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Easy flat bread

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This is a really quick and easy recipe for a flat bread or chapati made with gram flour (besan). This flour is made from chick peas so is also high in protein and gluten free.  I had these to accompany a potato curry the other night - but they would be great with any stew, dips or even on their own - they are quite 'moreish'.  They really are very easy and only take a few moments to put together.  You can substitute the gram flour for plain/all purpose flour if you would prefer and they would work just as well, but I like the interesting 'nutty' taste of the gram flour.

ingredients:
1 cup gram flour (or plain flour/all purpose flour would also work well - either plain or wholemeal)
1/2 cup warm water
1 tbs oil
1 tsp salt (or to taste)

 
additional optional extras:
1 tsp kalonji (onion) seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds

 
The above recipe makes 4 flat breads - but can easily be multiplied to make more according to what you want.

 
preparation time: 5 minutes
cooking time: approx 2 minutes per flat bread
 
 
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Step 1:

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  • add gram flour and salt to a bowl

Step 2:

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  • add the warm water and oil gradually and mix to a dough with your hands. You may need a little less or more water - don't worry as you can always add more flour if it gets too sticky.

Step 3:

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  • divide the dough into equal balls about the size of a golf ball and roll out thinly on a well floured surface (the gram flour is quite sticky so do make sure you have plenty of flour on your rolling pin and surface to prevent sticking)

Step 4:

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  • fry the flat breads in a hot un oiled pan for about 1 minute a side - they are ready to turn when bubbles appear on the top side of the flat bread.
  • keep warm in a clean tea towel as you prepare the others.
MASinger1 month ago

These proportions are incredibly far off. I tried to double the recipe (2 cups gram flour and a scant 3/4 cup of warm water), and I ended up having to add over two additional cups of gram flower to get something that could be formed and rolled without being nothing but a sticky mess. Once it was rolled out and cooked, it still tasted like raw gram flour.

thanks for the ible ,needed something to go with my soup

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kstanley107 months ago
Definitely don't need anywhere near half a cup of water, but great easy recipe, we love it. Thanks!
Just finished making this. Amazing taste. Amazingly simple.
Thanks for making this so easy.
chipbuttiesandnoodlesoup (author) 1 year ago
Thanks - you too - the cardamon bread looks amazing :)
Well done on being a finalist!
yum i love flat bread! this looks like a good, basic recipe
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