BBC navigation

BBC

Chapatis recipes

Chapatis

Chapatis

By Manju Malhi

A round, thin flatbread from India, traditionally made with wholemeal flour (or a high percentage of it), and cooked on a flat skillet over a high heat. The dough is usually unleavened. Typical ingredients include wheat flour, water and sometimes salt

Recipes for chapatis

Main course

See all recipes for chapatis (2)

Buyer's guide

Look for frozen chapatis sold in Indian grocers or those sold in long-life packets at the supermarket.

Storage

Chapatis are best frozen in an airtight bag.

Preparation

Chapatis are very easy to make at home, and require only basic ingredients like wholemeal flour (or a mixture of half-white, half-wholemeal), water and, if you like, a little ghee, oil or butter and salt, though these last ingredients are optional. These ingredients are mixed to a firm dough, left for at least 30 minutes to make rolling easier, then rolled out very thinly and baked on a very hot, dry surface, such as a frying-pan.

Article by Dan Lepard

Quick recipe finder

Type the ingredients you want to use, then click Go. For better results you can use quotation marks around phrases (e.g. "chicken breast"). Alternatively you can search by chef, programme, cuisine, diet, or dish (e.g. Lasagne).

Advanced search options

See more bread recipes

See more flatbread recipes

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.