Simple Chapati

Chapati is an Indian flat bread rolled out of unleavened whole wheat dough and roasted on a flat griddle (Tava). Chapati is the most popular bread in North, East, West and Central India, and is served with almost all Indian meals. Chapati is eaten with all Indian vegetables and Curries and can also be used as a bread to roll stuffings. Ingredients
  • Fresh coarsely ground whole wheat flour - 3 cups
  • Water - 3 cups
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
Method Pour oil and salt into the whole wheat atta and mix well. Pour water and knead the dough into a fairly dry, smooth ball. The dough should not stick to the fingers or be dry or hard. Allow the dough to stand covered for 2 hours for chapatis. Divide the dough into lemon sized balls. On a lightly floured surface, flatten one ball of dough with your hand. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough into a thin, round patty, about 5 inches in diameter. Smear little amount of ghee on chapati tawa. Keep it on the flame. Moderately roast both the sides of chapati on tawa.