This is by far my favorite food. It’s also the first food I got to learn from my late grandma. At first I was terrible but with time and practice, my chapatis come out soft and circular cause I have seen chapatis that look like the map of Africa. I won’t mention anyone but they do know themselves, anyways here’s how I prepare mine:
✓ 500g Flour
✓ Water (Lukewarm)
✓ 1 tbsp Salt
✓ In a bowl, add flour and salt, using your hand mix it up then add 4 tbsp of oil and mix well.
✓ Add water bits by bits while mixing until you form a dough. Place the dough on a floured flat surface then knead. Once done, divide it into small balls(size should depend with your pan).
✓ Flour your surface, take one small ball then roll it just a little not much. Apply oil on top of your flat rolled dough.
✓ Use a knife, and slice it in the middle not all the way through just 3/4 of it from on end to the other. Roll and then press it(Repeat the same process to the remaining balls). Leave them for 30 minutes.
✓ Now prepare your pan and place on fire. Take a ball on floured surface and roll it in a circular shape then place it on the hot pan. Let it stay for a minute till it turn slightly brown then turn the chapati.
✓ Apply oil on slightly brown side, once done turn it so as to cook while you apply oil on the other side. When done let the other side cook to until golden brown. Repeat the same process to all the balls till you’re done.
Ps: Too much oil makes them crispy and hard and a little makes them hard that is when you’re mixing the flour so learn to balance the oil.
It’s best served with beans, meat, chicken or any stew.