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Chapati Breads

My daughter and I prepare this Indian flatbread frequently. It is so fun to make and goes well with any spiced dish. We use the extras to make sandwich wraps. —Joyce McCarthy, Sussex, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 3/4 cup hot water (140°)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • In a large bowl, combine the flours, salt and, if desired, garlic powder. Stir in water and oil. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 8-10 minutes. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
    Divide dough into 10 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in. circle. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook breads over medium heat until lightly browned, 1 minute on each side. Keep warm.

Chapati Bread Recipe Tips

What's the best flour for chapati bread?

We recommend using all-purpose and whole wheat flour for this chapati recipe. If you have a little all-purpose flour left over, try making your own naan bread, too.

What can you serve chapati bread with?

You can try serving chapati bread with curry dishes like chickpea and potato curry or mango chicken curry. Or you could use it for sandwich wraps, too.

How do you keep chapati bread soft after cooking?

To keep chapati bread soft after cooking, place parchment paper between each chapati and store in an airtight plastic bag. Then, place the bag in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 flatbread: 113 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 0.500 fat.


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  • Nepta
    Aug 2, 2020

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  • Glory
    Dec 9, 2019

    This was a great recipe! I didn't have any whole wheat flour, so I just used 2 cups of all-purpose flour. One thing I noticed, however, is that you need to use a tablespoon or more of butter when cooking, and you also need to cook a lot more (you really need those dark spots!!)

  • gaylene2
    Jun 26, 2019

    My family really loved this Indian flatbread. I had no wheat flour so I used all white but nobody complained. We made "tacos" and filled them with chopped chicken, chopped cukes, chopped tomatoes and grated fresh Parmesan cheese. I wanted to make some kind of Indian sauce to go with it but ran out of time. So I just put Ranch dressing and other dressings on the table. Next time I want to find some fun Indian homemade sauce to go with it.

  • pinkdolphin23
    Aug 1, 2016

    I love this easy recipe. I use all wheat flour and add chia seeds and hot pepper. Amazing