Learn how to make on of India's most iconic breads with Asma Khan's chapati recipe. Best served up warm with a selection of Indian dishes.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Put the flour and salt in a bowl and gradually add the water, kneading as you go, to make a soft but pliable dough. This may take 5–7 minutes
  2. Step 2

    Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead using strong downward pressure for about 5 minutes. Cover the dough and set aside for 30 minutes
  3. Step 3

    Divide the dough into six equal pieces and shape each piece into a ball. Flatten to a disc and roll out on a lightly floured surface until each piece is 15cm in diameter
  4. Step 4

    Heat a tawa or frying pan over a medium–high heat and cook one chapati at a time, pressing down on the edges with scrunched-up kitchen paper or a clean kitchen cloth. The bread should puff up and be flecked with brown, which is the sign it is ready to eat