3 hrs 5 mins
An easy, authentic and great tasting chapati. Don't let the number of steps dismay you. It is easier than it looks, I just added a lot of info that might help a first time chapati maker. Chapatis are an unleavened and unsalted staple in an Indian household, usually made daily. You can make this dough, cover it tightly and refrigerate it to make fresh chapatis every day. The dough wilI keep for about five days. I find them very delicious and satisfying. I love my chapatis. You can use a finely ground whole wheat flour for the chapati flour. This basic recipe makes 6 chapati. Preparation time includes wait time and roll out time.
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- 2 1/2 cups chapati flour (atta)
- 1 cup water (room temperature)
- 1 cup chapati flour (for dusting dough)
- 1Place the 2.5 cups of chapati flour in a large bowl.
- 2Mix in the water to make a dough.
- 3Cover tightly and let rest for 2 - 2.5 hours.
- 4After resting, need the dough well.
- 5Heat up a flat cast iron griddle over medium heat.
- 6Divide the dough into peach-sized balls.
- 7Lightly flour your work surface.
- 8Flatten a ball out with your hand.
- 9With a rolling pin, roll the ball into a thin round 5 inch patty.
- 10Roll out from the center turning the patty several times to prevent sticking - use the extra flour here if needed.
- 11Try to keep the edges thinner than the middle.
- 12Note: It is easiest to roll out one and while it is cooking to roll out the next rather than roll all out at once.
- 13Hold the rolled patty in one palm and flip it onto the hot skillet.
- 14If you are using an electric stove, please see the note below.
- 15When the color changes on the top and bubbles appear, flip the chapati.
- 16When both sides are done remove the chapati from the skillet (you can use tongs to do this).
- 17Note for an electric stove: After you have flipped it the first time, press chapati with a dish towel to encourage puffing. Repeat this when you flip it to the other side. This may require flipping several times to insure chapati is done.
- 18Note for a gas stove: After chapati has been removed from the griddle, hold it over a medium flame and the chapati will puff up. Flip it and do the other side. Do this until the edges are well cooked.
- 19Keep chapatis warm by placing in a towel lined bowl and keeping the towel folded around the chapatis.
- 20Serve hot plain or topped with a small amount of ghee or butter.
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Nutritional Facts for Chapati or Roti
Serving Size: 1 (39 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 0.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 0.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 0.0 g
- Protein 0.0 g
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