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Chapati is a flatbread and the staple food in much of the subcontinent. It is widely eaten in the rest of South Asia. It is usually eaten alongside other dishes from soups and vegetable dishes to being used as a wrap for sandwiches. Chapatis are made using a soft dough made of flour and water. Traditionally, they are prepared without salt to provide a bland background for spiced dishes. Once cooked, chapatis can be topped with butter.
Chapatis are really very delicious and filling. They can be eaten as an accompaniment to almost every soup or curry. They can also serve as wraps. What makes chapatis an ideal recipe is the fact that cooking them requires little effort. Moreover, there are only three ingredients required (cooking oil included). You also do not need any yeast or baking powder or anything of this sort for chapati is a flatbread. You can easily make chapatis even if you lack basic cooking skills!
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Serves 6-7 people
- 4 cups flour
- 3 cups water
- 3-4 tbsp cooking oil (optional), You may need it for greasing your hands or for spraying on the pan.
Tips for the Perfect Chapati
- You can grease your hands with cooking oil when making dough balls.
- If the pan dries too much while you are cooking, spray some cooking oil onto it. Cooking oil would make the pan's surface oily so your Chapati won't stick on it while you are cooking.
- It is preferable that you cook on a high or medium flame. Cooking on low flame will make your chapati hard and brittle instead of being soft.
- Take measured amounts of flour and water.
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Liza from USA on May 12, 2020:
I haven't yet made chapati at home. The last time I had chapati was last year while vacationing in Malaysia. Thanks for sharing the recipe. The chapati looks perfect. I bet it tastes delicious. Will use this recipe.