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Published: 29-08-2012 - Last Edited: 12-08-2021


traditional indian flat bread

Prep time: 15 mins | Cooking time: 15 mins | Serves 6

This traditional bread from India, is a perfect companion to many dishes such as dahl, soups and rice, and can also be served with other style of cuisine.

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour and the salt. in a separate bowl, mix the water and the oil, and then add to the flour. 

Mix well and kneed the dough until smooth and elastic.

Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and leave to rest for about 2 hours.

Divide the dough in small balls (the size of a Ping Pong ball) and roll each one into a very thin disc of about 4-5 inches in diameter.

Preheat a pan over medium heat, add a few drops of olive oil and cook each chapati until the surface looks dry and lightly brown.

Remove each Chapati from the pan and place on a dish to be served still warm.

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If you have left over Chapati, place in an air tight glass container to be kept in the fridge for a few days, reheat when needed.


• 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
• 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
• 2 tablespoons Ghee or Canola oil
• 1 Cup Water
• 2 tablespoon cumin or sesame seed
• Olive oil


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