Friday, November 19, 2010

CHAPATHI/ROTI (soft and puffed Indian flat bread)


Wheat flour--------------------- 2 cups
Yogurt--------------------------- 2 tbsp
Milk------------------------------ 1 tsp
Warm water-------------------- 3/4 cup
Salt------------------------------- 1/8 tsp 
Oil or melted butter or ghee-- 1 tsp (while kneading to prevent stickiness)

This measurement yields about 18 medium small sized rotis.


  1. In a bowl,mix wheat flour and salt.
  2. Next, put yogurt in the middle of flour. Slowly mix in the flour from the sides.
  3. Next add milk in it and mix in the flour from the sides.
  4. Now slowly add water and keep mixing.
  5. Dough will be sticky. So, add a tsp of oil or melted butter or ghee and knead the dough thoroughly. Now the dough will not be sticky.
  6. Once the dough is fully kneaded cover it with a damp cloth for minimum 15 minutes.
  7. Next powder dry flour on it and make small balls.
  8. Using a rolling pin make flat thin breads. It should be equally rolled. Use extra dry flour for rolling.
  9. Now heat a griddle to high and put one chapathi in it. 
  10.  Bring the heat to medium , once you see the bubbles,lightly press with a flat spatula. Now you can see the bubbles getting bigger.
  11. At this stage flip it to other side and increase the heat to high. 
  12. Then allow it to puff full, meanwhile slow down the flame.
  13. Once its fully cooked, take it out and apply ghee on it if you prefer. I don't add any butter or ghee on cooked roti's just because of health consciousness. It will be soft and tastes good without additional ghee/butter.


  • Add water slowly while kneading the dough. 
  • The most important tip in making chapathis puff up is in the adjustment of heat then the dough softness and the way it is rolled.
  • Dust off the extra dry flour from the chapathi before putting it in hot griddle.


  • You can also knead the dough by just using warm water.

Step 10


  1. its really very fluffy, feels like having one with home made butter and vegei.

  2. Nicely puffed chapathi. Looks awesome.

  3. Nice puffy chappathi..loving it

    and am happy to follow u..

  4. Looks great and so soft!

  5. First, I would like to thank you for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award.In appriciation I have made a special Thankyou Tag.Please collect it from:
    And I must say that your rotis are so nicely puffed up..mine never do.

  6. Roti Luks very soft and fluffy,healthy recipe...

  7. first time to ur blog....chapathi looks veryyyy soft and perfect!!im glad to follow u dear!

  8. Looks so perfect and yummy!!
    Thank you so much for sharing the award with me! :)

  9. wow, so puffy...delicious preparation.

  10. It looks delicious.
    I like it.
    See soon.

  11. The chapathis turned out unbelievably soft and fluffy! :) Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  12. Tried rotis in this way. The out come was superb.Thanks for the recipe.

  13. I have tried this today and it turned out delicious. Though it did not puff up completely still learning!


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