Saturday, 21 July 2018

How to make soft chapati???



Art of Cooking Tip # 9

How to prepare soft,fluffy and light Chapatis?
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Chapati, the regular healthy staple food is prepared by everyone everyday.
But do your chapatis have many soft layers?
Whether your chapatis looks like poori - round - fluffy and light?
Whether your chapatis can be broken in just three fingers?
Whether your chapatis are soft like Obbattu - puran poli?
Whether your chapatis remain as soft and light even after 10-12 hours after cooking?
If your answer is in the negative to any of the above questions, then here is the solution.


  • Prepare the soft dough at least one hour before you roll them.
  • Knead the dough well at least for 5-10 minutes.
  • Finally smear a little groundnut oil and keep the dough well covered for an hour.
  • Now make small balls, dust some atta and roll them round.
  • Put and spread a few drops of oil, sprinkle a little atta on it as shown in the picture.
  • Fold it and again smear a little oil and sprinkle some more atta and fold
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    into a triangle.
  • Do this for all the balls.

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  • Now while rolling the chapati, it should be remembered that chapatis are to be lightly ROLLED and NOT PRESSED with the rolling pin. This is very important.
  • Remember while cooking chapati the fire should be always high.
  • Put the chapati on the tawa, just when the color changes, turn it.
  • Again within a minute or two reverse it.
  • Put a little oil, turn it and smear a little oil on the other side also.
  • It will turn round like a poori. 
  • Take it with your hands, holding the edge lightly press on the kitchen slab so that the layers get separated because of the oil and the atta inside. 
  • Repeat this for all the chapatis.
  • Put them in a wide vessel and lightly apply ghee.
  • Every time a chapati is cooked, the hot chapati should invariably go below and the ones cooked earlier should come on top. This should continue till all chapatis are cooked. 
  • Serve hot with sabji.
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