Roti is the Hindi, Urdu or Punjabi word for the type of bread used in the cuisine of India and some other Asian countries. In the Punjabi language, a large loaf is called a phulka. The word roti is generally used to refer to different types of bread, such as chapati and phulka, each with its own specific name. Outside of India, specifically in Malaysia, the term refers to all forms of bread.
Learn how to make your Chapati Roti Flatbread with this simple and easy recipe!
Chapati Roti Flatbread
A chapati is the perfect accompaniment to any type of Indian dish.
2 cups of wholemeal flour
1 cup of water
half a teaspoon of salt
- Start by putting your wholemeal flour into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the salt and mix it well.
- Then add the water.
- Mix it all together with your hands for a while, until the dough is smooth.
- When it is smooth, simply grab a handful of the dough and start processing it further.
- Making sure that it is smooth all around and forms somewhat of a pancake.
- It can then be rolled out using a chapati rolling pin, to make the chapati very thin.
- Once it is thin enough, you can then place it on a pan to cook.
- Turning often to avoid it burning.
- It should take around 1 minute 30 on each side, depending on the temperature of the pan.
- When the chapatis are cooked, pour some melted butter or ghee on to one and then use it as a mop to cover the rest.
- Your Chapati Roti Flatbread is ready!