How to Make Chapati - an Indian Flat Bread

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Introduction: How to Make Chapati - an Indian Flat Bread

Chapati is an unleavened Indian flat bread that is eaten with vegetables or curries. Watch this video and learn how to make this delicious Indian treat.
For the detailed recipe: http://www.showmethecurry.com/2007/04/14/chapatti/

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    20 Discussions

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    Elephant Atta
    Elephant Atta

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    here is a recipe for healthy chapatti: http://www.elephantatta.com/recipes/healthy-chapati-roti-recipe/

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    elvenroi
    elvenroi

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    well its fried and there's a fair bit of oil...prob not too healthy..

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    sreeraj
    sreeraj

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    you dnt have to use too much oil to cook a chapathi ... you can make them using very less oil or can even cook it without oil.

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    Olyveoil
    Olyveoil

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Actually, not all oils are unhealthy. Olive oil is a perfect example of a healthy oil. There are several others such as walnut, sunflower, etc...that can be considered a healthy oil and this recipe is definitely a healthy one that I'm going to put on my list of things to make. I already keep a whole wheat pita dough on hand in my refrigerator, now this one is going to be added, too.

    If you're looking to add healthy carbs to your diet, this is definitely one to put on the menu.

    Have a wonderful day!

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    sarveshk
    sarveshk

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Actually it's very healthy, compared to many breads,because
    1) It contains MAINLY lots of GOOD wheat protein
    2) Contains fibre in the form of as wheat bryan
    3) Does not contain harmful cheicals like SODA.
    4) Eergetic because of carbohydrates.
    5) Contains very less fat (you can cook chapati using very very less oil if you wish, n still it tastes great!)

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    suayres
    suayres

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you so much! It's a really hot day here today, so the last thing I want to do is fire up the oven. Your recipe is an excellent alternative. I have one question: you say parathas and chapati are the same thing, but I thought you were supposed to roll and re-roll the dough, layering it with oil or ghee for parathas. But I'm not sure how you go about it. Can you explain? In any case, thank you again--I'm trying this today!

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    pechilen
    pechilen

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for the great video. I used a food processor. I kept pouring hot water in slowly until the dough came together and then followed the rest of your steps. Some I cooked a little to long causing them to be crispy. Thank you again, great job.

    My goodness, I am no longer going to the store to buy chapati! Thank you for this easy to follow instructable! I cannot wait to try this! And it looks so simple to make!

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    asstha
    asstha

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much for the video... You really make it look very easy to make the capatis... I can't wait to try out the recipe this weekend n hopefully earn brownie points wit d bf...

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    Ananand
    Ananand

    11 years ago on Introduction

    For an added treat, try spreading nutella on the chapati and rolling it up. It's delicious! Great instructable, by the way.

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    Toffy
    Toffy

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Excellent video and instructions. Thank you. I have never eaten a Chapati but I sure want to try it. I will have to find an Indian store or order the flour on line. Thanks again.

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    rupamagic
    rupamagic

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Oh my goodness! Watching you ladies make chapatis made me so hungry!

    I really do need to start making my own chapati, even if they do tend to come out looking like Africa they still taste ten times better than tortillas heated on the stove! Thanks for the great inspiration, I love the name, showmethecurry, hilariously clever.

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    GorillazMiko
    GorillazMiko

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Yum!

    That is short for: excellent job, that looks just absolutely delicious!

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    nickc321
    nickc321

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I know the ingredient list is short, but can you post it with the video? Thanks. I'm looking forward to making some.

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    showmethecurry
    showmethecurry

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    We have added a link in the description that has the detailed recipe as well as the written instructions.

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    bruc33ef
    bruc33ef

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Very easy to follow. The chapati looks delicious. Well done!