How to make Chapati (East African Bread)

How to make Chapati (East African Bread)



All ingredients should be allowed to come to room temperature if they have been in the refrigerator.
Mix flour and salt in a bowl.
Slowly mix in enough water to make a thick dough.
Mix in one spoonful oil.
Knead dough on a cool surface for a few minutes, adding a few spoonfuls of dry flour.
Return dough to the bowl, cover with a clean cloth, and let it rest for thirty minutes.
Lightly grease (with cooking oil) and pre-heat a skillet or griddle.
Divide the dough into orange-sized balls. Flatten them into six-inch circles. Fry them in the skillet or griddle, turning once, until each side is golden brown and spotted.
Place in warm oven as they are done and serve with butter and any curry, stew or soup dish





  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • warm water, as needed

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