Chapati is a staple flat bread of North India and Western India. It is rather thin, unleavened cooked dough. It is a type of roti.

Whilst kneading dough can be therapeutic, if time is your enemy, then the food processor is your friend.

Chapatis are the perfect accompaniment to most Indian dishes.

Whole wheat chapati
Servings:Servings: 6 - Makes 6 chapatis
Calories per serving:184
Ready in:50 minutes
Prep. time:35 minutes
Cook time:15 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:2nd January 2013

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  1. Tip all of the ingredients and half of the water into the food processor with a plastic blade or dough hook attachment
  2. Blitz the mixture whilst adding a more water a little at a time until you have a soft, pliable dough that is not too sticky
  3. Remove from the processor, dust with a little flour and rest for 30 minutes in a bowl, covered with a damp tea-towel
  4. Divide into 6 equal parts and roll into balls
  5. With a rolling pin on a floured surface, roll each chapati out into a disc, about 2.5 mm (1/8 ") thick
  6. Without using any oil, heat a tava or frying pan until very hot
  7. Cook each chapati for about 2 minutes a side, they should puff up slightly

Serving suggestions

Keep warm whilst the remainder are cooked

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