A recipe for beginners in cooking 🙂 Make soft chapatis and eat them with a curry of your choice!

Ingredients: Makes 7-8 medium sized chapatis

  1. Whole Wheat Atta / Whole Wheat Flour – 1 Cup + extra for dusting
  2. Salt – To taste (1/4 Tsp approx.)
  3. Sugar – To taste (1/4 Tsp approx.)
  4. Vegetable Oil or Cooking Oil – 1/2 Tbsp + 1/2 Tbsp + for roasting
  5. Lukewarm Water – As needed to knead the dough


  1. In a mixing bowl, take the wheat flour and add the salt & sugar.
  2. Mix in 1/2 Tbsp oil.
  3. Add the lukewarm water little by little. Knead till everything comes together into one soft dough.
  4. Add the remaining 1/2 Tbsp oil. Knead.
  5. Cover with cling wrap and let it rest for half an hour at least.
  6. Divide the chapati dough into 8 equal portions.
  7. With one portion roll out a round chapati using a rolling pin on the kitchen counter. Use extra wheat flour to dust while rolling.
  8. Roast the chapati on a skillet/tawa with little oil till golden brown spots appear.

Culinary Secrets:

  1. Keeping the dough for sometime to rest allows gluten formation, this makes soft rotis.
  2. Knead the dough till you get a soft dough that does not stick to your palms.
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