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Cooking at Home - Chapatis Flatbread

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Makes: 6 servings

    Just 4 ingredients are all you need to make delicious flatbread at home. Serve with dip at your next gathering or as a side to dinner.


    • 2 cup whole wheat flour
    • 2/3 cup water (warm)
    • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
    • 1 dash 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 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.
    8. Eat them right away with a little butter or margarine, or use as scoops for eating other dishes.

    Source: University of Illinois, Extension Service, Wellness Ways Resource Book: Taste of the World

    Nutrition Information

    Serving Size: 6 Servings Per Container





    Total Fat

    3 g

    Saturated Fat

    0 g


    0 mg


    28 mg

    Total Carbohydrate

    29 g

    Dietary Fiber

    4 g

    Total Sugars

    0 g

    Added Sugars included

    0 g


    5 g

    Vitamin D

    0 mcg


    14 mg


    1 mg


    145 mg