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Chapati (Indian Flat Bread)

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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!

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11 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. My father in law loves chapati very much. We get it so easily here at the mamak stalls. I should probably try making some on my own. Seems real easy!

  2. Bonnie N

    I just love your recipes. Have tried several. Especially like some of the soups. This bread will fit just fine with them.

  3. When we were working in Saudi Arabia we learned to love these Indian breads from the many Indians working there. We brought back an electric Chapati maker that presses the Chapatis flat and cooks them at the same time. This is a great timesaver.

  4. DZ

    Going to make this recipe tentatively tonight. My dear I noticed a typo… “Place the bowl in dry flour” I’m sure the recipe should say place the ball. Thanks !

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