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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

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Sometimes small and delicate and at other times large and thick, this is the basic, flat and disc-like Indian bread eaten across most of North India. Some people like to add a little bit of salt to the flour. This should be done before you make the dough.

Chapati dough has to be quite soft. The amount of water you use to form it will vary with the type of flour and the general humidity in the air. Use the quantity of water I have suggested as a guideline but don’t be afraid to use m