Chapatis are one of the most common forms in which wheat, the staple of northern south asia, is consumed. Chapati is a form of ‘Roti” or bread. Chapatis are serve with Indian curry, main dishes, or even use to make sandwich wraps. Among the best available chapati in Singapore is in Serangoon Road (Tekka Market).
Recipe for Chapati
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3/4 cup hot water or as needed
- In a large bowl, stir together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour and salt.
- Use a wooden spoon to stir in the olive oil and enough water to make a soft dough that is elastic but not sticky.
- Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is smooth.
- Divide into 10 parts, or less if you want bigger breads.
- Roll each piece into a ball.
- Let rest for a few minutes.
- Heat a skillet over medium heat until hot, and grease lightly.
- On a lightly floured surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll out the balls of dough until very thin like a tortilla.
- When the pan starts smoking, put a chapati on it.
- Cook until the underside has brown spots, about 30 seconds, then flip and cook on the other side.
- Continue with remaining dough.