An Indian bread which is eaten for breakfast with curds and pickle or served for a special dinner with any curry.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
8 chapatis
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the mashed potatoes, salt, cayenne, turmeric, cilantro, and 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a bowl and mix well. Add the whole wheat flour a little at a time, kneading the mixture until it forms a stiff but pliable dough. (If the dough becomes too stiff, add a few drops of water.) Transfer the dough to an oiled bowl, turning to coat; cover with plastic and set aside for 10 minutes.

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  • Preheat a nonstick griddle to medium heat.

  • Divide the dough into lemon-sized portions and roll them out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Fry the chapatis using up to 1 teaspoon of oil for each side. Cook until brown spots have started to form on the bread and the dough is cooked through. Brush with melted butter and serve hot.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 9.3g 19% DV; carbohydrates 53.1g 17% DV; fat 18.6g 29% DV; cholesterol 8.7mg 3% DV; sodium 182.5mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
Really good basic recipe. It loses something without pickle (I recommend garlic pickle or mango pickle). I added scallions and a touch of garlic to the original recipe. Just keep adding water until the dough forms. Fairly simple and with a mixer it goes quicker than the time listed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2011
Really good basic recipe. It loses something without pickle (I recommend garlic pickle or mango pickle). I added scallions and a touch of garlic to the original recipe. Just keep adding water until the dough forms. Fairly simple and with a mixer it goes quicker than the time listed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/30/2016
I had to knead the dough way more than I had anticipated but it came out well. Loved it. The suggestion to serve with butter brushed on the chapati is classic. Thanks for this. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/26/2018
I liked it overall thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2018
I love this easy to follow recipe. I made a few changes to suit my needs. I used all purpose flour instead of wheat I left out the spices since my mashed potatoes already had some seasoning in them and then I added a tablespoon of sugar. Also I found they came out really pliable when I rolled them Thin thin enough to see the board beneath them. I will definitely use this recipe again maybe with tomatoe and basil. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2015
I made this with sweet potatoes. Fantastic! Read More