Chapatti

Quick and easy flatbread to make within an hour's lesson
Recipe category:
Savoury
Suggested age:
7-11
Time required:
30-45 minutes
Serving number:
4
Skills developed:
Kneading, Mixing, Frying, Measuring

What you need for this recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2.5ml salt
  • 15ml spoon vegetable oil or corn oil
  • 125–150ml warm water
  • 40–50g melted butter (or ghee)

Equipment:

  • sieve
  • measuring scales
  • measuring spoons
  • bread board
  • rolling pin
  • large mixing bowl
  • cling film
  • non-stick frying pan
  • tablespoon
  • palette knife
  • wooden spoon
  • pastry brush

Instructions:

  1. Place the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well and pour in the oil and half the water.
  3. Mix well with a wooden spoon and continue adding enough water until you have a firm, soft but not too sticky dough.
  4. Knead the dough for 3–4 minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls.
  6. Lightly flour a surface and roll each dough ball into a thin circle.
  7. Spread each chapatti with a light spreading of ghee/melted butter.
  8. Fold the chapatti into quarters to enclose the ghee/butter mixture.
  9. Re-roll into a flat round pizza shape.
  10. Fry in a dry pan for 3–4 minutes on each side until lightly coloured, brushing a little of the ghee/butter mixture on each side during cooking.
  11. Remove from the pan and leave to cool.
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Kneading Mixing Frying Measuring Savoury 7-11 30-45 minutes 4