Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
This bread is fairly quick and easy to make, and only makes 4 pieces which is good if you are not cooking for a crowd. I got this from the Maharishi Ayurveda website www.mapi.com. I have read in many recipes about making the bread puff up, but have never gotten it to work for me...maybe my baking powder is old?? The results are still tasty though! I saved two in the fridge and then heated them up in a non-stick pan the next day, with good results.
- 1 cup chapati flour
- 2 teaspoons ghee
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ajwain
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄3 cup yogurt, plus
- 2 tablespoons yogurt
- ghee (for frying)
- Mix ghee and flour with your fingers. Stir in seeds, salt, and baking powder.
- Add yogurt and knead dough until smooth and even.
- Divide dough into four balls. Roll each out into a 5" circle.
- Heat a frying pan over medium. Add 1 teaspoon ghee and fry a piece of the bread on both sides until brown. Press it down with a spatula to make it puff up. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Serve warm.
This bread is really good - it actually tastes a little bit cheesy, even though there isn't any cheese in it. Mine didn't puff up either, but maybe that's because I used only chana flour (I'm not quite sure what chapati flour is). It also takes a bit of practice to get the balance between the wet and dry ingredients. I didn't use a rolling pin...I found that it was more effective to spread a bit of flour on the counter and flatten it with my hand. Anyway, I can see this becoming a staple for me. It's good with all sorts of other things besides Indian curry.