Chapati / Roti – An unleavened whole wheat Indian flatbread. Perfect for scooping up delicious Indian curry.
Chapatis are what we typically eat with meals. A chapati is made from unleavened whole wheat flour. This means there’s no yeast needed to make this roti. They are really simple to make, and they are much healthier for you than naan. We eat them pretty much every meal. In other words, this is our everyday bread.
Now. I’m going to go ahead and tell you. I have been making chapatis for years, and I still can’t make a perfectly round roti each time to safe my life. I think you have to be born with Indian blood in your veins. Don’t get me wrong, I do make perfect round chapatis a lot of the time, but it has taken years of practice. So don’t beat yourself up if you don’t make round rotis the first time. It takes practice! And a whole lotta patience.
This recipe will give you super soft, delicious chapatis every time. Now go find something to eat the chapatis with!
- 2 cups atta (whole wheat flour)
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp oil
- 1 cup warm water
- extra atta for rolling
- In a bowl, add the chapati atta and salt. Give it a quick stir.
- Add in the oil. Incorporate the oil into the atta.
- Add the water a little at a time. Enough to form a medium-soft dough ball.
- Cover with a wet cloth and let it sit for 20 minutes.
- Divide dough into equal parts, and roll into balls.
- Dust a surface with extra atta, so the dough won't stick.
- Roll the balls out into circles. Wipe your hands over the dough, to make sure the dough is rolled out evenly.
- Heat a non-stick skillet over medium.
- Once hot, add a rolled out chapati. When you start to see bubbles forming, flip to the other side. When you start to see that side puff, flip again.
- Press down over the chapati in a few places, and flip once more.
- Take off heat and keep under a towel to stay warm while you cook the rest.
- The thicker the chapati, the longer the cook time.
- You may not use all of the water! Remember, you can easily add more water, you can't easily remove the water!