Chapati/ Roti is a type of Indian flatbread which is the everyday staple meal in North Indian homes and available in all Indian restaurants. It is made with whole wheat flour (called atta) in the form of thin flat tortilla. It is served as a bread along with various sides and gravies. Come, let’s see how to make soft chapati at home with easy method and step by step pictures.
Author: PRIYA SRINIVAS
Cuisine: North Indian
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes: 8 chapati
- Wheat flour- 1.5 cups
- Hot water- 3/4 cup
- Salt- as required
- Oil- 1 tsp for dough plus 2 tsp for cooking
1. In a wide bowl add wheat flour, salt and mix well. Make a dent in the middle and add hot water slowly and knead a firm and soft dough. (NOTE: adding hot water makes the chapati soft)
2. If the dough is sticky, add 1 tbsp of flour and knead. If the dough is too dry, add few drops of water and knead. Add oil to gather remaining bits and pieces and cover the dough and rest for 30 minutes.
3. Divide the dough into 8 small balls. Dust the rolling surface and rolling pin with little flour.
4. Take one ball and place it it on flour and roll it into thin flat chapati. Make it as thin as possible without breaking for fast and even cooking.
5. Heat a tawa/ flat pan for 5 minutes in medium flame. Take out the chapati carefully and place on the hot tawa, increase the flame to high and cook on one side until bubbles begin to appear on the surface. It takes about 30 seconds.
6. Flip and cook on the other side until it puffs. It takes about 20-30 seconds. Apply a drop of oil or butter on the chapati (optional) and quickly flip on both sides and place it on hot pack immediately and close.
7. Make the remaining chapati in the same way and serve hot with the side dish of your choice. Soft and Delicious Chapatis are ready to eat.