Chapati has become a common dish at events and a very popular street food. Its popularity has increased over the years with many Kenyans loving it.
However, making this unleavened pastry can prove to be a quite a challenge to many. Here is a simple chapati recipe suitable for beginners guaranteed to give you soft, layered, delicious and Instagrammable chapatis.
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Sieve your flour into a clean bowl.
Warm your water to blood heat. Test the warmth on the back of your hand.
Add a pinch of sugar and salt into the flour and mix.
Add in the fat and rub it in until well combined.
Mix in the warm water gradually and knead it in until the dough is well combined, smooth but not sticky.
Add in a bit of oil and onto a lightly dusted surface knead your dough till it is smooth and elastic, at least ten minutes.
Let your dough sit covered with a clean damp towel over it in a warm place for at least fifteen minutes.
Roll out your dough once sat and spread cooking oil all over it.
Roll it up once more to seal in the oil.
Cut it up into equal pieces and let it sit for another fifteen minutes.
Now heat up a pan and roll out your dough into a round shape.
Grease up your pan and cook your dough until well browned on both sides