Chapati (Indian Flatbread)

Makes 4


Ingredients:

1 cup (250 ml) chapati flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon ghee

Approximately 1/4 cup (60 ml) lukewarm water

Melted ghee for brushing chapatis


What to do;


1. Mix the salt into the flour. Add the ghee and rub it into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add water gradually to make a soft, non-sticky dough and knead vigorously for 5 minutes. Cover with a damp cloth to keep the dough from drying out, and allow it to rest for 30-60 minutes.

2. Knead the dough again for a minute. Divide the dough into four balls. Roll out each ball on a floured board into 4- to 5-inch round chapatis.

3. Place a skillet or griddle over high heat. When hot, gently place a chapati in the skillet and cook for 30 seconds. Press down with a spatula to help it puff up. Turn over and cook the other side the same way until it is dry and have a few dark spots. Place in a container, brush lightly with ghee, and cover to keep warm.


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