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.
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.
Making Chapati Roti.