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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

HOW TO MAKE SOFT PHULKAS | ROTI(WITH VIDEO)

     Chapathi | roti is a usual item I prepare for dinner after my in laws are diagnosed with diabetics. Initially i struggle to make soft rotis and how much ever I attempt they won’t turn out round or soft. My mom is an expert in making  soft chapatis and she used to encourage me that by practise only i can get soft and round shaped Rotis. Finally after 2- 3  months I slowly gained confidence and now a days i can confidently make soft phulkas | Rotis.

A reader of mine asked for the recipe of soft phulkas and i have taken the video too, but will update a good quality video soon.

It was very difficult for me handle camera in one hand and take the pic  while the roti is puffing up. So you may find the rotis little burnt but actually they turn out well.

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INGREDIENTS:

WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR 1 CUP
WATER AS NEEDED( APPROX 1/3 CUP)
SALT AS NEEDED
OIL 1 TSP

 ROTIS

METHOD:

  • In a wide bowl add the whole wheat flour( I used ashirvad atta) add salt and mix water slowly to make a pliable dough. Add a few drops of oil and cover the dough and keep it aside for 15 minutes to 1/2 an hour.
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  • Keep a small amount of flour for dusting and make the dough into equal balls.

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  • Roll them into round rotis dusting in the flour when needed. Do not dust too much as this will turn the roti dry.
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  • Heat a non stick tawa and it should be in a medium low flame.
  • Place the rolled roti on the tawa on cook for few seconds and turn it on the other side.
  • Cook till you see small bubbles.
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  • Take out the tawa from the stove and place this roti on the direct flame and you can see the roti puffs up.
  • When done on one side flip it and cook on the other side. This step you can get fast once you start practicing.
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  • Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the roti dough balls.
  • Normally i use this type of tong to handle this hot phulkas.
  • Brush this with oil or ghee if you want, but without this also the rotis will stay soft.

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Here is the video of making puffed rotis. Kindly bear with the poor quality as it was taken early in the morning when i was making rotis for kids lunch box.

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Video

  • I served with paneer butter masala on that day. You can have with any SIDE DISH of your choice.

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Notes:

  1. While kneading the dough little milk can also be added as this will give very soft rotis.
  2. If using hot water for making dough, the rotis will be soft but you can not make soft rotis with the left over dough for the next day for making chapathi.
  3. While putting the rotis on direct flame be careful not to make any small tear roti else it won’t puff up.
  4. While putting the roti on direct flame flip it soon , if they get over cooked then it will be crispy as a papad.
  5. Some people will add a tblsp of yogurt while kneading the dough . As i haven’t personally tried this i don’t now how this will come out.
  6. The most important thing is making the dough in a right consistency.Ensure that it should be soft. If it is too watery also then you have to dust this too much and finally end up in making dry rotis.
  7. If it is hard then the rotis will become hard. With few times of practise you can get it right.

I am going on a break for 2 weeks and will be missing all the nice recipes around the blog sphere , i have scheduled few posts during this break time and see you back after a while.

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41 comments:

  1. Wow... Superb Jey!!! I wish I can master this soon, as my rotis are always amoeba shaped or papad like.. Thanks for the video too!! :) Have a fun-filled vacation..

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    1. Thanks rohini, once u practice you will get it nice, even i have so many disasters in the beginning.

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  2. Nice soft pulkas.
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  3. Very useful post...softy soft phulkas :)

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  4. Looks soft and nicely puffed :) wonderful videos too...

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  5. A very good post....useful one

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  6. Wow what a perfectly done Phulkas... With video explanation it was superb...

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  7. nice soft phulkas.good vedio presentation

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  8. jeyashree
    wow these r superb...i make rotis regularly.thanks for posting soft rotis.

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  9. Lovely puffed rotis...Nice detailed post and video..

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  10. Very useful post, I make these often..

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  11. is there a ring that u put on the stove burner?

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    1. No I didn't put any ring or mesh on the stove top, my burner has the one ( in built), Somehow i am not good in handling both tawa and a wire mesh(which many people use for making phulkas)

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  12. Video is too good. it is easily understandable. Nice , clear post. enjoy ur vacation :)

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  13. Hi ,
    Nice pictures & video. One question - is there any place in Chennai that sells non stick pan like the one you have?
    Gayathri

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    1. Hi gayatri, the tawa which i use is the Hawkins brand Futura one. You can get in most of the shops in chennai and i got it from Chennai Ratna stores, Pondy bazzar.

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  14. lovely phulkas.. will try this way..

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  15. Very very helpful post Jeyashri. Have always wanted to make phulkas. Thanks for sharing. They looks so soft and perfect!

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  16. Love this sodt phulkas..fantastic post.

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  17. nice post for beginners. we make phulks everyday with subzi

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  18. phulka's look perfect jeya and nice video too :)

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  19. Wow looks so soft...nice video tutorial

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  20. Looks so moist and nice video too.

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  21. nice ones i usually use milk, but u cannot use it next day, but chapathis comes softly. u can add little sugar and salt to get puffed ones.

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  22. thats super tempting...very nice video ..love it jayashree
    good job..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  23. Looks so soft n delicious phulkas, nice video...

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  24. Nice post Jeyashri...very useful for many people who don't know how to make soft phulkas. I too make the phulkas same way, but instead of non stick I use iron tawa. Keep your videos flowing in..love it.

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  25. Hi Jeyashri ,

    Very clear pictorial demonstration Jey.

    Easy to catch. Done a nice job.

    Keep it up Jey:)

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  26. Nice post...soft delicious rotis

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  27. Can you use regular flour?

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  28. Nice clicks. Even I am making this and its perfect.

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  29. அடடே புல்காவா?? ஓக்கே ஓக்கே! :)

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  30. Had phulkas only in restaurants & wondered how they made those very soft. You have unraveled the mystery with this great post. A simple step of cooking it over direct flame make all the difference. It came out very soft to my surprise. Tomorrow I am buying the long tong & wire mesh. Thanks for sharing the secret !!! :-)

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  31. Tks for sharing....vry useful tips

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  32. Thank u soooooooooo much. U ve given exactly I was looking out for. I actually don't like eating chapathis & moreover have tried making chapathis which has always been hard which made me quit even thinking abt making rot is. But always loved eating soft Punjabi phulkas @hotel. Now ur blog is like an eye opener for me. Its inspired me totally NW :-) will not quit until I become an expert rot I maker. Thanks a ton :-) :-) :-) ur blog is Perfectly wat the reader is looking out for. Awesome

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  33. Though it's daily meal... my mouth is watering only by reading the procedure... thanks for sharing... my rotis never come out round... and soft.. I will keep trying... any idea of this can be done in microwave as I feel it's all about temperature that makes my roti crisp

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