Sunday, February 28, 2016

Chapathi | How to make Soft Chapathi | Home made Chapathi

It's been a while , since i posted a post in my space. Really i'm happy to back on blogging.Today's recipe is Chapathi.I hate chapathis since i finished my college. After i moved to chennai for job, in our hostel, they made either chapathi or rice for dinner. In our home, we rarely have rice for dinner,so chapathi is my only option for dinner in hostel.That's how i started to like chapathi and now it's one of my comforting dish for any time of the day.
You have to take care of few things to get soft chapathi, see my notes section for how to make soft chapathi. Rolling  chapathi into perfect circle is really an art,by practise you can get it.Ok,now let see the procedure now.

How to make Chapathi

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsMakes : 10 or 11 
Recipe Category: Roti | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Wheat Flour - 2 cup
Water - 1 cup (approx)
Salt - to taste( 1tsp approx )
Oil - 1 tbsp
Take the flour in a bowl, add salt and oil and mix it with flour well.Now it looks like a crumble, then add water to the flour.Mix it with your hand and gather it together as a single mass , now knead the dough well until the surface looks smooth. It may take 3 mins of kneading. Cover it with lid and set aside for minimum 15 mins.Pinch medium lemon sized balls from the dough and roll it as smooth. Flour the rolling pin & surface well, take one ball and roll into thin disc with rolling bin.Heat the tawa , grease with oil, once the tawa gets hotter, add the rolled chapathi and apply oil on top too, once the top slightly bubbles up, flip it over and cook on other side. Remove it on plate when both sides have brown spots.Serve it with your favorite sidedish.
  • The dough should be pliable and smooth.
  • I used ashirvad wheat flour, it requires 1 cup of water for 2 cup of flour. The water quantity varies among the brands and home made flour.
  • Try to add all water at once , it helps to make soft dough.
  • Cook chapathi in high flame gives soft chapathi even it cools.
  • If your tawa is really hot, it may take only 2 mins to cook a chapathi. 

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