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Indian Roti – Chapati Recipe

chapati roti
This post is dedicated to all those who emailed me and asked many questions about Indian Roti (Chapati). Why the roti is not soft? Why it does not puff? And so on.

chapati roti 1
Indian roti is really easy to make, but there are few things to care for while making the roti.

1- Use the proper flour. You can’t use cake flour to make Indian roti , nor mix it with whole wheat flour.

2- Knead the dough for at least 7 minutes.

3- The dough shouldn’t be hard or sticky.

4- The dough should rest for at least 20 minutes while covered.

5- The pan should be hot when placing the roti, later reduce the heat. Your roti will not be soft if you placed it on a cold or warm pan even if it puffed.

6- When the roti is done, apply oil (if you wish), stack the rotis, and cover immediately. Exposing the roti to air makes it dry.

7- Store in air tight container.

8- When heating the roti in microwave 10 – 15 seconds should be enough.

9- I’m sorry to say this, but nothing beats a fresh chapati (roti). So if possible try to eat it the same day.

chapati roti 3

Making Chapati Roti.



  1. Love back to basics posts like this…these flatbread look perfect, Muna.

  2. Perfect and ever so tempting!



  3. I make them when I am not working.. 🙂 my husband loves them.

  4. I had no idea it was this simple to make chapati. I once watched someone make some and they worked some ghee into it too. Boy was it delicious. Now I’m drooling and it’s midnight!

  5. I’m excited by the idea of puffed chapatis! Sounds like something the kids might enjoy making too since it sounds pretty simple (I think!). Thanks for the great post!

  6. Susan Bird

    Love the chapatti bread recipe