Saturday, June 19, 2010



My friend Nina has requested a recipe for chapati. She used to go all the way to Little India once in a week just to enjoy it.

Hope she will try to make her own successfully. Just be cautious with water, add gradually to form a soft and pliable dough. This flat bread is best eaten hot with keema (spicy minced meat with vegetable), spicy thick curry or lentil gravy. Don't worry if you couldn't get the perfect round shape, for good results use heavy cast iron pan, it distributes heat evenly and produces beautiful color. Happy cooking.


2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 - 1 cup warm water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon oil
extra flour for dusting
ghee to apply on top (optional)


* Place the flour, salt and oil in a mixing bowl.

* Gradually add the water, need not to use all, knead well to form into pliable dough, keep for one hour.

* Divide dough into 4 ball. Using rolling pin form into circle about 1/8 inch thick.

* Heat the cast iron pan, fry until brown spot appears then flip and cook the other side. Flip again, press the edges with clean towel, the chapati will begin to puff up. Repeat the same with the rest of the dough.

* Remove and apply ghee if required.

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ijayuji said...

Salam kak! kita suker betul mkn capathi pdhal buatnyer senang tp nak buat kuah dia yg malas sikit :D tepung atta kita pun bykkkkkkkk sgt tu haaa :D sowi kak kebizian sikit 2 hari ni :D

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

great...ur frnd wil thank u on this..she wil make fresh homemade chapatis now...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Nicely explained dear.

PranisKitchen said...

thats so sweet..sure ur friend is soing to prepare the delicious homemade chapathis..
nice combo

J said...

so thoughtful.. I love to hv chappatis everyday..:)

divya said...

Wat a tempting and awesome dish!

Priya said...

Delicious chappathis.

Nitha said...

Thats a nicely explained guide for your friend..

Anonymous said...

What a sweet friend you are! Lovely recipe.

Sushma Mallya said...

Your friend must be really happy to see this one, and your very nice to put this post for your friend...Really nice..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very simply explained chapatis . Nicely made.

Hamaree Rasoi

Priti said...

Nice pics and the curry looks delicious...that's really sweet of u :)

Faith said...

Your chapatis look delicious! I haven't made them in so long, now I'm dying to make them again. I bet they were perfect with that curry!

Krishnaveni said...

perfect chapatis...great with keema...very well explained

PJ said...

chapati and kheema sounds like a wonderful combination! said...

Lovely soft chappatis.Perfect with curry.

suma said...

Nothing like fresh home made soft chapatis... helpful post.


Hello everyone,

Thanks for your sweet comments, they are really encouraging...

Lark (SparkyLarky) said...

I am so glad you joined in on
"Made it on Monday"

This looks so good...I am thinking it would go great with some saffron rice!

I hope you will join in at Lark's Country Heart often :)

Anonymous said...

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ma'chiks said...

hi, like all ur capatis recipe,thanks for sharing..and ur blog superb!salute.