Chapatis with sauce in dish with spoon

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Makes 10

We can't resist a warm chapati with our favourite curry. This traditional Indian side dish is easier than you think and only takes a handful of ingredients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal121
  • fat3g
  • saturates0.4g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars0.3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 140g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for greasing
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  • 180ml hot water or as needed


  1. In a large bowl, stir together the flours and salt. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the olive oil and enough water to make a soft dough that is elastic but not sticky.

  2. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for 5-10 mins until it is smooth. Divide into 10 pieces, or less if you want bigger breads. Roll each piece into a ball. Let rest for a few mins.

  3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat until hot, and grease lightly. On a lightly floured surface, use a floured rolling pin to roll out the balls of dough until very thin like a tortilla.

  4. When the pan starts smoking, put a chapati on it. Cook until the underside has brown spots, about 30 seconds, then flip and cook on the other side. Put on a plate and keep warm while you cook the rest of the chapatis.

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Andy Duplain's picture
Andy Duplain
13th May, 2020
Excellent simple recipe. Cook them in a really hot pan and they blister up beautifully. They have replaced shop-bought tortillas/chapatis in our house. Thank you!
Dave Nunn's picture
Dave Nunn
2nd May, 2020
Spot on with the ingredients - had them with tomato & spinach kitchari
Andy Duplain's picture
Andy Duplain
13th May, 2020
Thanks for the Kitchari tip Dave; we'll be having that Saturday evening.
D S's picture
22nd Sep, 2019
Made these today, but used 200g WF and 80g normal flour. I then used this dough to make aloo paratha They worked really well. No potato leakage
itsmepotley's picture
10th Mar, 2019
Really easy, really cost effective, really delicious!
14th Nov, 2018
Supe easy recipe, even for first timers. We had them with a spicy lentil soup and it was great. Will definitely make again!
AdeleTheSmell's picture
13th Jul, 2015
I made chapati for the first time at the weekend using this recipe as a guide. I only needed 2 chapati so I used around 4 heaped tbsp flour, than added enough tepid water to bring it all together in a ball, knead it on the counter for a few minutes until smooth, then left sitting while awaiting the pan to smoke, before rolling into flat rounds and cooking in the pan. The result was delicious and has been easy to replicate since. I will never buy shop bought flatbreads again, thank you!
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Goatish Garrison
17th Oct, 2019
Way too much water! I only need about 140 g / 140 ml
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