How to make Roti, Chapati ( Flat Indian Bread ) / step- by- step

6 Jul 2012








How to make Roti / Chapati :


I received a few mails from readers asking me to post the simple recipe of preparing soft roti/ chapatti. So, I thought I would share with you the healthy recipe with easy tips..!


Most often, dinner for my family will be chapatti with some gravy..!! 

Even though, I struggled initially to get perfectly fluffed soft chapatis....with continous effort, now I find it easier to make delicious chapatis in no time..:)

The preparation of this staple food requires simple ingredients,  wheat flour, salt, oil and water. And the secret lies in kneading the flour to smooth dough and cooking them in perfect heat to soft rotis. 











As it is made of whole grain wheat, it makes a healthy & delicious accompaniment to any masala curry..!




So, lets start cooking..:)






Ingredients:









  • Whole wheat flour                      - 1 cup
  • Salt                                          - ½ tsp
  • Lukewarm water             - ¼ cup or as needed






Method:











  1. Mix flour & salt together in a mixing bowl.
  1. Add required water little at a time and knead to make a soft dough.







  1. Add 2 tsp of oil and knead well.













  1. The addition of oil makes the surface of the dough greased, smooth & pliable.







  1. Cover it with a damp cloth and set aside for 15 to 20 mins.
  1. Divide the dough into lemon sized balls.








  1. Take the smooth ball and press flat.







  1. Dust it with dry flour from both sides.






  1. Roll it to circle.







  1. If the dough sticks to the rolling pin, slightly dust the roti with dry flour.








  1. Take care not to add too much of flour, this may turn roti dry.
  1. Heat an iron skillet or non stick pan.
  1. Place the rolled roti over skillet.





  1. Once the roti start puffing, flip the roti over.










  1. With a flat spatula, slightly press on the puffed surfaces.
  1. Flip the roti again.








  1. Once the rotis are with golden brown spots on both sides, remove from skillet.













  1. Dash the hot rotis with ghee or butter.









  1. Enjoy these yummy rotis with Paneer  butter masala  or  Chicken  tikka  masala ..!


 









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·       Chapathi Veg Roll
·       Tortillas
·       Kulchas
·       Roomali Roti
·       Tandoori Roti  &  Missi Roti










56 Yummy Comments:

PT said...

tempting and incredible..

Julie said...

Healthy & yummy chapathis!!

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Anu said...

Nice step by step procedure

Shobha said...

Nice pictorial Jay..specially for those who are new to cooking.

Gloria said...

This lool really yummy Jay!

Familycook said...

The rotis look so delicious!

Nice stepwise pics Jay. Love it !!

Vivian Pang said...

Is nice to have some light meal with chapati :) Can I substitute Atta flour with other flour? Is hard to find atta at my place. Thanks!

Sara said...

Looks delicious and my fav food.

sojo said...

very useful post to beginners...

Chitra said...

nICE POST FOR BEGINNERS :)

Kavitha said...

nice step by step explanation...

Yan said...

Interesting and it looks simple to do. Just need 3 ingredients. I need to get a package of Whole Wheat flour now.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious roti, nice step by step presentation.

Sharanya said...

thank you so much for this post

Shabbu said...

yummy chapathis..nice explanation..

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Sanoli Ghosh said...

Perfectly made, very nice fluffy soft rotis........Excellent presentation.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and wholesome chapatis. Great pics.
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Maayeka said...

perfect pictorial..

This is perfect, especially for those who have yet to enter the kitchen!!

really tempting and delicious...

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Lavanya said...

Nice clicks :)
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Tisa Jacob said...

Some delicious looking chappatis you have here, Jay. Thanks for the step by step, I always know my tawa is not hot enough when my rotis come out looking dry and flat- extreme opposite to what you've made:))

Rosh said...

Very handy post Jay. I must say even your simple rotis look so tempting. You do have a magical touch when it comes to cooking :)

Santosh Bangar said...

perfect roti

Marus said...

It looks simple. I am going to cook it soon. Thanks
Good day

delicious and soft...

amrita said...

Thanx for sharing this easy dish in a better way..It ll help many people in their day to day cooking!

Leelagovind said...

good explanation with SBS photos!!

Subhie Arun said...

nice presentation..lovely pictures..thx for sharing!

Sayantani said...

very useful post.

Rekha said...

very tempting and soft chapathi..
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Ganga Sreekanth said...

nice post jay :)

DivyaGCP said...

Very useful post for the beginners. well explained..
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Ola said...

it must be perfect to serve with any kind of Inida food

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krishna said...

very helpful for beginner..

Jay said...

Thank you so much friends for your wonderful comments..I really appreciate that..:)

Jay said...

Thank you so much friends for your wonderful comments..I really appreciate that..:)

LoLy said...

WOW, lovely :D

It surprised me that it puffed a little even without baking soda or powder. I'm thinking would be good with additions, such as cumin seeds, sesame seeds or most anything else. Lovely photos, as usual, Jay.

Keep writing...

tempting:)

These look so easy yet so delicious!

simran said...

lovely step by step pics......nice chapatis.

Beena.stephy said...

Very useful post

Vasu said...

ur recipes are so easy to follow, thanks for sharing :), looks so yum

anne said...

Practice makes perfect ! Yup , I haven't made an attempt on making these deliciousness :P But I'll do it sometime :D Love the step by step photos ! Thanks for sharing , Jay !

manjooo said...

this will help so many beginners!!! gud!!

Kalyan P said...

tempting indeed...mouthwatering dish & the clicks!

perfect looking chapatis

thank you Jay, everybody loves chapati!

Kitchen Riffs said...

Great tutorial. I've made roti, and it's easy - but not so easy always getting consistent results (sometimes they're too dense). I just need to practice more. Good stuff - thanks.

I always thought that chapatis are quite difficult to make but thanks to you, I can try to make them myself! :)

Day to day food!! But hard to find a perfect recipe for rotis.. Thanks for sharing..

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halal foodie said...

Hi Jay ! I too have a draft for the same post, waiting to be posted , your post looks beautiful and the rotis look soft n yummy, nice pics too

Evitaa said...

I love chapatis, the're so simple and taste soooo good! :)

Sadaf Afshan said...

It might be the most basic thing and is made almost daily in my house but I must admit I have still not mastered the art of making perfectly round, soft rotis and too quickly.

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