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Phulka
Thicker than pita bread, phulka is great for stuffing whatever you're in the mood for.
Thicker than pita bread, phulka is great for stuffing whatever you're in the mood for.
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Although phulka is an Indian bread, like roti, chapati and paratha, it has a lot in common with pita bread, too. One of its most distinctive characteristics is the pocket that's created inside by holding the phulka over an open flame. This slightly thicker variety of Indian flat bread is a great choice as a base for vegetarian fillings, like hummus and eggplant. Although sometimes chapati bread is made to create the distinctive balloon effect, the phulka is best known for this special feature [source: Davidson].


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