Sunday, May 2, 2010


I made chapati the other day. Based on a couple of recipe requests and the fact that this blog has been dormant for a while, I thought I'd post the recipe here.

 To start -- Chapati is an Indian flatbread. I guess what I made is technically Pulka but it's really easy to make and quite tasty.


  1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 tsp salt
Mix all the ingredients together to form a dough. Don't add too much water (I did this time) or it will be hard to roll the dough. Use a spoon at first but then use your hands. 

The dough should be soft and maybe just a little sticky:

Knead the dough for a few minutes then wrap in plastic wrap and rest for at least 15 minutes or up to a couple of hours.

Now, head a griddle or fry pan to medium high heat (I set the electric griddle to 400 degrees).

Separate the dough into eight pieces and roll them into balls.

Roll a ball out and place it on the griddle.

Cook for about a minute, then flip and cook for another minute.

Now the fun part -- take the bread and put it over an open burner:

This will cause the bread to puff up and parts will blacken.

Remove from flame and eat.

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