• Teresa Laury

Chapati: The Indian Flat Bread


Chapati is a traditional Indian bread baked in the skillet.

The ancient science of Ayurveda indicates its consumption to be easy to digest, because it is not made with yeast.

Its preparation is much faster than the homemade yeast bread, but it takes more work. However, it's worth!

It is a great solution for a quick snack.

Chapati Recipe

Serves: 6 persons

Difficulty: easy

Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup fine whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 1 tsp sea salt Seasonings to taste (turmeric, fennel, ginger powder ...) - optional 2 tbsp of oil 1 cup water

DIrections

  1. In a bowl mix the flour, salt and spices;

  2. Add ½ cup of water and mix with your fingertips;

  3. Add the oil once and the remaining water slowly;

  4. Mix until the dough is soft. Avoid adding more flour;

  5. Let stand for 10 minutes for the flour to absorb the water;

  6. Knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes;

  7. Make balls, open with a roller flat discs on a floured bench and take them to the skillet over medium-high. Heat until small bubbles form on each side (about 15 seconds) and then put both side directly on a high flame to blow up like a balloon. It's ready!

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