Chapatis are a type of flatbread or "roti" common in India. I remember the first time I made and ate Chapatis was in 2nd year Culinary School. It was the international rotation. We really did cook our way around the world for a few weeks. What struck me in my memory about these was how ridiculously simple they were. Just flour, water, salt and typically brushed with ghee (i used earth balance spread) I remember making them at home a lot for a stint after we made them in school, and really I should make them more often now. What a tasty treat. I like it just as much as naan honestly and it takes a fraction of the time. They are typically made with 100% whole wheat flour. I like that they lend well to being whole grain without actually tasting like it. (not that I dislike the taste of whole wheat, I love it, but you know what I'm sayin). They are the perfect vehicle for mopping up spicy curries.
Yield: 12 Chapatis
My recipe for Red Lentil Dhal with Coconut Milk is delicious, inexpensive, and perfect for scooping onto chapati.
You can also see how I make chapati in my YouTube Video for Dhal & Chapati
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