Monday, November 26, 2007

Chapati (Indian layered flat bread)

A staple on Indian dinner tables that goes with pretty much every curry or simply spiced yogurt!

Ingredients needed:
  • Atta (available in Indian grocery stores, can be substituted with whole-wheat powder) 
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for shallow frying

Begin with mixing Atta with salt in a mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add water. Mix well by adding more water or flour to get a consistency that is not to tough or too sticky. Cover and keep aside for about 30 minutes. Knead the dough with clean hands for 4 - 5 minutes.

 
Make medium-large lemon sized balls, flatten them round (you can flatten the balls on a surface dusted with flour or basted with oil). Rub a few drops of oil to cover the surface of the round, fold it to half and fold it again to form quarter circle. Make these quarter circles with rest of the dough, keep them aside either dusted or oiled so they do not stick to each other. 
Take one of the quarter circles and flatten out evenly taking care - by dusting or oiling- so that it will not stick to the surface.
 


Heat (on medium-high) and grease a griddle (or tava) lightly, place the flatten chapati. Dot with few drops of oil on the edges and on top. Once you see the air bubble expanding to most of the chapati, turn it so the other side can be cooked. Adjust heat so the chapati do not get burned.
Repeat flattening and cooking with all the quarter circles. Serve warm with any curry or spiced yogurt.


7 comments:

Jyothi said...

Hi Vani! this layered chapati is my all time favorite. Only one thing is it takes little more time than normal chapati. But love them always. Thanks for sharing your version with us...

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remya said...

these layered chapati's are very soft n really very tasty than other normal ones naa...mom makes this way...i dont hav much patience ...soo makes just round ones...

Rina said...

I make chapathi in this fashion also vani. They taste good. Thx for your digital description.

Swaroopa said...

looks gr8!!.....thanx 4 sharing....

sagari said...

chapathi lookssss delecious

Y said...

Hi Vani! I love chapati, (and paneer!) and yours look so delicious .. hope you share the recipe soon, as I'd love to try it out.

sher said...

So delicious looking! What a lovely blog you have.