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Chapatti Recipe

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mkmjimmy Mon 28-Oct-13 11:35:13


I have some gram flour and quite fancy having a go at making chappatis (?sp) does anyone have a recipe that works?

Ta. Sue.

womblingalong Mon 28-Oct-13 17:52:24

Chapattis are not made with gram flour, but whole wheat flour. Couple of cups of whole meal flour in a bowl, tablespoon of cooking oil, enough water to make a dough, knead it all together until you have an elastic dough.

Roll the dough into a sausage and pull bits off to divide into equal sized pieces. Roll each piece in your palms until you get a nice round ball. Put some flour on a plate for dredging, and use a floured board and a rolling pin to roll out into circles the size of a large side plate. Use flour from plate to sprinkle on, if they stick. Cook in a hot dry frying pan, both sides, until it puffs up a bit, and gets some brown speckles on. Add butter if liked. Repeat. Eat as soon as possible.

ohright Mon 28-Oct-13 21:46:38

womblingalong is right. But here are some things you can make with gram flour!
You can choose which recipe you like. Some are in Hindi, in which case there is a thing called CC in the bottom right corner of the video which you click to get captions.

Tarla Dalal gives the written recipe on the screen as well as under it, you have to press About.
Happy cooking! as JacquesPepin says.

ohright Mon 28-Oct-13 21:49:12

Here's one moe. Most of them are simple to do.

LittleTulip Mon 28-Oct-13 21:51:05

You can make some nice onion bhajis with gram flour

LittleTulip Mon 28-Oct-13 21:51:42

Also great as a face mask with some turmeric, yoghurt and honey

ohright Mon 28-Oct-13 23:24:49

how to make onion bajis -
mixed vegetable bhajis -
potato bhajis -
spinach and onion hajis -

ohright Mon 28-Oct-13 23:28:58

Thank you LittleTulip, I am going to try that face mask! looks good.
Making bhajis is also a super idea. We dip and fry bhajis with potato slices first, then mix in sliced onions into the remaining batter and deep-fry spoonfuls. Yummy!

ohright Mon 28-Oct-13 23:35:52

You can also dip really thin aubergine slices in the gramflour batter and fry. Whole spinach leaves are scrumptious as bhajis.
See that the vegetable slices are dry before dipping, or else the batter won't cling.

mkmjimmy Tue 29-Oct-13 09:46:42

Brilliant thank you. Now sitting here in face mask munching an onion bhaji.

Chopstheduck Tue 29-Oct-13 09:51:11

the trick with chapatis is to have the pan scorching hot, and a stiff dough that you roll out as thin as possible. I don't put oil in mine, just salt, flour and water.

littletulip, doesn't your face end up yellow if you put turmeric in it? shock

Khudi is one of my favourite things to make with besan.

burfi (liek fudge) is really nice too with gram flour, though I tend to buy that rather than make it.

21mealspluscake Tue 29-Oct-13 12:28:10

Chops that khudi looks great but can you tell me what sour curd is?

Chopstheduck Tue 29-Oct-13 14:39:46

Just yoghurt, preferably a few days old so it is slightly sour rather than fresh and creamy.

21mealspluscake Tue 29-Oct-13 14:47:22

Cheers - have got some that I was wondering how to use

ohright Tue 29-Oct-13 17:01:52

Gramflour is known as Besan -
Here is a recipe for a sweet besan burfi -
and this one is for besan laddoo -
one more is for Mohan Thal- a favourite -

ohright Tue 29-Oct-13 17:05:55

Kadhi is really great!
You can also add gramflour dumplings to it.

womblingalong Tue 29-Oct-13 18:02:53

Kadhi is lovely, as are bhaji's with gram flour.

I never put salt in my chapatis, the oil does help them to roll out nice and thin, and they keep better if you have any left over.

luverlytea Fri 15-Nov-13 00:31:55

Sad news.
Tarla Dalal passed away on November 6.2013.
A remarkable, unassuming and kind lady, she was perhaps the first Indian to write a cookery book. She had a giving nature and shared all her knowledge with others.
She shines like a beacon among India's greats.
Others were Premila Lal, Jeroo Sidhwa., Aroona Reejsinghani, pioneers in cookery writing. God bless them all.
They brought recipe ideas, methods, traditional and modern, all with devotion and care and research, into the ordinary housewife's reach.
They had a loving dedication to their readers

Chopstheduck Fri 15-Nov-13 07:09:42

Oh how sad. Thank you for posting, I had no idea.

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