A Chapati is a traditional Indian
cuisine. They are the most commonly eaten Indian bread. It is made
from a dough made of Atta, water and salt by rolling the dough out
into discs and browning the discs on both sides on a very hot, dry tava or frying pan.
If the chapati is held for about half a second directly into an open
flame, causing it to puff up with steam like a balloon, it becomes
the Gujrathi and Punjabi phulka. The finished chapathis are often
brushed with ghee.
We can make a number of chapathi varieties. Variations can be made
by replacing part of the wheat flour with pearl millet (bajra) or
maize (makka) or (jowar) flour.