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I was skeptical about whether or not I'd be able to make chapatis but can happily say that these turned out great!! This is good enough and simple enough that I will not have to buy them again.
They came out perfect! I rolled mine into balls and then let them rest. I set my griddle to 375 degrees. It took 3 minutes on one side and then about 4 on the other. They had a great flavor. ( I mixed the water in first, then kneaded the melted butter into the dough.)
It seems I still haven't mastered the art of making indian breads. I couldn't find chapati flour, so I tried the half white, half wholemeal idea, and I used ghee instead of normal butter to try and make it more authentic. It also took me a while to get the frying technique down pat, but i did get it right in the end. The taste was a little bland, so I will probably buy them in future, but thank you for the recipe, it was definately worth a try!
turned out well, served with tandoori chicken. thanks chook :) made for recipe swap july 09
This is a great recipe! I use it all the time. It is quick and easy. I usually skip the resting time and go right on to rolling out, it doesn't seem to change anything by doing that. Also the boiling water seems to be the trick, it makes it so much easier to roll out and gives great elasticity. Thanks!
These were so easy to make and taste so authentic. Thanks for a great recipe!
This was a nice easy recipe to go with my Chicken Vindaloo My Way served over Baked Basmati Rice. As I made mine I put them in a gallon zip lock bag and sealed it. The steam from each one kept them all warm. Unfortunately although I followed the directions exactly, this only made 8 Chapatis for me and my small balls of dough were smaller than tennis balls. Next time I will double the recipe as the 5 of us gobbled up the 8 pieces leaving some wanting more!
Loved these flat breads! Very simple and perfect with a spicy Indian meal. Be prepared for the dough to be quite sticky for rolling out - have plenty of flour on hand. I used a blend of whole wheat and white flours. Thanks for posting!
Simple, but effective. I was appauled at how much Indian restaurants were charging for this. Now I can make my own, whenever I want, how much of it as I want. Thank you very much!