Weekend meals can be either simple or elaborate type . Flipping through my stack and stack of cookbooks, I settled for this simple flatbread called the Chapatti from my 500 Pizzas & Flatbread. There are many variations but I chose this simple and healthy one- Wholemeal Chapatti. It is indeed simple and very healthy. Wholemeal flour and olive oil makes it healthier than those chapatti that uses ghee. I cooked some chicken curry to go with it. WB is a meat eater so I forgo the thought of cooking dhal curry for it. But the next time I make this Chapatti, I will cook the dhal curry to complete it being a healthy meal :p
This thin flatbread can be used to make wraps or to be served with curry or dhal. We, asians love this flatbread and we will have this for our dinner or breakfast, most commonly taken as a breakfast meal. Homemade ones are welcome in the Piggies residence and not to mention the Momsie Elin loves making them ...so much healthier than eating rice :) I am thankful that WB loves chapatti too so it makes it easier for me, when I feel like eating this flatbread, I will just make a soft dough out of wholemeal flour some plain flour and olive oil with warm water...that's it ! Leave it rest for 30 or 40 minutes and you can start making your chapatti. Of course, provided you already have the curry ready to be served :)
Wholemeal Chapatti - adapted from 500 Pizzas & Flatbread
( Printable Recipe )
125 g ( 4.5 oz ) wholemeal
115 g ( 4 oz ) plain flour
5 ml ( 1 tsp ) salt
30 ml ( 2 tbsp ) olive oil
175 ml ( 6 fl oz ) hot water
Combine flour and salt in a large bowl , make a well in the centre and stir in olive oil and just enough water to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
Use a sharp knife to cut into 10 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball and place on a baking sheet. Set aside for 30 minutes. Heat a large heavy frying pan or tava , lightly coat with oil. On a lightly floured board or counter, roll dough out to a roughly ( 20 cm) 8 " round. Place Chapatti on hot pan and cook for 30 seconds per side, until brown spots appear. Repeat with remaining balls of dough.
Wrap chapatti with clean paper towel and keep them soft as they cool. Serve warm or at room temperature. Make 10. Serve 4-5.
Have a pleasant day :)