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How To Make Chapatis

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3 chapatis on a slate mat

It’s a blessing when you find a recipe that’s easy, relatively quick to make and makes you look like a know-it-all in the kitchen in front of your friends and family.

Chapatis are one of those recipes.

Chapatis are an Indian, unleavened, flatbread, making them perfect accompaniment to curries. With so few vegan naan options in the supermarket, these tasty disks of dough are the perfect way to cheat the system.

Here’s how to make them:


Recipe

Yield: 4

Total Time: 30M

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of flour

  • ⅓ cup of water

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method:

  • Sieve the flour into a bowl and mix together with the salt. Slowly add your water and combine the mixture. You’re aiming for a pliable texture but it shouldn’t stick to your fingers. Add more flour or water as required.

  • Divide your mixture into 4 equal parts and roll them into balls. Evenly press them into a disk shape, no thicker than around 2mm.

  • Cling film your chapatis and let them prove for at least 15 minutes. If you can, leave them for an hour for best results.

  • Warm a pan on medium heat and place in one of your chapatis. There is no need for oil.

  • When you see bubbles start to form (around 20-30 seconds) flip your chapati. Heat the other side for about 10-15 seconds

  • When brown spots have started to form, your chapati is done. Repeat the process for your other three chapatis.


 
Let us know how you got on! Better still, let us know what you had them with!

We have a couple of curry recipes that you can try on our website. Why not give our Chingri Malai Chickpea Curry or our Tofu Thai Green Curry recipes a go to have your chapatis with?

I’ve heard other people have actually used these as wraps so you could use them as a quick and easy ‘go-to’ snack when you’re short of wraps!

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Written by Jack Ricketts
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Marketing has always been my career focus. I am striving to promote a plant-based lifestyle to the masses through positive campaigns and sharing the benefits of veganism. The animals, and the planet, need us more than ever to make a change. 
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