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from Binu Isaac-Indian dough bread, on


  • 2 cups chapati or atta wheat flour, found in specialty or natural food stores
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Step 1
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oil, and salt.

Step 2
Gradually stir in the warm water then use your hands to knead the ingredients into a soft pliant dough.

Step 3
Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.

Step 4
Roll the dough into 8 golf-ball size pieces. On a lightly-floured surface, press each ball into a 6-inch-wide disk.

Step 5
Set an empty frying pan over high heat. When the pan is hot, reduce the heat slightly and lay in a dough disk. As soon as the dough starts to puff up and form air pockets, about 1 minute, flip it and cook for another minute. Flip it once more to fill the pockets with air, then remove it after about 30 seconds. Wrap the bread in foil to keep it warm while you cook the remaining dough.

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