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Chapatis Flatbread

Explore this effortless chapati flatbread recipe, turning basic ingredients into soft, golden discs, ideal for pairing with curries or enjoying solo. Recipe source: USDA MyPlate

Prep Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Servings: 6
Ingredients Click the play button next to each ingredient for How-To Videos
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2/3 cup Water, warm
  • 2 teaspoons Vegetable Oil
  • 1 dash of Salt
  1. Place the flour in a large mixing bowl. Add water, oil and salt. Mix with fork and then with hands. Keep mixing until you can make a ball.
  2. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes. Let rest for 30 minutes in the bowl, covered with a damp cloth.
  3. Roll the ball into a 12-inch log and cut into 6 chunks.
  4. Roll each chunk into a very thin pancake, about 7 inches in diameter. Don’t worry about making the dough into a perfect circle—just try to get it as thin as you can.
  5. Heat a cast iron skillet (lightly greased) on medium-high heat. Place one chapati in the skillet and cook for 30 seconds.
  6. Use a spatula to lift bread. When the chapati gets brown spots and bubbles, flip it over and cook for another 30 seconds.
  7. Wrap the cooked chapati in a cloth napkin while cooking the rest.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 chapati % Daily Value
Calories 149
Fat 3 g 4%
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 28 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 29 g 11%
Fiber 4 g 14%
Sugars 0 g
Protein 5 g 10%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

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