national language "Hindi", bread is referred to as
"Roti". Indian Breads are simple and easy to make.
Most Indian women make fresh breads everyday. Chapattis are
round, thin and very delicious. Make sure you do not get the stone
ground flour. The flour for the chappati should be soft and
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wheat flour 4 1/2 cups
- Salt 1/4
- Oil 2
purpose flour for rolling
Add the salt to
the wheat flour. Make a well in the middle of the flour and pour water
(approximately 1 1/2 cups ) and start mixing it gradually. When fully
mixed , knead to make a soft dough. Add the oil and knead it in. Cover
with a moist cloth and keep aside
for 15 to 20 minutes.
Divide it into
equal size balls, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Flatten the balls
with a rolling pin into round discs approximately 6 inches in
Hint : Instead
of using the wheat flour for rolling, use the all purpose flour for
Cook on a
medium heated "tava"
or griddle. While on the "tava," press the edges of the
chappati with a paper towel . You will find that small bubbles start
forming on the chappati that means it is getting cooked.
Turn over and
cook the other side. The chappati may puff up. Flip over cook
the first side again.
chappati from the "tava" and put "ghee "on it fold
it into a triangle. Serve hot or keep it in a covered container.