This chapati bread recipe is a traditional Indian flatbread, also called a Roti, that is commonly eaten in Indian households. Generally, the bread is made freshly each day to serve with meals.

The Chapati bread is used to soak up the sauce make the dish more filling. It’s cheaper to make more Chapati then to add more meat to the meal, also making it a budget-friendly addition to each meal.

Chapati bread is often made with wholemeal flour, and today we’re using a less processed flour – atta flour. Atta flour can be found at some supermarkets and Indian Grocery stores.

Ingredients For Indian Chapati Bread

  1. 2 1/2 cups Atta flour plus extra for dusting
  2. 1 pinch salt
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1/4 cup ghee optional

How To Make Indian Chapati Bread

  • Mix well and knead for 10 minutes. Cover with a clean tea towel that is damp and leave to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Knead for another 2 minutes, until the dough is smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 3 parts, and divide each part into 5 evenly sized balls.
  • Dust your work surface with atta flour and roll each ball into a thin circle that is 8-10cm in diameter.
  • Place a skillet or tawa over high heat and cook each dough circle for 15-20 seconds, until it starts to bubble.
  • Flip the dough over and cook for another 10-15 seconds
  • Pick up the chapati with metal tongs and hold the bread over an open gas flame.
  • Turn the bread over when it begins to puff, ensuring it doesn’t burn.

The bread can be served immediately or cooled then stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Optional: Brush the chapati bread with ghee after removing from the heat and serve warm.This recipe makes 15 chapati breads

Chapati Bread Recipe
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Chapati Bread Recipe - Indian Flatbread Quickest Homemade

Indian Chapati Bread is a flatbread which is commonly eaten with most meals in an Indian household. Here is a super easy and fast recipe for you to enjoy.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Servings 15 chapati breads
Calories 102 kcal
Author Gerri

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Atta flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ghee optional

Method

  1. In a mixing bowl, place the atta flour, salt, and water.

  2. Mix well and knead for 10 minutes. Cover with a clean tea towel that is damp and leave to rest for 5 minutes.

  3. Knead for another 2 minutes, until the dough is smooth.

  4. Divide the dough into 3 parts, and divide each part into 5 evenly sized balls.

  5. Dust your work surface with atta flour and roll each ball into a thin circle that is 8-10cm in diameter.

  6. Place a skillet or tawa over high heat and cook each dough circle for 15-20 seconds, until it starts to bubble. Flip the dough over and cook for another 10-15 seconds.

  7. Pick up the chapati with metal tongs and hold the bread over an open gas flame. Turn the bread over when it begins to puff, ensuring it doesn't burn.

  8. The bread can be served immediately or cooled then stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

  9. Optional: Brush the chapati bread with ghee after removing from the heat and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Chapati Bread Recipe - Indian Flatbread Quickest Homemade
Amount Per Serving (1 chapati)
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 5.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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To make a larger batch of this Indian Chapati Bread recipe just increase the servings in the serving amounts above.