by Urvashi Roe | 3 comments | Print recipeTweet
Perfect hands on food for children, Urvashi Roe shows us how to make homemade chapatis in under an hour.
At a glance
- Cuisine Indian
- Recipe Type Bread
- Difficulty Easy
- Preparation time 15 mins
- Cooking time 30 mins
- Serves 4 people
- 300 g (10.6oz) wholemeal or chapatti flour
- 5 tbsp vegetable oil
- 50 ml (1.8fl oz) hot water
- 1 cup optional - ghee to baste
- Measure out the flour into a large bowl. Add the oil and mix together with a fork until you have large, roughly shaped breadcrumbs.
- Slowly add half the hot water and mix the dough with the fork until large lumps form.
- Work the dough together with your hands, adding a little water to bind into a stiff dough.
- Pour a few teaspoons of oil onto your work surface and knead the dough until it's slightly smooth.
- Divide the dough into little balls about the size of a large walnut.
- Roll each ball out on a lightly floured surface aiming for a circular shape which is a few millimetres thick.
- Heat a dry frying pan to a medium heat and cook each chapati for a couple of minutes on each side. Use a spatula to turn them over.
- Flip them off the frying pan and then pour a little ghee over the top and smear over with the back of your spoon. Serve warm.
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