Friday, January 8, 2010


Chapathi / Chapathy / Roti / Chapati is one the breakfast item in most part of India.


Whole wheat flour ~ 3 cup
( I usually use Annapurna wheat flour, even Pillsbury and Aashirvaad are good )
Oil ~ 1/2 tsp ( Optional )
Lukewarm water ~ 1 1/2 cups - 2 cups ( Microwave water for about 20 seconds )
Salt ~ as needed

  • First mix wheat flour and salt and then add lukewarm water little by little to make a soft dough. You have to knead the dough for about 10 to 15 minutes but make sure, the dough should not be too sticky or too hard. ( Refer notes )
  • Then apply  oil in your hand and knead the dough for another 5 more minutes - This step is optional. Finally cover it with a wet cloth and keep it aside for about 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, knead it for one last time and then start making small balls from the dough. Next using a rolling pin, roll it into a thin round shape. While rolling, if it is sticking to the surface, then you can keep the surface dusted with wheat flour.
  • Heat griddle/tawa, and place the rolled uncooked chapathi and when the top side slightly puffs, turn it over. Lightly press the edges of the chapathi with a cloth and turn it around once more.
  • Serve hot.
Notes : 
  1. If your dough have become sticky, then that means you added more water, so just add 1-2 tbsps of wheat flour and continue kneading. 
  2. If your dough have become hard, then cover the dough with a wet cloth and keep it aside for about 30 minutes, which will help in making the dough soft.
    Enjoy with Rajma Curry / Egg curry .



    Jagruti said...

    Oh hi Jisha

    First time have a nice blog and mouthwatering recipes too...:))

    cheers and visit if you can

    Jisha Dil said...

    thanks a lot jagruti...nice to see you here..

    Anonymous said...

    Hi , your chapathi looks very soft. Just wanted to ask one question. I always wished to try baking on flame but didn't want to put the chapathi right on flame. Your pictures show that you have used some grill like surface on top of the flame to seat the chapathi. What is it? Where can I buy it?

    JishasKitchen said...

    @ anonymous - Sorry for the late reply...Even I don't know its correct name. Its available in most of the Indian grocery stores. My mom doesn't uses that grill but puts the roti directly on top of the flame. ..:)..

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