Roundabout 3 cups of plain flour
1 cup of warm water
Salt, to taste
1 – Add the water to the flour and mix to a soft and not sticky dough
2 – Knead well
3 – Form into a ball, cover and leave in the bowl at room temperature for at least 30 mins
4 – Divide the dough into ping-pong sized balls and roll out thinly
5 – Fry each chapatti in a heavy-based frying pan with olive oil and salt until it has brown bubbles and then flip and repeat on the other side
– I usually use olive oil, but you can use any kind of oil, such as sunflower oil, vegetable oil, etc
– Traditionally chapattis don’t have spices, but feel free to experiment! Just add them in when you mix the water with the flour.
– You can serve chapattis with curry, rice and yoghurt for an Indian meal, but in Uganda (where I heard about them), you just eat them straight from the pan.