Chapati – Flat Bread

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Total time: 1 hour



For the chapati (flatbread), mix flour with a pinch of salt, room-warm ghee and lukewarm water and knead into a not too firm, elastic dough. To do this, knead the dough by hand or food processor for at least 10-15 minutes to make the bread nice and fluffy. Cover and let rest for 1 hour.

Now knead the dough again and form into small balls the size of a golf ball. Roll out on a floured work surface into flat discs 20 cm in diameter. Heat a heavy frying pan without fat, put the first bread in and fry on both sides (1-2 minutes in total) until the flat gets the typical brown spots. Keep pressing with a spatula or kitchen towel so that the bread blisters.

Lift out, wrap in aluminum foil and bake the remaining loaves in the same way. Before serving, brush the chapati with liquid ghee to taste and spread quickly.

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