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Whole Wheat Chapatis

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Whole Wheat Chapatis

Whole Wheat Chapatis recipe



10 servings


35 min


40 min


2 15 min
Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
1 ½ cups unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
½ cup water


Amount Measure Ingredient Features
355 ml unbleached all-purpose flour
118 ml whole-wheat flour
5 ml salt
45 ml ghee (clarified butter)
118 ml water


Mix flours, salt, and butter and add just enough water to make a firm dough, somewhat like a biscuit dough.

Knead for 10 to 15 minutes - the more the dough is kneaded, the lighter the bread will be.

Shape the dough into a ball, cover with a sheet of plastic and let it rest for at least 1 hour.

If left to rest overnight in the refrigerator, the finished bread will be even lighter.

When ready to bake, take a small piece of dough about the size of a golf ball, or a bit smaller.

On a lightly floured board, roll the dough into a thin circle, about 5 inches in diameter.

Repeat with all the dough.

Heat a griddle or heavy-bottomed iron skillet until it is very hot.

Place the rolled out chapati on the griddle and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes, depending on how thin you have rolled it.

Using a pair of kitchen tongs, you can lift the chapati to see if the underside has turned a golden brown.

Flip, and cook the other side about 1 minute.

As they are cooked, store the chapatis on a towel in a warm covered container until ready to serve.

Serve as soon as the last chapati is baked.

NOTE: In India breads sometimes are baked in the fiery clay tandoor, where they develop brown spots and bubbles.

To achieve a similar effect at home, you can use tongs to hold each chapati over a hot gas flame until it puffs like a little balloon.

The chapati will collapse as it cools.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 41g (1.4 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11828% from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 261mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

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