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Monday, October 21, 2013

CHAPATHI / ROTI / INDIAN FLATBREAD

CHAPATHI / ROTI / INDIAN FLATBREAD
CHAPATHI / ROTI / INDIAN FLATBREAD


 

 















RECIPE AT A GLANCE



Prep Time...........................: 5  minutes
Cook Time.........................: 35 minutes
TOTAL TIME...................: 40 minutes
  
Course...............................: Main Dish
Serves..................................: 3
Recipe Type......................: Veg.
Difficult...........................:  Difficult.



SUMMARY :

  
Chapathi also known as Roti is an Indian flat bread made of wheat flour. It is a common main cuisine in North India and South Asia. Wow!! Chapathi, I lke it very much...Do you like it?, In my child hood my mom made Gothambu Dosa / Wheat flour Dosa instead of Chapathi, Why, can you guess??! Because she don't know how to make Chapathi!!?. In these days most of malayalis are using Chapathi for breakfast or dinner. You can have it with Chicken curry / Mutton curry /Beef curry / Egg curry and Potato curry, Dhal curry etc....I am sure that if you have it once, you will like it .With regards............


INGREDIENTS :


Wheat Flour................................................................3 Cups
Coconut oil.................................................................4 + 2 tsp
Ghee...........................................................................5 tsp
Luke warm water
Salt to taste.


DIRECTIONS :


1. Take 3 cups whole wheat flour in a bowl. 

2. Pour 4 tsp oil, salt and mix thoroughly.

smooth dough
3. Make a well in the center of flour and pour the lukewarm water, gradually stir, mixing well with fingers.Knead it for 5 minutes and make a smooth dough by hand. Consistency is very important and the dough should not be sticky or hard.
                                                                              


4. Add 2 tsp oil over it and keep it aside at least 1 an hour. If you keep it 4 to 5 hours you can make much soft Chapathi. You can keep the dough in refrigerator over night for soft Chapathi.

5. Divide the dough into 10 to 12 equal sized balls.


     
                                                                                                                                                                     6. Take a board to roll.                                               
                                                                                                               
                                                             
                                                             
                                                             
                
  
   
   
  
  
  

                                    
                               
                                  
                                     
 7. Roll out each part to a circle on a well floured surface. Place a Chapathi griddle or pan over a      high heat. When steams rise from it, lower the heat to medium and roast the Chapathi. OR            spread little oil or ghee on it by a spoon for a special shaped ( triangle shaped ) Chapathi.                         
              
                                                             
                                                             
                                                             




                                 
                                   
                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                 

    

8. Fold it like this and spread again little oil or ghee on it.

                                                                                                               
                                 







                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                    
9. Again fold it like this.


  

                                                                                             
  
  
  
                                          
              
         
      

             
                                                                                                   
  10. And rolled out Chapathi like this ( Triangular shape ) applying little pressure.                                                                         
                                          
                           
                          
                           
                          
   
     
    
                                           
                                              
                                                               
                                                                                                                                   
                               
                                                                                                                             
  

11. Take a Chapathi griddle or pan. The Chapathi griddle must be heated properly. Place rolled out dough on pan and wait till small bubbles appear. Turn other side and rotate while cooking. Turn once again , this time the Chapathi should rise to like a ball. If it doesn't, help to rise by press down with a ladle or spoon or a clean towel. You then get soft Chapathis.                                                                                                                           


                                                                                                          

  
  


   
  






13. You can roast rolled dough in a Chapathi griddle or a pan on the both sides lightly and 
       remove the partially roasted Chapathi from pan and roast directly on gas flame like this
       shows. You will get a ball shaped Chapathi. Repeat the process until all Chapathis are 
       cooked. Apply ghee both sides and keep it in a pot well covered.Now soft Chapathis are
       ready. Serve hot.


ROASTING CHAPATHI DIRECTLY
FROM GAS FLAME


TIPS :

* While making the dough good quality of wheat flour and water consistency is very important for  a super soft Chapathi. The dough should n't be very loose and too hard and should keep it more than 4 hours.
* Roll only on one side applying little pressure.
* The pan must be heated properly.
* Never turn the Chapathi more than twice.
* If you like, You can use rice flour instead of wheat flour when rolling. This makes the rolling easier.
* Make the dough with luke warm water and add it slowly.
* Apply 1 OR 2 tsp oil over the dough to avoid drying.

* Adding ghee is just for flavouring.
* You can use a big Plucker ( Chimta ) to hold the lightly roasted ( both sides ) Chapathi from pan to roast directly on gas flame. 


RECIPE SOURCE....................................Suja
TESTED BY..............................................Jayaprakasan C Edathil for the jpcedathil.blogspot.in


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