Quickest Ever Homemade Indian Chapati Bread
Quickest Ever Homemade Indian Chapati Bread

Quickest Ever Homemade Indian Chapati Bread

Today I’m sharing a super quick recipe for homemade chapati bread. Chapati is an Indian flatbread which is commonly eaten with most meals in an Indian household. I think of the Indian chapati like the Mexican corn tortilla.  The bread is made in homes every day, to serve with each meal.

Indian Chapati

Indian Chapati

Unlike Australia and the US, when a curry is served it consists predominately of sauce. Presumably, this is because meat is so expensive. The bread is used to mop up the sauce and make the dish more filling. The sauce is my favourite part of the curry, so I’m happy to devour a basket of chapati as I eat.

Homemade Chapati

Homemade Chapati

Because I’ve been sharing a lot of my favourite curry recipes with you recently I felt it was remiss of me not to give you an authentic flatbread to mop up all that delicious sauce. Actually, it was a member of my Thermomix Kitchen Facebook group that reminded me that I hadn’t shared the recipe.

Chapati Recipe

Chapati Recipe

Therefore today I want to show you just how easy it is to make a chapati. The dough is made with just two ingredients, Atta flour and water. Atta flour is a less processed Indian flour, a little bit like wholemeal flour. Happily, the flour is usually available at Woolworths.

Atta Flour

Atta Flour

When I was a young girl I used to watch the neighbouring Indian restaurant prepare chapati ready for the evening service. The most amazing thing about the bread is watching it puff up. When the bread is cooking it become almost like a fragile round ball. As soon as the chapati is taken off the heat it flattens back down again. It seemed to me almost like a magic trick.

Chapati Bread

Chapati Bread

The funny thing is, I never imagined how easy it would be to make my own chapati! Take a look below at the recipe. It’s only brief, full instructions are available in An Indian ThermoKitchen Cookbook.  This cookbook features 28 authentic Indian recipes. Take a look at the recipe index.

Indian Bread

Indian Bread

How to Make Homemade Indian Chapati Bread

Ingredients

  • Atta Flour
  • warm Water

Instructions

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Given that you will be making chapatis like a pro, you’ll need to choose a curry to accompany them. I have just released a cookbook called “An Indian ThermoKitchen” which has 20 delicious Indian recipes. Here are some of my favourites.

Lamb Korma Recipe

Lamb Korma Recipe

In fact, based on restaurant menus I think these must be everyone’s favourites. Lamb Korma and the Mango Chicken.

Indian Mango Chicken Curry

Indian Mango Chicken Curry

If you prefer a vegetarian or vegan curry I also have a Lentil Dahl recipe that’s a real winner. Regardless of which dish you choose to accompany your chapati with I’m sure you will enjoy them.

Indian Dahl Profile

Indian Dahl Profile

Finally, I would also like to invite you to join my Thermomix Facebook Group. If you have a Thermomix and you would like to share delicious recipes please feel free to join Thermomix Kitchen. We have some fabulous contributors to the group sharing sweet and savoury dishes.

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Comments

  1. Stunning pics as always – we make rotis which are very similar and super yum! I’m going to try some of your chapatis next time to mix things up!

  2. Fantastic!!!!! This is going to be perfect with my favourite curry!

  3. Thanks so much Julie for posting this so quickly. I am planning on making your Easy Thermomix Chicken Curry tonight and wanted to do the chapati with it. I’ll let you know how it turned out.

  4. They turned out great! Not sure what atta is…ap flour?

  5. How can it be this easy? I adore all Indian foods and make curry at least once a week – the kids inhale the expensive store bought breads – not any more, homemade all the way. Thank you for the recipe AND money saving. xxx

  6. You had me at quickest ever… I love a simple recipe, and I love Indian so this is ticking boxes left, right and centre 🙂

  7. I haven’t made chapati bread in ages. Don’t know why, because it’s so easy. Just as fast as making homemade tortillas — and much the same process. Good stuff — thanks so much.

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