Chapatis

Chapatti
These chewy, flat rounds of whole wheat bread are traditionally served at every Indian meal.

Ingredients

 2 cups chapati flour (preferred) or regular whole wheat flour
 1 cup water

Instructions

1

Place flour in a bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and add water gradually, mixing until a soft dough is formed.

2

Turn onto a lightly floured smooth surface. Knead the dough a few minutes until it is pliable. Cover with a clean damp cloth and let stand at least 30 minutes.

3

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball.

4

Flatten on a lightly floured surface to form even rounds, 2 or 3 inches in diameter. Roll out each round to form a 6-inch circle.

5

Cook chapatis one at a time on a hot, lightly oiled chapati griddle or heavy skillet, over medium-high heat. When the underside is lightly browned, flip the chapati.

6

While still on the skillet, press the top side of the chapati firmly with a clean towel or cloth napkin in several places, covering the entire surface. The chapati will puff up irregularly as it is cooked and pressed.

7

Place a paper towel on a heated platter and transfer the chapatis to the platter when cooked. Serve at once.

Note: Chapati flour is available in Indian grocery stores. Regular whole wheat flour may be substituted with similar results.

Serving Size: 12 Chapatis

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Ingredients

 2 cups chapati flour (preferred) or regular whole wheat flour
 1 cup water

Directions

1

Place flour in a bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and add water gradually, mixing until a soft dough is formed.

2

Turn onto a lightly floured smooth surface. Knead the dough a few minutes until it is pliable. Cover with a clean damp cloth and let stand at least 30 minutes.

3

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball.

4

Flatten on a lightly floured surface to form even rounds, 2 or 3 inches in diameter. Roll out each round to form a 6-inch circle.

5

Cook chapatis one at a time on a hot, lightly oiled chapati griddle or heavy skillet, over medium-high heat. When the underside is lightly browned, flip the chapati.

6

While still on the skillet, press the top side of the chapati firmly with a clean towel or cloth napkin in several places, covering the entire surface. The chapati will puff up irregularly as it is cooked and pressed.

7

Place a paper towel on a heated platter and transfer the chapatis to the platter when cooked. Serve at once.

Note: Chapati flour is available in Indian grocery stores. Regular whole wheat flour may be substituted with similar results.

Serving Size: 12 Chapatis

Chapatis