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Chapatis Flatbread

Chapatis Flatbread

Chapatis flatbread is made with whole wheat flour, warm water, vegetable oil and a pinch of salt.


2 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup warm water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Pinch of salt


Place the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add water, oil, and salt. Mix with fork and then with hands. Keep mixing until you can make a ball.

Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Let rest for 30 minutes in the bowl, covered with a damp cloth.

Roll the ball into a 12-inch log and cut into 6 chunks.

Roll each chunk into a very thin pancake, about 7-inches in diameter. Don't worry about making the dough into a perfect circle-just try to get it as thin as you can.

Heat a cast iron skillet (lightly greased) on medium-high heat. Place one chapati in the skillet and cook for 30 seconds.

Use a spatula to lift bread. When chapati gets brown spots and bubbles, flip it over and cook for another 30 seconds. Wrap the cooked chapati in a cloth napkin while cooking the rest.

Eat them right away with a little butter or margarine, or use as scoops for eating other dishes.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe
Calories: 150; Total Fat: 2.5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 50mg; Carbohydrates: 29g; Protein: 5g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 0g

Did You Know?

Chapati is a form of roti (bread) also known as Indian Flat Bread. The words are often used interchangeably. This flat bread is also a staple food among the Swahili speaking people of East Africa.

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