I am so glad that my friend Simply Reem is back to share a very popular Indian flat bread or “chapati” recipe with us. I came to know Reem last year and since then we have become good friends. In one of our many meetings, Reem made me some homemade chapati and I was instantly hooked on the soft, fluffy wheat bread. Reem promised to share her chapati recipe, and I can’t be happier. By the way, if you haven’t visited Simply Reem recently, do check it out as it’s refreshed with a brand new design with new contents.
Anyway, chapati is a staple in India and it’s made of really simple ingredients: wheat flour and water. The difference between a great piece of chapati and regular tasting chapati lies in techniques, and in the chapati recipe below, Reem outlined the exact techniques to make your homemade chapati soft, light, airy, and fluffy. She even took some step-by-step photos to share with us.
You can eat these chapati as is, with some butter (my favorite), or with chutney, daal, curry, etc. I will have to ask Reem to share her chutney and daal recipes with us one day. Enjoy!