Easy Chapati

    30 minutes

    A really easy and delicious chapati recipe. Serve with curry, palak paneer and rice - or just use to make sandwich wraps.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 cup (125g) wholemeal flour
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3/4 cup (185ml) hot water or as needed

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a large bowl stir together the wholemeal flour, plain flour and salt. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the olive oil and enough water to make a soft dough that is elastic but not sticky. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth. Divide into 10 parts, or less if you want bigger breads. Roll each piece into a ball. Let rest for a few minutes.
    2. Heat a frypan over medium heat until hot and grease lightly. On a lightly floured surface use a floured rolling pin to roll out the balls of dough until very thin. When the pan starts smoking put a chapati on it. Cook until the underside has brown spots, about 30 seconds, then flip and cook on the other side. Continue with remaining dough.

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    So quick and easy . My daughter just got back from india when we started searching for some foods she had loved and this recipie is getting a workout !!  -  08 Apr 2016


    Easy, great recipe.  -  20 Sep 2016


    This recipe was good, but it's easy to wind up with chapati that are hard and dry. To get chapati that are soft and flexible it is crucial that the skillet is very hot, as per the instructions, so that they are done in under 30 seconds per side. Don't be too stingy with the water or cut back on the oil. If your chapati are still too dry, try rolling them out thicker.  -  19 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)