As kids, we all are fussy about food at one or the other period of our childhood days. I still remember my mother trying out various ways to get me enjoy my meals. By far, the best food I have tasted is my mother’s food and the same echoes as a compliment from my husband and children too. Even today I wonder, when the food is and always was so good, what was all the fuss I created about. Looking at her creating so many different types of delicacies and her skill to twist a simple recipe to bring out a completely different recipe has been the inspiration to me then and now. My journey of cooking started when I was lured by the round, thin and a puffed up phulkas my mom used to make. I was amazed to see how she can get the perfect round shaped phulkas and puffed up fully. The twist here was to make a flavorful phulka by adding a dash of spices to it. Here I would like to share what I have learnt from her and the recipe goes as below.
– KitchenAid Stand Mixer
Preparation time:30 minutes
– Whole wheat flour: 2 cups
– Turmeric powder: ¼ teaspoon
– Crushed kasuri methi: 1 teaspoon
– Chopped coriander leaves: 2 tablespoon
– Red chilli powder: ½ teaspoon
– Garam masala powder: ½ teaspoon
– Salt to taste
– Crushed green chilllies: ½ teaspoon
– Water for kneading
– Oil: 2 teaspoon
– In a KitchenAid Stand Mixer, mix all the ingredients.
– Knead a soft and smooth dough. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and allow it to rest for 15minutes.
– After 15 minutes, divide the dough into equal sized balls depending upon the size of the phulkas you prefer.
– Take a ball, lightly dust with the flour and roll it out into uniform thin phulka.
– Heat the griddle well.
– Carefully put the phulka on the hot griddle. Allow it to cook for few seconds and flip.
– Cook until light brown spots appear and its cooked well.
– Here, you can either flip and cook it on open flame or on the griddle itself until fully puffed.
– Take it off the flame and serve hot, apply some ghee and serve hot