The Indian chapati, sometimes called a 'roti' is the purest form of bread in that it contains no yeast or additives. It is fantastic to use as a savoury accompaniment or wrap but also as a base for a breakfast treat. I make them regularly for breakfast and with curry dishes. Once mastered they take only a few minutes. There are some key aspects to the method though and I know many Indians who can't make them! Key things: Use an iron based pan (non stick or otherwise), use a lot of flour when rolling out so that they don't stick to the surface. Roll on a flat surface like marble, granite or as good a formica top. Make sure the pan is really hot! 3 minutes to make up ingredients, 1 minute to make!
If it doesn't work at first try again! I can make many breads but this beats all! If you didn't read the must do's at the intro read again if they go wrong. Good luck!
I often use strong bread flour but you can use plain flour or a mix of 80/20 white bread and rye!
Absolutely brilliant. Soft delicious and so easy to make. Followed method to the letter, dough not too soft, rolled out thinly and dry hot pan. The results were perfect. Thank you for sharing. - 27 Dec 2017
So easy!!! - 19 Dec 2017
Yes you can add things but my preference is to leave as is OR use different flour. I sometimes use an 80/20 ratio of plain white flour to rye flour. They won't rise in the same way but are very 'nice' - 03 Sep 2017