconds on each side or it’ll burn.
- There you go- Enjoy with pickles, jam or any side dish