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Whole Grain Flatbread (Chapati)

in quick and easy whole grain dairy free gluten free overnight guaranteed classic

Author: Charlotte Rutledge

Whole Grain Flatbread (Chapati) Recipe

Chapati is an unleavened flatbread common in many South Asian countries. Made with white whole wheat or sprouted wheat, this bread is easy to roll out; has a mild, slightly sweet flavor, and is a quick accompaniment to serve alongside most any meal. If you're serving a crowd, this recipe doubles nicely.

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6 medium (7") flatbreads
Nutrition information


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  1. Weigh your flour; you'll find its weight by toggling to ounces or grams at the top of the ingredient section above. Or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.
  3. Stir in the oil and hot water, adding more water if necessary to make a soft, elastic, slightly sticky dough.
  4. Knead the dough on a lightly floured work surface until it's smooth, about 1 minute.
  5. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and shape them each into a ball.
  6. Cover the dough balls and allow them to rest for about 15 minutes.
  7. Preheat an electric griddle to 375°F, or set a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat.
  8. Roll each dough ball into a 6" to 7" circle; the circles will be thin, like a tortilla.
  9. Lightly oil the griddle or pan, and fry one dough circle for about 30 seconds, until lightly browned on the bottom.
  10. Flip and fry the second side of the dough, pressing it down gently with a spatula if it starts to puff. Cook for an additional 30 seconds, until golden.
  11. Cover the cooked flatbreads with a clean towel while you cook the remaining pieces. Serve warm.
  12. Store cooked flatbreads, well wrapped, at room temperature for several days; refrigerate if the weather is particularly hot and/or humid. For longer storage, wrap well and freeze.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 bread, 36g
  • Servings Per Batch 6
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 80
  • Calories from Fat 27
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 101mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
  • Dietary Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 3g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.