How to Make Layered and Soft Chapati
How to Make Soft Chapatis

Chapati is a type of bread that is common in Kenya. It is served with chicken or beef curry.

CuisineKenya, East African
CourseBreakfast, Brunch, Lunch, and Dinner
Cooking time1 Hour
Servings4 – 6

✦ The Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups of all-purpose wheat flour
  • 1 and a quarter cups of warm water
  • 3 spoons of butter
  • The sunflower oil

✦ The Steps For Making the Chapati

1 ✦ Melt the 3 spoons of butter.

2 ✦ Put the melted butter in a bowl and then add the salt and the sugar. Then stir until they dissolve.

3 ✦ In another bowl, whip up the egg.

4 ✦ Then add the whipped egg to the mixture and stir it.

5 ✦ Next, add the 3 cups of the all-purpose wheat flour and mix it.

6 ✦ Now add 1/2 cup of the warm water and start to knead.

7 ✦ Keep adding the water to the mixture while kneading until the dough is thick and soft.

8 ✦ Keep kneading the dough for 5 minutes and sprinkle some wheat flour if needed.

9 ✦ Add a teaspoon of the sunflower oil to the dough and keep on kneading.

The Dough

10 ✦ Next, cover the dough and leave it for 1 hour.

✦ How To Make The Soft Layered Chapati

11✦ After 1 hour, dust a tray with some flour.

12 ✦ Then divide the dough into parts. Then shape them into ball-like shapes and then place them on the tray.

How to Make Chapatis

13 ✦ Use a rolling pin to roll each one of them, one at a time into a circular shape.

14 ✦ Then brush or spread the vegetable oil on the top.

How to Make Chapati

15 ✦ Roll the oiled chapati until you have a shape that is similar to a rope.

How to Make Soft Layered Chapatis

16 ✦Then coil it and press it to make it flat.

Note: To make the work easier, do the steps 13, 14, and 15 to each one of the parts first, then head to step 16.

✦ The Final Stage

How to Make Soft Layered Chapatis

16 ✦Heat up the pan to 300 – 350°c.

17 ✦ Use the rolling pin to make circular shaped chapatis, each at a time.

Making Chapatis

18 ✦ Then place the rolled out chapatis on the pan, each at a time. And spread the sunflower oil on each of the sides until they are golden brown.

Making Chapatis

19 ✦ When each is ready, you put it in a plastic wrap or in a covered container.

20 ✦ Leave them for 20 minutes. Then they are ready to be served.

Chapatis for Breakfast

✦ How to Serve the Chapati

  • They are served by either the beef curry or chicken curry or even just a stew.
  • They can also be warmed up and served as a snack or for breakfast.

✦ Some Tips For The Dough

  • You can choose either to use eggs or not
  • Choose the type of wheat flour that you prefer ( white or brown )
  • Do not use the self-rising flour to make the chapatis
  • You can also choose to leave the dough overnight

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