Do you struggle to prepare a quick and easy breakfast for yourself and your loved ones? If you eat something heavy in the morning, you won’t be hungry again until noon. Let’s spend today mastering the art of chapatti.
All we need is baking flour, warm water, modulated salt, and some oil or butter. Get a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt, and mix thoroughly.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a small saucepan and pour the oil evenly on the flour mixture. Proceed to mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon till the oil cools down.
After that, rub the flour mixture between your hands for a few minutes to form light breadcrumbs.
Now, add the water a little at a time, mixing with your hands until you have a slightly sticky dough.
Meanwhile, cover and rest the dough for 10 minutes. This step will dramatically ease the kneading process.
Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until it becomes smooth.
Proceed to transfer the dough to a lightly greased bowl, cover, and set aside for about 10 to 20 minutes. It will allow the gluten to relax and make it easier to roll out.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into eight equal parts and shape each piece into a ball.
Roll out each dough ball into a circle and brush the entire surface with some melted butter or oil.
After that, sprinkle some all-purpose flour on the rolled-out dough and fold it as you would fold up a mat. Go ahead and roll the mat-like-dough into a coil and tuck up the end in the middle of the loop.
Cover the coiled balls with cling film or a clean kitchen towel and leave them to rest for about 10 minutes. This will make the dough easier to roll out.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each coiled ball out into a flat, round shape.
Heat a frying pan on medium heat, lay the chapatti on the pan, and cook for a few seconds until the surface forms bubbles. Flip the chapatti on the other side and lightly oil the top surface with butter or oil.
Flip again and fry the oiled side while lightly oiling the top part. At this point, the chapatti will start puffing up. Use a flat spatula to gently press the chapatti into the skillet. Flip for the last time and fry for another few seconds until the chapatti develops light golden brown spots on both sides.
That’s it—a delicious and simple breakfast snack that will keep you satisfied all day.