I did not use to like chapati - the texture is simply too dry and tenacious for my liking. However, my perception of this Indian flat bread has changed when I realized it is a much healthier and easily-digestible alternative to other heavily oil-coated rotis and parathas.

The best part? Making it is a breeze.

For this recipe, you'll need only 4 very basic ingredients, a handy rolling pin and a flat pan to char the bread into bubbly perfection.

how to make chapati
Easy Chapati Recipe

Easy Chapati Recipe

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

1 cup whole wheat flour (Atta)
1/2 cup water
1 tsp salt
1 tbs vegetable oil

Cooking Method
  1. In a bowl, add in all the ingredients.
  2. Using clean hands, stir the mixture until it becomes a wet dough. Continue kneading until a firm dough is formed. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the dough into five.
  4. Dust each ball-size dough generously with flour. Roll it evenly until it is about 5 inches wide.
  5. Place chapati onto a heated pan and wait until bubbles are forming. Flip.
  6. For a fluffier chapati, gently press the top for it to puff.
  7. Serve warm.

easy chapati recipe

Bon appétit!