How to Make Chapatis
How to Make Soft Chapatis

The Chapatis are the type of food that is served with chicken or beef curry. It is one of the meals that are common in East African countries.

✦ The Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of all-purpose wheat flour
  • 1 and a quarter cups of warm water
  • 3 spoons of butter
  • The sunflower oil

✦ The Steps For Making the Chapatis

1 ✦ Melt the 3 spoons of butter.

2 ✦ Put the melted butter in a bowl and then add the salt and the sugar. Then stir until they dissolve.

3 ✦ In another bowl, whip up the egg.

4 ✦ Then add the whipped egg to the mixture and stir it.

5 ✦ Next, add the 3 cups of the all-purpose wheat flour and mix it.

6 ✦ Now add 1/2 cup of the warm water and start to knead.

7 ✦ Keep adding the water to the mixture while kneading until the dough is thick and soft.

8 ✦ Keep kneading the dough for 5 minutes and sprinkle some wheat flour if needed.

9 ✦ Add a teaspoon of the sunflower oil to the dough and keep on kneading.

The Dough

10 ✦ Next, cover the dough and leave it for 1 hour.

✦ How To Make The Soft Layered Chapatis

11✦ After 1 hour, dust a tray with some flour.

12 ✦ Then divide the dough into parts. Then shape them into ball-like shapes and then place them on the tray.

How to Make Chapatis

13 ✦ Use a rolling pin to roll each one of them, one at a time into a circular shape.

14 ✦ Then brush or spread the vegetable oil on the top.

How to Make Chapati

15 ✦ Roll the oiled chapati until you have a shape that is similar to a rope.

How to Make Soft Layered Chapatis

16 ✦Then coil it and press it to make it flat.

Note: To make the work easier, do the steps 13, 14, and 15 to each one of the parts first, then head to step 16.

✦ The Final Stage

How to Make Soft Layered Chapatis

16 ✦Heat up the pan to 300 – 350°c.

17 ✦ Use the rolling pin to make circular shaped chapatis, each at a time.

Making Chapatis

18 ✦ Then place the rolled out chapatis on the pan, each at a time. And spread the sunflower oil on each of the sides until they are golden brown.

Making Chapatis

19 ✦ When each is ready, you put it in a plastic wrap or in a covered container.

20 ✦ Leave them for 20 minutes. Then they are ready to be served.

Chapatis for Breakfast

✦ How to Serve the Chapatis

  • They are served by either the beef curry or chicken curry or even just a stew.
  • They can also be warmed up and served as a snack or for breakfast.

✦ Some Tips For The Dough

  • You can choose either to use eggs or not
  • Choose the type of wheat flour that you prefer ( white or brown )
  • Do not use the self-rising flour to make the chapatis
  • You can also choose to leave the dough overnight