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!
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
First time I've ever done anything like this - just tried it and it worked perfectly first time! I put a teaspoon of ground cumin into dry ingredients in second batch for a different flavour. - 21 Aug 2017