Crunchy Wholemeal Puff Pastry - Chapati - Indian Bread

Wholemeal flour, salt and water: these are the only ingredients we will need to prepare today's recipe, chapati. It is a special bread, typical of India, which vaguely resembles a thin and crunchy flatbread. The recipe is very easy and the result is guaranteed! Let's prepare this bizarre and very crunchy wholemeal pastry together!

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Identity Card of the Recipe

  • 237 KCal Calories per serving
  • Ingrediants

    Ingredients for 8 chapatis

    • 200 g of semi-wholemeal flour or wholemeal flour
    • About 100 ml of water
    • 3 pinches of salt

    Materials Needed

    • Bowl
    • Scale weighs food
    • Rolling pin
    • Film
    • Non-stick pan or tawa


    1. In a bowl, mix the semi-wholemeal flour with the water and salt: knead with your hands until you get a dough that recalls the consistency of shortcrust pastry.
    2. Wrap the dough in cling film and let the dough rest for 15 minutes.
    3. Cut the dough into 6-8 equal pieces. Roll out each portion with a rolling pin, taking care to make a very thin, almost transparent sheet (chapati), with a diameter of 15-20 cm.
    4. Extremely heat a pan, until it is red-hot.
    5. Cook the wholemeal sheets for 2-3 minutes on each side, maintaining a moderate-lively flame.

    Did you know that
    Those who want to prepare a sort of soft wholemeal flatbread can place the hot chapati in cling film, and then wrap it in a cloth: in this way, moisture will be created that makes the chapati soft.

    1. Serve the crispy sheets with a lard pesto with rosemary (for the non-vegan version), legumes (eg parippu) or other.

    Alice's comment - PersonalCooker

    According to tradition, chapati is served with ghee or clarified butter or accompanied with lentil soup. However, chapati is eaten with all kinds of food scraps. And you, how do you like it?

    Nutritional values ​​and Health Comment on the recipe

    The Crunchy Wholemeal Puff Pastry is a food that could be included among the derivatives of cereals or baked goods.
    It has an average energy intake, even if the translation does not take into account the dehydration that occurs during cooking.
    Calories are mainly provided by carbohydrates, followed by proteins and finally by lipids.
    Carbohydrates are mainly complex, peptides of medium biological value and unsaturated fatty acids.
    Cholesterol is absent and the fibers are very high.
    In case of obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertriglyceridemia, Indian Bread must be used in moderate portions.
    It is contraindicated for celiac disease but not for lactose intolerance.
    Meets the criteria of the vegetarian and vegan diet.
    The average portion of Crunchy Wholemeal Puff pastry varies according to the general composition of the diet.

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