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Chapati

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Chapati or chapatti is a type of roti or Indian bread. It is made from a dough of atta flour, (from whole grain durum wheat), water and salt by rolling it out into discs of approximately 12 cm diameter and browning it on both sides on a very hot, dry tava or frying pan. It is then held very briefly (about half a second) directly into an open flame, causing it to puff up with steam like a balloon.

Often, the finished chapatis are brushed with ghee (clarified butter). Variations include replacing part of the wheat flour with millet (bajra) or maize (makka) flour and are then referred to as bajra roti or makke ki roti. When a mixture of millet, maize and gram flour is used it is called a missi roti.

Chapatis are usually eaten with cooked dal (lentil soup) or vegetable (Indian curry) dishes, using the chapati to wrap around and pick up each bite of the cooked dish.

The steaming (ballooning) step can also be achieved by placing the chapati in a microwave for 5–10 seconds.

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