Potato Chapati Bread


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

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 chapatis


  • 1 cup mashed potatoes

  • salt to taste

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil for frying

  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. 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.

  2. Preheat a nonstick griddle to medium heat.

  3. 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 (per serving)

400 Calories
19g Fat
53g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 416mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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