Sunday, December 16, 2007

Wonder Chapati In an Instant...........

Today I made some chapati and also a big pot of dhal curry. Chapati is an Indian bread made with atta flour. It is a type of healthy flat bread which do not use any leavening agent. It is cook on a heated griddle ....like roti canai and thosai. When I was in India for my Ayurvedic treatment, I bought an electric chapati maker that makes lovely chapati the easy way. Here is how I make my chapati........

Ingredients:

500 gm atta flour
2 tbsp melted butter or oil
1 tsp salt
about 1 1/2 cup water

Method:

Put atta flour in a bowl and add in salt to mix.....then rub in melted butter. Add water to make a soft dough. Knead for about 10 to 15 min....the more you knead the lighter the bread. When the dough is soft ...make into a round ball and put into a plastic bag to stand for 2 to 3 hours. Divide the dough into small round balls. (Flatten the balls with rolling pin and roll into thin flat circular shape. Then heat a heavy pan or griddle and lightly grease it with oil using a kitchen towel dip in oil. Place chapati on it and cook for a minute and turn over the other side to cook til bubbles and brown flecks appears on the surface.).......As for my chapati maker i do not have to use a rolling pin....i just put the balls on the heated griddle and press down the lid to flatten ....while it cooks...wonderful isn't it....?


The rounded small balls before i flatten it in my chapati griddle....


The chapati when pressed ...looks like this.


When cooked it looks like this................

I will write about my dhal curry in my next posting....



12 comments:

Big Boys Oven said...

OMG this is terrific! gosh those chappati of yours look so lovely and so simple to make, I always thought it is difficult until you share the recipe. thank you.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Oh wow, your chapati looks great!

KM said...

WOW WOW WOW!
i wish i have one of your chapati....then i will dip it into HOT SPICY mutton curry!!

GOSH....i can't stop drooling leh!

Sweet Jasmine said...

big boys oven - hope u can make yr own...easy as ABC..ha.ha..

little corner of mine - try making it together with the dhal curry if u got the ingredients over there....

km - glad u like my chapati...yeah..it is best eaten with a hot pot of curry....

New Kid on the Blog said...

Know what?? Am speechless... You're terrific!!!!

Sweet Jasmine said...

new kid on the blog - do you know..while i was on vegetarian diet...i make and eat chappati everyday...thus an expert now..lol

shern's mom said...

like professionally made chapati. well done..anythin you cannot make, cook or bake? i doubt so..hehe..

Sweet Jasmine said...

shern's mom - never thought i could cook like this when i was yr age...or else could be a chef instead of music teacher..^_^

nisha said...

chapathi looks great.thanks.
Looking for nice chapathi maker to save little bit of time.
can you pls.tell brand name your chapathi maker?

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Nisha, I bought this chapati maker in India thru Tele Shopping Network(TSN). It is Roti King under Polite trademark. Hope that helps.

The Cook Wiz said...

I also bought a roti maker. But when I put the balls on the gridle and press the lid the balls slide to one side. Also, my roti does not swell up and is not soft. Can you suggest what could be wrong with my method?

Sweet Jasmine said...

Hi Cook Wiz, Try putting yr dough on the inner edges n not in the middle n press down the lid as fast as u can to prevent it fr slipping out. Yr capati cld b softer if u add more water to make a softer dough while kneading. Hope u made it better next time. Cheers.