Making Chapati

Jane M M By Jane M M, 13th Aug 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Have you ever tasted chapati. Well, here is my recipe for chapatis. My family and i love chapatis so much that we eat them almost everyday. You should try to make some for yourself.

Making Chapati

Chapati is a kind of bread that is common in parts of East Africa like Kenya and Tanzania. It is also very famous among the Indians who refer to it as "roti".Chapati is very scruptious and can be eaten anytime of the day. It can be taken for breakfrast, for main meal or even as a snack. In Kenya, chapati meal is associated with festivities especially around christmas period. During christmas season,many homesteads will make chapatis to celebrate the good times. Without chapatis,christmas is not given too much weight. Chapatis are not hard to make, as a matter of fact they require few ingredients as compared to other meals.
- Measuring cup
- Rolling pin
- Large bowl

Ingredients (Making Chapatis for three people)
- 3 cups of wheat flour
- 2 eggs (optional)
- Cooking oil
- Pinch of salt
- 3 teaspoon of sugar (optional)
- 1cup warm water

- In a large bowl, mix sugar,salt,a teaspoon of cooking oil,eggs,warm water until they form a homogenous mixture.
- Next, add the flour to the mixture bit by bit while using your hand to combine the two to form a fine dough.
- When you are satisfied with the dough, cover it and leave to rest for twenty or so minutes.
- Cut the dough into small round pieces and roll them with the rolling pin over a board or a hard even and smooth surface.
- Put the pan on medium heat.
- On top of the pan, put the rolled dough and turn it when brown spots start appearing.
- Apply a generous amount of oil on both sides.
- Your chapati should be ready by now.

You can serve chapati with stew, vegetables of your choice, lentils, beans or with tea.


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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
14th Aug 2013 (#)

Chapati sounds delicious thanks for sharing the recipe.

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author avatar Tranquilpen
15th Aug 2013 (#)

A great share thank you Jane

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author avatar Dimple Tee Kay
30th Jan 2014 (#)

What types of Chapati types do we have.

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