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Chapati (Indian Bread)

Chapati is a very popular recipe, daily Indian traditional household item which can be eaten any time. Chapatis or rotis are fresh homemade bread, made with wheat or other grain flours and baked without yeast. They are very easy to prepare.


Ingredients

1 cup of wheat flour
1/2 cup of hot milk
1/4 cup of curd or yogurt
2tbsp of ghee
1/4tsp of sugar
1/4tsp of salt
hot water

Preparation Method:
In a large bowl sift the wheat flour,sugar and salt. Make a well in middle of the flour and pour the milk,curd or yogurt. Knead the mixture into a smooth dough adding enough of hot water.
Divide the dough into equal size balls, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Flatten the balls with a rolling pin into round discs approximately 6 inches in diameter.
Heat a heavy based frying pan or griddle on a medium heat. Place the rolled chapati on the griddle.
While on the girdle press the edges of the chapati with a paper towel . You will find that small bubbles start forming on the chapati that means it is getting cooked. Turn over and cook the other side. The chapati may puff up. Flip over cook the first side again. Serve with hot melted ghee or butter brushed over one side of the chapati.



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