Wednesday, 6 May 2009
This is an easy, no fuss recipe for chapatis. they can be served with a cury or stew and make a good alternative to rice or potatoes. They are so easy you can make them in the bush over your campfire! 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup vegetable oil -- plus 1-3 TBSP 3/4 cup water (3/4 to 1) In a large bowl, combine salt and 2-1/2 cups flour. Add 1/4 cup oil and mix well. Add water little by little, stirring after each addition, until dough is soft. Knead dough in bowl for 5 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle about 1/4 cup flour on a flat surface. Take a 2-inch ball of dough and, with a floured rolling pin, roll out into a 1/8-inch-thick circle the size of a saucer. Repeat with remaining dough, sprinkling flat surface with flour if dough sticks. Heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Fry chapati 3 to 5 minutes per side or until brown. Remove from pan and let drain on paper towels. Fry remaining chapatis, adding more oil if necessary. Serve immediately or place in a covered container until ready to serve.