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Chapatis (Indian flatbread) are the perfect accompaniment to most Kerala dishes. Instead of rolling the chapatis were flattened by hand.


  • Wheat flour - 1 cup

  • Salt - to taste

  • Water - 1/2 cup minus 2 tbsp

  • Oil - 1/2 tsp


  • In a wide mixing bowl add wheat flour, salt and first give a quick mix for salt to be even. Then add water little by little, gather to form a soft pilable dough.Once it is gathered to a mass add 1/2 tsp oil and knead it once.The dough should not be too tight or too loose, it should be non sticky at this stage.
  • Keep closed aside for 15-30 mins. Open and knead it again and form lemon sized balls(the size depends on your preference). Roll each ball into thin circles(rolling should be even).Dust flour if required but dont add more flour while rolling.
  • Heat tawa, keep in medium flame - add the roti and wait till small bubbles appear, then flip to other side wait for few mins till golden spots appear. Then carefully transfer it to the flame(let it be in high flame)directly using a tong. Let it puff, then carefully transfer to hot pack. Repeat the same procedure for all other rotis. Brush it with oil/ghee if you prefer.


You can serve chapati with veg or non-veg dishes of your choice..

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