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Monday, March 26, 2012

Chapati - Unleavened bread


1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon oil

Preparation:  Combine the ingredients above to make a dough. Knead for at least 5 minutes. Cover the dough and allow it to rest for at least 20 to 30 minutes. After 30 minutes divide the dough into 6 equal round parts. Roll each round into flat chapati as shown in the video. Put the chapati on a hot griddle, when air bubbles start showing flip the chapati to the other side. More bubble will form, remove the chapati from the griddle and using tongs put the chapati on open flame allowing the chapati to fluff up. Use the tongs to flip the chapati to cook the other side and remove.

2nd. method instead of cooking it on the open flame allow the chapati to cook a little longer on the griddle and flip it to the other side. Apply a little ghee or butter or oil on top and again flip it over and apply ghee, butter or oil, remove. Chapati is served with dal, vegetable and raita.
There are versions of chapati all over the world.  This unleavened flat bread made from whole wheat it is a staple in India.

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