No meal in India is ever complete without some chapatis. Chapatis are the most versatile food item in Indian cuisine. They are served with an array of Indian curries and vegetables and they are a staple on every dinner table. You can stuff them with your favourite filling and make a chapati wrap. You can spread your favourite jam on it and have a sweet chapati wrap. You can do everything with it.
Here are some things you can do to make your everyday chapatis even better!
Step by Step Tips To Make Soft Chapatis
Step 1: Chapatis consist of four main elements – Wheat flour, water, salt, and oil. In order to get beautifully soft chapatis, you need to make sure you buy high-quality flour. With low-quality flour, you can get hard and chewy chapatis.
Step 2: Kneading. It can be the trickiest part of making delicious chapatis and can take time to perfect. The dough should not be too soft or sticky. Add all the ingredients together in their respective quantities and mix them gently with your hands. As you’re doing this try forming small dough balls and add water whenever required. Eventually, you’ll be able to form the dough firmly. If you don’t prefer the manual method, you can easily knead the dough in a food processor as well. Once this is done, add oil or ghee and knead it again to ensure the rotis stay soft for longer.
Step 3: While rolling the dough, the thing to be most aware of is adding too much flour. If you add too much flour while kneading or rolling the dough, it can result in hard chapatis. Also, when rolling the chapatis, make sure your hands are soft. You can dab a very small amount of oil on the palm of your hands to make them soft.
Step 4: Cooking the chapatis. Once you know the Tawa is hot enough, place the chapati on the Tawa. It will cook for a few seconds, and once you see a few bubbles on the surface, you can flip it. Let the chapati cook for around 20 seconds and flip it again. Repeat this process till both sides of the chapati are lightly brown, and till you see a puffed-up chapati. Then you know it is done.
Preserving The Softness
Storing the dough
In order to make sure your next batch of chapatis remains soft, you can wrap the dough with cling wrap. Cling wrap will make sure the dough remains firm and no air leaves it. For extra protection, put the wrapped dough in an airtight container. You can find the best premium wrap online at Asahi Kasei to ensure high-quality protection.
Storing the chapatis
You can refrigerate the chapati for around 3 days after you have cooked it. If you want to preserve them for a long amount of time, you can cover them in a freezer bag and store them in the freezer. To keep them fresh throughout the day you can wrap them in cling foil and put them in an airtight container.
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