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About this recipe: 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!