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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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  1. As soon as I watched this I went in the kitchen to make them. Watching you I could just imagine the smell of them cooking. So easy and delicious. Thank you so much.

    1. Thank you so much, I really appreciate your comment.

  2. I studied many instructional videos but my chapati always were hard. I followed your instructions and this morning made perfectly round and soft chapati. Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your comment. It helps me a lot.

  3. The camera is not focused on the tawa and not near enough to see the bubbles on the chapati. For a first timer learning to make chapati, a clear view of the cooking is important. Instructions are clear and precise - like the video. Thanks a lot.

    1. This was one of my first videos using my old camera (not HD). My new videos are in HD. Thank you for your comment.