Recipes from Goa, India: Chapati (Indian Flatbread)

Recipes from Goa, India

Chapati (Indian Flatbread)

Country: Goa, India
Course: Bread
Makes: 20 chapatis


  • 4 cups whole wheat flour
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water (more or less)
  • Ghee
  1. Stir the salt into the flour, then make a well in the middle and pour in the oil, then the water. Knead until you get a smooth dough, then dust with flour and let rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Now divide the dough up into golfball sized pieces and shape them into balls. Dust with more flour and roll flat, then spread a little bit of ghee over the surface of the dough.
  3. Now you're going to fold the dough into a little packet. Start by folding two sides in until they touch, like this:
  4. The fold in the other two ends. Turn over, dust with a little more flour and roll flat. You'll end up with a square piece of dough about the thickness of a tortilla.
  5. Now transfer the dough into a preheated pan and spread some more ghee on top. Flip and spread ghee on the other side. Let cook on both sides until you're starting to get some dark spots on the surface. Serve hot.