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.
- Wheat flour
- Salt to taste
- Sugar to taste
- Cooking oil
- Cooking fat.
- 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
- Once they ready, serve with stew or as a snack.