* Edited on 1/3/2012 - This post made it to Foodbuzz Today's Top 9 :) Thanks for your buzz !
Time flies ...now it is already the 3rd day of 2012 . I had a wonderful 2011 ...a year full of trying out new recipes and a year of knowing new friends since joining FFWD. I did not make any new year resolutions this year but I promised myself more baking and more cooking in 2012 and to clear off the long long list of what I had KIV last year :p
One of the things I needed to do for this new year is to look for a good Chapati / flatbread recipe that will remains soft till the last bite. I came upon one recipe that looks good and it uses yoghurt , warm milk and vegetable oil . This is so healthy without the ghee or butter . I am quite happy with the result , though it did not stay soft throughout the meal LOL! Soft when it is still warm but half way through the meal, the other pieces turned slightly hard. I had to microwave the rest of the chapatis and they turned soft again. I will continue to make chapati until I get a soft chapati ( I will not rest until I get the soft chapati ...ahem ) ...maybe the recipe is right but the handling of the dough my be not correctly done . Maybe some of you would like to share the secret with me on how to make a soft chapati :) I welcome any tips from you :) I want to make chapati my staple food for 2012....can ? I made the chappatis and Wild Boar cooked the beef curry for our new year meal. Take a peek at my new year meal.
Simple, healthy and delicious ! I would have enjoyed it even more if Wild Boar had given the curry a bit more gravy. The curry tasted fantastic but just a little too dry for my chapatis....anyway, thank you WB for helping out while I was busy rolling and tossing the chappatis !
There are different version of chapati recipes out there on the internet and I read through this one and I have never tried with yoghurt before so the urge to make it is so strong coz I love chapati and this is my second attempt at making it. This chapati is much softer than my first attempt. Definitely have room for improvement. Practice Makes Perfect and Everything In Moderation are still my mottos for 2012 :))
Homemade Healthy Chapati II
makes 4 pieces
1 cup Atta flour
2 tbsp of plain yoghurt
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
a pinch of salt
1/4 cup or more warm fresh milk - enough to make a soft and pliable dough
Combine the atta flour with the yoghurt and oil...slowly add in the warm milk to the four mixture to form a soft and pliable dough. Knead the dough for 5-7 minutes till it is smooth. Leave to rest for 30 minutes. Divide into 4 equal pieces . Shape each piece into a round ball and roll each ball into a flat round disc. Warm the non-stick pan or tawa pan and cook the chapati till it blisters and puffs up - 3 mins on each sides. Serve with curry or dhall curry of your choice.