Chapati (East African Bread)

Recipe by Auntie Jan
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 6-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • All ingredients should be allowed to come to room temperature if they have been in the refrigerator.
  • Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Slowly mix in enough water to make a thick dough.
  • Mix in one spoonful oil.
  • Knead dough on a cool surface for a few minutes, adding a few spoonfuls of dry flour.
  • Return dough to the bowl, cover with a clean cloth, and let it rest for thirty minutes.
  • Lightly grease (with cooking oil) and pre-heat a skillet or griddle.
  • Divide the dough into orange-sized balls. Flatten them into six-inch circles. Fry them in the skillet or griddle, turning once, until each side is golden brown and spotted.
  • Place in warm oven as they are done and serve with butter and any curry, stew or soup dish.
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